Siblings and rivals
SIBLING rivalry does nothing but bring out the best in Lismore brothers Glen and Tony Curtis.
Both walked away winners from obstacle events at the weekend.
Glen won the elite class in the Coolangatta Beach Bash obstacle challenge while Tony took out a 21km Spartan obstacle event in Sydney.
"We're a good team and there is always a bit of rivalry when we race," Glen Curtis said.
"We've won a couple of races together and we might enter one on the Central Coast in a few weeks."
Glen, 38, is the younger of the brothers and enjoys all sorts of physical competition.
He has stepped away from kayak racing in recent years where Tony has also excelled.
Tony went up against a field of 125 competitors in the elite class in a Spartan obstacle race at the weekend.
He is also coming off two wins in similar events in Brisbane.
"I rate the win in Sydney pretty highly because overall there were 1500 people in it," Tony said.
"I've found a bit of a niche in these events and I really enjoy it."
Glen has also found his calling with obstacle challenge and beach events.
"I prefer all the obstacle stuff because the road running can get a bit boring," Glen said.
"At Coolangatta it was 6km of running on soft sand with obstacles."
The brothers will have the chance to train together again with Tony set to open his own obstacle course on his property outside Lismore.
Glen and Tony are sponsored by Group FX and will host an open day at the course on December 14.
"I have a decent size property and I thought it would be a good idea because there are no specific training grounds in the area for this stuff," Tony said.
Anyone interested can phone Tony on 66293145 for more information.