Southland Festival of Running

Twins Buddy (left) and Albie Small, of Invercargill, start the Southland Festival of Running 10km event. Buddy finished second, behind Dwight Grieve, and Albie fourth, behind Jack McNaughton. Photo: Hayden Williams

The Southland Festival of Running marathon event, began in Riverton at 8am on Sunday (October 15) and ended at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome.

Southland-based long-distance runners Jerome Lagumbay and Kelvin Meade Lagumbay were first at the finish line.

Lagumbay recorded a time of 2hr 53min 6.922sec, with Meade right behind him on 2:53.7.954.

Glenn Sutton, of Dunedin, was third in 2:54.56.387 leading for most of the run.

Bella Bloomfield, of Dunedin, was fourth and the first female to finish, in 3:02.0.980.

Organised by Southland Harriers, 186 people took part, which included three other distance events – a half-marathon (starting from Waianiwa), a 10km run/walk (starting at Lorneville) and a 5km run/walk (starting from Queens Park Feldwick Gates), all finishing at the velodrome.

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