The first of the Timaru Harrier Club "Boardwalk" series on Caroline Bay was taken out by Jesse Gibbs.
Recently returned from university in Canada Gibbs was the first home in the 5km race in 17min 05sec, followed by Ben Wreford.
Kelly Hurring, the New Zealand women's 10,000m champion ran 17min 59sec to be third overall and first woman home.
The races will be held over the next five weeks starting at 6.30pm.
- The Timaru Herald