In perfect conditions with no wind and a starting temperature of 6 C the 16 starters produced one New Zealand and three Masters age group records. In the men’s race Wellington Scottish walkers had a clean sweep with Peter Baillie winning the men’s 10 km in 55:39 followed by Sean Lake 58:59 and Bob Gardner 1:02.58, all personal best times.
Sue Hoskin from Manawatu was first in the women’s 10 km in 1:02.23 followed by Terri Grimmett of Scottish 1:02.51. Jaqueline Wilson of Trentham was third and had a PB in 1:04.10
In the Junior 5 km 12 year old Daniel Du Toit of Trentham won with a huge personal best with 28:59, for his first time under 30 minutes.
Source: Dave Lonsdale via Athletics New Zealand