243 runners hit trail
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.”
Male: 1. Dougie Kyle 2. Mace Nesdale 3. Jamie Blakely Female: 1. Michelle Lorck 2. Margaret Haddleton 3. Tina Malherbe
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
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.