Thousands turn out for winter run

21:41, Jun 25 2012
Allan Ure
Riding high: Allan Ure had fun running the marathon in motorcycle gear. Photo: Al Simmonds.

Almost 5000 runners and walkers braved winter weather on Sunday for the Wellington Marathon.

Participants of all ages and abilities ran or walked a scenic route along Wellington's waterfront.

The marathon route was from the Westpac Stadium to Marine Parade in Seatoun and back to the stadium.

There was also a half-marathon and 10-kilometre race.

Graeme Taylor won the men's marathon in 2hr 33min 58sec and Sarah Burgess won the women's race in 2:48:40.

Kip Kemei claimed the men's half marathon in 1 hr 6 min 40 sec, and Anne-Marie Madden won the women's half marathon in 1hr 21min 36sec.

Cameron Goldsmid (32min 25sec) and Sarah Drought (35min 56sec) were the winners of the 10km race.

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