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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

2017 Scottish Waterfront 5k Wellington Tue 31 Oct

It's Halloween. Time to scare people


Photos below

Back on the waterfront Rowan Hooper gave himself a birthday present with a win in a snappy 15.47. This is the season’s all-comers record.

Behind Rowan and 11 seconds back was a fit looking Chris McIlroy in 15.58. 

Third home for the men was high-schooler Logan Slee with Ben Twyman right on his shoulder. The time for both was 16.10. 

Slee (HIBS) heads off to Paris next April as part of the NZ Secondary School’s XC team to contest the ISF World XC Champs.
Tamara Winkler was the fastest woman in 18.26, followed in 2nd place by Melissa Black in 19.10. In 3rd was Nat Hardacker stopping the clock at 19.33.  

In the battle for supremacy between Brendon Thompson and Will Critchlow, tonight was a rest night as Brendon was out on the course in special headgear with pram and child, which doesn’t make it fair a fight.    Next week then?

A contingent of Trentham United runners turned out tonight including brothers Finn and Jonah Seed both age grade champions, and Michael and Daniel du Toit.  They joined Josh Jordan a regular at this event.    

I also need to mention #MadHarry’s and his barefootadventures in the ASB Auckland Marathon last weekend.  This was well reported in the Auckland Herald and in his subsequent Radio New Zealand interview with John Campbell on Checkpoint.

Frankly I don’t know how anybody could run 1km on a hard road surface let alone 24km. Quite astonishing.   

The upshot is that #MadHarry won’t be turning up to pace the Waterfront 5km any time soon.