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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 Scottish Waterfront 5k Race Wellington Tue 20 Mar


Tonight the teenagers ruled. 

In the men’s grade the first runner home was Logan Slee 

Logan is the current Wellington Secondary Schools Senior Boys 3000m champion and he ran tonight's 5km in 15.59 ably assisted by pacer Dan Jones.

Logan’s time is a PB and puts him in the sub 16.00 club. This is a fine effort given the blustery northerly and a good workout prior to his April trip to Paris to represent NZ atthe World Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships.  Good luck Logan.

In 2nd place was Finn Molloy who ran 16.42.  Finn has been a busy boy over the last week racing the Senior Boys 3000m and 1500m races for St Pat’s Silverstream at Thursdays Wellington Secondary Schools T&F Champs on Thursday.  In fact Finn and Logan raced each other in those events at the park.

Will Critchlow ran 17.12 to grab bronze.  Interestingly I thought he was a no-show as I did not see him on the start-line.  

So I was surprised to see him finishing like a mirage out of the late afternoon sun.  

Daryl, the keeper of the times and event controller general, assured me he was just late, because for a second there I wondered if he had done a Rosie Ruiz.

In the women’s grade Dorota Starzak was first with a time of 20.47. This is a PB for Dorata and her first win even though the results have her as 2nd.

In 2nd place Greta Woolloff from Lower Hutt who clocked 21.05. This is not Greta’s best time as she has previously broken 20 minutes twice and has a PB of 19.21. See what you can do next week Greta.

Third was Jessica McKenzie, Stu’s daughter, who was timed at 21.14 for her first waterfront race.   Stu told me he is going to do the Vosseler Shield race in May which for those that don’t know is a rugged cross country race on Mt Victoria. Spikes or flats Stu?

Brendon Thompson came tonight for the first time in a while but in the Critchlow/Thompson stakes Will has it all sown up.