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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Scottish Waterfront 5k Race Wellington Tue 27 Feb

You know we have to mention the weather first especially after Ex Cyclone Gita caused the event to be postponed last week

Cool and calm – these are just about perfect racing conditions for Wellington, and an excuse to put the foot down.  The flotilla of dragon boats and racing skiffs on the water were certainly doing that with conditions so good.

Caroline Mellsop was the first female across Daryl’s finish line clocking 20.44 and a PB. This is Caroline’s first win in this event so congratulations to her.

Back further in 2nd place was Christina Totina who ran 21.09. This was her 3rd race and her third 2nd placing, but the time was unfortunately her slowest so far. But there is always next week.

Sarah Fountain a regular sight at this event was third in 21.37, which is not a PB but it is the best so far for 2018. Sarah first ran this event back in 2014 so she will know when she is having a good day and when she is not.

In the men’s grade it was course record holder Daniel Jones all the way. His time of 15.21 indicates a solid run which indicates that Dan is fighting fit. 

In 2nd place was Caversham Club (Dunedin) newcomer Matthew Maloney who ran 15.45. If Mr Maloney’s presence is more than a pass -through-town then have we got a deal for him.

The same goes for first timer Noel Guy who ran 17.10 for 3rd and had enough of a gap to keep clear of the fast finishing Will Critchlow who on the finishing straight was probably more worried about Tim Judge who was trying to steal his thunder.

As we go to air we know who the new leader of the National party is but we still don’t know whether Dan Hunt has been able to get Will to sign.