Fulbright grantee Britta Clark finished third with a time of 2:09:06 in the 23rd annual Merino Muster Cross Country race at the Snow Farm on 2 September.
She competed against 84 other entrants in the 42km Nordic Ski marathon, finishing third in the women’s race and 11th overall. The Merino Muster is an associate event of the Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand.
“Something Kiwis often say is “get amongst it,” a phrase I’ve tried to embody as much as possible during my time here. For me, that means exploring the mountains and snow fields of New Zealand. The more time I spend in these special places the less I feel like a visitor here-every time I climb a new peak or stay in a new hut, I feel more at home,” said Clark.
Clark is looking ahead to her next adventure: the Kepler Challenge 60k in December. You can find her blog posts about the Kepler Challenge on their website.