Alpine Lodge Loop the Lake 2015

Last weekend marked the 20th Anniversary of this popular run which is contested in an anti-clockwise direction encompassing one loop of Lake Rotoiti.  Robbie Barnes, Bruce Hillis, Simone Moar and Jan Curnow were amongst the 366 competitors who took part in the 25km event which was held fine conditions.

Club Results:

Robbie Barnes 2hrs 00min 20sec. (1st M50-59)                                                                                Bruce Hillis 2:14:33 (5th M50-59)                                                                                             Simone Moar 2:14:54 (4th FU40)                                                                                                      Jan Curnow 3:18:21 (11th F50-59)

Provisional Results

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NZ Mountain Running Champs 2015

Robbie Barnes added another national running title to his collection when he lined up in the NZ Mountain Running Championships at the weekend. The event was contested in the Grampians Hills behind Nelson on a wet Saturday afternoon.

Robbie covered the 9.3km 2-lap course which included a 595 metre climb and 565 metre descent in a time of 47.06 minutes to finish first in the Mens 50-54 Age Group and also head home the other Masters Men aged 50 and over.

National marathon champions Dougal Thorburn (Wellington Scottish) and Sally Gibbs (Tauranga Ramblers) claimed the senior titles.

Full Results

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Novice Cup 2015

Overcast conditions greeted those contesting the Novice Cup at Taylor Dam on Saturday afternoon in the first handicapped event of the 2015 season.

For the first time in the event walkers also started off handicap and produced the closest finish of the day with just three seconds separating Emily Burgess and Alison Brook.

The next race at Taylor Dam is for the Burton Cup on Saturday 2nd May and once again all competitors will start off on handicap with seniors, veterans and walkers stepping up to longer distances on the day.

Full Results

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Cross Country Scratch Races 2015

One of the largest fields for a number of years assembled for the scratch races at Taylor Dam on Saturday afternoon. A lot of newcomers, including families took part and weather conditions were ideal.  These races are used by the club handicappers (who like chocolate) to calculate estimated times for up-coming handicapped events starting with the Novice Cup on 11th April.

Winners on the day were Fletcher Kopua, Neve McKenzie, Luke Jones, Amber Bendell, Hunter Bendell, Sam Hamilton, Anna Barnes, Judith Hyndman, Anna Archie, Jan Curnow, Hamish Hargest and Robbie Barnes.

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Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon 2015

Bruce Hillis and Anna Barnes headed home the club members who competed in the popular but hilly Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and associated 10km event on Saturday.
Bruce Hillis, Jodie Brown and Michelle Harris all tackled the half marathon run while Anna and Bill Hunter contested the shorter distance.
Half Marathon Run (101 finishers):
Bruce Hillis 1hr 45min 48sec. (2nd M50-59)
Jodie Brown 1:57:56 (4th F40-49)
Michelle Harris 2:10:18 (8th F40-49)
10km Run (98 finishers)
Anna Barnes 59min 14sec. (3rd FU18)
Bill Hunter 60:39 (9th M60+)

Provisional Results

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