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Methven’s Braden Currie is touted as the next big thing in multisport, with a big chance of winning the Coast to Coast. He is living his dream, but it was almost all over when family commitments took precedence over career. Braden talked to Jonathan Leask about juggling family, training and paying the bills.
ultisport’s rising star Braden Currie thought his career was over when he started a family. Braden was a raw talent recording some notable performances, but just as his career looked set to take oﬀ it appeared to be all over with the arrival of his child. However, what he thought would be the end of his sporting career became the driving force behind him fulfilling his potential, and Braden is now touted as the next big thing in multisport. “I’ve always believed people should follow their passion so I was right behind him,” his wife Sally said. “He’s such a naturally talented athlete that it would have been a waste for him not to give it
a go.” Braden entered his first multisport race at the tender age of 14, contesting the high-flying Peak to Pub, a three-stage multisport race from the top of Mt Hutt to the Blue Pub in Methven. In 2006 Braden’s showed his untamed potential when the raggedy-looking schoolboy ran faster than Steve Gurney. “To be honest I was hungover and had slept the night in my truck,” Braden said. “I turned up in board shorts and rugby socks but ran a faster time than Steve Gurney.” It was a superb performance, considering his pre-race build-up, but he didn’t give it a second thought. In fact it was some time before he realised his
abilities and even longer before he was able to put them to work. “I kind of knew I wasn’t too bad at long distance running at school. I wasn’t that great at track running but did okay in cross country.” “It wasn’t until my first Coast to Coast (in 2007) that I realised what I could do,” he said, referring to his run through the Goat Pass mountain track in which he went from 203rd to third. “My specialty is mountain running and I’ve raced all the top guys in New Zealand and haven’t been equalled.” Braden’s PE teacher at Mount Hutt College, James Roderick, who himself was big on multisport, was the major early influence.
“Roddy was one of the big driving factors in getting me running. He would pick us up to do an hour before school. “Then doing the Outdoor Pursuits Course at Mount Hutt College got me out there more and into kayaking and mountain biking.” Coming third in his first two-day Coast to Coast in 2007 was a big moment in his sporting career, but the reality of his achievement didn’t sink in and was quickly overshadowed by one of the biggest moments in his life. “Sally was pregnant and so my focus went towards family. It was always my intention to come back and have another shot, but my focus turned away from multisport. “We were running the OPC course in Methven
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Braden Currie goes for a mountainbike ride through rugged mountain terrain, although he prefers and excels at traversing it on foot as an unrivalled mountain runner in New Zealand.
at the time, but we couldn’t do that with a baby. “We didn’t really know what we were doing or where we were going.” So Tarn arrived in 2007 and after a few months of adjusting to parenthood they came up with a plan. “I was pretty nervous when we found out. I was 21 and still felt pretty damn young. “I was a nervous wreck at the time but we were confident we were making the right decisions and could get the job done.” Like so many Kiwis they jumped the ditch and landed on their feet in Australia. Sally moved over to train as a yoga instructor and Braden followed soon after.
In a lucky turn, Braden went for a ride on a bike tour and by the end of the ride it was his tour. “An opportunity came up to buy a mountain bike company and it was too good to pass up.” He now had a family and a business, leaving little time for much else. “He thought his racing days were done,” Sally said. “We were pretty busy with the business and Tarn that we didn’t have a lot of spare time.” “But he felt something was missing so he got back into training and eventually ran a Gold Coast half ironman and did pretty well.” If that was a small taste of what he was missing, a holiday to New Zealand in 2011 reignited
his craving to compete. “We came back to New Zealand for a holiday and he helped his brother Glen on the Coast to Coast. That was it. He wanted to get back into it.” Braden had been out of multisport for twoand-a-half years but came back with a bang, winning the first race of the Australian Anaconda Series and after two more races he was second overall to Richard Ussher. Then came another curve ball. “We sold the bike company which kind of came out of the blue,” Braden said. “A guy from Sydney contacted us keen to get his hands on it and the oﬀer was worth accepting.
“It worked out well for us because we still had the cycle tour company, which we can run from anywhere, and so back we came.” He returned to New Zealand last year and kept up his good form, taking out the Wanaka Half Ironman, a training exercise for his long-awaited return to the Coast to Coast, coming third in his first attempt in the longest day – covering the 243km from the West Coast to the East Coast in one day. It was a performance that again showed his potential, and it wasn’t missed by five time winner Ussher, the post-Gurney godfather of multisport, who was looking to fill a vacancy. Continued over page
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6 “There were a few of us vying for a spot on his team. Dougal Allan and a few other guys including myself. “Dougal beat me in the Coast to Coast so I thought it would be him but Rich oﬀered me a spot.” Braden’s tenacity and determination caught the eye of Ussher, and Braden’s career took oﬀ. “Rich just liked the way I raced because I put it all out there. Whenever we were racing and I came across him I would never sit on his feet, I’d try to take the lead rather than tuck in behind him and he liked that. “To be asked to race alongside him is like the golden ticket. If he chooses you, you have to be up there.” The Ussher oﬀer was the golden ticket of racing that got him onto the world stage, but the supportive Sally had given him the more important golden ticket. After watching his brother come third in the Coast To Coast, the desire to race was back and it meant sacrifice, but it came in the unlikely manner. “We worked out a full-on plan that he could work and train but it would have been chaos and really hard on him,” Sally said. “So I just told him to not worry about work and put all his focus on giving it a go. “We live right on the line but we are happy. It’s the perfect time for us to do it now and we can always get jobs and do the regular family thing later.” So while Braden is oﬀ gallivanting around the world, Sally’s running the business, but the decision that allowed Braden the freedom to train and compete also gave him more time to be a dad. “I don’t work I just train and take care of Tarn,” he said. “We don’t make that much money but it’s enough to survive and the odd winner’s cheque helps. “I’m pretty lucky and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I get to train and not feel like I’m neglecting time with him to do it. “I drop him oﬀ at day care, go training for a few hours then pick him up. “I don’t know how some guys do it. They work a 40 hour week but find the time to train for a multisport race and be a parent. That would have been me.” Tarn is now four and is becoming more like his father every day. “He’s amazing. A pretty relaxed kid that doesn’t get too stressed out about much.” “We’re not trying to push him but he’s already into his sports and is pretty handy on a bike. He goes burning around dropping down stairs. He’s
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crazier than I am.” Braden has plenty of time to spend with his son because he “maximises” his training time. “I’m a bit on the lazy side when it comes to training. “I find it’s all about finding what’s right for you and what works. “I like short high intensity training rather than training for a long time. Probably because I have a short attention span. “Any week I would do 20-30 hours of actual solid training but some do over 40 hours.” Whatever he’s doing, it works. His racing became all-encompassing but he still found time between training and racing for
family, including making it oﬃcial, marrying Sally in October. “We had a nice wee wedding up at Awa Awa Rata reserve and a good party afterwards. The next day I was on the plane to China for a race, a bit worse for wear on the plane over. “Married life isn’t that much diﬀerent for us. Life didn’t change at all, it just became permanent.” Braden is preparing for his next big challenge, the Coast to Coast, the couple are also preparing for their next challenge. “In 10 weeks we’ll have number two which is pretty exciting, but I think that will be the end of it for us. Job done.”
With another baby on the way, the plan is a return to Australia. “We are looking to go back to Australia for three months after the baby arrives because it’s just easier over there. “It’s warm for one but it’s easier for me to get work that pays well so we can get sorted before we head to Europe.” Europe is the next adventure for the family, with a slight change of focus. “My preferred option is adventure racing and multisport with my strong mountain running ability but it’s hard to live on a multisport wage. “You have to be at the top of the sport to make a comfortable living but there’s really only
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Braden Currie (far left) flying along the highway during the Coast to Coast last year and (centre and right) covering the final few metres to come third last year in the epic 254km one-day race, which he is aiming to win this year. Braden was third behind the two professional athletes – five-time winner Richard Ussher and third-time runner-up Dougal Allan.
room for one in New Zealand. “So an option is to go into the ironman racing. Ideally it’s not the kind of racing I would do but it pays better.” Braden, who won the Wanaka Half Ironman in January, is now eyeing the lucrative Ironman 70.3 tour where another fellow former Methven athlete, Julia Grant, competed last year in America. “Julia and I pretty much grew up together being neighbours. We both liked running and we got on really well. “At 15 or 16 when we had our licence it meant we could pick each other up and go running. “Eventually we went down diﬀerent paths so
drifted apart for a while. “She went down the long-distance running path and into triathlons, whereas I was kind of out of everything for a while and then came into multisport. “But now that I have crossed over into doing a few of the triathlon type events we started catching up a bit more often and the plan is hopefully I can convince her to come to Europe and compete in the 70.3 tour there.” But before Braden’s family grows by one and he chases glory in Europe, he has some unfinished multisport business in the Coast to Coast. It was the hard luck story of his first Coast to Coast that allowed him to realise he could run
like a mountain goat. “I went in not knowing what to expect but I knew I had a chance to go alright. “I managed to get into an early breakaway to hit the bike and was well ahead up the front until 4km to go I had a puncture. “I fixed it and got back on, but had another blow out and had to wait for the support vehicle to bring me a new one. Meanwhile, 200 people rode past. “I was pretty much about to give up when a guy who had helped out with getting energy shots came past and told me to hurry up and get moving. “I picked myself up and just ran hard to end up
finishing the first day in second. “I wasn’t that strong in the kayak leg so I fell back again on the second day but managed to finish third.” After getting back on the scene last year, and using the lessons learned in the two-day race in 2007, Braden came third in his first longest day last year, but is tipped for a tilt at the top spot. Braden has already been marked as Ussher’s apprentice, and even shown up the master on occasion, coming home five minutes ahead of Ussher in the Xterra World Championships (triathlon with a multisport twist) in Hawaii. He now hopes to claim the throne in the Coast-to-Coast next weekend.
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t was on a long bus ride beginning at 6am that Fernando and Luana Da Silva met about 15 years ago. The pair were living in their home city of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and were commuting to their respective destinations of mechanical preparation school and high school. Fernando mustered up the courage to ask the pretty 14-year-old sitting in another seat if he could sit next to her, after a dare from his friends. She said yes. “When I asked for her name she just wrote on the window,” Mr Da Silva said. Luana recalls the reason she wrote in the condensation on the window of the crowded bus was because she was “a bit shy”. It was the start of a blossoming romance and the pair sat next to each other every day from then on. Fernando was attending mechanical preparation school, which he would go to six days a week from 7am to 5pm each day, before attending high school at night from 6pm to
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EEVERYONE HAS A STORY BY SUSAN SANDYS B 11pm. Luana was attending high school, which would run from 7am to about 1pm each day. Fernando said it had been important to attend the preparation school as well, getting him ready for a university course in mechanical engineering which he undertook later. “If you don’t start when you are 13 you don’t get a good job. If you don’t go to high school you won’t even get a job picking up rubbish on the street,” he said. Fernando, today aged 30, and Luana, 29, were married and had a child by the time Fernando came to New Zealand in 2004 to
learn English. He was leaving a good job as a mechanical engineer at a commercial passenger aircraft construction company employing 16,000 people. He moved from Auckland to Ashburton in 2006 to work for Rainer Irrigation after deciding New Zealand could be a good place to stay and bring up his family. Luana and son Guilherme, today 11, followed soon after. As much as Fernando loved his work at Rainer, he and Luana longed to start their own business, and the couple opened F & L House Cleaning Solutions in 2011.
Left – High school sweethearts: Fernando and Luana Da Silva of Ashburton met many years ago in their home country of Brazil.
It is a business that has taken oﬀ and will often see them clean seven or eight homes in one day, some days not finishing until 9pm. They also clean some oﬃces and may take on more oﬃces in future and begin to employ staﬀ next year. “We don’t chase work any more, people ring,” Fernando said. One of the attractions for New Zealand was its reputation as an adventure sports destination, and Fernando has tried skydiving, kayaking, snowboarding and skiing. “We don’t have snow back home so it was a big surprise when I saw it for the first time,” Fernando said. The couple miss family as they strive to create a new life in New Zealand for themselves and their son. Luana has a shortened version of her son’s name tattooed on her forearm, and also the name of her mother Claudette, whom she talks to every day on Skype. They have not been back to Brazil for a couple of years “but hopefully next year we will be there for the World Cup”, Fernando said.
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YOU Try to walk as much as possible with both feet on the surface to distribute your weight evenly, avoid all your weight on the ball of one foot and try to hover as much as possible. On a corrugated iron roof all the nails are lined up on the top of the corrugations. This is where they are least likely to cause leaks, as the water runs down the roof in the valleys of the corrugations. If you hammer a nail in anywhere other than along the lines where the purlins are, you’ll hammer into air, have no seal and cause a leak. Roofing nails are specially designed to seal around the hole they create. Never use an ordinary nail on an iron roof. Check for nails that have popped up. They tend to do this sometimes in very hot weather and, when it rains, allow water to track down their shafts into the rafters. Sometimes the nail causing the problem will be quite distant from the spot in the ceiling where you notice the leak. This is because the water has tracked down and along the woodwork in the roof cavity. Check all nails. Hammer them in place and listen for any hollow sounds where the nail hasn’t found anything solid. If necessary apply some paintable UV-resistant silicone under or around the nail to aid the seal. Silicone tubes are available in a variety of colours to match your roof. If you need to pull a nail out to replace it, always pull it straight upwards. If you pull it sideways you could tear the iron, which will make it harder to seal with a new nail. To remove nails place a second hammer in the valley of the iron and use the handle as a base to pull the nail as not to damage the iron. If the head has pulled from the nail (which often happens with old lead-head nails) you can hammer a new nail in bang up against the old nail. The new head should cover the shaft of the old nail and create a seal. A little silicone under the head of the nail will ensure you get a good seal. Rubber-washered screws are prefered for roofing these days as they create a good seal and are less likely to pop. The humble roofing nail has been superceded but has still come a long way from the old lead-head to rubber-washered with spiral shafts. The early nails with hard rubber washers haven’t stood the test of time with a lot now perishing in the sun and creating problems. Silicone is a quick fix along with painting. Both can buy years of life but ideally replacing, renailing or rescrewing is the only permanent solution. Tiles You might be able to repair a cracked tile with a
Replacing broken tiles is a delicate job. Carefully raise the tiles that overlap the one to be removed. Use a wedge to hold them in the raised position, remove the damaged tile and insert the new one, making sure it locks into place.
special adhesive silicone, but if you need to find a new tile be careful as there are all sorts of patterns, left or right-handed and some are shorter or longer than others. Make sure you attempt a job like this on a fine, windless day when you can cover the hole, take the old tile and spend the morning searching for the exact match. Start removing tiles in the suspect area. With them removed, there’ll be evidence of the leak and you’ll be able to track it down right to the source. You’ll see discoloured, water-stained or even rotted wood directly below and around it. When you’re trying to track down a leak, start by looking at the roof uphill from the stains. The first thing to look for is any roof penetrations. Items that penetrate the roof are by far the most common source of leaks. In fact, it’s rare for leaks to develop in open areas of uninterrupted tiles, even on older roofs.
Penetrations can include plumbing and roof vents, chimneys, or anything else that projects through the roof. They can be several feet above the leak or to the right or left of it. If you have a roof cavity, the easiest way to track down a leak is to go up there in the rain with a flashlight and look for the leak, find the exact tile and poke a piece of wire or something up under the tile so you can find the tile on the outside and replace it. Have a good look around in the ceiling for any other leaks as minor leaks can cause damage for years before you notice any obvious signs of a leak. As with anything preventive maintenance is the key to a waterproof roof. Keep your tiles free of moss and either painted or silicone sealed regularly as if they are allowed to become porous they expand and contract then freeze in winter, damaging or even cracking the tiles.
Roofing nails are specially designed to seal around the hole they create. Nails that have popped up will allow water to track down their shafts into the rafters.
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Ashburton Intermediate teacher Andrew Czerski and his wife Alice moved to New Zealand last year with their daughter Mia. They are both really enjoying the small-town spirit and are hoping for a more relaxed year.
itting in the garden as the sun beams down in Ashburton, Andrew Czerski feels a long way from home. But where’s home for Andrew, his wife Alice and their 14-month-old daughter Mia? England, Australia, Poland or New Zealand? Well, technically it could be any one of them. Andrew, a teacher at Ashburton Intermediate, has lived and worked in all, bar New Zealand. So moving to Ashburton from East London in July was a no brainer and proved to be a homecoming for Alice – who he met teaching at the same school in England. Wide open space and a tidy two-bedroom house on Cameron Street in Ashburton is a far cry from his one-bedroom flat in London with a paving slab for a garden and terrace brick houses for his breakfast table view. As Andrew tells it, living in London wasn’t all as grim as some people may think. Yes there were riots, but he describes them as an unfortunate example of London rather than the norm. In fact, he learned a bucket-load and enjoyed the cultural diversity of the East London community. “I was very fortunate to work with some influential key leaders over there and I learned a lot, which I hope I can bring into my teaching here at the Intermediate.
“The education systems diﬀer from place to place, but to be honest the expectations remain high and are fairly consistent in demand wherever you go,” he said. Andrew, who plays for the Coldstream Cricket team, believes the New Zealand education sector has had a rough time in the past year, but feels strongly the Government is aiming in the right direction to improve. “You’ve got to aim high for every child, you can’t just say four out of five achieving is fine. Only five out of five will do and to do that you have to give every child equal rights and meet the needs of diﬀerent children,” he said. “I think this year everyone will be working to achieve that.” Growing up in Australia from the age of five, Andrew has one or two other stories to tell. “My mother moved us from Poland during the Polish communism and we were refugees for a short time in Austria. Then we moved to Sydney and for me looking back, that must have been a big decision for my parents to make ... a lot of risk associated with doing so. “But that’s another story for another day. It all worked out and I wouldn’t change anything for the world, everything has panned out. I have a beautiful wife, a gorgeous daughter and a great job in a great town – it’s fair to say I’m really enjoying life,” he said. And after a year that was packed full with a wedding, a new house, a new job and a baby daughter – you can’t blame Andrew and Alice for hoping 2013 is a little less hectic.
Sizzling salads Greek feta and cucumber salad 2 cucumbers Salt 1 C crumbled feta cheese 2 T fresh oregano leaves 1 clove garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced Juice and zest of 2 lemons 2T nice-quality extra-virgin olive oil – Slice cucumbers as thinly as you can. A mandolin or vegetable slicer will make quick work of it. Toss together the cucumbers and a large pinch of salt in a mesh strainer set over a bowl. Combine the feta, oregano, garlic and shallots in a separate bowl. In another bowl combine the lemon juice and zest and whisk in the olive oil. Toss into bowl with feta. – ƌĂŝŶŽīĂŶĚĚŝƐĐĂƌĚĂŶǇǁĂƚĞƌƚŚĂƚŚĂƐƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ from the cucumbers. Toss together the cucumbers and the dressing.
Quinoa, feta and pomegranate salad
300g quinoa ϭƌĞĚŽŶŝŽŶ͕ĮŶĞůǇĐŚŽƉƉĞĚ ϴϱŐƌĂŝƐŝŶƐŽƌƐƵůƚĂŶĂƐ ϭϬϬŐĨĞƚĂĐŚĞĞƐĞ͕ĐƌƵŵďůĞĚ ϮϬϬŐƉŽŵĞŐƌĂŶĂƚĞƐĞĞĚƐ ϴϱŐƚŽĂƐƚĞĚƉŝŶĞŶƵƚƐŽƌƚŽĂƐƚĞĚŇĂŬĞĚĂůŵŽŶĚƐ ^ŵĂůůƉĂĐŬĞĂĐŚĐŽƌŝĂŶĚĞƌ͕ŇĂƚůĞĂĨƉĂƌƐůĞǇĂŶĚŵŝŶƚ͕ ƌŽƵŐŚůǇĐŚŽƉƉĞĚ :ƵŝĐĞϯůĞŵŽŶƐ ϭƚƐƵŐĂƌ
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Adjacent to the Resort is Lochlea Estate ^ƚĂŐĞϭŶŽǁƐĞůůŝŶŐƐĞĐƟŽŶƐĞŶƋƵŝƌŝĞƐǁĞůĐŽŵĞ
Enquiries to Tony Sands, Resort Manager Contact 03-307-9080 Free phone 0800-2727-837 ŌĞƌŚŽƵƌƐ͗ϬϯͲϯϬϮͲϲϴϴϳŵĂŝů͗ƚŽŶǇƐĂŶĚƐ͘ůŽĐŚůĞĂΛŚŽƚŵĂŝů͘ĐŽ͘Ŷǌ
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