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August 2016

Outside Sports at the Peak to Peak

Outside Sports at the Peak to Peak

The Southern Traverse Peak to Peak race took place over the weekend and it was a beautiful day for the 44km race across the Queenstown basin. The races five stages consisted of skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, running and road cycling which meant individuals and teams needed to master a range of outdoor sports in order to make it to the podium.

The event began at the top of The Remarkables ski area with the skiers running downhill to their skis and boards then speeding 4km down the trail Homeward Bound to the road. There, individuals ditched their ski boots and team mates were tagged in for the 12km mountain bike down the Remarkables road and onwards to Frankton beach. Once at the lake, the racers took off in kayaks and paddled 7km to the Queenstown lakefront. From there, runners bolted through Queenstown, along Gorge Road 9km towards the bottom of Coronet Peak road. The final leg started at Coronet Alpine Hotel where runners swapped to road bikes and cyclists pedalled 9km up the Coronet road to the snow at the base building...

"where they were cheered in by supporters and team mates as they crossed the finish line."

Outside Sports Queenstown entered a social team to have some fun and show the town what they were made of. Elke got on the skis after a challenging run in ski boots and shot down Homeward Bound somewhere in of the middle of the pack. Feidhlim then took to the downhill bike and bombed down the road, overtaking people on the way. Feidhlim then swapped from bike to paddle, putting some real effort in for the team. Unfortunately...

"the kayak was quite tippy and threw Feidhlim into the freezing lake a couple of times"

which meant having to paddle to shore to empty the boat before continuing. James took over at the lakefront with some ground to make up and sped away on foot toward Coronet Peak. James made back the ground lost in the kayak putting the Outside Sports team back near the middle of the field. Geoff then shot off up the coronet peak road chasing down the teams ahead. The Outside Sports team ended up crossing the finish line with an overall placing of 58th and a 12th placing in the business house team category, not a bad effort for the social team.

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Outside Sports athlete and staff member Floortje Grimmet entered as an individual in the women’s open section. Floortje had just come back from a 6 month training break so it was time for her to come back in style! She had a good ski, bike, kayak, and run but had to chase hard on the uphill cycle to make it to the front of the pack. Floortje ended up flying ahead and taking out 1st place in the open women section. Well done!

"Jo Williams from Wanaka, another Outside Sports athlete claimed her fifth win at the Peak to Peak"

with a time of 2hrs 31mins and 33 secs beating her time from last year by more than 12minutes. What’s more impressive is that she was in the veteran’s category and was still the fastest women of the day. A huge congratulations to Jo who was 1st veteran women as well as being the 1st women overall.

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All in all it was a fun day out and everyone had a great time whether they were on the track or spectating form the side-lines. Watch out for Outside Sports at the finish line next year!

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A Handshake with the Mountain

A Handshake with the Mountain

By: Richie

There are some uncomfortable feelings in the world of snowsports that are easily avoidable. Why compromise your day gliding through the sweetest snow when your boots are uncomfortable? Imagine a sloppy hand-shake with the mountain, it leaves you with an awkward feeling and it’s downhill from there. That feeling of slop is exactly what I feel when my boots need to be replaced. Fortunately there is a solution to get a better feel for the mountain and make sure your relationship with it is a positive one. 

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It is crucial that every part of your foot is supported so that you can transfer movements to your equipment. The age old cause and effect methodology stands true here. If you make an adjustment with your lower leg, there needs to be a direct response to your board. To ensure this, a perfect mould of my foot was made to ensure the footbed would match perfectly to my hobbit-feet. 

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It is always a pleasure to meet up with Kazu at the Wanaka store and help me with my boot fit. Because I spend approximately 25 hours a week in my boots, mostly on Treble Cone, having a simple yet effective approach to making sure I never get pressure points is important to me. Kazu chose a snowboard boot specific inner sole for me and the fitting took place. 15 minutes later I knew that I was going to get the most out of my new Solomon Malamute boots and my ‘hand-shake’ with the mountain would be a pleasure… Bring on tomorrow!

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