Overcast and firm footing conditions prevailed for those that contested the Marlborough Harrier Club’s Novice Cup Handicapped Cross Country event at Taylor Dam on Saturday afternoon. The change in course meant everyone had dry shoes at the end.
The handicap system works so as to give every competitor, no matter what their ability, an even chance of winning their grade. In theory everyone in their respective grade should cross the finish line together. The handicappers did a good job with most competitors coming in within a short time. We had all grades represented from under 7’s to veterans. Great to see so many children getting out and enjoying themselves.
The next race at Taylor Dam is for the Burton Cup which is one of the club’s oldest trophies. This will be held on 7th May and once again all competitors will start off on handicap. However, it will be an extra challenge for seniors, veterans and walkers who will all step up to longer distances on the day.
A full set of Novice Cup results can be found at www.harriers.net.nz/results
Results of the Novice Cup are as follows:
Boys 12 and under; Michael James 1 (11.14), Cullum Rayner 2 (11.37) Connor Pugh 3 (12.03).
Fastest actual time Connor Pugh (8.33)
Girls 12 and under; Katie Pugh 1 (10.58), Leia Shaw 2 (11.02)
Fastest actual time: Katie Pugh (10.58).
Girls 14 and under; Jorja Bacchus 1 and fastest actual time (17.16)
Boys 16 and under; Mikey Luff 1 (25.32) Jimmy Luff 2 (28.07)
Fastest actual time Jimmy Luff (23.37)
Girls 16 and under; Lara Bacchus 1 (28.40)
Fastest actual time Lara Bacchus (24.10)
Walkers; Julie Hunter 1 (29.02) Shona Allen 2 (29.22), Megan Luff 3 (30.22),
Fastest Actual Time: Judith Hyndman (24.17)
Open Women; Kiri Johnston 1 (31.50) Fleur Jenneson 2 (33.05)
Fastest actual time Kiri Johnston (22.05)
Veteran Women; Julie Buunk 1 (31.39), Hayleigh Rayner 2 (32.06), Tracey Sims 3 (33.48), Fastest Actual Time Julie Buunk (21.54)
Junior men; George Varney 1 (44.11)
Fastest actual time George Varney (22.11)
Senior Men; Thomas Walsh 1 (44.57) Cameron Kain 2 (47.27)
Fastest actual time Cameron Kain (30.57)
Veteran Men; Chris Kenchington 1 (44.29), Seb Bacchus 2 (46.02), Ed Massey 3 (27.42), Fastest Actual Time: Chris Kenchington (26.59)