Top turnout for Raro X Country

Friday June 22, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports
A series-best turnout of 45 competitors lined up at the start of the Rarotonga X Country race on Wednesday afternoon. 18062119 A series-best turnout of 45 competitors lined up at the start of the Rarotonga X Country race on Wednesday afternoon. 18062119

The highest number of competitors ever turned out on Wednesday afternoon for the latest instalment of the Rarotonga X Country series.

All up, 45 runners – including 26 children – took part in the race, which was held at Raemaru Park.

A slight change to the course was made after last week’s relay format, as a rugby game being played meant each lap was cut from 1.5 kilometres to roughly 1.3. First across the line was Seth Raela in the under-14 boy’s category, five seconds ahead of Reed Brotherton, in a time of four minutes and 46 seconds.

In the open women’s division, Sherid Carter made it two wins on the trot with an impressive time of 23 minutes and 20 seconds for the 4.4-kilometre course, four minutes ahead of Maria Harreguy in second place and Camilla Brotherton in third.

In a closely fought open men’s race, Dan Rayes claimed top spot again, five seconds ahead of Tristan Brotherton in second, who was three seconds ahead of Kevin Henderson in third.

Race organisers again wish to thank series sponsors, Bluesky, VMV Bakery, Sails Bar and Restaurant, and their newest sponsor Prime Foods for their spot prize donations.

Next Wednesday the series will again switch to the relay format, this time at Rutaki Primary School.

Registration starts at 4.30pm, with a $1 entry fee for under-16s and a $2 entry fee for over-16s.

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