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Dr Patrick Holland running the Hussle
31 May 2017

Record-breaking Holland Hussle

Cawthron staff hustled around Nelson once again for the Institute’s annual fun run event which promotes the importance of staying active over the winter months.

This year 157 people from across the Nelson science community took part, breaking the previous participation record.

Cawthron senior scientist Dr Susie Wood organised the event and was delighted by the turn out. Dr Wood said, “This is the seventh year we’ve run the Holland Hussle and it was our biggest event yet.

“It was awesome to see so many people chatting, walking, and running along our river.”

After a flying start the Hussle participants make the most of this occasion to race colleagues and enjoy the outdoors

Entrants set off from Botanical Reserve and travelled along the Maitai and up the trails to the finish line at the Avon Terrace Foot Bridge. There were 3 and 5 km options, with participants choosing to run or walk.

Category winners included Joel Bowater (Cawthron, male 5km run) and Hannah Greenhough (Cawthron, female 5km run), Ivan Kurtovic (Plant and Food, male 3km run) and Mandy Stephson (NMIT, female 3km run) and Claire McConchie (Cawthron, 3km walk).

Claire McConchie (winner of the 3km walk), Joel Bowater (winner of the male 5km run), Charles Eason (Cawthron's CE) and some of the 4-legged Hussle entrants

Funds raised from this year’s Holland Hussle will go to the Nelson Red Cross refugee resettlement programme, an organisation that provides support to refugees making their home in our community.

Listen to Dr Jonathan Puddick (Holland Hussle supporting organiser along with Dr Xavier Pochon) talk about the RACE, another Cawthron wellness initiative