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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2018 Scottish Waterfront 5k Race Wellington Tue 27 Nov

Jo Badham tonight's 30 min pacer


Who would have believed it? Two dead-heats in a week; Last week Ben Twyman and Kristian Day crossed the line in a dead-heat even though the results gave Kristian the win by a split second.

This week Trentham United teenager Finn Malloy and the long-legged Pat McKenna fought it out up the finishing straight to the line, neck and neck all the way. Finn got the official win but both Pat and he were recorded with the same time of 16.47.  

So technically does that make it 1st equal for both?

Incidentally Finn will be running the senior boys track 3000m and the 6km road race at this weekend’s National Secondary Schools T&F Championships in Dunedin. He will be representing St Pats College Silverstream, but tonight’s speed work session won’t have done him any harm.

Sitting back in 3rd place and seriously contemplating the forthcoming Scottish Night of Miles was Will Critchlow who did 17.23.

In the women’s race Lucy Lawlor picked up her second ever win on the waterfront with a 21.33. This is a minute down on her best of 20.33 set in October but is an okay time considering the nasty weather conditions.

Back in 2nd place was Sarah Fountain with 21.40 while a few seconds behind her was Melanie Hart who captured 3rd with a time of 21.44.

Other Stuff:

The bad news was the weather was lousy and start-line numbers down. What do they say about when the going gets tough, the tough get...?  And I am not talking about Xmas office parties.

The good news was the waterfront had fewer cyclists and pedestrians to contend with. 

The Round the Bays Fun Run people from Sport Wellington were on hand to out flyers for the 2018 event. This features the lovely Karen Jenkinson as the pin-up girl on page 1. Expect to see these guys again.

And coming up in two weeks and something that might be of interest is the Scottish Night of Miles which features a running Santa Claus and a lolly scramble for the kids. It will be held as a twilight meeting at the Basin Reserve and is designed to be a fun night. Oh and I belive it's free.

A tight finish coming up....