Eight hundred feet hit the street

by Andy Bryenton

With 400 registered entrants ranging in age from two years old to a respectable 87, the Dargaville Veterinary Centre Run and Walk was a great success this past Saturday, as locals and visitors alike laced up their sports shoes under sunny skies. While many of those who took on the 10.5-kilometre and five kilometre loops did so just for fun and fitness, there was a serious side to the event for those competing to clock the fastest time. Louis Young of Warkworth came in first in the men’s division, with the women’s division top spot taken out by Maria Akeson from Kerikeri. The shorter, five-kilometre section saw Callum Hoult and Bella Earl take the men’s and women’s trophies respectively. While prizes and bragging rights were handed out to the quickest, for many the real award was enjoying a day out in the autumn sunshine with family and friends. Photo credit Jason Milich