Nelson Leader : April 18th 2013
33 THE NELSON LEADER, APRIL 18, 2013 Sun shines on City2Saxton Scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, baby buggies, buskers and dogs were all part of Sport Tasman's new City2Saxton event held in perfect autumn weather last Sunday. Just over 200 participants of all ages and sizes ran, walked and rolled 10 kilometres from Victory Square to Saxton Field after taking part in a mass warm-up. The first across the line in a time of 32min 55sec was 12-year-old scooter rider Pirran Stephens followed only two seconds behind by Billy Dravitzki, also 12. Athena Chaney, 12, was in the lead bunch -- the first female to cross the line. The Leader's Peter Gibbs was at the finish line with his camera. Line honours: Kay Stansbury-Ward, left, and Vicki Bryson ran together. Fast twitch: Athena Chaney matched it with the top boys to finish in the lead bunch of scooter riders. Flightless Birds of NZ: From left, Jane Bayley, Deanne Kilpatrick and Stella Kennedy were among the entertainers on the course. Striding out: Ross Mitchell was the fastest walker, finishing in just over an hour. Wheely quick: Ryan Birkett, left, and Ben Alloway battled right to the finish. Togetherness: Barb and Steve Pauling completed the run together. Family fun: Jon Linyard pushed his daughters Nia, left, and Keshia. No sweat: Simonne MacManus was happy with her scooter journey. Jogging through: Alan Bryson and James McPhie approach the finish. Songbird: Rebecca Scholfield serenaded competitors as they left Monaco.
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