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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

2017 Scottish Waterfront 5k Wellington Tue 19 Dec


In the meantime.....

I had to post this!

Despite what I thought were gusty conditions it was clear that some good times were going to be posted when the fast men from Scottish turned up.  

So it was no surprise when the first six stormed home in sub 16m time with winner Nick Horspool (2016 Rotorua Marathon winner) establishing a course record of 15.11. In fact 9 out of the first 10 home ran all-time personal bests for this particular course and the 10th ran a season's best.
1 15.11 NickHorspool (course record)
2 15.17 Kristian Day
3 15.41 #MadHarry
4 15.50 Chris McIlroy
5 15.57 BertPrendergast (wow!)
6 15.58 BenTwyman (finally)

Fighting it out for 7th and 8th place were Malcolm Hodge (brother to the famous Tim) and the “Tawa Thunder” Andrew Wharton. Both were credited with 16.08.

In the women’s race 3-time Kepler Challenge winner Ruby Muir confirmed her place as a class act finishing in 16.55, and establishing a course record. 

Second was well performed Phoebe McKnight, who picked up the silver medal in the Senior Girls 6000m race at this years’ NZ Secondary Schools XC Champs.

 In third place was Nicola Hankinson who crossed the line in a time of 20.13. The last time Nicola ran this race was in March when she picked up a 1st and a 2nd

And just to show what a special day it was 70yo Sue Cuthbertson who was recognised at the prizegiving for her outstanding achievement of 200 successive starts run in this event, also posted a seasons personal best with her time.

I know you want to know so here it is. In the Critchlow/Thompson Challenge Brendon was a no-show so WC gets he point. Not sure about running in bare feet though Will as we already have #MadHarry.