Sunday, 17 August 2014
This event is organised by Jonathon Harper who looks after the Scottish J Team. It uses the beach area and surrounds at Owhiro Bay and is now in its third year. The afternoon, which had fabulous weather, is primarily designed to give kids under 13 an afternoon of fun while their parents and caregivers compete in the Bays Relay which starts in Island Bay. The core of the programme is a relay covering a kilometre plus although because the course involves running across soft sand and a few obstacles it can be tough going. To make sure the kids are occupied until the Bays Relay is done and dusted there is provision for some beach activity involving chucking a rock n’ stuff although on Saturday this part of the show wasn’t needed. The great thing is that it is all free to entrants and virtually everybody gets a chocolate reward of some type. See Jonathon’s full report.