Winder makes big splash


Athletics

Ben Winder made a successful debut appearance at a Ruamahanga Ramblers' event when he recorded fastest time in the 5km open handicap race held from Matarawa Hall on Tuesday.

Invariably it has been Michael Macklin who has called the tune in that regard but Winder had 31s to spare on him this time.

There was surprise when handicapper Paul Furkert reached the finish line well ahead of the rest. Sharp improvements time-wise were made by runner Dean McDougall and walker Lorraine Moloney and it is a safe bet their future handicaps will be adjusted accordingly.

Results, in order of handicap time and actual time:

2km: Aidan Furkert 34.31, 12.11; Kasey Cox 39.23, 14.43.

5km: Paul Furkert 33.20, 22.00; Lorraine Moloney 42.19, 41.39; Liz Farley 43.21, 43.21; Dean McDougall 43.49, 25.39; Corlette Doherty 44.27, 43.07; Tom Porter 44.35. 24.35; Ray Wallis 44.37, 29.37; Greg Lang 44.47, 22.57; Teresa Reynolds 44.52, 26.02; Lesley Graham 44.54, 23.14; Cath Wedderburn 44.55, 37.45; Ali Lang 44.58, 39.58; Susan Southey 45.08, 28.28; Steve Edge 45.09, 35.39; Ben Winder 45.13, 18.43; Steve Britland 45.16, 24.36; Malcolm McDonald 45.22, 22.12; Michael Macklin 45.44, 19.14; Tessa Southey 45.58, 28.08; John Ihaka 46.00, 38.50; Linda Fairbrother 47.07, 47.07, Irene Price 49.07, 49.07; Jane McDougall 49.08, 49.08; Clarissa Price 55.08, 55.08; Monica Hobbs 55.08, 55.08; Wendy Burkhart 55.08, 55.08.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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