Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon 5-10 km & Children's 2.5 km ... Auckland Domain
Overcast skies, occasional light rain and a few sunny spells greeted the runners and walkers for race 7 of the Sri Chinmoy 'Auckland Series 2017' ... held at the Auckland Domain on Sunday.
In the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon, Ciaran Faherty (1.13.05) ran a marvelous race to demolish Graham Moore's 2006 course record by over 4 minutes.
Ciaran took an early lead and maintained a fast 3.25 to 3.30 per kilometer pace as he gradually lapped the rest of the field ... including 2nd and 3rd placegetters Paul White (1.24.06) and Jamie Billot (1.24.11), who had a close duel for the runner-up spot.
Imogene Scoot (1.35.35) had a comfortable victory in the woman's half ... from Elise Macadam (1.58.03) and Laura Magnavacchi (1.59.29).
Richie Crawshaw (43.54) won the Sri Chinmoy 10 km, followed by David Mole (44.25) and Shaun Cooper (46.42).
Melanie James (45.23)) was first in the women's 10 km ... followed by Holly Harding (47.29) and Jennifer Johnston (49.42).
Mark Carryer (20.06) maintained his good form, for another fine win in the Sri Chinmoy 5 km Race ... followed by Neil Cheetham (20.22) and Stephen Robb (21.50).
Larissa Wildsmith (25.59) was first in the 5 km womens' 5 km ... from of Bridget Phillips (42.22) and Hilary Boyd (51.30).
Under 14 boy's and girl's 2.5 km winners, Luc Quesnet (9.59) and Sophie Robb (10.00), had a great battle in the Sri Chinmoy 2.5 km Children's Race, with Luc just out kicking Sophie over the last 50 metres to achieve a close victory.
Scarlett Robb (11.14) and Nina Worall ((12.00) were 2nd and 3rd in the girls race ... while Ben Worrall (11.28) and Cory Billot (12.49) were runners' up in the boy's 2.5 km.