Kurtis Selected to take on the Aussies

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If running 60 to 80kms per week, and traipsing up and down hills as part of your weekly training regime sounds like hard work, you’re not Kurtis Shuker.

The 18 year old Waiuku College student has been selected to represent New Zealand as part of a four strong team, competing for the Southern Cross Trophy at the upcoming 2017 Australian Schools’ Orienteering Championships, and he will be training hard to ensure he’s at his best.

The Australian event will be held later this month in Bathurst, New South Wales. Teams from each of the six Australian states, plus ACT, will tussle it out with the Kiwis for Southern Cross supremacy, over distances ranging from 2.8kms to 7.3kms.

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