Nick Horspool (1:08:36) had little trouble winning the Cigna Round the Bays Half Marathon in Wellington, New Zealand.
More than 1,400 runners completed the shoreline run from Frank Kitt Park to Massey Memorial and back.
James Parsons placed second with a time of 1:11:50.
He finished fourth a year ago.
Last year’s winner Stephen Day (1:12:31) took third in this year’s race.
For the women, it was Katie Kemp (1:16:58) coming in comfortably ahead of the field to defend her title.
In a distant second was Olivia Carleton with a time of 1:30:09.
Michelle Law (1:32:00) rounded out the top three.