Sixth year for fun run
For the sixth year, St Peter’s Catholic School hosted another successful REMAX Waipa Fun Run.
After several days of nervous weather watching and sleepless nights for the organisers, the event took place on Sunday, under mostly blue skies.
There were 657 keen runners and walkers who enjoyed the atmosphere of the day, and stayed around eagerly awaiting prize giving at Victoria Square.
More than 330 children competed from 19 schools in the 2k school challenge.
Thomas Trollope from Cambridge was the first male home in the J Swap 10km event with John Rudge (Te Aroha) 2nd, and Chris Chapman (Auckland) 3rd.
Jo Morton from Te Awamutu was the first woman home in the 10km race, with Paige Paterson (Cambridge) 2nd and Rebecca Bailey, (Cambridge) 3rd.
The Smith Sports Shoes 5km first placed male was Jonny McKee (Cambridge) Adam Ling (Cambridge) came 2nd and Zaheer Bhika (Tamahere) 3rd.
Lauren Brennan from Cambridge was the first placed female, Alannah Mouat (Cambridge) 2nd, and Nic Pettit (Cambridge) 3rd.
The New World Team Challenge was won by CPS Running Express.
A highlight for many of the children was being under the starters orders of Olympian Nikki Hamblin.