Peter Michael X-TECH MPC had to fight hard to beat off a Genuine Challenge from Ollie Jones in the mens 5,000, Jones N.Z. most promising Junior has no respect for reputations & took the Challenge up to Peter, with a strong Finishing Mark MacDonald X-TECH WHEELZ N.Z. 3rd. with Antony Nalder 4th.
Nicole Begg X-TECH MPC International was with the field till about 5 laps to go & a very decisive attack saw her rapidly put a comfortable gap over the field.In a close Tussle X-TECH WHEELZ NZ skater Samantha Michael Palmerston North fought off Stephanie Challis Upper Hutt for 2nd place, Challis who is very fit & aggressive, is not afraid of windburn or allergic to leading & made it a very honest race, the group dropped quickly to 6 with only Renee Nyman, Tegan Roffe & Emily Van den Heyden keeping up with the pace, till Nicole, put in the decisive burner.
Emily Van den Heyden
Some great races in the B, C, D & E Grades.with some very close results.