Cool and overcast conditions aided those competing in the small but competitive fields at the club road champs on Saturday. These were held on the Grovetown circuit.
Margaret Hazelwood headed home those contesting the 5km distance and in doing so won the Veteran Women’s 55+ crown. Tracey Sims won the Veteran Women’s title and Judith Hyndman the walking section. Hamish Hargest won the Senior Men’s title contested over 10km while Peter Mann and David Bendell won the Veteran Men’s and Veteran Men’s 60+ titles respectively. Children’s titles went the way of Amber Bendell, Dylan Gibson and Hunter Bendell.
The veteran men also competed for the Guerin Trophy which is decided by way of a sealed handicap. The winner will be announced at the end of season prize-giving.
The Marlborough Harrier Club held their time trial on Saturday afternoon, using a new course starting at the Riverlands Hall, The time trial is used by Club handicappers to gauge the speed of runners and walkers leading into the road race portion of the calendar that sees a number of handicapped events taking place.
Results of the time trial as follows:
Boys 7 and under: 1st Lucas Neilson – 04 minutes and 55 seconds
Boys 12 and under: 1st Hunter Bendell – 09 minutes and 47 seconds
Boys 14 and under: 1st Sam Hamilton – 14 minutes and 38 seconds
Senior Men: 1st Hamish Hargest – 17 minutes and 07 seconds
Veteran Men: 1st Robbie Barnes – 18 minutes and 04 seconds
Junior Men: 1st Adam Baker – 19 minutes and 59 seconds
Senior Women: 1st Kiri Johnson – 26 minutes and 15 seconds
Veteran Women: 1st Wendy Gibson – 32 minutes and 11 seconds
Walkers: 1st Sheila Waters & Kay Leach – 45 minutes and 06 seconds
Don Bate, Ron Adams and Sarah Gunningham joined almost 4500 other runners and walkers in perfect conditions in the capital on Sunday for the 30th anniversary of the Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon.
It was a huge sporting weekend in the capital city with the Hurricanes vs. Highlanders super-rugby final held the night before at the same venue used for the marathon start-finish.
Don and Ron contested the half marathon run while Sarah tackled the 10km run.
Shoe Clinic Half Marathon (1,260 finishers)
Don Bate 1hr 40min 22sec. (19th M50-59)
Ron Adams 1hr 45min 24sec. (29th M50-59)
Mizuno 10km Run (1,105 finishers)
Sarah Gunningham 1hr 05min 49sec. (71st F50-59)
Results and Photos
The club Cross Country Champs were held at Stranraer Farm, Okaramio on Saturday afternoon. Fine weather guaranteed a good afternoon of racing and the course was in excellent condition.
Amber Bendell, Hunter Bendell, Margaret Hazelwood, Kiri Johnson and Rab Rodger successfully defended the titles they won last season while Ned Love, Adam Baker and Bruce Hillis won their first club championship titles.
Other winners were Sam Hamilton, Emma Jones and Jeremy McKenzie.
Read the Marlborough Express article here
A good day was had by those who competed in the 2nd Annual Monaco Mid Winter Marathon from The Honest Lawyer to Rabbit Island and back. We were well represented with entries in the individual full marathon, 2-person relay team and 6-person relay team. This is the first year that the 6-person relay has been contested and was held to coincide with the Waimea Harrier Club 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Hedley Meacheam 3hrs 44min 43sec.
Margaret Hazelwood 3hrs 53min 21sec. (95th marathon)
2-Person Relay 42.2km
Julie & Ian Buunk 4hrs 37min 51sec.
6-Person Relay 42.2km
Team Barnes 3hrs 11min 47sec.
Marlborough 2 3hrs 32min 20sec.
Marlborough 1 3hrs 33min 32sec.
Overall Results and 6-Person Relay Team Results
Read the Nelson Mail article here
Check out the YouTube video here (see if you can spot some of our runners)