Novice Cup 2014

Despite the wet weather good competitive fields contested the Novice Cup at Taylor Dam on Saturday afternoon. This was the first handicapped event of the 2014 season.

The closest finish of the day came in the Boys 10 and under. At the end of 1 km just one second separated Angus Kopua and Finn McKenzie.

The next race at Taylor Dam is for the Burton Cup on Saturday 3rd May and once again all competitors (except walkers) will start off on handicap. However it will be an extra challenge for seniors and veterans who will step up to longer distances.

Full results

 

 

 

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Cross Country Scratch Races 2014

The cross country scratch races were held at Taylor Dam on Saturday. These are used by the club handicappers to calculate estimated times for up-coming handicapped races starting with Novice Cup on Saturday 12th April. It was pleasing to see a number of new-comers as well as many returning club regulars.

Winners on the day were Finn McKenzie, Fletcher Kopua, Amber Bendell, Lexi Pottinger, Sam Hamilton, Lucy Bendell, Anna Barnes, Wayne Gee, Haleigh Smith, Michelle Fox, Robbie Barnes and Keith Zanders.

Full Results

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2014 new season

We had our open day at the Wairau Bridge Renwick last weekend. Attendance was not great but understandable given the summer sport were winding down with finals everywhere. We do have some photos in our photo gallery.
Today it is another pack run starting from Riverlands Community Hall where you go onto the Wither Hills and return. Anyone from the community are welcome to run, jog, walk or talk then enjoy a cuppa afterwards.
Next week the competition begins at the Taylor Dam with our Scratch race. Again everyone is welcome whether a member or not. Just come and enjoy and of course a cuppa afterwards.
Thanks to Sheila Waters we have had a static display in the Blenheim Public Library. Looked impressive thanks Sheila.

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Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon 2014

Tropical Cycle Lusi didn’t prevent a small contingent of club members from competing in the Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and associated 10km event on Saturday. In fact weather conditions were ideal.

Robbie Barnes finished third overall in the half marathon run behind Phil Costley and Simon Leaning. Kevin Ellis and Michelle Fox also completed the 21.1km distance both recording sub-2 hours.

Dale Smit finished eighth overall in the 10km run which also featured Anna Barnes and Bill Hunter. Leanne Barnes competed in the 10km walk.

Half Marathon Run (127 finishers):

Robbie Barnes 1hr 24min 11sec. (3rd overall)

Kevin Ellis 1:36:13 (18th)

Michelle Fox 1:54:39 (60th)

10km Run (114 finishers)

Dale Smit 44min 20sec. (8th overall)

Anna Barnes 56:17 (58th)

Bill Hunter 60:25 (80th)

10km Walk (32 finishers)

Leanne Barnes 1hr 24min 14sec. (18th overall)

Provisional Results

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2014 Harrier Club calendar

Please see under events page the 2014 Events Calendar and also the individual event postings giving you details of where and what events are on particular days. Over the next few days I shall be going through the whole calendar posting each event. These will also be posted on Marlborough Harrier Club Facebook page. Go to our Facebook page and like to receive all the current news.

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