Conditions at the Manawatu Grunt this year were much better than last year. The sun was out, there was not as much mud, and there seemed to be fewer cow pats!
Sunny conditions on the Manawatu
The first of the crews to appear on the home straight were an hour after the official start time of 10am – indicating strong currents on the way up to the start. Other than the currents, the effluent and the occasional log – the water was fine.
The Star women’s quad of Blackmore, Boyle, Morgan and Gilbert-Milne was the fastest female crew of the event, and the only Star crew in the top 10 based on prognostic times. The junior men’s quad of Scott, Tong, Newton and Robinson was the fastest of the Star crews to come down the course.
Star Crew Results: (Full Results can be found on Rowit)
The boys take the direct route to the river
Junior men's quad