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National Road Champs 2018 Results

Report by Mudlark

The national road champs held at St Peters School on Sunday saw the Hawks club have total involvement either as competitors or organizers. Saturday course set up was done by a Hawks team ably led by Glenn Sexton in sunny still weather. Race day was the opposite with driving rain and wind gusts that proved a challenge to all. Huge congrats to all the many club members who undertook key jobs in trying weather. It was a huge day and Glenn Sexton and his team did a marvelous job in difficult circumstances.

With over 30 Hawks members running a pleasing number of medals came our way. In the BU13 3km Joe Morgan picked up a silver medal with his 9.55 clocking over 3km after a great battle with the winner who was just 3 seconds clear at the finish.  Brother Adam was 7th in 10.42.

In the W18 race over 5kms Samantha Corbett ran a splendid race and was 4th just a tick of a second off winning a bronze medal with her 18.35. Charli Miller was 9th in 19.31, Kimbi Sanders 17th in 20.12, Gemma Horan was 22nd in 20.43 and in 28th was Corrina Decker-Thorburn in 21.57.  The WU20’s also raced over 5km and Hannah Knighton ran a brilliant race to take the gold in 18.18 with Gina Butler in 5th in 20.12. The M18’s raced over 6km and Reuben Thompson was 5th in 19.39 with Ben Bidois 12th on 20.07 and Andrew Carr 18th   with 20.39. The M20 grade raced over 8kms and Lachlan Cairns ran26.58 for 9th, Bradley Christison was 12th with 19.39, Sean Trowern 16th 28.17 and William Swales 18th 28.27. In the Masters Women over 5km Tanja Miller ran well to win a silver medal in MW40 race with her 19.49 while Maureen Leonard won bronze with her 22.13 in the MW55 race.

The combined SM and SW grades hammered out 10kms in very wet and windy weather that saw a large field face the starter. Jake Jackson Grammer was the quickest senior for 17th spot in 33.09 with Logan Rodger 23rd in 33 .25, Rodrigo Jaca 27th in 33.37,Theunis Pieters 32nd in 34.32 and Simon Kerr 37th in 35.20.

Olivia Ritchie placed 12th in 39.306 while Aliana Brent was 20th in 41.47. There was some keen head to head racing among our Masters Men with Kent Hodgson in the MM50 proving to be the quickest placing 4th in grade with 36,41 Lance Brew on 37.08 was next fastest followed by John Crane 37.21, Marc Scott 38.50, Wayne Duckett 39.31 and Kevin Knowles placed 2nd in the MM60 grade with 42.23. Garry Wilson in 43.15 got 12th in the MM55, Colin King on 47.49 was 6th in the MM65 and Grahame Clarkin was 4th in the MM60 in a time of 53.33

From Mudlark who has a track record of full involvement with national events in the past just a sincere congrats and thank you to all those involved with that road nationals. We appreciated your efforts.

Check out the race report on Athletics NZ weekly roundup here: 3rd September

Click here to see the official full results

National Road Champs 2015 Results

Report by Don Willoughby
Photos – Athletics NZ & Alison Ewing

The Athletics New Zealand Road Champs were held on the Tauriko industrial estate circuit Tauranga on Saturday in brilliantly fine weather. The smooth tarmac surface provided fast running. A number of club athletes took part and produced classy results, scored medals and made the medal dais and ran PBs. Four won gold and so make the club honours board.

Camille Buscomb was brilliant – she won her third consecutive national senior road title and recorded a PB of 33.55. Camille ran a confident race going to the front from the gun and powering away to a lead that increased as the race progressed. It was a wonderful win by 45 seconds and just reward for the hard working Hawk. Other club senior women result were Sarah Murphy,15th in 40.22, and Vicki Wade, 18th in 42.50.

Emerson Deverell also won gold after a busy last weekend racing in the Australian cross country champs at Moonee Valley raceway. She improved on her silver won on the same course last year. It was Emerson’s first national title. The youth 5 kms started in a combined race with W20 and Masters Women so that ensured a fast early pace. Emerson ran with the leaders for the first part but always leading her age group. The fast start ensured a  determined and well merited win in 18.22. In the second half of the race Hawks club mate Grace Ritchie after a cautious start came powering through the field into second some 11 seconds back in 18.31. Grace deserved her silver with good pace judgement. It was exciting to see Hawks take the first two places and even better to witness Gina Butler clocking 5th spot in 19.04 with her best run this winter. With 3 athletes in  the top 5 a certain team gold was not possible as WBOP did not field a 4th runner which was a shame.

Isaiah Priddey picked up a bronze medal with a gutsy run in the Youth 6km just holding out Theo Quax in a desperate sprint down the finish straight. Isaiah clocked 19.40 while Theo was close behind with 19.44. Tristram Connor was 14th with 20.49.

The third Hawks gold medal was won by Steve Rees-Jones in the Master Men’s 10km. Steve injury free at last was all class and set a fast pace from the gun and always led. His lead increased with each lap and an attack of stitch during lap 3 gave him the buffer to cruise and then recover to power away on the last lap to score an impressive win in 32.49 a full minute clear of second. Steve scored three medals a gold for winning overall a gold for being 1st MM35-39 and a silver for being in the second team. Mark Scott was 9th in the MM45 with 36.51. Auckland champion and Hawks past president Simon Yarrow sends his best wishes to the club and he was 4th in Steves grade with 34.48. Kevin Knowles was 5th in MM55 with 39.05.

In the Masters Womens 5km Maureen Leonard took out gold in winning the 55 grade with a pleasing time of 19.58.

WBOP runners took the first two placings in the M20 race over 8kms. Michael Voss after a cautious first 3 laps made a break and won in 26.07 but Hawks’ Harry Ewing who had led the front bunch for the early part hung on well and had to produce an 800 metres type sprint to hold off Marcus Karamanolis Wellington by a mere second 26.16. to 26.17 to win silver. Matthew Scott was 11th in 28.09.

The senior men’s title was retained by Auckland’s Malcolm Hicks who had to work hard to hold off WBOP Aaron  Pulford 30.41 to 30.50. In the girls U15 race over 3km Charli Miller ran a quick 9.59 to take a silver with Samantha Corbett 5th in 10.58. In the boys U15 over 3km Lochie Montgomrie was 4th in 10.06 just 5 seconds off scoring a bronze.

In a very small field the Wetzel brothers were first (Mathjis 6.37) and third (Tobias 7.21).

When a national champs is held on our home patch I was saddened by the small entry from all WBOP clubs.

In other news, the AIMS GAMES were held at Tauranga last week with the cross country on Sunday at Waipuna Park. At a quick glance Charli Miller (Fairfield Intermediate) picked up a second in her grade. A huge field took part, with 130 + in each race.

National Road Champs 2014 Results

Saturday morning arrived dry but blustery in Cambridge. The forecast was for heavy rain in the Bay of Plenty, so as I drove over the Kaimais I was surprised to see no black clouds looming over the Tauriko estate.

After finding the Waikato tent and selecting a singlet I set out with Maureen for a warm up run. The weather was fine with light winds, almost perfect conditions. All race distances were made up of a combination of small and large laps, throw in a couple of sneaky gradients and some head wind and there you have your course.

With the ten minute call till start time we lined up in our teams, the smell of the sausage sizzle by the start line adding to my queasy pre-race stomach!  Finally we were off, two small laps and one large. Feeling pretty happy on lap one I was hopeful I would creep up the field from 5th place and latch onto Victoria Humphries from Wellington. However, my body had other plans and my race turned into a hard fought battle placing me 6th overall and 4th in my age group.  Bridget was close behind and took bronze in the 45-49 age group and then Maureen with a new PB of 19.47 and a silver in the 50-54 age group. Karyn was on her heels placing 5th in the 45-49 age group which gave us ladies representing the Waikato the bronze team medals.  Trish who has been plagued by injury these past couple of weeks put in a brave appearance but reluctantly called it a day half way round when the injury reared its head again.

My favourite part of race day is throwing some extra clothes on and going for a warm down to cheer on the rest of the races. Trish and I checked out the Hawks form and yelled encouragement as the pained faces of the racers sped by. It was a great spectator course and top marks have to be awarded to the organisers.

The Hawks put in some great performances with several podium places.
In the Women under 18 Emerson Deverall was beaten to second by a mere 60 seconds to take silver and post an impressive time of 17.56. Talia Hogan took bronze in the womens under 20, while Jacob Priddey took silver in the mens under 20 race with Theunis Pieters coming 5th and Oliver Mclean taking 11th. Matthew Scott ran a great race and placed 9th in the mens under 18 race.  Isaiah Priddey winning the Boys Under 15 3km.

In the Masters men John Crane continued his winning ways to take out his 50-54 age group. Kevin Knowles placed 4th in the 55-59 age group and Marc Scott 4th in the 45-49 age group.

Tim Stewart had a hard fought battle in the senior mens race and placed 8th with only seconds separating the group from 4th place.

Camille Buscomb defended her senior women’s title taking gold in a sharp 34.14. Emily Roughan took 6th in 37.42.

And thanks to Mike Harris for catching the action on camera. 

Report by Katy Dawson

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National Road Championships

Held in Tauriko, Tauranga. Masters Men – 10km, Youth Men (Under 18) – 6km, Junior Men (Under 20) – 8km, Boys and Girls Under 15 – 3km, Boys and Girls Under 13 – 2km, Senior Men and Senior Women – 10km. Entries close midnight Sunday 24 August 2014

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