Peak to Peak: A remarkable feat

Sunday 3rd September 2023

A 44km run from the top of one mountain to the top of another isn't everyone's idea of fun, but five Year 10 students took on this epic challenge last weekend.

The race consists of a 2km Ski down Remarkables, then a 17km downhill mountain bike to Frankton Beach, followed by a 7km kayak around to the Queenstown waterfront. From there, it is a 9km run to the base of the Coronet Peak Road to finish on a 9km cycle climb and a run to the finish line. A massive effort!

Our Year 10 Team (Jed Crawford, Will Laws, Matt Hanna, Noah McCoubrey and Jack Burton) competed in the Secondary Schools category (Y9-13) and achieved 2nd place.

 Will (kayak) and Noah (run) took the fastest times on their legs in their category. The boys can be very pleased with their efforts - and there is already lots of chat about 'next year'!

An enormous thank you to the Crawford family for putting up with this weekend and feeding the hungry lads; and to Mr Wolf for supporting Will in the kayak (race requirement for this category). Thanks also to Mrs Smith for being support crew.

We will be looking to enter more McGlashan Teams in 2024, so if this sounds like your idea of fun, let Mrs Smith know or talk to any of the boys.