243 run­ners hit trail

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Nearly 250 run­ners con­verged on Ranui Farm Park in Waipuku­rau on Sun­day, May 19 as the Hawke’s Bay Trail Run Series made a re­turn to CHB.

The 243 com­peti­tors who lined up for the sec­ond event of this year’s series were greeted by fine and clear con­di­tions as they tack­led ei­ther the 21.1km half-marathon, or a 12km or 5.5km op­tion.

Trail run or­gan­is­ers Rachael Verry and Jamie Sin­clair said they were de­lighted they could bring the trail run­ning series back to CHB af­ter an ab­sence of sev­eral years, since Puke­ora For­est closed.

“Ranui Farm Park is a great venue with an on­site cafe and var­i­ous play ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able. This is quite a treat for trail run­ners and their sup­port­ers as our lo­ca­tions are typ­i­cally more re­mote!

“We look for­ward to re­turn­ing there next year.”

■ Re­sults

Half marathon

Male: 1. Dougie Kyle 2. Mace Nes­dale 3. Jamie Blakely Fe­male: 1. Michelle Lorck 2. Mar­garet Had­dle­ton 3. Tina Mal­herbe

12km dis­tance

Male: 1. Vern Pre­ston 2. Michael Kinsella 3. James Bell

Fe­male: 1. Vicky Mor­ris 2. Keiko Hashiba 3. Liz Rick­etts 5.5km dis­tance

Male: 1. Karsten Vesty 2. Mark Lid­dell 3. Bax­ter Easthope Fe­male: An­gel­ica Ap­ple­ton 2. Nerissa Kirby 3. Hi­lary Wag­ner

PHO­TOS: SUP­PLIED

Hawke’s Bay Trail Run Series com­peti­tors at the start at Ranui Farm Park.

Con­di­tions were fine and clear for the com­peti­tors to en­joy the course.

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