Dom Post Report (includes the first 3 male and female finishers in each event)
A rare weather day in Wellington just perfect for racing, running, fishing or just doing anything.
Lots of people hit the road for the 3 events that make up the Round the Bays. The media have reported the numbers as around 14,300 which is a lot but when you consider that the New York marathon has around 51,000 finishers, well then.
First to start were the half-marathoners, followed by the 10k runners and last the 6.5k run for fun people. The event has changed significantly from when it first started when the only event was a 7k run for fun starting near the railway station (as I recall).
I understand from Jo Murray that Athletics Wellington had a table at Kilbirnie Park to promote athletics but more specifically to tell parents about what is on offer for kids. I believe that Scottish and WHAC were also doing some recruiting which makes perfect sense. I wonder if they will try and repeat this at Westpac Stadium in June as part of Armstrong Marathon and Half-Marathon?
|Chris Sanson from PN the Half Marathon winner. He has some impressive marathon times|
|Rowan Hooper - a DNF - was he pacing? No it was a potential injury that forced him out|
|Stephen Day checking to see if he is on 66 min pace. Scott Russell to his right with Dan Clendon representing WHAC|
|Scottish trio of Miles Jones, Paul Barwick and Ben Twyman (back in racing mode)|
|Alex Jones with Metallica in his ears|
|Is this a banana person?|
|Interesting colour combo|
|TV3 Journalist and presenter Mike McRoberts|
|Somebody is having a barbecue|
|Lucas Duros from Napier winner of the 10k race|
|Nick Horspool back racing. He won last year's Cigna Half in a smart 68 minutes|
|Matt Maloney from Dunedin's Caversham club.|
|Katie Kemp, finished 6th overall. Don't try and beat her because you could lose|
|Off-road specialist Naim Macdonald a pink pacer on 40min. His finish line time was 39.54. Niam ran a 3k steeplechase in the afternoon at Newtown Park|
6.5k Run for Fun Photos
|The leading bunch|
|The fastest 3 - Tim Hodge (Scottish) race winner, Joshua Mcalary (USA) (in red), Ryan Mcalister (WHAC)|
|The moment Ryan M realises he has left the keys in the car.|
|What is he doing?|
|Driving a scooter through the field is not cool|
|WHAC Juniors showing off on their Sunday training run. Not cool|
|On a windy day this could well have been resistance training|
|Lots of Achillies people out. Good to see|
|Iron Maiden fan.|