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Reduction Relay 2022 Results

With around 20 runners competing under blue skies in the first of the official races for the season – the Reduction Relay.

Reduction Relay 2021 Results

Report by Dave Gunn

After Kevin and I had a bit of a rushed course marking (I am blaming heavy traffic and catching every red light across town to get there…) – we managed to make it back to the club in time to see Lucie had already very efficiently collated, co-ordinated, and corralled everyone into their respective teams (11 in total).

35 runners arrived (although a couple a bit late eh Rhys?) and all appeared chipper and excited to be there (nervous excitement maybe?).

Eventually we all jogged up to the start of the course on the grass alongside Cobham Drive. The course is a 2km loop on the grass (expertly marked out almost to the metre by Kevin and I – and I am claiming this was not a fluke, but instead expert use of the “eye-crometer”). In due course the teams all lined up and we were off…

The first lap of this event is always a bit of an unknown, with each team having to run together – and so there is lots of glancing around at who is in the other teams, who to look out for, and who will be “laying it down” on the final lap to the finish line…

There are a few pretty good little hills and some longish soft grass to run on, which seems to sap the energy pretty effectively…

Lap one came and went, and the 1-lappers all dropped off to then become team cheerleaders and excited spectators (once they caught their breath…). There was a lot of jostling for position in this second lap, with some of the faster teams at this point moving up the rankings (Chloe and Joe effortlessly breezing past us at this point)…but all could change with the last lap runners pushing hard…

As the teams came through and the 2-lap runners dropped off, the speedsters shifted up a gear and there were a few great times as a result – with Hayden Waddell and Richard Ellison impressing with 2k final lap times of 6:56 and 7:01 respectively…!

However there has to be a winner, and in first place and with a combined team time of 25:31 was Rhys Mildon leading his team of Peter Horan and Garry Wilson. And 35 seconds later in a time of 26:06 was Andrew Wark, Boh Ritchie and Fleur Marillier. 3rd team home in 26:35 was Marc Scott, Layton Mace and Natalie Care.

Great running by all – and just as impressive was the expert (scientifically based) team selection by Lucie (even endorsed by David Southwick!) which meant there was only 3 minutes separating all 11 teams over the finish line..! Well done Lucie.

Final kudos to Kevin and I for the course marking – no one got lost, no controversy, and my Garmin had the final distance of 3 laps at 6.01km…! Not too bad considering we didn’t have course marking gurus Glenn or Andrew directing us…!

Anyway – everyone seemed to have a good time based on the chatter at the club afterwards during the afternoon tea (I even overheard some combined club wisdom dishing out relationship advice…?) Finally, I think this is a fantastic format for a club event as you often end up running with others you would not normally get to run with…Great fun, bring on the next one!

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Team #Team Members2km Time TimePlace
11Peter Horan9:5825:311st
 Garry Wilson8:01  
 Rhys Mildon7:32  
Hayden Waddell6:56
5Fleur Marillier9:5526:062nd
 Boh Ritchie7:56  
 Andrew Wark8:15  
4Natalie Care9:5926:353rd
 Layton Mace8:27  
 Marc Scott8:09  
1Sandra Jensen 9:3126:404th
 Carenza Elley9:01  
 Chris Keith8:08  
3Shona Dewson10:0527:275th
 Lily James9:14  
 Iain Rattray8:08  
7Nichola McMahon10:5727:316th
 Chloe McDaniel 8:31  
 Joe Mace8:03  
10Karen Mumme10:5927:467th
 Paul Reynolds8:52  
 Rob Townsend7:55  
Richard Ellison7:01
8Kerry Rattray10:1327:528th
 Esther Neill9:57  
 Dave Gunn7:42  
6Wendy Harris10:1828:199th
 Sue Hunter10:01  
 Sunil Fernandez-Ritchie8:00  
2Jack 10:0528:2310th
 Nisha Moorfield9:22  
 Kevin Knowles8:56  
9Amber Rattray11:0228:3911th
 Vaughan Swale10:03  
 Mike Harris7:34  

….And for those who like to analyse results and all the “what if’s”…Mike has added a table to the results page to compare the order we were all lined up for the team selection (Pre-Race order in the right column), with the actual lap time order (Race Results in the left column)….and has marked  the number of spots (dif) this would have bumped you up or down that list…He then re-jigged the team selections based on this revised order, and added up the combined times to determine where every team would have come had we lined up in the order that matched our actual times…And it appears, no matter how we slice and dice the results, that Rhys Mildon still managed to come out on top! Well done Rhys…

race resultsdif2km timepre-race order
Hayden Waddell06:56Hayden Waddell
Richard Ellison07:01Richard Ellison
Rhys Mildon07:32Rhys Mildon
Mike Harris↑17:34Rob Townsend
Dave Gunn↑17:42Mike Harris
Rob Townsend↓27:55Dave Gunn
Boh Ritchie↑117:56Joe Mace
Sunil Fernandez-Ritchie08:00Sunil Fernandez-Ritchie
Garry Wilson↑158:01Andrew Wark
Joe Mace↓38:03Marc Scott
Chris Keith↑28:08Iain Rattray
Iain Rattray↓18:08Kevin Knowles
Marc Scott↓38:09Chris Keith
Andrew Wark↓58:15Carenza Elley
Layton Mace↑28:27Nisha Moorfield
Chloe McDaniel ↑48:31Lily James
Paul Reynolds↑68:52Layton Mace
Kevin Knowles↓68:56Boh Ritchie
Carenza Elley↓59:01Sue Hunter
Lily James↓49:14Chloe McDaniel 
Nisha Moorfield↓69:22Esther Neill
Sandra Jensen ↑39:31Vaughan Swale
Fleur Marillier↑69:55Paul Reynolds
Esther Neill↓39:57Garry Wilson
Peter Horan↑109:58Sandra Jensen 
Natalie Care↑29:59Jack 
Sue Hunter↓810:01Shona Dewson
Vaughan Swale↓610:03Natalie Care
Shona Dewson↓210:05Fleur Marillier
Jack ↓410:05Wendy Harris
Kerry Rattray↑110:13Nichola McMahon
Wendy Harris↓210:18Kerry Rattray
Nichola McMahon↓210:57Amber Rattray
Karen Mumme010:59Karen Mumme
Amber Rattray↓211:02Peter Horan

What the teams would have been based on the actual individal laps times:

Team #Team Members2km Time TimePlace
11Rhys Mildon07:3226: 491st
 Andrew Wark08:15 
Amber Rattray11:02  
10Mike Harris07:3427: 002nd
 Layton Mace08:27 
Karen Mumme10:59  
Rob Townsend07:5527: 053rd
 Paul Reynolds08:52 
Wendy Harris10:18  
7Boh Ritchie07:5627: 053rd
 Kevin Knowles08:56 
Kerry Rattray10:13  
6Sunil Fernandez-Ritchie08:0027: 064th
 Carenza Elley09:01 
Jack 10:05  
9Dave Gunn07:4227: 105th
 Chloe McDaniel 08:31 
Nichola McMahon10:57  
Garry Wilson08:0127: 206th
 Lily James09:14 
Shona Dewson10:05  
4Joe Mace08:0327: 287th
 Nisha Moorfield09:22 
Vaughan Swale10:03  
3Chris Keith08:0827: 408th
 Sandra Jensen 09:31 
Sue Hunter10:01  
Marc Scott08:0928: 0410th
 Esther Neill09:57 
Peter Horan09:58  
2Iain Rattray08:0828: 029th
 Fleur Marillier09:55 
Natalie Care09:59  

Reduction Relay 2020 Results

Race Report by Joe Mace

The Reduction Relay was held on Saturday with the weather threatening and a great turnout of 44 runners.  Upon registering at the clubrooms we formed into three groups… those that wanted to do one lap, two laps, or three laps of a 2km course.  We were each then put into a team of three comprising one from each of the three groups.  After making sure we had introduced ourselves to our fellow team members we had a nice jog up to the start line near the Cobham bridge to get everyone warmed up for the event.

The course was on the big grassy area beside Cobham drive and included some challenging traversing up and down the slope between the river path and the road, and a section running beside the river path.  One part of the course even featured a dead possum to pass on the road verge!

It was a mass start with all runners sticking together in their teams of three.   Early in the first lap the teams quickly found their position and worked together to maximise their speed.  At the end of each lap, one member from each team dropped out.  In the second lap things started to heat up as the pace of the different teams changed.  During this lap the field was cleaned up by Boh Ritchie who was running solo doing one easy lap and one fast lap (with the fast lap time of 7:50!!!).  At the start of the final lap Sunil (team mates with Layton and Shona) was leading the field with Marc (team mates with Mark and Lillie) in second place and Joe (teammates with Amy and Keri) in third.  As the final lap progressed John-Paul (team mates with Amber and Cameron) started coming through the field steadily.  Meanwhile, Matt Scott took off at a blistering pace on his last lap coming from near the back of the field.  About halfway through the lap John-Paul passed Joe and Marc and went on to run down Sunil within the last few hundred meters to take the win (time 27:56).  All teams finished within two and a half minutes of the winner showing how competitive this race was.

Congratulations to the team of Amber, Cameron, and John-Paul for the win.

Event photos on Facebook

Past years results

20.6.20 Results:

Team NumberTeam MembersTime
21Amber Rattray27:56
 Cameron Hall 
 John Paul Biladi 
33Shona Dewson28:04
 Layton Mace 
 Sunil Fernades-Ritchie 
25Kerry Rattray28:24
 Amy Elliot 
 Joe Mace 
27Lillie Harris28:36
 Mark Cornaga 
 Marc Scott 
22Peter Horan28:42
 Kay Stockman  
 Mike Harris 
23Kaye Sharpe28:58
 Sophie Harris 
 John Crane 
32Karen Mumme29:20
 Helen King 
 Glenn Sexton 
26Gilbert MacDonald29:27
 Maddison Rattray 
 Arianna Lord 
24Emily Fyfe29:30
 Zarah Rattray 
 Andrew Wark 
30Thea Mace29:52
 Sue Hunter 
 Ian Rattray 
29Carenza Elley30:06
 Garry Wilson 
 Paul Ewart 
31Mia Donovan30:19
 Nichola Mcmahon 
 Chris Keith 
28Wendy Harris30:21
 Lily James 
 Kevin Knowles 
20Chloe Donovan30:25
 Gemma Horan 
 Matthew Scott 
34Boh Ritchie (2 Laps)19:09

Reduction Relay Results 2019

Reduction Relay results held on the 2km loop course located between the clubrooms and Cobham Drive.

PlacingTimeTeamMembers of team
1st27.35228Sunil Fernadaz-Ritchie, Kevin Burt, Kerry Rattray 
2nd27.51226Glen Sexton, Olivia Theunissen, Wendy Fox
3rd27.53231Chris Keith, Casey Gibbison, Charlie Gibbison
4th27.59229Marc Scott, Connie Daws, Toshimi Farrell, Dave Clark
5th28.32227Dave Gunn, Lisa Joblin, Zarah Rattray
6th28.51224Ross Barnett, Lucy Farrell, Hugo Field
7th28.57225Spencer Devine, Jemima Antoniazzi Phoebe Field
8th 28.59234Lance Brew, Vaughan Swale, Dot Larsen
9th2926232Michael Peck, Garry Wilson, Rosie Burt
10th30.33230Marcus Daws, Mark Cornaga, Debbie Morris
11th 32.01233Gemma Horan, Vuaghan Kestle, Sarah Woolerton
Kids Race
1st10.3623Cory Brew
2nd11.1724Amber Rattray
3rd14.0230Lucas Brew
4th15.1126Connor Gibbison
5th15.4828Kerriann Brew
6thDNF21Amelia Daws
7thDNF22Dylan Daws

Reduction Relay 2018 Results

Its not cross country unless its wet, soggy, sodden, muddy, damp, fast , lung bursting and  did I mention fast?

Reduction Relay 2015 Results

This was a fun cross country event where runners were divided into mixed teams and must all run together. One runner drops off each lap. The course is between the club rooms and Cobham Drive – a 2km loop.

Teams (non official times)

__:__ Donovan, Dean, John
25:50 Wendy, Todd, Kent
26:21 Dave S, Lucy, Andrew
26:26 Penny, Gary, Matt
27:10 Vicki, Helen, Marc
27:11 Sophie, Maureen, Mike
27:12 Toshimi, Callum, Glenn
26:52 Ben, Charlie, Kovo
27:28 Paula, Colin, Lance
27:?? Ellie, Evan, Sunil
27:57 Paula, Nick, Grant
28:25 Merina, Darryl, Kevin
__:__ Girbert, Trish, Marcus

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Reduction Relay 2014 Results

Hawks first night time race got off to a shaky start last Thursday night with heavy rain during the day having myself and Andrew considering postponing the event. At 5.15 we had doubts we would have the runners to make up a single 3 person team however by 5.30 we had 12 keen runners assembled and ready to meet 1 more at the gardens. With most adorned in their headlamps a quick reccie lap was run to make sure the new Hawks kicking tees with the shiny reflective tape could be seen. The race started and the team of Karen Hopson, Arianna Lord and Marc Scott lead from go to whoa. The other three teams had a seesaw battle and all finished within a few seconds of each other. The pre race reccie proved inneffective for Nato Campbell who had trouble negotiating the course without his night vision glasses and our Dutch friend Jan who led the final lap runners up the garden path. If he led the long way he would have no followers but he was taking a shortcut so we had no choice.

Thanks to those who turned up to run and made the race a success.

Special thanks to Dawn,Carl and Alba for making a surprise appearance to take photos.

Glenn