Report by Lance Brew
With very cold and windy conditions on Saturday I was very pleased to see the amount of people at the club rooms on our return from setting out the course at the lake. Ross, Vaughan, Nick and myself even commented we didn’t think there will be a huge turn out with the terrible weather but to all of you guys credit there was 4 kids and 50 adults ready and waiting to run.
The kids lead the racing off first with 2 laps of the 1 km course with Zarah looking strong through out and the 2 Miller boys having a good battle with each other Zach came out on top here. Amber looked very composed for her run, ditching dad on her 2nd lap. Well done kids.
1st Zarah Rattray 8.36
2nd Zach Miller 9.12
3rd Amber Rattray 11.15
4th Liam Miller DNF
Onto the adult race and the race for bonus house points was up for grabs it was going to be a good battle right through the whole field as every placing in the race was worth placing points. If you were first over the line you gained maximum placing points right down to if you were last over the line you gained the minimum placing point. All the placing points for your house were added together and the house who had the highest placing points gained 75 bonus point for their house 2nd 50 points 3rd 25 points 4th sorry no bonus points.
The course for the weather we were having I thought was in good condition just a couple of slippery bits the worst part was the debris on the course even after we had cleared it earlier. The wind was absolutely blowing and made it even harder no matter where you were on the course.
It was great to see everyone pushing hard right to the finish line knowing that each place in the race counted there was some very hard fought tight finishes between people.
Thanks must go to all those who showed up to volunteer or just watch, it was bad enough running in those conditions let alone standing around in them.
All in all I believe the day was a success made by all who showed up.
House placing points results
1st 452 Placing Points Kiwi 75 Bonus House points
2nd 296 Placing Points Ruru 50 Bonus House points
3rd 219 Placing Points Kahu 25 Bonus House points
4th 114 Pacing Points Tui We need to lift our game here no bonus points.
Photos on Hawks NZ website https://www.facebook.com/groups/399730696724275/
|Helen Hall King||Kahu||18:53||20|
|Sunil Fernandez Ritchie||Kiwi||16:11||35|
Places based on Time
|Sunil Fernandez Ritchie||Kiwi||16:11|
|Helen Hall King||Kahu||18:53|