Southland Festival of Running

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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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