Although the conditions were cool, the intensity was hot and a lot of refreshments were needed.
The lead pack stayed tightly bunched with no one wanting to let the other get more than a step ahead.
Dow pulled off for fuel while Melville started to jockey for postiion within the group.
Erin Gray knew it was important to take refreshments and made sure she walked smart.
Erin Taylor-Talcott a 50K distance specialist, was trying her hand at the shorter 20K.
While the lead pack was focused on their task, so too was the chase pack. Each member hoped to break loose and rejoin the lead pack.
Katie Burnett, walked along, but with purpose strength.
The women's 20K story continues...