An overseas visitor called the tune in the A grade event when the ninth and final race in the Masterton Harriers' summer series was held last Sunday.
Felix Geller was first home in 35min 7s, 4s ahead of the ever-consistent Ben Winder.
The 10km out and back course for the runners started outside Athletic and Cycling Masterton's Colin Pugh Sports Bowl clubrooms and followed Te Ore Ore, McKinstry and Watson's roads before turning and heading back to the clubrooms, again along Watson's Road and Te Ore Road.
The walkers completed a broadly similar but shorter 6.7km course.
While Geller and Winder fought out the A grade event it was Greg Lang who took the spoils in the B grade from Tim Matthews. Lang's time was 44m 50s. The C grade saw Shayla Farley head off William Blake in 48m 26s while Jim Barr continued his good form by winning the D grade by over 2m from Claudia Baechie. Barr clocked 53m 44s
In the walker's event it was Brenda Farley who prevailed in 43m 34s to beat second-placed Cath Wedderburn by a comfortable margin and the junior and midget grade races were won by Chris Blake (21m 11s) and Joel McRae (9m 14s) respectively.
Club policy is that the final day's handicap and overall handicap winners are not announced until prize-giving which will take place at the ACM clubrooms on March 10 at 12.30pm. Earlier that day the club will stage their road championships with a mass start at the Judds Road entrance to Solway Showgrounds at 9am.