Michael Macklin provided the highlight when the Ruamahanga Ramblers held an event at Brooklyn Rd in Carterton last week.
Macklin recorded fastest time in the 5km race, dipping under the 18-minute mark for the first time by clocking 17min 51s.
The first part of the race was along the footpath on State Highway 2. With everyone starting at the same time, runners were often two abreast, with those on the outside complaining about all the dips in the driveways and those on the inside having to contend with the overhanging vegetation from gardens.
First-time Ramblers Jane Pope and Dean McDougall, who have just moved to Greytown from Auckland, came along hoping to see some new parts of Wairarapa ... unfortunately this particular race took them past the Carterton dump and the sewage ponds.
2km: Jack Britland 8.35, Lucas Megaw 8.48, Kasey Cox 9.31, Samantha Duthie 9.53, Fergus Pitney 9.58, Stephanie Young 17.27, Wendy Taylor 17.27, Sarah Pitney (3km) 34.20.
5km: Michael Macklin 17.51, Hugh Taylor 19.25, Paul Furkert 19.27, Doug Johnston 19.37, Malcolm McDonald 20.33, Steve Britland 21.40, Michael Duthie 25.15, Lesley Graham 22.29, Craig Bird 23.22, Maria Tomlinson 23.58, John Sage 24.01, Matthew Furkert 24.06, Teresa Reynolds 24.31, Steve Pitney 24.33, Chris Megaw 24.40, Ray Haste 26.30, Susan Southey 27.56, Roz Bowden 28.12, Roi Rimene 29.08, Linda Sage 33.32.
5km walk: Steve Edge 34.09, Cath Wedderburn 36.00, John Ihaka 36.58, Kathy Davies 41.49, Irene Price 46.01, Linda Fairbrother 46.01, Lynette Pope 53.32, Jane Pope 53.34, Dean McDougall 53.36.