2011-2012 Lifestyle Sports 5k Series - Race 9

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

What a busy evening! Over 200 competitors fronted for the 9th Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5k. Nice weather, more daylight and the All Blacks at Waitangi Park meant a congested waterfront. Numbers were boosted by 42 of the Firebirds junior cricket squad coming along for some pre season fitness training. It was great to see them along.

Tim Hodge, one of NZ's top distance runners, added some real class to the race. He smoked around the course in 15min 23sec. Adam Carlson and James Richardson finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Sarah Paterson was the first female in a time of 20min 8sec. Fastest Firebird was Matt Croxford, setting a new junior Firebirds 5km record of 18min 11sec, while the fastest female Firebird was Mikayla Mason Jones. John Roskvist (30.45) and Terri Grimmett (30.47) notched up another win in the walkers race.

The 5k event hosted the official launch of a running book written by Hayden Shearman. "Runner's Guide to Wellington" is a 100-page guidebook to everything running in Wellington. It includes descriptions, tips, maps, elevation charts and photos of over 25 top Wellington running trails, as well as interviews with Wellington's own running legends. If you didn't get your copy at this week's 5k, we will be continuing the special deal next week of only $15 for race entry and a copy of the book.

A big thanks to our sponsors - in particular Lifestyle Sports for the weekly gift voucher and Chicago Sports Cafe for the free drink afterwards and bar tabs as spot prizes. We look forward to seeing you all back again in the coming weeks.

If you spot any errors with our results, please email todd.stevens@nz.pwc.com

 
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