Kids brave mud in cross-country run

More than 200 boys and girls aged 8-12 braved mud, deep puddles and the odd cowpat in the annual Kerikeri and Districts Inter-school Cross Country Race, held at Landcorp’s Kapiro Station near Takou Bay on June 26. The 2.4km course included plenty of uphill and downhill, ditches to be jumped and, most importantly, lots of mud. Participants reported the course was extra slippery this year. The children that took part were the top qualifiers form school cross country races at Bay of Islands International Academy, Hukerenui, Kerikeri Primary, Kerikeri High, Oromahoe, Riverview and Springbank schools. Photos by Peter de Graaf.