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Wgtn Marathon, Half and 10km

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    I couldn’t get this comment to post under your actual story Rees, so I’ll put it here in the forum instead. Hope that’s ok?

    The bestbit about your preview is the link to the entries spreadsheet. It’s hard to scroll through 5000 entries and not miss a few names but, on the men’s side I can see hardly any of the guys who have been at the front of local races so far this year. Oska Inster-Baynes looks like the quality runner in the half, but will be interesting so see how close Brian Garnsway can stay. I’d heard Horspool and Thorburn were running, but can’t see their names.

    Tim Hodge looks like the clear favourite in the 10km, but Sam McCutcheon and Nathan Tse could have an interesting battle behind him.

    The marathon looks wide open to me – possibly James Parsons, the Queenstown champion is the best of the field. But I’ll pick Ben Twyman to be up there too. And there is a Spanish guy, Juan Garrote de Marcos, who has run 2.34. And Peter Familton and John Newsom who also have PBs under 2.40.


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    Amongst the women, it looks like an interesting half marathon race between Katie Kemp -the Round the Bays champion, Liza Galvin Hunter and Ayesha Shafi. There only seems to be one runner with a PB under 3 hours in the marathon, Katherine Morgan, from Auckland.

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    Any results?

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    Stephen, looks like your picks were pretty close to the mark.

    It would have been hard to pick Rowan Torckler without knowing her background (Attended Lamar University in the USA for one year when she was still Rowan Baird) and also as hard to pick the Takapuna 1-2 in the Men’s Marathon when the best of them (Chris Wharam) came in with a PB of 2:46 from Auckland ’14.

    Also, looks like Twyman had a tough day (3:15) and Parsons had a DNS.


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    Some photos of the leading runners from Rowan Greig:

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    A candid 10km race review from Amanda Broughton of Wellington:

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