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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 Scottish Waterfront 5k Race Wellington Tue 13 Nov

Tonight's 25 min pacer was Alistair Collow


Last week it looked as if Tuesday would be a nice day with clear blue skies, light winds and some measure of warmth. It started out okay but then the cloud came over and with a southerly breeze things became a bit chillier. But we can’t complain because there have been some windy days and I doubt if today’s conditions affected times.

The first woman home was policewoman from down south Mel Aitken fresh from Saturday’s 10km race at Newtown Park. She covered the waterfront course in a very good 18.36 which is a warm-up for the Queenstown Marathon/Half-Marathon this coming weekend. 

Further back in second was Abby Miller finishing in 20.11. This is Abby’s third 2nd placing in a row so a first placing can’t be far away. You can do it Abby.

Christina Totina came home in third in 20.40 which is not too far of her best of 20.34 set a year ago.

In the men’s race there were 3 home in less than 16 minutes. 

First was the familiar figure of Dan Jones cruising in with a 15.29, and wisely not going too crazy before his big race in Queenstown this weekend. Not too far adrift behind Dan was Ben Twyman scoring second place in 15.36 which looks like it could be a PB for the course.  

Twenty seconds behind in 15.56 and following up from some good runs in this event was Thomas Strawbridge. Thomas is looking mighty fit at the moment and the result today was his first time under 16 minutes and a PB.

Next week the Run in Red (Save the Children) charity run will be taking place on the waterfront so expect a bit more activity.  Will Daryl wear his red Santa hat in November or will we have to wait until the last race before Xmas? 


Sue Cuthbertson is back

Some photos below. I may have missed a few people