Bride, lion, turtle clamber through city

Hundreds stampede through city centre

Last updated 14:21 05/01/2014

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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.

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