On the grass by Lake Domain Drive North end of the lake. Bring your spikes if you want. We practice our downhill skills as well in this session.
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Red Stag relays is an event that is looked forward to by all and well represented by running clubs coming from as far as Hawera and Auckland. Once again Hawks had a strong representation with 8 teams and the weather held off for the race however heavy rain over night made the course a little […]
Sweeney Cup was held at Horsham Downs on Saturday and a huge thank you to Graham Dudfield who was day organizer. As the club has no handicapper I like his idea of self handicapping which seemed to work well. A strong walking group turned up including three octogenarians. There was an impressive walk from Barb […]
There were challenging weather conditions for this 2nd event which attracted 496 finishers. The heavy clouds and cold showers kept post entries down to 86. It was not a fast course on Sunday due to the surface water, muddy grass finish and the first 9kms into an easterly wind however there were a remarkable number […]
There were some excellent Hawks performances in many races so well done to those who traveled to the Waikato Road Champs in Whakatane. Some comment on the results. Camille’s 34 minutes for her 10km does seem to be by far the fastest win in a provincial champs eg in Auckland Georgie Grgic did 36.47. Kyle […]
Popular long standing event. Attracted around 30 teams from around the Waikato Bay of Plenty. There was strong support from walkers. It is a great little event run well by a small club. Despite forecast for rain it remained fine and was cloudy. Course was on footpaths and was a fast flat 3.3 km circuit. […]
Certificate template downloadable here: Smiths Lab XC Fun Run Certificate Race # First Name Last Name M-F Grade KM OA Place Time 2k m Overall Results 1376 Abdullahi Ahmed m -12 2k m 1 7 m 42 sec 1397 Sam Olsen m -12 2k m 2 8 m 18 sec 1393 Ethan Murdock m 13+ […]
What an outstanding national cross country for the club. Four golds, two silvers and three bronzes. The Hawks trifecta in the B14 grade was a brilliant effort and gave me great pleasure with Isaiah Priddey leading all the way but having to race hard to hold off Hamilton Boys High clubmates Sam Montgomery and Connor […]
The Waipuna course was firm and dry on Saturday for the champs and 33 Hawks travelled over the hill to take part. In light fields club athletes won 12 golds, 6 silvers and 7 bronzes so a fair bit of metal returned to Hamilton. Thanks to Kent for tent duty and for those supporters who […]
Try a session of rep steps at Lake te ko Utu. The 110 steps beside the flow form is a popular staircase for the local fire brigade at they train for their Sky Tower challenge.
KING and QUEEN of MANGAKAWA On the mountain on Saturday it was cold but fine and many club members joined host club Cambridge with Matamata, Hamilton Road Runners and Frankton for the annual blast up Sanitorium Hill. Past best times were not threatened and the 2011 Steve Rees-Jones 18.00 and Sarah Biss ‘s 21.07 remain. […]
The 26th North Island Cross Country Champs was held on Saturday in mild dry weather on the challenging but fast Spa Park course. One had to search for any sign of mud and there was a strong Hawks presence in numerous events with many successes. John T and I were proud to be Hawks and […]
Reverting to the traditional club 3km circuit at Minogue Park after five days of sun shine the surface was quite dry. However racing over CC provides physical demands you don’t get in any other form of distance racing as Kerry found out when he beat an improving Garit Read by 11 seconds in the senior […]
35 Hawks runners raced, and 10 Calliope runners raced on the day. First across the line in the 5km event was John Crane in 17:14, then Kent Hodgson in 17:18, Glenn Sexton third in 17:20. Helen Rountree was the first lady across the line in the womens 3km. Individual times can be view by clicking […]
Huntly Half Marathon 2013 Visit the official Website Full results for 2013 here One of the benefits of licensing out the Huntly Half Marathon (apart from getting my lounge floor back in May) was that more Hawks were able to take part in the event. 110 Hawks took advantage of a free entry, which surpassed […]
The first open cross country event of the WBOP season on the Cambridge Green Belt attracted a pleasing 49 teams and Hawks had 51athletes taking part which was an excellent club effort. As always Cambridge turned on a well run event on a challenging course with 12 obstacles that included water jumps, hay bales and […]
Two of our boys went to the 3rd race of the Run Auckland Series yesterday and did the 2K kids race. It’s the one in Bucklands Beach where they have to sprint down that hill for 1km, turn round and run back up. There was only one age group (16 and under), but they still […]
This year 10 x three person teams fronted in the autumn sun and ran together over a 2000, 4000 and then finally a 6000 dropping off the slowest runner each lap. There was a great deal of laughter, interference and encouragement for slower members as the event gained speed and progressed to its exciting climax. […]