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Crowd support . . . Honza Zoha (centre), of Queenstown, is congratulated by Cromwell Half Marathon and 10km Run/Walk organiser Terry Davis (right) and Sport Central regional co-ordinator Bill Godsall on being the overall winner and first man home in the 10km race. PHOTO: PAM JONES

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A record crowd took part in Sunday’s Cromwell Half Marathon and 10km Run/Walk event, but it was easier for some than others.

Lucy Ludlow (14 months) had an easy trip around the 10km course, being pushed in a mountain buggy by her mother Claire Nichols, of Queenstown.

Nichols was second woman home and fifth overall in the 10km race. Auckland runner Angela Hawkes was first woman home and third overall.

Race organiser Terry Davis said this year’s 400 entrants formed the biggest group ever to take part.

Alexandra man Caleb Pearson, who has recently moved to Central Otago from Auckland, won the half marathon in 1hr 18min 52sec. Tanya Copeland, of Pisa Moorings, was first woman home in the half marathon in 1hr 31min 44sec, and Honza Zoha, of Queenstown, was first man home in the 10km run.