115 runners and walkers fronted for the Waterfront 5k Series on 5 March. Weather conditions were very good (long may it continue!) – fine and warm. Although a bumper crowd of pedestrians plus a few dragon boaters coming out of the water made for a bit a zigzagging at times. Note that the second participation competition is underway, sponsored by Icebreaker. A draw for everyone who takes part in at least 3 of the 6 races from 26 Feb to 2 Apr will be made on 2 April so keep turning up!
Leading everyone home was top triathlete Martin van Barneveld in a time of 15min 32sec. Nicole Mitchell made her series debut a winning one, recording an excellent time of 18min 17sec. Fraser Samson (31min 51sec) was the fastest walker.
A big thanks to the team from Wellington Scottish Athletics Club’s Masters Men section for the excellent officiating.
Wellington Scottish Athletics Club will soon be starting its 2013 season. If you would like to run or walk on a Saturday afternoon with like minded people, or perhaps improve your speed and fitness, come along and try the club out. All abilities catered for! Follow this link to the club’s promotional flyer. We are having an Open Day, 2-4pm Sunday, 17 March, at our clubhouse where you can come along and meet our captains, find out more about what we do and ask questions. And then come along for a no-obligation group run/walk at 2pm on Saturday 23 March, 30 March and 6 April.