A warm, early Summer's day greeted runners and walkers for race 9 of the Sri Chinmoy Auckland Series 2019 ... held at the picturesque, evergreen War Memorial Park/ Lovelock Track, Mt Roskill on Sunday.
In the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon Steve Darby (1.36.44) ran a strong race, gradually easing away from the rest of the field, for a fine win ... followed by Anthony Coe (1.40.07) and John Bower (1.44.32).
Cath Delaporte (42.17) was the outright victor of the Sri Chinmoy 10k Race ... clipping 23 seconds off Holly Harding's 4-week-old women's course record. Kim Dirks (52.56) and Andrea Rolls (54.49) were the women's runners'-up.
Alex Garden (44.22) celebrated his birthday with a victory in the Sri Chinmoy 10k Men's Race ...followed by Ian Fearnside (46.09) and John Denize (46.35).
Leah Anstis (26.43) was the overall winner of the Sri Chinmoy 5.6k race ... from Meagan Ramages (34.24) and Melisa Lawton (1.16.18).
Stephen Rawles (26.54) won the men's 5.6k race ... followed by his improving son Alexander (28.32) and Shane Prins (31.59).
Oscar Lam (12.08) won the Sri Chinmoy 2.5k Children's Race ... followed by Joshua Parkinson (13.43) and Henry Katongo (15.57).
Grace Parkinson (12.24) won the girls 2.5k race ... from Lucia Katongo (12.36) and Madison Wilcox (18.22).