Margaret competed in the Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon on the weekend with distinction. The course goes from Lake Tennyson to Hanmer.
Her time was 3 hrs 37 min 41 sec which put her in first place Veteran Female 60 – 69 beating her time of last year by 14 minutes. Overall she was 2nd female home beaten by Bridget Thompson of Dunedin whose time was very smart in 3 hrs 5 mins 37 sec.
In the total field Margaret was 12th home.
A tough race on the day experiencing wind, sun, rain http://www.hanmerevents.co.nz/images/pdfs/AlpineMarathonResults_2013.pdf
Great news for Dale Smit at the national summer Special Olympics in Dunedin.
Dale won the 5000m yesterday in a time of 19:41 earning himself a gold medal.
At 9am today Dale won the 3000m earning himself another gold. In this race the field took off in a sprint but David’s track-side coaching advice after the first lap got Dale to slow down. He gradually overtook all other competitors winning by about 300 m.
Well done Dale!
Results and photos from this year’s Molesworth run are now available.
Well done to everyone who competed in hot and dusty conditions.
David’s Photos Other Photos (now updated with additional photos from Michelle Fox)
Update: Benjamin McDowall (Tits’nBits, 2nd overall team) has kindly shared some photos from the fast end of the race, which can be seen here
The competitive winter season may be over but Marlborough athletes have been in action around the country in an event packed last week:
Rabbit Island Rampage 5th October 2013
Carolyn Brown on her way to a SI Masters Gold
Robbie Barnes and training partner Dale Smit won the half marathon and 10km run events respectively. The 21k distance doubled up as the South Island Masters Games half marathon event. Carolyn Brown won Gold in the F55-59 grade with a time of 2:05:40 and Robbie’s 1:19:27 also won Gold in the M50-54 grade.
Robbie Barnes 1:19:27 (1st)
Ron Adams 1:43:26 (3rd M50-54)
Carolyn Brown 2;05:40 (1st F55-59)
Dale Smit 40:47 (1st)
James Cliff 47:47 (2nd)
Jan Curnow 48:53 (5th, 1st F)
Stuart Curnow 52:33
Robyn Cliff 55:15
Full Results David’s Photos
South Island Masters Games 5th-13th October 2013
Not content with winning the half-marathon Robbie continued his rampage into the other South Island Masters running events, winning another gold in the 5km M50+ grade with a very sharp time of 17:41 (2nd overall) and yet another M50+ gold in the Dun Run (which doubled as the cross country event) with 1:51 (3rd overall).
Joanne Farrell ran a fast 21:34 5km to take Gold in the F45+ grade and Ray Waters ran unopposed in the 5km M75+ grade to win Gold with an impressive 29:56.
All SI Masters Results
The Dun Run
Been there dun that…
Besides the ubiquitous Robbie three other Marlborough Athletes took on the mountainous 22km Dun Run:
Robbie Barnes 1:51:03 (3rd Overall, M50+ race record)
Russel Lundon 2:22:01 (5th M50+)
Michelle Harris 2:58:14
Jodie Brown 2:58:15
Wairarapa Half Marathon 13th October 2013
Tracey Sims put in a solid performance in the hilly Wairarapa half marathon coming home in 2:08:24 (14th F35-44)
Stuart Curnow is the holder of the Prosser Cup. The last event on the official club calendar for the 2013 season the cup is raced on handicap. Up until this year it was contested around the streets of Blenheim before being moved to Hawkesbury Road for safety reasons. The Prosser Cup doubles as the Women’s Road Handicap and Emma Jones claimed this title. Robbie Barnes recorded the fastest actual time for the 8.2 km distance.
Carol Ryder won the walking section while Sheila Waters recording the fastest time then followed by Leanne Barnes and Hellen Munro recording a dead heat. Winners in the childrens grades were Angus Kopua, Amber Bendell, Hunter Bendell, Emily Munro, Bailey McKay, Anna Barnes and Hannah Munro.
Childrens prize-giving followed the afternoon racing. Luke Jones received the Vulcan Trophy awarded for the Most Promising Midget (12 and under) Boy. Amber Bendell won the Western Trophy awarded to the Outstanding Midget (12 and under) Girl.
Senior prize-giving saw Steve Olsen awarded the President Trophy (Best Club Spirit), David Smit received the Presidents Supporters Cup and Tracey Sims was presented with the John Western Memorial Cup for sportsmanship. Hellen Munro was named Most Improved Walker. The Anita Neal Trophy for Most Improved Runner was awarded to Anna Barnes and Robbie Barnes was named Marlborough Harrier of the Year.
Full Results and Photos