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Saturday, 19 August 2017

2017 Wellington Road Champs Wainuiomata Sat 19 Aug


Lachlan Haitana winner of U20 Men's race
Scott Russell showed his road running strength by pulling away on the last lap to pick up the centre title for 2017.  And posting a time of 31.06 isn't too bad either.

Nick Horspool who led the charge of Scottish singlets for most of the race was 2nd while NZ Mountain Running representative Daniel Jones 3rd. 

My first thought was that today's win was Russell's revenge for the cross country champs at Grenada North where he came 2nd to Hospool.

My second mulling was that Scottish with 10 runners home in the first 12 are going to be hard to beat at the NZ Road Relay Champs. And I am not even sure if everybody was there.

My third deep thought was that Isaac Murphy (WHAC) is running particularly well at the moment having done well at the NZ cross country champs in Auckland a few weeks ago. And lo and behold Brian Garmonsway.(Trentham United) and Chris McIlroy (Scottish) are back.

And my final point is that Athletics Wellington need to see if it can find a better course than Wainuiomata. 

Is that a grimace or a smile on Nick Horspool's face?