81 keen runners and walkers fronted for the first Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5k of the new season. It was great to see so many competitors from the last series return, plus a lot of new faces.
The weather was perfect, resulting in some excellent times being posted. There are clearly some runners that have used the 4 month break between series to get a lot fitter. Well done.
Leading everyone home was Matt Dravitzki, a former NZ marathon champion, with a time of 16min 33sec. Rebecca Elliot was the first female finisher with a time of 17min 59sec. Terri Grimmett (31min 9sec) was the fastest walker, continuing a winning tradition from prior series.
A big thanks to our sponsors - in particular Lifestyle Sports for the weekly gift voucher and Chicago Sports Cafe for the free drink afterwards and bar tabs as spot prizes. Lifestyle has a very extensive range of running shoes. If you can't get to the shop in Tawa, send Manager Karen an email (email@example.com). She would be more than happy to answer your questions or source a pair of your favourite shoes.
And thanks to the team from Wellington Scottish Athletics Club's Masters Men section for the excellent officiating.
We look forward to seeing you all back again in the coming weeks. Spread the word around your friends and workmates. Issue a few challenges and then enjoy some post race analysis over a beer.
If you spot any errors with our results, please email Mandy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: results can be sorted by any of the columns, click on the column heading to sort (click first time sorts ascending, clicking a second time sorts descending)
Note: if you click on the person name, you will see all results for them over these events