Saturday’s 26th Abel Tasman Coastal Classic was dominated by Canterbury runners, especially the women’s field where they swept the Podium.
Kirsten Wright , 2.54.16, doubled up on her last year’s victory finishing just over 2 minutes clear of Dana Paton with Jenny Stewart following her home.
Men’s Winner, Vajin Armstrong was in complete control in the 33km journey from Awaroa to Marahau never being seriously challenged in his 2.28.44 effort. Motueka’s Luke Stuthridge added some local colour with his silver placing holding out Simon Angus ( Wellington).
“Sole survivor” now is Chris Gates having finished every event since 1994.
Next year’s date is set for October 3rd.