King of the Mountain: What do ninjas have to do with it?

SUPER CHALLENGE: A humorous handful of King of the Mountain competitors. Pictured left to right are: race organiser Matt Model, Naughty Ninjas Jim Dwyer, Robert Dwyer, Jude Bird, Erin Gunton, baby batman Lockie Neilson, bat boy Ethan Neilson, Kristie Neilson, Neil ‘Superman’ McIntosh and Glen O’Brien Camden Haven Surf Club president.THE time has come to see who will conquer the mountain.
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The Camden Haven King of the Mountain will be run and won this Sunday, from the base to the summit of North Brother Mountain.

2014’s King of the Mountain Harry Jones has returned from Canberra to defend, nay defeat, his record-breaking time of 23 minutes 46 seconds run up North Brother Mountain.

Harry was spotted by the Camden Haven Courier, on Saturday, post practice run and he’s looking the goods.

But it’s not all about winning. The annual fun run/walk event is a key fundraiser for the Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club; so the more entrants, the merrier the surf club will be.

The surf club will have a team and, back again in 2015, is last year’s Largest Team winners the Wauchope-Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club. A family on holidays from New York will tackle the mountain too.

Cash prizes are up for grabs for first man (King), woman (Queen), girl (Princess) and boy (Prince) to cross the finish line.

Perpetual trophies will be awarded to best dressed team and largest team.

All race participants have the chance to go in the draw to win a Gold Coast family holiday. The awards and draw will take place at the race after-party at the Laurieton Hotel from noon August 16.

Two colourful teams from the Laurieton United Services Club (LUSC) will battle for bragging rights and raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis NSW.

Three years ago LUSC bistro supervisor Kristie Neilson challenged her boss, secretary manager Robert Dwyer, to race in King of the Mountain to support the surf club and a cause close to her heart, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) NSW.

Two of her sisters have CF. Nicole passed away in 2012. Lisa lives with CF and had a successful lung transplant 10 years ago. Lisa will be by Kristie’s side in the King of the Mountain 2015 event, part of Kristie’s CF Avengers team. The Avengers will be dressed as super heroes, fighting CF.

Attempting to (good-naturedly) sabotage the Avengers will be Robert and the ninjas.

For Robert and Kristie, bragging rights are on the line. In 2013 Robert won their in-house two-horse race by eight minutes. In 2014, Kristie was pregnant with her second son and looked deeply into the terms and conditions of their race agreement to find under clause 2.2: “In the occurrence of pregnancy, the affected party may recruit a proxy runner.”

Kristie recruited keen runner Nicky Watton and Robert was resoundingly beaten.

This year both have a team and just one member of either team needs to cross the line first for the winner to be proclaimed, breaking the deadlock.

The big winner in Kristie and Robert’s challenge is CF NSW. Together, Robert and Kristie have raised around $9,000 for CFNSW in the last two years.

Whether you walk, run, push a pram, crawl up the mountain, participate in a team, don a ridiculous costume or not – have a go and support the causes.

This annual fun run up North Brother Mountain attracts hundreds of runners from all over the state to Laurieton. It is organised by, and raises funds for, the Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club. The surf club works together with Kristie Neilson, local ambassador for Cystic Fibrosis NSW, to raise awareness of CF.The event is for competitive athletes as well as joggers, walkers and pram-pushers – young and old.The race kicks off at 9am Sunday August 16. Registrations are now open via 梧桐夜网chslsc南京夜网. Registering prior to the day is recommended.First man and woman to the top earn the title of King and Queen of the Mountain and $500 prize money. First boy and girl to the top earn the Prince and Princess (16 years and under) titles and $250.There are trophies and bragging rights for best dressed team and largest team.Stick around for the After Party at noon at the Laurieton Hotel – plenty of raffles, live entertainment and CF merchandise available.All participants in King of the Mountain go into the draw to win a family holiday to the Gold Coast, courtesy of the Laurieton Hotel. The draw will take place at the race after party at the hotel. The holiday includes $300 in petrol money to get you there and back, courtesy of the Port Macquarie Ironman committee.Enter yourself or your team now. Visit 梧桐夜网chslsc南京夜网Entry cost is $20 adults, $10 children aged 16 and under, family (2 adults and two children) $40.King of the Mountain’s major sponsors are LJ Hooker Laurieton, Laurieton Hotel, Adrenalin Fitness and Squash and the Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce with support from Oasis By the River,Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, DXN Solutions, Top Spot Cafe and Cakes, WigglyTail Butchers, BCF, Anaconda, Forster Running Festival, Amart Sports, Port Macquarie Orthodontics, Busways and The Cruise Terminal.Money raised from the event supports the Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club and Cystic Fibrosis NSW.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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