Club Cross Country Champs 2015

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.

Full Results

Read the Marlborough Express article here

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Monaco Mid Winter Marathon 2015

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.

Individual 42.2km

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)

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Mt Vernon Grand Traverse 2015

Fine weather, perfect course conditions and Freddo Frog chocolates helped make the 12th running of the Mount Vernon Grand Traverse the most successful to date with a record turn-out of 175 competitors throughout the three events.

Sam Hansby headed home the largest ever field of 79 runners in the Grand Traverse with a time of 1hr 17min 30 sec. followed by Billy Hebberd and Dave Grono. Annabelle Latz crossed the line to claim her third successive women’s title in 1hr 30min 41sec. Robyn Deane and Anna McDermid rounded out the top three places.

In the 11km Fun Run/Walk, Travis Haymes took overall line honours in 57min 08sec. ahead of Ryan Lock and Ashley Toms. Rebecca Lawrence missed the women’s race record by just 10 seconds finishing in a time of 1hr 02min 39sec. followed by Matilde Folis and Lisa Johnston.

The Kids Challenge was won by Finley Neilson in 10min 07sec. just ahead of Connor Pugh and Stella Roberts who was the first girl to finish. Stella’s time was 10min 56sec.

A big thanks thanks to all competitors, spectators, volunteers, marshals, tail-end Charlie’s and sponsors for making the event a huge success.

Full Results Michelle’s Photos David’s Photos

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Christchurch Airport Marathon 2015

A large contingent of club members contested the Christchurch Airport Marathon, half marathon and associated events on Sunday morning. They joined more than 4000 other runners and walkers on the start-line at Cathedral Square. It was the first time that the event had been held in the city centre since the devastating 2011 earthquakes.
The half marathon doubled as the NZ Championship and this was contested by Robbie Barnes and Tracey Sims. Margaret Hazelwood won the W60-69 Age Group over 42.2km distance. Robbie Barnes and Don Bate collected top-10 placings in the M50-59 Age Group in their respective races. Megan Kain ran her first half marathon.
Marathon (514 finishers)
Margaret Hazelwood 3hrs 55min 16sec. (1st W60-69)
Half Marathon Run (2,038 finishers)
Robbie Barnes 1hr 19min 50sec. (2nd NZ Champs M50-54)
Kevin Bishell 1hr 31min 11 sec.
Cameron Kain 1hr 40min 28sec.
Jodie Brown 1hr 47min 06sec.
Tracey Sims 1hr 59min 06 sec. (4th NZ Champs W45-49)
Megan Kain 2hrs 04min 14sec.
Half Marathon Walk (209 finishers)
Kay Leach 3hrs 04min 21sec.
10km Run (1,214 finishers)
Dale Smit 39min 52sec.
Don Bate 42min 10sec.
James Cliff 44min 31sec.
Geoff Handley 55min 42sec.
Anna Barnes 57min 39sec.
Leanne Barnes 1hr 06min 02sec.
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Handicap Race 2015

Club members contested the Handicap Race on a new course down Sutherland Stream on Saturday afternoon. The race was first introduced in 2014 and is held on a 2 km circuit with distances varying depending on grades. The children aged 10 and under compete over 1 km.
Dave Henry took overall line honours in the 6 km run and Helen Walshe won the 6 km walk. Children’s race winners were Neve McKenzie, Andrew Hall, Amber Bendell, Finn McKenzie, Anna Barnes and Sam Hamilton.
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