Bride, lion, turtle clamber through city

Hundreds stampede through city centre

Last updated 14:21 05/01/2014

Relevant offers

City Centre

Music Centre lines up first for arts precinct Foundations laid for bus interchange Changing demography affects voting Church set to reopen for Christmas Plans unveiled for central-city transport revamp Library coming down but memories stick Alarm at plan to triple-bunk Garden City prisoners Wilson Parking responds to McCormick Man arrested after waving metal bar Gary McCormick furious about parking

Cantabrians young and old tackled cargo nets and climbing over diggers and cars in the inaugural CBD Stampede.

Race director John Moore said 230 contestants took part in the 8-kilometre obstacle course through the central city this morning.

The youngest entrant was 13 and the oldest was 64, Moore.

"They both made it up and over the cargo net . . . everyone had a great time."

Obstacles included climbing over diggers and cars, running through tyres and crawling through pipes.

Moore said it took staff a "solid three days" to set the course up.

"But it was well worth it."

Ex-Cashmere High student Sam Hall-McMaster won the race in just under 35 mins.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How do you feel about the city's first anchor project, the Avon River Precinct?

Fantastic. It will transform the city

Ambivalent. The city needs more than a river precinct to recover

Not impressed. The design narrows the river

Vote Result

Related story: Vision of city by the water

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content