The ASB Auckland Marathon and associated events were contested by over 12,000 competitors on Sunday morning. A clash with the Rugby World Cup final failed to deter several Marlborough runners from taking part in calm overcast conditions.
Starting at Devonport the first half of the marathon course is best described as ‘rolling’ with a number of hill climbs including the harbour bridge while the second half, other than two small road bridges is flat.
The full marathon doubled as the NZ Championship. These were contested by Robbie Barnes and Tracey Sims who are registered with Athletics Nelson and Marlborough Athletics respectively.
Full results are available through www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz
For NZ Marathon Champs full results and medallists click here
Marathon (1496 finishers)
Robbie Barnes 2hrs 58min 52sec (60th overall ; 1st NZ Champs MM50-54)
Tracey Sims 4.16.48 (3rd NZ Champs MW45-49)
Paul Knight 4.24.21
12km Traverse (1965 finishers)
Anna Barnes 1hr 17min 28sec (585th overall)
Leanne Barnes 1.30.09