Simon Mardon has a penchance for the Classic Hits RunMahana half marathon course.
It’s certainly not flat with the undulations unforgiving but that’s the challenge of the double lap Moutere course and one that has certainly been to Mardon’s liking.
He won both in 2009 and 2010 and on Sunday he made it number three.
But it wasn’t “oneway traffic” as Graeme Taylor looked determined to relegate the younger Nelson College teacher to runner up. Both were battling it together on the first lap but just into their second circuit and it was all over for Taylor. The last year has seen him on the sidelines after suffering plantar fasciitis. Rest and recovery saw him return to...