Molesworth Run 2018


The 23rd staging of the popular Molesworth Run through NZ’s largest farm was completed sat 17th in ideal conditions resulting in some impressive times and intense competition.

Seven soloists, five, two-person teams and forty-four, four-person teams battled the dust, stones altitude and changeable weather, that defines this event as a challenge not to be taken lightly.

Kiwi runner, now resident in Australia, Brent Harris made a return to the solo field this year, completing the grueling 84km in 7hrs 26min 41 sec. A keen competitor in this event, Harris maintains he will continue competing until he breaks the 7-hour mark.

Top Marlborough distance runner Robbie Barnes put in a gutsy performance having competed in several recent distance events to finish 2nd in a creditable 7. 51. 45

Stephen Blackwell followed in 8.07.36, with our own Jono Leach crossing the line in 9.02.48.

Katie Wright was 1st woman across the line in a smart 9.14 38

The two-person relay, (both competitors completing the marathon distance) was won by the Ben Wallbank, Tanya Bottomley combination in an impressive time of 7.25.06.

The Marlborough/Nelson teaming of experienced ultra-distance runner Margaret Hazelwood and Andrew Barker completed in 8.22.11.

First across the line in the 4-person team event was the impressive mixed team combination of Lisa Brignull, Shane Cross, Don Greig and Alex Simmonds in a quick time of 6.32.41.

The Marlborough open men’s teaming of Dale Smit, Eliot Roe, Seb Baachus and Cameron Kain chased valiantly to finish some 14 minutes later in a creditable time of 6.46.54.

First in the women’s category was the pairing of Kristin Dovey, Simona Avery, Izzy Jensen and Dannielle Taylor in a time of 8.05.19.
Full results from a memorable day in the high country can be seen on the Marlborough Harrier Club website.
Organisers wish to thank the great bunch of competitors who made the 23rd running of this event another great day enjoyed by all.

Maurice Brown
Race Convenor.

Full results can be found here.

Pete Marshall’s photos can be found here.

Dale Smit’s photos here

Kim Bacchus photos here.

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2018 prizegiving

The Club’s prizegiving celebrating successes during the 2018 season took place on Saturday 29th September 2018 at the Harrier Shed, Churchward Park, Blenheim.

Medals were presented to winners of the Club Championship races. Recipients can be found here.
Cups and medals were presented:

Vulcan Trophy – Most Promising Junior Boy Michael James

Western Trophy – Most Promising Junior Girl Anna BarnesPresident’s Supporters Cup Bill and Julie HunterPresidents Trophy  Bronwyn JamesJohn Western Memorial Cup  Leanne BarnesWalker of the Year  Alison Brook (absent)
Anita Neal Trophy – Most Improved Runner  Thomas Walsh (absent)
Harrier of the Year  Robbie BarnesThe Club also celebrated 20 years service to the Club. A presentation was made by the Club’s Patron John Bailey. Recipients are:
Allister LeachRay and Sheila WatersThe Club also recognised several Club members who gave considerable service during the 2018 season. They were Julie Hunter, Bronwyn James, Ed Massey, Phil Taylor, Les McKay

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Queen Charlotte Relay 15th September 2018

Marlborough Harrier Club held the 37th running of the Queen Charlotte Relay on Saturday 15th September 2018.
This event is the oldest road relay still held on its original course between Picton and Havelock.
The relay is a 5-person team event starting in Picton taking in the picturesque Queen Charlotte Drive ending up in Havelock. There are 5 laps with changeover points at Wedge Point, Momorangi, Linkwater, Moenui then the “heroes” lap ending up in the middle of Havelock.
This year we had the added risk factor of major road works between Momorangi and The Grove. We thank the Contractors, Bryant Contractors, who took the day off and tidied up the area. It made walking running a lot safer.
We had 43 running teams coming from Christchurch, Nelson area and Marlborough area. 5 walker teams from Nelson and Marlborough took part.
The day itself was perfect with fine warm weather with little wind.
No race records were recorded.

Our thanks go to all our sponsors Spokesman Cycles, Mitchell Sports, Pelorus Mailboat, Yealands Estate Winery, Mediaworks, CrossFit, Spy Valley Wines, SBS, Taylor Pass Honey, Havelock Hotel, Subway Picton, Pac N Save Blenheim, Grapelander Tours, Blenheim New World, Picton Supervalue, MacDonalds.
Results are:

Senior Men:
1: Athletics Nelson (Sam Mead, Max Meffan, Fletcher Pickworth, Ben Allan, Nick Mathews) 2:06:52
2: Athletics Nelson Cliff Hangers (Cliff Bowman, Thomas Anderson, Simon Leaning, Murray Hart, Wayne Manderson) 2:11:11
3. Marlborough Harriers Awesome (Jono Leach, Don Bate, Quintin Adlam, Cameron Kain, Dale Smit) 2:26:49

Senior Women:
1. KFit Gals (Annabel Latz, Annabel Latz, Lynne Fitzpatrick, Jodye Tomalin, Kylie Senior) 2:51:25

Veteran Men:
1. Marlborough Harriers Pacesetters (Philip Taylor, Dave Vernon, Robbie Barnes, Alex Lloyd, Ed Massey) 2:14:51
2. Last Century Baby Boomers (John Smart, Murray Hart, Derek Shaw, Aynsley Moore, Tim Cross) 2:36:03
3. 60 the new 50”s (Barry Dewar, Barry Dewar, Andrew Barker, Chris Bolter, Hugh Hall) 2:37:34

Veteran Women:
1. Waimea Wonder Women (Yvonne West, Robyn Deane, Klaartji van Schie, Fran Kerse, Tania Gardner) 2:41:27
2. Speedplay Vets (Anthea Lees, Andrea Livingston, Karen Goodger, Juanita Holmwood, Maria Voigt) 2:55:12
3. Turbo Turtles (Anna Young, Rebecca Elsmore, Alison Hills, Julie McLeish, Denise Manning) 3:15:17

Junior Men:
1. Athletics Nelson: (Josh Gill, Junek Manderson, Matthew Bowen, Clemens Schrmayer, Henry Grab) 2:20:11
2. Relay Lads (Edan Fitzpatrick, Ben O’Sullivan, Bradley Thomas, Caleb Young, Campbill Gill) 2:35:40

Junior Women:
1. Athletics Nelson (Charlotte Tucker, Hannah Barnsley, Holly Blake, Lucy Harman, Lucy Martin) 2:34:46
2. Marlborough Harriers (Anna Barnes, Maria Muller, Sophia Bendell, Lucy Bendell, Shanay Harvey) 2:58:27

1. Beavertown Hopefuls (Billy Hebberd, John Kennedy, Marty Moran, Pip Herd, Paula Oliver) 2:24:02
2. Wire Runners (Billy Hebberd, Dakota Jones, Devon Payne, Kane Hebberd, Esther Payne) 2:32:38
3. Run Now Wine Later (Gavin Williams, Ash Rebal, Balaz Kazmer, Tom Dixon, Balaz Kazmer) 2:39:55

Fastest lap times:

Grade   Name L1             Time        Name L2                Time         Name L3              Time

JM        Edan Fitzpatrick  0:21:45   Janek Manderson 0:35:20    Matthew Bowen  0:29:46

JW        Charlotte Tucker 0:25:29   Hannah Barnsley 0:39:19       Holly Blake             0:33:40

SM        Sam Mead           0:19:53   Thomas Anderson 0:29:00    Fletcher Pickworth 0:28:28

Social   Billy Hebberd      0:21:04   Oliver Batcher       0:32:48    Balaz Kazmer            0:32:01

SW       Annabel Latz         0:26:21   Annabel Latz          0:41:23    Lynne Fitzpatrick     0:38:57

VM       Philip Taylor         0:21:00   David Vernon       0:31:09    Robbie Barnes         0:30:59

VW       Anna Young          0:28:25   Robyn Deane        0:35:00    Klaartje van Schie    0:32:47

Walkers Jim Kerse            0:38:53   Alan West              0:53:41    Daryl Nish                 0:50:49

Name L4                     Time         Name L5             Time

JM          Clemens Schrmayer  0:26:16     Henry Grab         0:25:34

JW          Lucy Harman             0:27:53      Lucy Martin        0:28:25

SM          Murray Hart              0:23:56       Nick Matthews  0:22:24

Social     Robbie Barnes         0:24:48       Hayden Gaudin  0:26:07

SW          Jodye Tomalin           0:32:33       Kylie Senior        0:32:11

VM         Alex Lloyd                    0:24:14      Tim Cross             0:26:24

VW         Fran Kerse                    0:32:16      Tania Gardner     0:31:22

Walker  Eileen Llewellin            0:47:49      John Llewellin     0:47:51

Our thanks go to the Organizing Committee who worked hard to make sure you all had a brilliant day – and you did.
Thanks also go out to all our Volunteers who time-kept, recorded numbers as athletes came in, Bill and Allister who went to Havelock early in the morning setting the traffic management backwards to Picton, Warren and Kay who sat in the hall busy recording and getting the results out as quick as possible plus numerous others in the background. We are indebted to you.

Results can be found here
Official photos can be found here

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Fairhall Road Race – Handicapped Saturday 1st September 2018

Marlborough Harrier Club held their Fairhall Road Race on the Ben Morven circuit on Saturday. This is a handicap race giving all Club Members the opportunity to be in the trophy mix.
Conditions were ideal on the course with overhead fine, warm conditions but the start of a NW wind.
There were a good number of members absent this year because they were doing other things around the top of the south like the Dun Run in Nelson.
Results are:
2000 metres
Boys 12 and under; Jayden Lucas 1 (37:03) Michael James 2 (37:28) Matthew Hall 4 (25.34) Fastest running time Michael James (8:28)
9200 metres
Junior Women; Anna Barnes 1 (1:06:04) and fastest running time (44:04)
Social Walkers; Shona Allen 1 (1:31:48), Kay Leach 2 (1:31:49), Barry Hyndman 3 (1:36:43) Fastest walking time Barry Hyndman (1:16:43) We did have non-member Steven Hill also walking doing the course in a good time 1:26:10

Open Men; Thomas Walsh 1 (1:05:42), Cameron Kain 2 (1:07:48), Quintin Adlam 3 (1:07:49, Fastest running time Quintin Adlam (37:48)
Veteran Men; Ian Buunk 1 (1:03:11), Don Bate 2 (1:04:48), Ed Massey 3 (1:08:26) Fastest running time Ed Massey (38:26)

Veteran Women; Julie Buunk 1 (1:05:42), Tracey Sims 2 (1.10:43), Kathryn Mann 3 (1:10:52) Fastest running time Tracey Sims (48:42)

Full results can be found here

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Club Road Championship 2018

The road championship was held on Saturday 28th July at Alfa-Lea, Grovetown. The course is either out and in or for 10000 metres a square course added with a dog leg towards the end. This year we shares the road with cycling which did not pose a problem for either sport. It was a fine mild day ideal for running or walking with a stiff Nor-west wind.
Results are:

1000 metres
Boys 7 and under;
Dylan Boyd 1 (5:19) Non-member

2000 metres
Boys 12 and under;
Michael James 1 (8:27), Jayden Lucas 2 (13:07)
Girls 12 and under;
Alice Barnes 1 (8:25)Non- member

5000 metres
Junior Women under 19
; Shanay Harney 1 (22:39) Non-member, Anna Barnes 2 (25:09)
Veteran Women; Margaret Hazelwood 1 (25:48), Mieke Holtrop 2 (29:13), Kathryn Mann 3 (33:47)
Walkers: Alison Brook 1 (46:28, Sheila Waters 1 (46:33), Kay Leach 3 (46:48)
10000 metres
Senior Women;
Rebecca Jones 1 (63:48)
Senior Men; Quintin Adlam 1 (40:57, Dale Smit 2 (44:01), Cameron Kain 3 (46:09)
Veteran Men;
Ed Massey 1 (43:18), Peter Mann 2 (48:31), David Bendell 3 (52:12)

Road Champs for 2018 are:
Boys 12 and under; Michael James
Junior Women 19 and under; Anna Barnes
Veteran Women; Margaret Hazelwood
Walkers; Alison Brook
Senior Women; Becky Jones
Senior Men; Quintin Adlam
Veteran Men; Ed Massey.;

Full results can be found here.

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