|Name||NBS Nelson Striders|
|Transportation||Drove to starting line ..plenty of Parking available|
|Lodging||Stayed at local holiday park|
|Comments||NBS Nelson Striders Half Marathon & 10km was held January 16th
introduced as a : NO WATCHES, HANDICAP START,GUESS YOUR TIME
with a very convenient Starting and Finishing line at Branford Park,
The course itself is an Out and Back 21.1km or 10km course along Nelson’s picturesque Maitai Valley Road
Knowing that late entries would be accepted up until 8am on Sunday morning atBranford Park.
we filled up our registration form at least 30 mins prior to our scheduled start time then we picked up your race number.
The race has waves starts
Half Marathon start times are staggered according to our estimated time
8.00am = 2.30hrs plus
8.15am = 2.01 – 2.29 hrs
8.35am = 1.46 – 2.00 hrs
8.55am = 1.25 – 1.45 hrs
9.15am = Under 1.25 hrs
9.30am = All 10km Run and Walk Entrants
Miyuki estimated her time as 2:10:
I wrote down 1:52
That has been a great run …
once again we discovered a place we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to run by ourself
thanks to the Nelson Striders
The philosophy of running without any time devices is a great idea …
It lets et you enjoy mind free the nice scenery and ….
Helps you to stay focused … Remember Wild Boar hanged around !!
Great event very well organized by a sweet caring volunteers team and race directors…
We learned about the Post Race Party at Wakatu Hotel just after the run
we didn’t know our exact running time and had plenty of spare time before driving to the next town,so we decided to give it a go
Prizes & Prizegiving were as follow :
Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy (the Boar’s Jaws) for Closest Finisher to Estimate in Half Marathon event.
Top 10 closest to estimate – Half Marathon
Top 10 closest to estimate – 10km
PLUS – Spot Prizes
I was surprised when they called my name ..
I was 12 seconds away from my estimated time …
Being slow and being rewarded by a Piece of Meat
A Pure Joy ….