October Recap: A Quick Catch Up With All Things Aloe Up

Hydro Surf Shop Mental Health Awareness Tag-Team Surf Comp

October has been a busy month for us at Aloe Up HQ and for a number of our Aloe Up Ambassadors So here’s a quick rundown of what’s happened, plus a wee bit about what we’ve got coming up:

Aloe Up Ambassador Carl Read won the Taupo Ultramarathon for a second year in a row (an ultramarathon for those who aren’t sure is like a normal marathon but 100km long!). Not only did he win but he smashed the race record by 20 minutes, with a time of 8 hours and 3 minutes!

Carl Read ran 100km in just 8 hours and 3 minutes 

Aloe Up Ambassador Laura Siddall took part in a 17 hour virtual Kona Ironman challenge along with a bunch of her fellow professional triathletes and everyday regular joes. Plus she’s taken part in a bunch of different podcast and live chats, too many for us to keep up with! She seriously never stops!

We helped sponsor a couple of small local events. We helped Hydro Surf Shop with their Mental Health Awareness Tag-Team surf comp, which also doubled as a fundraiser for the ‘Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust’.  It was a great day at the beach and they managed to raise $3000 for Life Matters! We also donated sunscreen for entry packs and prizes for the Dunedin Tri Clubs first ever Women’s Only Duathlon, organised by Aloe Up Ambassador Tamsyn Hayes. This event was designed to create a safe space for women of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to give multi-sport a go!

Aloe Up Ambassadors the O’Dea Beach Brothers, Sam and Ben made an appearance on One News. The news story covered their goals for the upcoming year including the postponed Olympics and gave an insight to their training.

Plus we’ll be in Wanaka at the end of the month for the Challenge Wanaka Multi event. This is the first year for this event so we’re really excited get along and check it out! It marks the start of a busy summer of events including: The New Zealand Beach Volleyball Series, The Fit and Abel Real Swim Series and Challenge Wanaka.

October 22, 2020 by Katherine Greer
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