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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

2017 Scottish Waterfront 5k Wellington Tue 14 Nov

James Turner on pacer duties


Conditions for good times couldn’t have been better this week.  A blue sky and a light cooling southerly meant that good times were on the cards.  

Once again a clutch of Trentham United junior runners turned up and my guess is that they will be using this race to prepare for the Secondary Schools Track and Field Champs to be held in Hastings in a couple of weeks.

Natalie Hardaker won the women’s race in a time of 19.11, a PB for her.  In 2nd place but some way back was Hinano Andrews who crossed the finish line in 20.03. 3rd was Mel MacPhee in 20.22 which is 3 seconds quicker than her first run on this course in October.

In the men’s race Ben Twyman took advantage of the good conditions to pull out a PB of 16.00 to win.  A sub-16 can’t be far away.  Back in 2nd place was Finn Malloy who ran 16.22 with the reliable Michael du Toit in 3rd in 16.47.

In the Will Critchlow/Brendon Thompson challenge Brendon stays ahead by 1 after Will did not show last week. 

This week though the contest was postponed because Brendon was out with the pram and that does not make the race fair unless of course Will pushes one as well. And then it's all on. 

But even after doing his impressive jiggly warm-up dance Will only managed 17.41. This is slower than some of his other races this season, so he may need a talking to.