Okere Enduro Race goes off


The inaugural Okere Enduro Race was held on the Kaituna River on Saturday 15 December. There were around 50 competitors who took up the challenge of paddling down and running up the standard rafting section for six hours continuously. Most competed in a relay team of three, but six hardy souls did the race solo. The Smooth Liners (Pete, Luuka and Tim) won the teams event with 24 laps under their belt. Jamie Sutton won the solo category by completing 21 laps in 6 hours. Kylie Laxton-Blinkhorn was the only female soloist and fitted in 19 laps. Rotorua turned on the weather for the event, the only recorded injuries being sunburn. Josh Neilson has posted a video of the event at