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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

2018 Scottish Waterfront 5k Wellington Tue 23 Jan

A 2009 photo of Sam Kidd. Today I bet he would have liked to run through some water - 5th in 17.0


There was small breeze on the waterfront but frankly the late afternoon heat and high humidity makes conditions a bit muggy and sweaty for ideal racing even if the distance is only 5km.

Despite the hot day mountain runner Dan Jones made short work of the course pacing on 16.00 and coming home in an official time of 16.02.  

As a mountain running exponent he probably would have preferred a few hills to make it interesting.

In 2nd place was Ben Twyman, a multiple winner in this event, who crossed the line in 16.22.

Third was Stuart Grange back after a break of 4 years.  He posted a time of 16.45.

In the Critchlow/Thompson Challenge Brendon was once again a no- show (maybe on holiday) but that didn’t stop Will from stomping all over him with a  respectable 16.52 for 4th place.  The invisible Brendon trounced once again.

In the women s grade the winner was Esther George in a time of 19.22 followed in 2nd place by Mel Macphee in 20.26. 

Third home was Kate Slater in 21.10

In meantime Daryl will continue to fiddle with the five-eyes settings to get the chip electronic timing perfected. 

A few GoPro photos below.