Running the final stretch

Running the final stretch

I photographed Team Thermatech at the 2008 Speights Coast to Coast. A New Zealand multi-sport event where competitors race from one side of the South island to the other.

We had a Thermatech tent set up at Klodyke corner (near Arthur’s Pass), and I captured the runners as they finished the 33km mountain running stage.

It was a grueling race, and everyone who took part did brilliantly.

Team Thermatech

Team Thermatech

Race director Robin Judkins

Race director Robin Judkins

Ran 33km and still smiling!

Ran 33km and still smiling!

The view from Klondyke corner

The view from Klondyke corner

A nice cold Speights

A nice cold Speights

Good sports

Good sports

Happy to have finished

Happy to have finished

Team-mates

Team-mates