Al's Mob enjoyed a sodden day for their 15th time in the Marton-Wanganui relay, however it is the first time that we have encountered such bad weather. We had a good day out starting off in third place where we remained until leg 9 where Denises gutsy effort put us in 2nd place where we remained. We were the meat ina Taranaki Race Walking sandwich with only 4 minutes separating the first three teams - great to have some competition all the way. Everyone in our team put in maximum effort under not so good conditions and we all very much enjoyed our dry clothes and a couple of drinks at Wanganui East Club at the finish. Striders got a fair share of the spot prizes in a well organized and enjoyable event. Well done Beauties and the Beasts too - hopefully we'll all be back next year with better weather!!!