Tasman Centre Cross Country Champs 2017

Saturday 15th July – Jorja and Seb competed today over at Nelson at Branford Park in the Tasman Cross Country Champs. On a near perfect winters day, clear but cold out of the sun, much better than last year when it was raining and very slippery. Jorja won her U13 race, running the 2km in 8.19 min, that was nearly 2 minutes faster than last year. Jorja now holds the Tasman Cross Country and Athletics Champs for her age group. Seb had to run 8km which he did it in roughly 35min and coming in 4th in his age group. Great day for running and these two ran really well.

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Horse, Hounds and Harriers run Saturday 8th July 2017

Had a fantastic run Saturday, one of the best, (in comparison with the CC champs which was a dreadful run for me) with the 4 H’s …… (Hounds, Horses, Hare’s and Harriers) – the club was out for around 2 hours plus with fine conditions over rolling countryside. A very civil run chasing the hounds and horses with fantastic views of Cape Campbell/Cook Strait and a very pleasant afternoon tea with the hunt master. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thanks for the info again

Warm regards


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Marlborough Harrier Club 6 week challenge

Well the 6 week challenge is finally over we can all get back to our normal lives, congratulation to everyone who gave it a go.
I’m sure it made us all do a bit more that we would have otherwise.
The prize for $50 meal voucher along with other prizes will be drawn at the mid-winter dinner
I have pasted the results below and attached the spreadsheet.
Some interesting Stats
Total K’s run in the challenge                                                                                                           5076.9k’s – over twice the length of NZ
Most K’s completed over goal                                                                                                         Michael
Most K’s ran                                                                                                                                      Margaret – 621k’s
Biggest week                                                                                                                                       Robbie & Margaret – 132k’s
People who made their goal every week                                                                                       Michael, Anna, Leanne & Bill
Most consistent (least difference between biggest & smallest weeks)                                  Leanne 2.7k
Thanks to everyone for entering, we’ll do it again next year with a few modifications
Cheers Pete

To see all results go here.

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Cross Country Championship Saturday 24 June 2017

The 2017 Cross Country Championship Marlborough Harrier Club was held on Saturday at Kemp’s Farm, Seventeen Valley.  Unfortunately no photos available.
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 a bit greasy and the overhead conditions could not have been better. A real delight for the “hard-core” cross country runners and walkers. Some thought the hills were a bit steep so next year we plan a flat course but undulating (definition hills).
Results were:
1000 metres
Girls 7 and under;
Leia Shaw 1 (6.47)
2000 metres
Boys 12 and under;
Connor Pugh 1 (9.42), Michael James 2 (10.39), Matthew Hall 3 (10.51), Andrew Hall 4 (13.22)
Girls 12 and under;
Katie Pugh 1 (12.50).
3000 metres
Boys 14 and under;
Jimmy Luff 1 (16.13)
Girls 14 and under;
Jorja Bacchus 1 (14.54)
4000 metres
Girls 16 and under;
Anna Barnes 1 (24.17), Sophia Bendell 2 (25.26)
6000 metres
Men under 16;
Gus Marfell 1 (25.46), Hunter Bendell 2 (31.21)
Alison Blackmore 1 (53.27), Sheila Waters 2 (53.40), Kay Leach 3 (1.05.45)
Veteran Women;
Emily Marfell 1 (29.57) Lynne Fitzpatrick 2 (32.08), Margaret Hazelwood 2 (39.06
8000 metres
Senior Women;
Megan Kain 1 (54.54)
Veteran Men;
Robbie Barnes 1 (33.59), Ed Massey 2 (36.15), Seb Bacchus 3 (39.33)
12,000 metres
Senior Men;
Cameron Kain 1 (54.05), Adam Baker 2 (54.34)
We still have 3 hard pack runs cross country to complete a very successful Cross Country campaign. We now prepare for road races commencing 22nd July with a 5km time trial.




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Mt Vernon Grand Traverse 2017

A total of 183 competitors crossed the finish line at the Wither Hills Farm Carpark top-end of Redwood Street as the Mount Vernon Grand Traverse and associated events took place on a sunny Sunday.

David Vernon took overall line honours in the Grand Traverse in a time of 1hr 20min 02 sec. and was followed home by Robbie Barnes and Tom Booth. Megan Craig won the women’s section for the second successive year with a time of 1hr 23min 31sec. ahead of Robyn Deane and Kerry Semmens.

In the 11km Fun Run/Walk, Gus Marfell finished ahead of Dave Grono. Emily Dalton claimed third place overall and a new women’s course record of 1hr 00min 09sec. in the process.

The Kids Challenge was won for the second year in succession by Connor Pugh just ahead of Jorja Bacchus who also claimed her second successive title in the girl’s race. Michael James, Matthew Hall and Dylan Gibson rounded out the top five overall places.

A huge thank-you to all competitors, spectators, volunteers, marshals, tail-end Charlie’s, supporters and sponsors for ensuring another successful event.

Full results available here

Read the Marlborough Express article here

Photos by David Smit here

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