Taranaki Steelformers Around The Mountain Relay
The intense rivalry for the first team to finish is on again in this year’s race.
The Taranaki Steelformers Around The Mountain Relay is a 150km footrace around Mt Taranaki. This year is the 14th consecutive running of the event, and once again the 2 main protagonists will go stride for stride to see who will reign supreme in 2020.
This year’s Taranaki Steelformers Around The Mountain Relay is shaping up to be yet another gigantic battle between 2 local teams Mick McBeths’ Bodylogic team who are the present title holders by a mere 14 secs and record holders for the event, and Matt Cleavers Ravensdown Hawera Harriers who would dearly love to reverse the defeats suffered over the last 3 years. More often than not it has been Matt Cleavers Hawera Hounds who have triumphed each year.
In 2016 the Hawera Hounds won by 8 secs over Body Logics team, 2017 they won by 11 secs, the tide turning in 2018 where Body Logic won by 27 sec and again last year stretched the winning margin to 26 mins.