A mild-blue-sky summer's day greeted runners and walkers, for race 8 of the Sri Chinmoy Auckland Series 2023, held at the peaceful, evergreen Lovelock Track, War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill on Sunday 15 October 2023.
Aki Okumura (1.26.25) won the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon from Jason Gerritz (1.39.19) and Mark Andrew (1.46.06).
Elena Kim (2.07.56) was first in the women's Half ... followed by Karen Windslow (2.20.19).
In the Sri Chinmoy 10 km Race Neil Cheetham (42.07) was victorious, followed by Sammy Youdan (52.00) and Ahsan Salahuddin (54.38).
Anne-Marie Mujica (54.41) had a comfortable win in the women's 10 km race ... from Liz Hardley (59.03) & Melissa Allan (1.01.09).
Aron Thompson (20.53) set a new course record in the Sri Chinmoy 5.6 km Race ... improving Paura Raharaha's 2018 time by 37 seconds. Rexhep Ajvazaj (24.10) was second followed by Stephen Rawles (28.17).
Georgia Lynch (22.33) also set a new record in the women's 5.6 km race ... taking 48 seconds off Sopie Robb's 2019 best. Premila Pinto (43.28) was second women.
Ollie Cheetham (10.37) won the Sri Chinmoy 2.5 km Children's Race ... from Matthew Baird (11.32) and Aiden Ye (21.16).
Angela Baird (10.41) was first girl..