Saturday, October 2
The final event in Rarotonga’s week of running is the Nutters coast-to-coast run.
It’s not for the faint-hearted.
The route starts at Vaimaanga on the south side of the island and heads up and over the cross-island track and down the Avatiu valley to Avatiu harbour on the northern coast.
We had a bit of rain over the previous couple of days so the going was slippery in places but nevertheless just under fifty runners and walkers joined in (the walkers started an hour or so earlier to make sure they finished in daylight).
Greg Gustafson, winner of the RRRR, was also the first nutter home in just under 55 minutes but 8-year-old Liam Teura also made it across and 16-year-old Jacob Pynenburg (who is in the video) finished in eighth spot.
Cook Islands News covered all the week’s races and in fact was a sponsor of the round the rock relay.
Check their online stories here:
Hash 1; Hash 2; Fun Run 1; Fun Run 2; Round Raro 1; Round Raro 2.