Burton Cup 6th May 2017 @ Taylor Dam

Perfect conditions greeted those contesting the Marlborough Harrier Club’s oldest trophy race, the Burton Cup Sealed Handicapped Cross Country at Taylor Dam on Saturday afternoon. All competitors started at the same time with their finishing times altered according to their recorded handicap. Made for some interesting running and results.
The handicap systems works so as to give every competitor, no matter what their ability, an even chance of winning their grade.
A full set of Burton Cup results can be found at http://www.harriers.net.nz/results

Results of the Burton Cup are as follows:
1000 metres
Girls 7 and under;
Leia Shaw 1 (5.09),

2000 metres
Boys 12 and under;
Matthew Hall 1 (15.12), Connor Pugh 2 (16.05), Michael James 3 (16.18) Fastest Handicap Time Connor Pugh (9.25):

3000 metres
Girls 14 and under;
Jorja Bacchus 1 (17.31)

4000 metres
Boys 16 and under;
Gus Marfell 1 (23.19)
Girls 16 and under;
Sophia Bendell 1 (23.26) Lucy Bendell 2 (24.38) Anna Barnes 3 (26.43) Fastest Handicapped time Sophia Bendell (22.56)

6000 metres
Senior Women; Kiri Johnson 1 (52.54)
Veteran Women;
Lynne Fitzpatrick 1 (53.30), Tracey Sims 2 (54.08), Julie Bunnk 3 (55.07). Fastest Handicapped time: Lynne Fitzpatrick (34.30)

8000 metres
Veteran Men;
Peter Mann 1 (53.13), Seb Bacchus 2 (54.07), Ed Massey 3 (54.08) Fastest Handicapped time: Robbie Barnes (35.52)

10000 metres
Senior Men;
Adam Baker 1 (56.01), Dale Smit 2 (57.57), Thomas Walsh 3 (66.53) Fastest Handicap Time: Adam Baker (49.31)



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Ross Logan made his mark on Marlborough


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Novice Cup 2017

After a week of rain this handicap event was held on a revised course at the Taylor Dam Reserve.

This is what they call “shoe deep”

Underfoot conditions was not too wet and proved to be fast. All who competed thought it was a better course than the original because it is fast so will see if the Club uses it again.

Just a little wet for the Club Captain

Results on the day is posted on the results page but can be viewed here.
A summary:
Girls 7 and under; Honor McKenzie 1 (8.02), Fastest Actual Time: Honor McKenzie (8.02) This was Honor’s first race ever.
2000 metres
Boys 12 and under; Andrew Hall 1 (17.46), Michael James 2 (18.04),
Fastest Actual Time: Michael James (10.44)
Girls 12 and under; Georgia Marfell 1 (17.19) Amber Bendell 2 (18.03) Neve McKenzie 3 (18.12)
Fastest actual time: Neve McKenzie (10.12)
3000 metres
Girls 14 and under; Jorja Bacchus 1 (23.49) Lucy Bendell 2 (25.28)

Jorja flying

Fastest Actual Time: Jorja Bacchus (16.09)
Walkers; Wayne Gee 1= (30.19) Savanna Gee 1= (30.19) Barry Hyndman 3 (30.23)
Fastest Actual Time: Wayne Gee and Savanna Gee 30.19)
4000 metres
Boys 16 and under; Angus Kopua 1 (23.33) Finn McKenzie 2 (23.35) Gus Marfell 3 (24.16)
Fastest Actual Time: Gus Marfell (16.56)
Girls 16 and under; Sophie Bendell 1 (22.36) Anna Barnes 2 (22.58)
Fastest Actual Time Sophia Bendell (21.56)
4000 metres
Senior Women; Megan Kain 1 (31.32) Kiri Johnson 1 (33.24))
Fastest Actual Time: Megan Kain (23.17)
Veteran Women; Tracey Sims 1 (33.13) Linda Hall (33.51) Michelle Harris 3 (33.29)
Fastest Actual Time: Michelle Harris (23.29)
6000 metres
Veteran Men; David Bendell 1 (36.41) Warren Hall (37.26) Alan Wilson 3 (38.34)
Fastest Actual Time: Robbie Barnes (25.11)

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MHC Scratch Race 25th March 2017

20170318_092240The Club’s first competition race of the season took place on Saturday 25th March 2017 at the Taylor Dam Cross Country Course. Thanks go to those that assisted in setting up the course and taking it down plus those that helped the previous Saturday morning to prepare the course.
Conditions overhead was cloudy and cool and underfoot dry along the course. The river crossing was waist deep on the usual crossing so the course went slightly downstream where it was calf deep.dsc_0128
A good day had by all those competing. Results are:

1000 metres
Boys 10 and under;
Dylan Gibson 1 (4.58)dsc_0090
2000 metres
Boys 12 and under;
Connor Pugh 1 (9.31), Jayden Lucas 2 (10.49), Michael James 3  dsc_0086(10.50)
Girls 12 and under;
Katie Pugh 1 (12.24)
3000 metres
Girls 14 and under;
Jorja Bacchus 1 (16.16)
Kay Leach 1 (31.18)
4000 metres
Senior Women;
Lisa Kain 1 (26.38)
Veteran Women;
Lynne Fitzpatrick 1 (22.02), Tracey Sims 1 (22.52), Linda Hall 3 (30.14)
6000 metres
Senior Men;
Dale Smit 1 (28.40), Cameron Kain 2 (34.18)dsc_0243
Veteran Men;
Gareth Pugh 1 (31.14), Seb Bacchus 2 (31.41), Peter Mann 3 (31.53)
Photos available here.

Full results can be viewed here

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Opening Day 18th March 2017 – Taylor Dam


Harriers had their open day Saturday 18th March 2017 in fine weather and firm underfoot.
The Club Captain Peter Mann sorted all that attended into teams of 3 or 4 mixing up genders and ages.
Runners and walkers completed the figure 8 course of 3km 3 times. Any runner walker could stop at the coned designated stop then wait of their team members completing the course then join them again. All runner/walkers of teams had to get back to the finish line at the same time.
Enjoyed by all.
Afterwards all enjoyed refreshments which included a BBQ.
Pleasing to see so many doing the course in club colours.

Having to work for their BBQ

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