There were a few “icing sugar no shows” but running conditions were ideal in Saturday’s Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km with over 400 finishers, 120 of them travelling from outside the province.
The rain never really gave up and neither has Phil Costley as he made it win number 7 in a row in the half marathon in 1.18.39 .
Methven’s Stephen Blackwell followed just under 5 minutes later with Andre Bonny third.
Marlborough’s Megan Craig is more than handy with a squash racket but she put that down for a day and stretched out over the challenging course, recording 1.30.13 for women’s honours to make the Honours Board. Behind her were Annie Archie ( Blenheim ) and Kerry Semmens.
Dave Leahy (Blenheim ) and Bronwyn Boyd were the quickest walkers.
The 10km was well supported with “out of towners” taking the top spots….Mark Sinclair ( Christchurch ) and UK visitor Gill Mead.
Peter Hague held out Steve Pauling in the men’s walk but Barb Pauling made amends for the family with the women’s title.
The biggest on the day smile belonged to Shirree Muir as she walked away with the Wildside Travel Spot Prize trip for 2 to Rarotonga, so she has her winter’s training come to fruition when she laps the island in September