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Tuesday 2 August 2011 | Published in Regional


With the annual Round Rarotonga Road Race to be held on Saturday September 24 this year, Athletics Cook Islands has begun its road race build-up to the main event.

This week will see the second race in the series and as Thursday is a public holiday, the race will be held on Wednesday evening.

The race will again start at the Cook Islands Motor Centre in Panama at 5.15pm, on newly measured courses.

The distances available this week will 3km, 5km or 8km

The series will then continue each week and build up to the annual half marathon (21km) which will be held this year on Saturday September 3.

Last week the first race in the series saw a good battle between Roland Neururer and Scott Howley at the head of the field and also a good performance from young Jacob Pynenburg.

Full results of last week: Mens 5km 1st Roland Neururer 19:41, 2nd Scott Howley 19:56, 3rd Jacob Pynenburg 22:20, 4th Kevin Henderson 23:46, 5th Richard Barltrop 24:41, 6th David Lobb 26:06, Juniors 3km 1st Caleb Howley 19:48, Womens 5km 1st Nana Hirata 26:28, 2nd Karlene Pynenburg 27:26, 3rd Pare Tangata 33:56, 4th Mona Henderson 41:05, 5th Peta Ngari 41:04.