The Gentle Annie doesn’t believe in fastest times. It gives out personal bests. Fastest times come, and go, a tail wind, a favorable group, a downhill ride, but they are fleeting, and ultimately unrewarding. Personal bests are earned, worn like a badge of honour and they don’t differentiate between ability. They tell of a struggle, a reward, a time when you’ve tested yourself 100%, or tried to go way beyond what you’ve ever been able to do before. The Gentle Annie won’t give you a fastest time, but whether you’re fast, slow, large or small, somewhere between Taihape and Napier, you’ll find a personal best.