Lo­cals se­cure top spots in 25km­race

Central Leader - - WHAT’S ON - DIANA WOR­THY

Run­ners from Auckland have come out on top in a fun run on Wai­heke Is­land, which at­tracts en­trants from far and wide.

The Wai­heke Fuller’s Whar­f2Wharf race on Satur­day, Jan­uary 21 in­cluded run­ners from Swe­den, Den­mark, Ar­gentina, Eng­land, Ger­many and the USA as well as lo­cals and peo­ple from around the coun­try.

But it was the Auck­lan­ders who again took first, sec­ond and third places in the gru­elling 25km run.

Glen­dowie’s Tom Moyes won the race, reach­ing the fin­ish line in one hour and 33 min­utes.

He said the cooler weather con­di­tions had been per­fect but the 25km run was still tough.

‘‘The route is re­ally hilly. I was wait­ing for the flat sec­tions but they never came.’’

The long stint be­gan on the south­ern side of Wai­heke Is­land at Orapiu Bay, fin­ish­ing out­side

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