Marlborough’s best places to train – Wairau River

26 12 2009

Every Tuesday at 5.00pm, you’ll find the Marlborough Multisport Club kayakers getting into the water at the Wairau Rowing Club on the Wairau River. Known as the “Pilsner Boys” (for reasons known only to the inner circle), they paddle their armada of surf skis, multisport racing boats and K1’s the  5km upstream to the Wairau bridge which crosses State Highway 1 near Tuamarina. The return journey is somewhat less sedate, usually turning into a brutal game of hurt locker. It’s not endurance sport without suffering, especially someone elses.




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