|Gerald Manderson M (NZL), geb. 1944-00-00|
Gerald is the leading walker in this year’s race and will be very hard to beat for walking line honours. He will give a lot of the runners a shake as well.
(Colac 2002 Runners Bios)
Gerald Manderson (age 54) from New Zealand was definitely the gun in the field. He only took up the sport in 1995 and has been advised by Dudley Harris. His performances prior to this race were as follows
- Feb 1996 166 km in 24 hours
- April 1996 157 km in 22:01 before retiring
- Nov 1996 100 miles in 22:34:28
- Aug 1997 107.3 km in 13:42:05 in the Rotarua 100 Km event
202.46 km in 28 hours
- Oct 1997 175.6 km in 24:00:37
- July 98 176.97 km in 24 hours
He certainly built on this with another fine performance, his first ultra outside New Zealand.