Distances wrong in Round The Bays

BEN HEATHER
Last updated 12:20 24/02/2014

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If your run Round The Bays in Wellington felt longer than it should have, then it probably was.

Organisers of yesterday's big running and walking event that attracted 14,000 competitoirs have apologised on Facebook today, admitting that those who participated in the half marathon actually ran 600 metres further than the regulation 21.1km.

Did the longer Round the Bays circuit affect your run? Contact news@dompost.co.nz

Organisers said on Facebook that the turnaround point on the half-marathon circuit was placed in the wrong spot, making the whole run slightly longer.

"We would like to apologise to those trying to achieve PBs (personal best)," they said.

It came after many runners queried the length of the race, pointing out that their own GPS recorded it as closer to 22km.

Some said the extra distance had thrown out their attempts to beat their previous best times. 

Some also questioned the distance of the 10km run, claiming it was about 300m too long.

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