Ed Massey in Chile

Received an email today from Ed who is holidaying in Chile.

Representing Marlborough Harriers on the top of Saint Cristobal hill in Santiago Chile…..

Nice to see Marlborough Harrier Club within the International scene. Thanks Ed.



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2017 Annual prizegiving

We held the annual prizegiving at the Harrier Shed, Churchward Park, Taylor Pass Road on Sunday 24th September.dsc_0049
The prizegiving and later BBQ and a special treat for all, a Mr Whippy to finish off a perfect day in the sunshine.dsc_0051
Prizegiving results are as follows:

GRADE                  Certificate           Cup        Adult Medal       Children’s Medal  Awarded to


Under 12 Girls                                                                                                1            Amber Bendell
Under 12 Boys                                                                                                1            Andrew Hall   Under 14 Girls                                                                                                1            Jorja Bacchus
Under 16 Girls                                                                                                1            Sophia Bendell  Under 16 Boys                                                                                                1            Gus Marfell
Woman                                                                1                                                        Megan Kain       Men                                                                      1                                                        David Bendell

Under 7 Girls                                                                                                     1         Leia Shaw
Under 12 Girls                                                                                                   1          Katie Pugh
Under 12 Boys                                                                                                   1          Mathew Hall
Under 14 Girls                                                                                                   1          Jorja Bacchus
Under 16 Girls                                                                                                   1          Sophia Bendell
Under 16 Boys                                                                                                   1          Gus Marfell
Senior Woman                                                                 1                                           Kiri Johnson
Senior Men                                                                       1                                           Adam Baker
Veteran Woman                                                              1                                       Lynne Fitzpatrick
Veteran Men                                                                    1                                            Peter Mann


Under 10 Boys                                                                                                   1           Dillon Gibson
Under 12 Boys                                                                                                   1          Michael James
Under 14 Girls                                                                                                   1           Jorja Bacchus
Under 14 Boys                                                                                                   1           Jimmy Luff
Under 16 Girls                                                                                                   1           Anna Barnes
Under 16 Boys                                                                                                   1           Gus Marfell
Walkers                                                                             1                                            K aye Leach
Winner of the Prosser Cup                                            1                                             Cameron Kain


Under 12 Boys                   1                                                                                             Andrew Hall
Under 14 Girls                   1                                                                                            Jorja Bacchus
Under 14 Boys                   1                                                                                            Jimmy Luff
Under 16 Girls                   1                                                                                            Anna Barnes
Under 16 Boys                   1                                                                                         Hunter Bendell
Walkers                                                                                1                                           Sheila Waters
Winner of the Fairhall Road Race                                  1                                          Allister Leach


Under 7 Girls                                                                                                    1             Leia Shaw
Under 12 Girls                                                                                                  1              Katie Pugh
Under 12 Boys                                                                                                  1              Connor Pugh
Under 14 Girls                                                                                                  1             Jorja Bacchus
Under 14 Boys                                                                                                  1             Jimmy Luff
Under 16 Girls                                                                                                  1             Anna Barnes
Under 16 Boys                                                                                                  1             Gus Marfell
Senior Woman                                                                 1                                             Megan Kain
Senior Men                                                                       1                                            Cameron Kain
Veteran Woman                                                              1                                              Emily Marfell
Veteran Men                                                                    1                                             Robbie Barnes
Veteran Woman 55+                                                      1                                 Margaret Hazelwood
Veteran Men 60+                                                            1                                              Bill Hunter
Walkers                                                                              1                                             Alison Brook


Under 7 Girls                                                                                                     1              Leia Shaw
Under 12 Boys                                                                                                   1          Michael James
Under 14 Girls                                                                                                   1          Jorja Bacchus
Under 14 Boys                                                                                                   1          Jimmy Luff
Under 16 Girls                                                                                                   1          Anna Barnes
Under 16 Boys                                                                                                               Gus Marfell
Senior Men                                                                        1                                           Adam Baker
Senior Women                                                                  1                                           Megan Kain
Veteran Woman                                                               1                                             Tracey Sims
Veteran Men                                                                     1                                            Robbie Barnes
Veteran Woman 55+                                                      1                                 Margaret Hazelwood
Veteran Men 60+                                                             1                                              Brian Martin
Walkers                                                                              1                                           Sheila Waters
Guerin Trophy                                                                  1                                            Jim Mercer
Junior Winner                                    1                                                                           Anna Barnes

All Other Cups and Trophies

Vulcan Trophy – Most Promising Junior Boy                                                        Michael James

Western Trophy – Most Promising Junior Girl                                                     Jorja Bacchus

Presidents Supporters Cup                                                                                       Bronwyn James

Presidents Trophy                                                                                                       Peter Mann

John Western Memorial Cup                                                                                    Cameron Kain

Walker of the Year                                                                                                       Sheila Waters

Anita Neal Trophy – Most Improved Runner                                                         Ed Massey

Harrier of the Year                                                                                                       Robbie Barnes

For photos go here

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Prosser Cup 23rd September 2017

The 2017 Prosser Cup for Marlborough Harrier Club was held at The Hawkesbury Road circuit.

The start all off go

Weather conditions was excellent for this circuit. It went from warm to very warm within the race. It is a deceptive course where everyone thinks it is flat but has a vicious steady climb to the 1st turnaround point.
This race had a sealed handicap where everyone received a handicap but not told what it was until the results were published. Kept everyone honest.
Results were:
1000 metres
dsc_0004Boys 10 and under;
Dylan Gibson 1 (4.27)
2000 metres
Boys 12 and under;
Michael James 1 (8.59) and fastest time. Jayden Lucas 2 (10.14)
3000 metres
dsc_0014Boys 14 and under;
Jimmy Luff 1 (14.32)
Girls 14 and under;
Jorja Bacchus 1 (12.53)
4000 metres
Boys 16 and under;
Gus Marfell 1 (15.04)
Girls 16 and under;
Anna Barnes 1 (20.15)
8200 metres
Kay Leach 1 (1.15.49), Sheila Waters 2 (1.16.41), Alison Brook 3 (1.17.38) dsc_0010Fastest time Judith Hyndman (1.03.26)
Senior women;
Megan Kain 1 (47.02), Georgina Taylor 2 (49.49) Fastest time Georgina Taylor (43.04)
Veteran Women;
Wendy Gibson 1 (48.14), Michelle Harris 2 (54.08), Tracey Sims 3 (54.24)  Fastest time Michelle Harris (41.08)
Open Men; Cameron Kain 1 (42.42), Sean Martin 2 (45.40) Non- member, Dale Smit 3 (45.44) Fastest time Cameron Kain (33.12)
Veteran Men;
Bill Hunter 1 (44.45), Peter Mann 2 (44.52), Robbie Barnes 3 (45.29) Fastest time Robbie Barnes (31.29)




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Queen Charlotte Relay 16th September 2017

The running of the 36th Queen Charlotte Relay between Picton and Havelock was run on Saturday.
Conditions for the day were ideal with rain during the debrief at Picton School then for the run going from overcast to fine and warm.
We had 7 walker teams competing leaving Waitohi Domain at 11.30am. We had 2 runner teams who had requested they leave with the walkers because their team was going to be slow.

Ed Massey after finishing at Momorangi asking “Am I here yet?”

42 runner teams took to the Queen Charlotte Drive leaving Picton 1pm.

Teams were mainly from Marlborough but we had one from Rangiora, one from Island Bay, 12 from Nelson.

It became quite obvious Athletics Nelson Senior Men team had decided they were going to challenge the field and also go below 2 hours – a time they had been challenging for the past couple of years running as Junior Men. Their time was 1 hr 59 min 47 seconds.

The Athletics Nelson Junior Men came in 2nd in 2 hr 12 min 21 seconds.

Ed Massey passing the baton to Robbie Barnes (Barnstormers Team) at Momorangi with Jim Mercer eagerly looking for his runner.

Marlborough Harrier Club Senior Men came in third in 2 hr 12 min 45 seconds.

The stage is set for prizegiving

Our generous sponsors allowed us to offer great performance prizes for qualifying grades, fastest lap times all grades, excellent 21 spot prize bags.

Ashleigh Weaver with her new bike.

As a special spot prize where we drew a lap number then a team number and whoever that lucky person was won a Trek Mountain Bike from Spokesman Cycles Marlborough This was won by Ashleigh Weaver in the MOB team. We asked her after the prizegiving if she already had a bike. She did but a real old one which she hated so the bike went to the right person who needed it.

Kenneth Leach accepting his voucher

Then we did the same for a family ticket of 2 adults with 3 children on the Pelorus Mailboat Havelock. This was won by Kenneth Leach of Blenheim. He does not have children or a partner so he has something to work on – Don’t tell Kay, his mother.

Our generous sponsors were in no particular order; Spokesman Cycles Marlborough, Pelorus Mailboat Havelock, Yealands Estate Winery, Mitchell Sports, Mediaworks, King Salmon, Crossfit Blenheim, Spy Valley Wines, SBS, Taylor Pass Honey, Havelock Hotel, Subway Picton, Pac N Save Blenheim, Grapelander Tours, Blenheim New World.

Our generous Sub Committee donated their time freely to assist with the running of the event before and during the event. They were Wynnie Wu Cosgrove, Kathryn Mann, Kay Leach, Bill Hunter, Les McKay, Kim Bacchus and Warren Hall. We thank them.

Our officials on the day did a splendid job on the day. They were;
The Ulysses Motorcycle Club Marlborough for Traffic Management.
Timekeepers and recorders and spotters at changeover points Wynnie Wu Cosgrove, Kathryn Mann, Wayne Gee, Bronwyn James (and Michael), Julie Hunter, John Bailey, Kay Leach, Sandra and Dennis Robinson, Leanne Barnes, Judith Hyndman, Warren Hall in the results control room. We owe them all a huge big thanks because without the officials doing their job, you would not get the results at the end.

Thank you to the people of Marlborough and the users of the Queen Charlotte Drive on Saturday for being so considerate to our teams and hoard of supporters.

One last thing is put Saturday 15th September 2018 in your diary now for the 37th running of the Queen Charlotte Relay.


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Fairhall Road Race

Post run refreshments

Marlborough Harrier Club held their Fairhall Road Race on the Ben Morven circuit on Saturday. This is a handicap race giving all Club Members the opportunity to be in the trophy mix. Members were also competing for the oldest trophy in the clubs cabinet.
Conditions were ideal on the course with it being fine, warm and little wind.
Results are:
2000 metres
Boys 12 and under; Andrew Hall 1 (24.49) Jayden Lucas 2 (24.57) Michael James 3 (25.08) Matthew Hall 4 (25.34) Fastest running time Michael James (8.23)
3000 metres
Boys 14 and under; Jimmy Luff 1 (24.21) and Fastest running time (13.36)
Girls 14 and under; Jorja Bacchus 1 (26.32) and Fastest running time (13.32)
4000 metres
Junior Men 16 and under; Hunter Bendell 1 (26.51) and fastest running time 17.51)
Junior Women 16 and under; Anna Barnes 1 (23.50) and fastest running time (18.50)
9200 metres
Walkers; Sheila Waters 1 (1.23.08), Alison Brook 2 (1.25.45), Stephen Hill 3 (1.26.43) Fastest walking time Sheila Waters (1.16.08)
Open Men; Cameron Kain 1 (1.05.25), Dale Smit 2 (1.06.07) Fastest running time Cameron Kain (38.40)
Veteran Men; Allister Leach 1 (1.02.30), Bill Hunter 2 (1.03.28), Jim Luff 3 (1.04.42) Fastest running time Robbie Barnes (34.22)
Open Women; Megan Kain 1 (1.04.35) with fastest running time (51.35)
Veteran Women; Kathryn Mann 1 (1.04.48), Tracey Sims 2 (1.05.00), Linda Hall 3 (1.05.23) Fastest running time Tracey Sims (47.00)

Photos can be seen here
Full results can be seen here

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