Captain Councillor steps out
On Sunday more than 1000 runners, walkers and several bikes and wheelchairs turned out for the Hamilton half marathon at Flagstaff Park.
It was the 15th time the half marathon had been held in Hamilton, with a commemorative medal given to all finishers in each event.
The day was marked by several special milestones, including, in the 5km race, Andrew Carr setting a new record with a time of 17 minutes and 25 seconds, and 72-year-old cancer survivor Rod Gill finished his 13th half
marathon this year and his 100th in total with a time of two hours.
First home in the half marathon was George Gwynn in 1h 15m 56s.
Women’s winner was Kirsty Sclater in 1h 29m 53s.
Heather Brand finished second in the wheelchair half marathon with a time of 1h 48m.
Despite Mike Moran falling behind his son Ethan in the final stretch, they would finish the 5km run each with a time of 27m.
Supporters lined the final stretch as the runners crossed the finish line.
Liam De'hor Elliot participated in the5km run, finishing 11th with a time of 25m.
Kia Barnes was one of five people to take part in the wheelchair half marathon, finishing third with a time of one 1h 56m.
Hamilton city councillor James Casson, disguised as Captain Councillor took part in his first half marathon walk with a time of 3h 5m.
A group of runners passing the 14km mark of the Hamilton half marathon.
Travis Perry (left) and Ewen Macpherson passing the 15km mark. Travis would finish 12th and Ewen 14th.
(Left): Rod Gill (left) with Ben van Meygaarden. Rod was participating in his 100th marathon and finished with a time of 2h 55s.
Jill Balchin (left) and Jakob Lind ran side by side the whole way, finishing the marathon together with a time of 2h 5m.
Les Miller was one of the front runners of the half marathon, finishing 11th with a time of 1h 25m.
Charlotte Muggeridge finished the half marathon with a time of 2h 13m.