Certainly not me as I faded over the last section, in fact I seem to have been the worst in terms of pacing myself… (again?)
Mike could be a contender with some solid gains in placing on the last leg. But I reckon the award goes to Brent (the panel is open for discussion), who moved his way consistently up the placings over every leg past Tikitapu (Blue Lake). In fact neither Caleb nor Brent even dropped a placing after Tikitapu, superb pacing for their first ultra. And all MEC runners finished within an hour of each other – that is impressively consistent club if I do say so myself.
And if anyone needs more convincing – Brent ran the return Okataina leg faster (at least by a few seconds) than the outbound one. Also note the a nice linear decline in pace back to me at the bottom.