Monday, 2 July 2012

Taupo Triumph

As posted on Friday I have been away at the North Island Cross Country Champs in Taupo. My event was 6 km held on a hilly Spa Park course. I had been in 6th place for the first lap but passed 2 more runners on the second lap to finish 4th and 3rd in the 50 - 54 age group.

I was delighted to win my third ever medal at Taupo out of about 9 attempts!



Going up a hilly section of the course



With Tony Price shortly after the finish of the race


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With the race out of the way on Saturday morning I was able to enjoy watching the other runners suffer as I had in the other grades. At 4 pm I attended the prize-giving to receive my Bronze Medal! Photo to come!

While at De Bretts Thermal Resort I had ample opportunities to soak my weary body!

On Saturday night we had dinner at Jolly Goodfellows. I had a large portion of Nachos!

It was a great weekend! I have taken lots of photos but once again can't access them! I will try my best to post some soon!

8 comments:

Don't unplug your hub. said...

Well done Paul. Jolly good show. You don't even look like you're sweating!

Lea said...

Well done Paul! That's a great achievement. I'm with John - you don't look particularly tired :-) Great photos, nice to see you in action :-).

Valerie said...

Congratulations on your win.

Victor e suas opiniões said...

Really good Mr. Paul, well done!

Ellie said...

Oh congratulations Paul, you seem to be getting stronger and better at your running.

Buttons said...

Congratulations Paul. Well done. B

Kay G. said...

Good job!
I remember your post showing us the springs, they looked so nice. Hope to see the photo of you in the springs!

Becky said...

YEAH! And CONGRATS! AWESOME!