Another fine night and lots of new faces. And although I was specific at the race briefing about being aware of other traffic at the end and staying off the seal and returning to the yard once finished, people continue to congregate on the side of the road. The natural thing for traffic that is passing someone on the side of the road is to move out away from the obstacle. This creates a hazard in itself. Next week no body will be allowed to sit on the side of the road when they are finished and all people will be told to either go in to the yard or do a cool down and not to congregate on the side of the road, especially not the side of the road where people are finishing.
Thanks to Rob and Megan who went out to the turn point. Thanks to all the helpers on the start and finish line.
Some very good times in the results with Matiu Kaihau posting a time of 15 mins 57 secs – a few seconds off the time he achieved in 2013 and Barry Gilliland chopping exactly one second of his time from last week.