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5km & 10km Road Walk 2014

Trentham

Event date: 14/06/2014 Export event

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Weather wise the day could not have been better for racing, Upper Hutt graced us with a typical winter day, clear, sunny and windless but very cold early on. 

Courtney Ruske and supporter John Hinton from Christchurch flew in and Bob Gardner brought them up to Trentham, fortunately they were able to wait in the warmth of Trentham Camp Golf Club until everyone else arrived.  Courtney came up to crack the 10km Under 20 record of 50:15:56 set by Kate Newitt in December 2009.

After a slightly fraught week Peter Wrigley & David Cooke managed to get enough graded Athletics New Zealand race officials so we could meet the requirements for a record application. Phew!

 

There were 17 starters overall, with Courtney setting a cracking pace.  We all had the pleasure of being passed at least once by Courtney, being passed is a novelty for Peter Baillie, a few of us were passed 3 times.  Terri and Kevin gained ground on a slowing John, passing him in lap 5, Kevin hung onto Terri but didn’t quite have the finishing sprint and Chris managed to keep in front of Barb and hold off her push in lap 5 to finish in front.

We had some consistent results, but unfortunately no PB’s other than Courtney’s blistering 49:29 taking 46 seconds off the record, yah  hoo

Unfortunately Peter Tearle did 1:28:01 (88 minutes) one second over his age of 88.

Thankyou to Rowan Greig & Murray Gowans for photos

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