The 5000m had an extremely large field (roughly 31 entries with 27 finishers) but apparently there is a reason.
The story as I heard it was that Wellington Centre did not schedule a 5k championship race into its 2015/2016 programme.
So to put things right Rees Buck requested that it be included into Saturday’s programme.
Bucky rallied the troops which is why the bulk of the field was made up of Scottish Club members.
I suspect the big turnout was also intended to make a point about the need to include longer track events into the seasons planning.
|Jaqueline Wilson with the Noeleen Perry Memorial Cup and the Race Walking New Zealand All Year All Round Champion Cup|
|Gary Rawson with his Wellington Masters Male Athlete of the Year award|
|Oliver Barrass St Pat's Silverstream|
|Stephen Day and his Karate Kid impersonation|
|Open Men Donal Hanratty (3rd), Nick Horspool (1st), Rowan Hooper (2nd)|
|Open Women: Emily Solsberg (2nd), Vicky Humphries (1st), Renae Creser (3rd)|
|Big field - double start|
|Nick Horspool leading|
|Michael du Toit|
|The redoubtable Vicky Humphries|
|Chris McIlroy and Nick Horspool making the pace|
|Niam MacDonald (Fielding Moa?) looking good|
|The lap scorers|
|Jonathan Justice - a noted fast-finisher|
|Michele Van Looy|
|The WHAC Men's representative|