Life’s an adventure for this winning team

Proving they once again have what it takes, Westlake Girls High School combined with Westlake Boys for the annual junior ‘Get2Go’ Adventure Racing event on 4 August.

The event consisted of three different activities over the course of the day:

1 Orienteering
2 Mountain biking
3 Stand up paddle boarding

There were a total of 20 teams including the two Westlake teams. The prize we were all competing for was a place in the National Adventure Racing final to be held on Great Barrier Island in December this year. Only the top two teams from the Auckland region qualify for the National final. In that event, the top 12 qualifying teams from throughout New Zealand compete in a series of races and challenges over the course of a week involving; sailing, kayaking, raft building, orienteering, problem solving, team challenges and a lot of running – it’s a very tough competition!

For the past two years Westlake has qualified and competed, and this year we have once again successfully secured a place in the Finals! The students who represented Westlake were; Nic Dean, Kate Borton, Kate Jobbins, Sienna Vercauteren, Scarlet Halliday, Ella Hutcheson, Michaela Pocock and India Fisher.

Well done all of you!

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