On Saturday, a great contingent of Hawks runners (and supporters) took to the road in search of some shiny glory in the land of the bay. The day saw some amazing accomplishments with many a PB and medal to be had. Lance Brew with an huge 2 mins PB.
The conditions were ideal from far but far from ideal with gusting winds proving a formidable competitor splitting the ranks throughout the races.
The Senior Men’s race saw some interesting battles with some intense tactical surges coming from the likes of Steven O’Callaghan. The front four quickly became two leaving only Steve and Tim Stewart battling it out for the win.
Tim’s pure tenacity to stick with the surges paid dividend, as he broke Steve and came away with the win. The battle for third was hotly contested by myself and the talented “Jacob Priddey”. It came down to the last 2km, where I kicked and managed to put some light between us, which held until the finish.
Congratulations to all Hawks place getters, in particular, our WaiBOP Champions:
Charli Miller – G12 = 7.28mins
Emerson Deverell – U18 Women = 18.19mins
Bridget Deverell – Masters Women 45 = 19.48mins
Bridget Ray – Masters Women 50 = 19.51mins
Harry Ewing – U18 Men = 19.40mins
Tim Stewart – Senior Men = 31.57min
Camille Buscomb – Senior Women = 34.34mins
Ken Hodgson – Masters Men 45 = 34.48mins
John Crane – Masters Men 50 = 34.43mins
Kevin Knowles – Masters Men 55 = 38.48mins
Report by Jai Davies-Campbell
Click on photo below to view slideshow. Photos thanks to Tauranga Ramblers.