Fun in the sun at festival

Published date29 September 2022
Publication titleCentral Otago News
The Mardi Gras had a shaky start when freestyle motocross rider Jesse Dobias took a spill during practise and was taken to hospital by helicopter

However, his colleagues Stuart Ewing and Andrew Jackson knew he was in comfortable condition before they took to their own motorcycles to entertain the crowds.

The News Race to the Clock in the late afternoon was popular with both racers and spectators, starting with school teams running across Shaky Bridge on their way to and from the clock.

Individuals had to take a wetter path, traversing the Manuherikia River during their race, with eddying currents in the deeper sections slowing some runners down.

Dunstan High School year 9 pupil Jacob Knights (14) raced in the individuals event against adults and garnered a lot of vocal support from the crowd.

A later team event used...

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