of the more than 1200 runners and walkers set off in the
Stadium 2 Surf 10km race yesterday.
Event co-ordinator Matt Black said it was the third time the
race had been held in Dunedin.
The first two raised money to fund a children's athletics
Mr Black said an additional fund was established with
proceeds from this year's race which would assist teenage
athletes by providing money to attend national championships
or buy equipment.
The winner, Daniel Balchin (23), of Christchurch, crossed the
finishing line at St Clair in 32min 45sec, lowering the
course record by 21sec.
The fastest female was Lesley van Miert (29), of the
Netherlands, who finished in 37min 23sec and bettered the
women's mark by 43sec.