Ben Twyman with a string of wins under his belt returned to the start line possibly hoping to pick up where he left off. But with Dougal Thorburn, the 2013 National Marathon Champion, also lining up for the gun this was going to be an interesting test of fitness. As the picture below shows Doogie and Ben were roughly together half-way to the turn around on Oriental Parade, but as the race progressed Doogie built up a good gap which at the Skate Park looked to be about 100m. The chilly northerly wind most likely impacted on times with Thorburn posting 16.13 with Twyman clocking 16.58 his slowest time of the series.
|Dr Doogie Thorburn and Ben Twyman at New World on the way out|
|Skate Park street art - pity about the tagging|
|This is what real skateboarding is about|
|Dougal at the Skate Park on the way back|
|Ben chasing Dougal, but to no avail|