Monaco Mid Winter Marathon Results 2016

We had a great day, the rain held off and the cool still conditions made for some very fast times across all the teams.
Living up to their name the Sneaky Blasters came in first from the Marlborough Teams, holding the fast finishing Snail Slayers with the Shockwave Dynamos having just a bit much to do in the last leg.
Kevin Bishell and Don Bate competed in the 2-person Relay
Margaret Hazelwood , Robbie Barnes, Paul Knight and Hedley Meacheam all ran the full Marathon.
Team results from Marlborough athletes;

Snail Slayers K rate Distance

Estimated Time

Actual Time

Robbie

0:04:30

7.5

0:33:45

0:35:36

Robbie

0:03:50

6.5

0:24:55

0:26:46

Robbie

0:03:50

8

0:30:40

0:33:49

Robbie

0:03:50

8

0:30:40

0:32:13

Anna

0:05:30

6.5

0:35:45

0:44:42

Ray

0:08:45

5.5

0:48:08

0:35:03

         
Total time    

3:23:53

3:28:09

         
Sneaky Blasters        
Peter

0:04:30

7.5

0:33:45

0:38:33

Peter

0:04:30

6.5

0:29:15

0:28:59

Paul

0:05:00

8

0:40:00

0:40:03

Megan

0:06:10

8

0:49:20

0:38:53

Dale

0:04:10

6.5

0:27:05

0:26:21

Bill

0:05:15

5.5

0:28:52

0:28:17

         
Total time    

3:28:18

3:21:06

         
Shockwave Dynamos        
Ed

0:04:30

7.5

0:33:45

0:37:40

Ed

0:04:30

6.5

0:29:15

0:28:26

James

0:04:40

8

0:37:20

0:38:12

Jan

0:05:30

8

0:44:00

0:38:38

Robyn

0:05:00

6.5

0:32:30

0:34:15

Kathryn

0:07:00

5.5

0:38:30

0:35:36

         
Total time    

3:35:20

3:32:47

         

For full results go to http://monacomarathon.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/MonacoMidWinterMarathon2016_Overall.pdf

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Cross Country Championship 2016

The 2016 Cross Country Championship Marlborough Harrier Club 2016 was held at Kemp’s Farm, Seventeen Valley. This is the first time the championships have been held on this farm.
The course was well received by all competitors as it gave all grades the opportunity to see where everyone was on the course. It was a bit challenging with a stream running through the middle, flat to undulating. Underfoot conditions were excellent and the overhead conditions could not have been better. A real delight for the “hard-core” cross country runners and walkers.
It was a great sight to see the sea of club colours on the course. There was no mistaking it was a Marlborough Harrier Club event.
Results were:
1000 metres
Girls 7 and under;
Anna Love 1 (10.11)
Boys 7 and under;
Andrew Hall 1 (6.33)
Boys 10 and under;
Michael James 1 (5.38) Jaydon Lucas 2 (7.24).
Girls 10 and under;
Gemma Bishell 1 (7.25)
2000 metres
Boys 12 and under;
Connor Pugh 1 (10.12), James Hansen 2 (10.36), Jack Love 3 (14.28)
Girls 12 and under;
Jorja Bacchus 1 (10.47), Amber Bendell 2 (11.45), Katie Pugh 3 (11.51).
3000 metres
Boys 14 and under;
Gus Marfell 1 (12.38), Hunter Bendell 2 (13.30), Sam Hamilton 3 (13.53)
Girls 14 and under;
Lara Bacchus 1 (18.17)
4000 metres
Girls 16 and under;
Olivia Capper 1 (25.19), Anna Barnes 2 (34.20)
6000 metres
Men under 19;
Adam Baker 1 (37.37) Non member.
Walkers;
Helen Walshe 1 (51.39), Alison Blackmore 2 (53.22), Sheila Waters 3 (55.56)
Veteran Women;
Lynne Fitzpatrick 1 (30.32), Margaret Hazelwood 2 (35.40), Linda Hall 3 (43.47).
8000 metres
Senior Women;
Megan Kain 1 (52.00)
Veteran Men;
  Robbie Barnes 1 (33.56), Kevin Bishell 2 (37.03), Gareth Pugh 3 (37.43)
This concludes a very successful Cross Country campaign. We now prepare for road races.
Full results here

 

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Mt Vernon Grand Traverse 2016

A number of records tumbled during the 13th edition of the Mount Vernon Grand Traverse on Sunday. The day also saw a record turn-out of competitors throughout the three events with more than 200 participating.

Sam Hansby claimed his second successive title in the Grand Traverse taking line honuors and narrowly missing the men’s record in the process. His winning time was 1hr 14min 10sec. and he was followed home by Billy Hebberd and Tom Patchett. Megan Craig won the women’s section in a record time of 1hr 23min 04sec. from Paula Olliver and Kerry Semmens.

In the 11km Fun Run/Walk, Jeremy McKenzie finished ahead of Jimmy Johnston and George Varney in a record-breaking time of 47min 31sec. Laura Aiosa was the best of the women with a time of 1hr 08min 17sec. just in front of Claire Heath and Daina Crosbie.

The Kids Challenge was won by last year’s runner-up, Connor Pugh, in a time of 9min 17sec. just ahead of Jorja Bacchus who set a new girl’s record with 9min 35sec. Last year’s overall winner Finley Neilson finished in third place.

A huge thank-you to all competitors, spectators, volunteers, marshals, tail-end Charlie’s and sponsors for making the event a success.

Full results available here

Read the Marlborough Express article here

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Novice Cup held at Taylor Dam 16th April 2016

Brilliant overhead conditions prevailed for those that contested the Marlborough Harrier Club’s Novice Cup Handicapped Cross Country event at Taylor Dam on Saturday afternoon. It was a challenge to traverse the bog in the first half of the course but all came through unscathed.
The handicap system works so as to give every competitor, no matter what their ability, an even chance of winning their grade. In theory everyone in their respective grade should cross the finish line together. The handicappers did a good job with most competitors coming in within a short time. We had all grades represented from under 7’s to veterans. Great to see so many children getting out and enjoying themselves.
The next championship race on 7th May, will be an extra challenge for seniors, veterans and walkers who will all step up to longer distances on the day.
A full set of Novice Cup results can be found here.
Results of the Novice Cup (first five placings) are as follows:
1000 metres
Boys 7 and under;
Blake Marfell 1 (6.49), Andrew Hall 2 (7.17), Fastest Actual time: Blake Marfell (5.09)
Girls 7 and under;
Anna Love 1 with fastest actual time (6.42),
Boys 10 and under; Michael James 1 (6.22Jayden Lucas 2 (7.01) Fastest Actual Time: Michael James (4.32)
Girls 10 and under;
Gemma Bishell 1 (6.54), Sam Marfell 2 (6.59) Fastest Actual Time: Sam Marfell (4.49)
2000 metres

Boys 12 and under; Louis Thomas (16.05), James Hansen 2 (17.09) Fletcher Kopua 3 (17.11). Fastest Actual Time: Connor Pugh (9.38)
Girls 12 and under; Neve McKenzie 1 (13.08), Amber Bendell 2 (13.41) Katie Pugh 3 (16.28) Fastest actual time: Neve McKenzie (10.08).
3000 metres
Boys 14 and under;
Finn McKenzie 1 (15.54), Angus Kopua 2 (16.42) Gus Marfell 3 (19.51) Fastest Actual Time: Gus Marfell (13.51)
Girls 14 and under; Lara Bacchus 1 (19.58) with fastest time (17.58)
4000 metres
Girls 16 and under; Olivia Capper 1 (31.35) Anna Barnes 2 (33.33) Fastest Actual time: Olivia Capper (27.05)
Walkers; Kathryn Mann 1 (29 minutes) Sheila Waters 2 (29.30), Kay Leach 3 (29.56), Fastest Actual Time: Judith Hyndman (25.28)
Veteran Women; Brenda Pottinger 1 (30.49), Lisa Kane 2 (31.04), Jan Curnow 3 (31.44), Fastest Actual Time: Brenda Pottinger (23.49)
6000 metres
Junior men;
Adam Baker 1 (57.58) Fastest actual time Adam Baker 28.43)
Veteran Men;
Ray Waters 1 (54.41), Peter Mann 2 (56.38), Kevin Bishell 3 (57.08), Fastest Actual Time: Glenn Marfell  (26.13)

 

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Scratch Cross Country race Saturday 2nd April 2016

One of the largest fields for a number of years assembled for the Marlborough Harrier Club scratch races at Taylor Dam on Saturday afternoon. A lot of newcomers, including families, took part and weather conditions on the day were ideal considering the rain early Saturday morning.  These races are used by the club handicappers to calculate estimated times for up-coming handicapped events starting with the Novice Cup on 16th April.

Winners on the day were Ned Love, Gemma Bishell, Anna Love, Connor Pugh, Jorja Bacchus, Hunter Bendell, Lara Bacchus, Anna Barnes, Brenda Pottinger, Adam Baker, Stephen Blackwell, Robbie Barnes, Sheila Waters.
Full results here.
Top 3 results are as follows:
1000 metres
Girls 7 and under;
Anna Love 1 (7.14)
Boys 10 and under;
Ned Love 1 (5 21) Michael James 2 (5. 28).
Girls 10 and under;
Gemma Bishell 1 (5.36)
2000 metres
Boys 12 and under;
Connor Pugh 1 (10 .4), Fletcher Kopua 2 (11.56), Jack Love 3 (13.33)
Girls 12 and under;
Jorja Bacchus 1 (11 .6), Amber Bendell 2 (15. 33), Narvara Love 3 (18 . 11).
3000 metres
Boys 14 and under;
Hunter Bendell 1 (14.18), Sam Hamilton 2 (14.48), Angus Kopua 3 (21.04)
Girls 14 and under;
Lara Bacchus 1 (18.51)
Walkers;
Sheila Waters 1= (31.43), Kathryn Mann 1= (31.43), Linda Le Sueur 3 (31.51)
4000 metres
Girls 16 and under;
Anna Barnes 1 (24.19), Olivia Capper 2 (24.55)
6000 metres
Men under 19;
Adam Baker 1 (28.57)
4000 metres
Veteran Women;
Brenda Pottinger 1 (24.19), Lisa Kane 2 (24.51), Leanne Barnes 3 (28.51).
6000 metres
Senior Men;
Stephen Blackwell 1 (24.55)
Veteran Men;
Robbie Barnes 1 (25.22), John Kennedy 2 (26.01), Ed Massey 3 (29.00)

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