Results and Daryl's Race Report
The first race for the 2017/18 waterfront season and about 130 people turned up which isn't too bad. Personally I would have made the first event free and offered two more free ones over the series. But then accountants run the back office for this event so I wouldn't hold your breath.
A nice night from a weather perspective which is sheer luck and not anything organised by Daryl. Expect some crappy events as we trudge through the race calendar. I noticed that there were lots of women participating which is really good. And didn't they do well!
As expected the fine night made the waterfront busy and the only other place that would equal it at this time of the day would be Wellington Railway Station.
The first runner across the line was Japan based Running Shoe Advisor Takehisa Fujiwara in a time of 16.55 which because it is his first waterfront 5km is a PB for him. In fact everybody who competed gets a PB if it is there first time or a SPB if they have participated in previous series. Daryl's computer does not lie.
The results site does not have information on the course record for the Mac's Bar start but the record for the old course that started outside Ferg's Kayaks is 14.38 held by Olympian Julian Matthews.
|This is not Claire Marie Phillips|
|Bede Van Shaijik|
|Andrea Adams (Walker)|
|No number but it is....|
|Te nui a Rangi Graham|
|Sir John Hines (walker)|
|Simon Gourley (left) and Brett Nicholas|
|Jo Badham (confirming that she has missed the six o'clock news)|
|Paul Wood - Junior and Senior|
|Vicky Hodgson and Raphael Solomon|
|Joe Antcliff (Walker)|
|John Leonard (Walker)|
|Rebecca Antipas (Walker)|
|Sue Cuthbertson (Wears the No 1 bib)|
|Daphne Jones (Walker)|
|A dawdling Ray Marten (walker)|