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Club Cross Country Champs 2022 Results

Against all predictions the conditions were perfect for a cross country event.

Tauranga Cross Country 2022 Results

Report by Garry Wilson

Saturday saw the 51st running of the Tauranga Cross Country. Conditions were mild, firm and dry. Even the dreaded ‘hill’ could be attacked without spikes. Although I did my very best to make it look much harder than it was.

This is an event that at its peak attracted large numbers and quality fields.  First run, and won in 1971 by Olympian Mike Ryan, the list of Male winners is a veritable who’s who of Waikato Bay of Plenty Distance runners. From Jack Foster and Paul Ballinger, through to Ben Ruthe and Aaron Pulford. There are also a fair number of Hawks also, with ‘older’ names such as Alan Stock and Euan Robertson alongside more recent winners including John Crane and Jai Davies-Campbell. (Note: John won in 1999 & 2015. An incredible 16 years between victories.

To this list of Champions, we can add the name of Ben Bidois. Ben ran a controlled race to gradually draw away from the field eventually winning comfortably by just under a minute in 27.51. Ben looks in great form for upcoming races.

We can also claim the Women’s Champion, with current NZ Cross Country title holder Kerry White, having to work harder for her win, over her slightly younger rivals. Kerry held on to win by 5 seconds in 15.41.

There were some good results by Hawks athletes in the earlier races:
Jack and Max Stirling 2nd and 3rd in the U14 Boys.
Nisha Moorfield and Carenza Elley 3rd and 4th in the U16 Girls.
Renee Carey and Letizia Hay 3rd and 4th in the W18
Alicia O’Conner 2nd in the W20
Claire Liang 4th in the U10 Girls
Louie Endres 2nd in the M18 (beaten by one second)
Grahame Clarkin 2nd MM65+

Apologies for not listing everyone, including the doddery old men in the Masters section.

I look forward to the rest of the Cross Country season, culminating in the NZ Champs in Taupo. Should be some great racing.

You can also check out the full results here

And there are lots of photos of the event available on the Tauranga Ramblers Facebook page <<here>>
There is even a short video which really shows how steep those hills were…Check it out <<here>>

Hawkes Bay Marathon and Half 2022 Results

Well, it was also a busy weekend with lots of Hawks out and about at events around the country – First up, the Hawkes Bay Marathon where over 5000 athletes took park across all distances! The marathon was won by local Rotorua boy Michael Voss in a course record 2:24:02, followed by Hiro Tanimoto (2nd) and Sam McCutcheon (3rd)…with Ingrid Cree taking out first woman in 2:49:34 just ahead of Hannah Oldroyd in second, and Karen Donaldson-Barron in third.

There were 3 Hawks in action in the marathon that I could see and they each did amazingly well…!

Garit Read 2:29:40 4th Overall 3rd M30-39

Peter Moorfield  2:56:47 26th Overall 3rd M40-49

Yasmin Campbell 3:37:15 109th Overall 5th F20-29

In the half marathon, Liam Dooley won the men’s in 1:10:56 ahead of Darian Sorouri in second and Mike Robinson in third. In the women’s race Genevieve Coffey took the win in 1:23:16, ahead of Sophie Dickson (2nd) and Abbey Macfie (3rd)

Also, 3 Hawks in action in the half were:

Harry Coles 1:20:16 19th Overall 9th M30-39

Rhys Mildon 1:27:36 48th Overall 17th M30-39

Chloe McDaniel 1:41:39 224th Overall 17th F30-39

Awesome results all round….! And we are very spoiled this week with Yasmin also providing a race report of her day out!

And for those interested, the full results are available <<here>>

Hawkes Bay Marathon: Feel the fear and do it anyway!
By Yasmin Campbell

I am a serious culprit of the Patagonia logo-esque mileage weeks on Strava. (Link to said graph) I’m either trying to push big weeks or I’ve got a niggle that’s stripped back my kms.

Due to these undulating blue bars, I’ve had some commitment issues about signing up for a marathon, it seems as soon as I’ve clicked ‘register’ in the past, my ITB thinks it’s a sign to flare up, or my calf muscles to seize. So this year I waited, I did some occasional 30k+ runs over lockdown and a small number of speed work sessions thanks to Graham and the Hawks, but didn’t want to temp fate by actually committing to a marathon training plan.

However, a few weeks ago before a Tuesday speed session outside the club, I overhead a discussion about upcoming races. The Hawkes Bay marathon came up, so I piped up…
“I’ve been thinking of doing that…”
“The half?”
“No, the full!” (At this point the race was three weeks away)
Anxious looks were exchanged across the group. Graham gives me some words of wisdom “You can bull^%#t a half, but you can’t bull^%#t a marathon”.

Later that night I’m reading stories about people ticking off ultra-marathons and other huge challenges. I also get thinking about people like Kerry Suter who are facing real challenges. And suddenly the marathon seems like a walk in the park.

So as soon as I see a post from someone selling their ticket due to a bout of illness, I buy it. No turning back now.
I wouldn’t quite say this was a marathon with no training, I am (probably like everyone that reads this newsletter) mildly obsessed with running and seeing how far I can push myself. It’s more the fact I hadn’t completed a training plan or refined my nutrition.

C goal: Finish strong and be able to fathom entering another
B goal: Under 4 hours
A Goal: As close to 3.30 as possible

After two weeks of furiously googling tips and tricks to make race day go well, and a touch of the taper crazies, I arrived in my hometown of Hawkes Bay for one of the most memorable weekends I’ve ever had.

The gun goes off, and I’m focused on ‘relaxing and rolling’ and a multitude of other race mantras I’ve read to ensure I start slow, so the last half of the race is manageable. No less than 5kms in, a fellow runner runs up to me and hands me a gel I dropped a few minutes before. Excellent start. But also how good is our community of runners.

Until half way I’m enjoying having chats with other runners and high-fiving the kids that are standing in the cold with some very cute signs “I can’t believe you’d run all this way for a free banana!” (Try a glass of wine at the Elephant Hill finish line).

My partner Matt meets me multiple times which gives me bursts of energy, I even got to face-time my dad just after the halfway point for a quick bout of encouragement.

I stop looking at my watch at the halfway point and just decide to enjoy it as much as possible, the incredible scenery of Napier, Clive and then into Haumoana was one of the highlights of the race and made every corner worth it. The race was by far one of the most memorable ones I’ve ever had, every quick chat with a runner and every volunteer handing out drinks made me feel so grateful to be able to do an event like this and I know I’m hooked.

Eventually I was on the final stretch past the Haumoana shops and crossed the finish line in 3.37 (Garmin telling me 3.36 so I know what I’ll be claiming). I finished strong and so happy that everything had gone to plan. Without a doubt it was hard and pretty painful, but I’ll always be grateful to be able to run and to have my little support crew to help.

If anyone reading this has been contemplating a marathon, just book it – it’s not as scary as you might think, just plan your nutrition well, be as conservative as possible in the first half and enjoy it! (And try not to drop your gels in the first 5k).

‘Till next time…

Happy running and stay safe!

Waiwhakareke Random Relay 2022 Results

We had 22 runners (7 teams) all pushing themselves for their team in pretty much ideal running conditions.

Gilchrist Rosebowl 2022 Results

A good number of keen folk sporting their Hawks colours zipping around the course, giving it their all…

Te Awamutu Golf Course 2022 Results

Beautiful weather once again, and not too hot – perfect conditions for a good hit out.

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.

Dudfield Duathlon 2021 Results

Report by Dawn

Chloe McDaniel – 1st Female
Michael Peak – World Champion!

I was nervous about the idea of taking part in the Dudfield Duathlon, due to traumatic memories of being pulverised on the bike leg by actual cyclists when attempting such things. However, it’s a classic event, possibly in its final year of this format, considering the Peacockes Rd development. So I put on my big-girl shoes and threw the mountain bike in the car. 

A small but enthusiastic crew gathered at the Dudfield’s, christened by a short sharp shower of rain en route to the start. There was no small amount of smack talk amongst the frontrunners vying for the world champ jersey. I just tried to work out how to make my watch record something other than ‘run’. Everyone set off on a new keyhole run course down through the trees, except Harry who initially headed off towards Graham’s (and I apparently swum 300m instead, if you ask Strava). This 2.5k course was an interesting variation to the previous flat one, and quite the lungbuster.  Pace was hot at the front and they’d disappeared by the time I hit the bike leg.

At 9k, this was a nice doable distance even for those of us without clip pedals or road bikes. My cursory map glance indicated we stayed on Peacockes Rd for this leg – easy! So when Iain gestured questioningly down the Peacockes Rd that turned off Peacockes Rd, we both had a wee detour, but were soon called back on track. After some nice rolling hills heading towards the turn cone, our small group saw Chloe coming back in the lead and marvelled at her bike prowess in coming past the speedy guys’ pack. Wait, where are all those speedy guys? Giving us a handicap catch-up chance perhaps – how generous. As we headed back, this pack trickled past slightly abashed having missed the cone and added a few extra kms for good measure. Although possibly Vaughan added more, after heading out alone for a lap 2 on the bike – keen.

The good part of all this was pulling the field back together a bit for the last few kilometres and improving the spectacle for the mid-pack. Legs were predictably dead on the second run leg, but it was fun to push through and try something new. My nervousness was unfounded – this was a fun relaxed event all round. Congratulations to champs Mike and Chloe, and big thanks to Graham and Lorraine for hosting us all.

1Michael Peck09:0320:2308:2937:57
10Kevin Knowles09:0323:1109:0141:17

Sweeney Cup 2021 Results

Handicap 8km road race whereby each entrant has a starting time based on their estimated 5km time.

Race report to be posted soon.

Sweeney Cup winner Vaughn Kestle
Fastest Man Harry Coles
Fastest Lady Kovo McDonald

PlaceNameSurnameFinishStartNet TimeMin/Km

Lake D Relay 2021 Results

Report by Glenn Sexton

Another great day of gravel relay racing out at Lake D. We had 28 Hawks runners as well as 6 visitors from today’s Parkrun volunteer roster coming along. It was great to see Brent, Morris, Seaton, Cherie, Rachel and Bruce boosting our numbers. We hope you enjoyed your afternoon with us. Some hard fought racing with 9 of the teams within 2 minutes 20 seconds and the lead changing 3 times in the final lap. We had a technical issue with the timing but we sorted the best we could. Once again Richard E was the fastest of the day but only just nudging out Harry by 1 second. The extremely wily Kirsten M was the fastest lady closely followed by Dawn, with Toshimi only 1 second back! Thanks to Base Manager Shona, course guy Kevin, Vanessa Mace for being the kids turnaround marshal and the Harris family for bringing the BBQ

BibNameTimeLap 1Lap 2Lap 3
26Vaughan K, Garry W, Rhys M38:1314:3512:2311:15
32Dawn T, Kay S, Richard E38:2512:5614:4910:40
33Esther, Kirsten M, Mike P38:3013:5612:4611:48
23Kerry R, Peter C, Harry C39:2116:2212:1810:41
22Wendy H, Kevin K, Will S39:3415:5012:4311:02
25Iain R, Madison R, Glenn S39:3711:5014:4313:05
31Paul E, Jack C, Andrew W39:4213:1914:4911:34
27Pat G, Lily J, Peter H40:0911:0313:3015:37
24Carenza E, Thea M, Layton M40:3313:2114:2812:44
30Bruce, Bruce, Bruce Parkrun49:3332:4616:46
28Brent, Morris, Seaton Parkrun51:2918:0433:25
29Cherie, Rachel Parkrun, Toshimi F56:5822:2821:3312:57

Waiwhakareke Random Relay 2021 Results

For all those softies who cosied up to the fire, a hardy wee bunch of runners braved the weather at Waiwhakareke reserve today for our random relay this afternoon. It wasn’t that bad in the end but luckily we had the barn as extra cover which was our start/finish line and transition area. Also a big welcome back to former Hamilton Harrier Andrew Wilson in NZ from Colorado for a couple of weeks. Safe travels home Andrew. Names in red did 3 laps, green did 2 and blue ran 1. Well done to everybody who showed up. Some close racing with Richard Ellison setting a blistering pace and ran 4 laps in total.

Sanitorium Hill 2021 Results

Around 15 Hawks took on the King and Queen of the Mountain….a tough unrelenting 4.8 ks up Maungakawa (Sanitorium Hill) just outside of Cambridge. Good strong runs by Harry Coles (22:38) to take out the Senior Men, and Joe Mace (23:27) to come second in the Masters Men (the largest of the fields by far with 19 runners). Also Tara Sacke running well (26:26) to win the WU18 division.

In the junior divisions, Jack Conder had a good run to win the 3km BU14 race in 18:50, and also Layton Mace winning the BU12 2km event in 9:55.

Well done, looks like it was a great day on the hill!

Looking good Sunil..!

Cambridge Harriers have once again also made a cool video of the event <<here>> – Enjoy!

Cougar Trail Run 2021 Results

A large group of Hawks who traveled down to Tokoroa to take part in the Total Sport Cougar Trail Run – a really cool (literally!) run around the Cougar Mountain bike park…Unusual in that it is not often you get to run dedicated mountain bike trails!

While it was a very cool start (~2 degs) once the sun came up it was really nice running conditions. Outstanding run of the day (from Hawks perspective) was Andrew Beggs winning the Mid Course 14km event in 1:03:41 – over 3 minutes ahead of second-place….Well done Andrew! And once again Boh Ritchie extending her impressive run of results with an overall win in the Short Course Run.

The winner of the 21km event was Casey Thorby in an almost unbelievable 1:26:13 for the men, and the always impressive Sue Crowley from Rotorua taking the women’s race in 1:40:56 (also 9th overall). 

Other commendable results were:

Dave Gunn  21k  1:47:40  1st MM50-59 (11th overall)
Garry Wilson  21k  1:52:45  3rd MM50-59 (22nd overall)
Kevin Knowles  21k  1:54:24  1st MM60-69 (29th overall)
Wendy Fox  21k  2:26:35  2nd MW60-69
Dot Larsen  21k  2:26:38  3rd MW60-69
Helen Hall-King 14k  1:27:24  1st MW50-59
Mike Riley  14k walk  1:55:21  1st MM60 (2nd overall)

And of course Sue Hunter and Sandra Jensen taking care of the all-important TEC duties once more – well-done ladies..!

Check out the full results <<here>>

North Island XC Champs 2021 Results

Report by Mike Riley

What a beautiful day following a frosty early start to arrive in Taupo by about 10.00 AM.  Why so early you might ask, well to help Mike & Wendy Harris to erect the gazebo when they were kind enough to bring it along, it’s always nice to have a base to find fellow members and leave gear bags there.

As there weren’t a great number of Hawks competing, I’m going to try and mention everyone who did run, they are just as important as those few who manage to place in their grades.  If I have missed anyone it’s not intentional although I did notice a couple of names who aren’t recorded as belonging to any centre or club and I’m pretty sure they weren’t members but I have excluded their performances from this report as I assume they currently aren’t members.

First off were the G10 and B10 grades with our only members Claire Liang finish 6th in 5.10.1 for her 1000 metres in the girls race and her brother Austin who was 8th in the boys recording 5.25.0.  Next up was older sister McKenzie who competed over 2000 metres finishing 14th in the G12 grade in 10.24.6.

The G14 grade over 3000 metres had two club members competing with Carenza Elley finishing 11th in 12.28.8 followed by Nisha Moorfield close behind in 14th running 12.39.8.  That could be 2-2 between these girls this winter so a bit of club rivalry developing here.  In the boys G14 race we were represented by Jack Conder who was 15th in 14.22.1 for 3000 metres.

No entrants in the G16 grade but Boh Ritchie who couldn’t make in time for this ran in the W18 grade to take out the NI title recording 14.31.9 for 4000 metres and I’m pretty sure it was a course record for her age and distance.  Well done Boh.  The only M18 member competing was Jack Murray who was 13th in 17.49.4

The W18 and the W20 grades both started together as both ran 4000 metres.  In the W20 grade our first member home was Jemima Antoniazzi who was just back from injury and finished 5th in 15.30.4 and was well backed up by Sophie Harris in 8th who recorded 16.01.3 then Tara Sacke 10th in 16.25.7 and Gemma Horan 13th in 20.30.2.  The winner of the W20 race was Hannah Gapes who also recreated a new race record.

We had two members in the keenly contested M20 race with Ben Bidois finishing 3rd in 16.07.3 and the winner recording 16.05.5.  Our second member was Alex Brackenbury who was 15th in 18.05.3

In the older ranks of masters and seniors, there was a smattering of club members competing.  In the MW50-54 grade, Karen McCready finished 4th in 23.20.3 for her 5000 metre event and in the MW60-64, also over 5000 metres as Wendy Fox who was 6th in 28.09.4.

John Bowe finished 2nd in the MM45-49 grade recording 22.13.0 for 6000 metres supported by Peter Conder in 10th recording 26.57.8.  Moving on to the MM50-54 grade saw Mike Harris also finishing 2nd over 6000 metres in 23.42.3, Gary Wilson 2nd in the MM55-59 grade in 25.16.0 and finally Kevin Knowles appears to have been 3rd in the MM60-65 after some confusion at the prizegiving being awarded the silver medal so this may not be finalised yet.

The only senior member who competed was Kerry White in the SW grade where she finished a good 5th placing in 18.21.1 just over 30 seconds from the first placed athlete.

Overall there was some very closing racing, especially in the combined age groups which boosted numbers in many races.  It was an enjoyable day of cross-country and it’s such a great course.

  Girls U10 1000m 
6210Claire Liang05:10.1
  Girls U12 2000 
14406Mckenzie Liang10:24.6
  Girls U14 3000m 
11522Carenza Elley12:28.8
14521Nisha Moorfield12:39.8
  Women U18 4000m 
1356Boh Ritchie14:31.9
  Women U20 4000m 
5525Jemima Antoniazzi15:30.4
8528Sophie Harris16:01.3
13564Gemma Horan20:30.2
  Senior Women 5000m 
531Kerry White18:21.1
  Masters Women 50-54 5000m 
4438Karyn McCready23:20.3
  Masters Women 60-64 5000m 
6656Wendy Fox28:09.4
  Boys U10 1000m 
8360Austin Liang05:25.0
  Men U18 5000m 
13657Jack Murray17:49.4
  Men U20 5000m 
15711Alex Brackenbury18:05.3
  Masters Men 45-49 6000m 
2307John Bowe22:13.0
11331Peter Conder26:57.8
  Masters Men 50-54 6000m 
2122Mike Harris23:42.3
  Masters Men 55-59 6000m 
2527Garry Wilson25:16.0
  Masters Men 60-64 6000m 
3613Kevin Knowles26:17.1

Club Cross Country Champs 2021 Results

Results from Club Cross Country Champs 2021 held at Minogue Park, Hamilton.

Rotate display on mobile phone to view all results.

2kmU12 G154QuinnPike08:42Cambridge
2kmU12 G27EmilyCameron9:30Cambridge
2kmU12 G344MckenzieLiang10:15Hawks
2kmU12 G455AmberRattray10:18Hawks
2kmU12 G595Nina Davies-Colley10:21Cambridge
2kmU12 G681KholeMaree10:29Cambridge
1kmU10 G143ClaireLiang5:28Hawks
1kmU10 G280EllieMaree5:30Cambridge
3kmU14 B151ZachMiller12:57Hawks
3kmU14 B296JamesMacdiarnid13:15Cambridge
3kmU14 B374JackCondor15:02Hawks
3kmU14 G188NishaMoorfield12:38Hawks
3kmU14 G2101Thea Mace13:08Hawks
3kmU14 G346ErinMcKee13:59Hawks
3kmU14 G48LilyCameron15:39Cambridge
3kmU16 B159JoshRowe11:20
3kmU16 B291RyanNelson12:01Cambridge
3kmU16 B310JackCharlton16:16Cambridge
3kmU16 G137LilyJames13:11Hawks
5kmMW 35-49166DawnTuffery23:04Hawks
5kmMW 35-49267SarahUlmer24:38 
5kmMW 35-4933DeeAtkinson25:10
5kmMW 35-49436SueHunter25:43Hawks
5kmMW 35-49538SandraJensen26:40Hawks
5kmMW 35-49657KerryRattray28:54Hawks
5kmMW 35-49732WendyHarris29:36Hawks
5kmMW 50-59175BridgetDeverell22:28Hawks
5KmMW 50-59279HelenHall24:58Hawks
5kmMW 50-59319ShonaDewson27:51Hawks
5kmMW 50-59476KayeSharp30:20Hawks
5kmMW 50-595105TracyHopkins29:32
5kmMW 60+133WendyFox29:56Hawks
5kmU18 W162MoniqueSpedding23:21Hawks
5kmU20 W131SophieHarris21:28Hawks
5kmU20 W2104Lucy Farrell24:26Hawks
5kmU20 W334GemmaHoran27:18Hawks
6kmMM 40-49112DeanChiplin22:06Cambridge
6kmMM 40-4926JohnBowe22:39Hawks
6kmMM 40-49311JohnCharlton23:06Cambridge
6kmMM 40-49450LesMiller23:42Hawks
6kmMM 40-49599JoeMace23:50Hawks
6kmMM 40-496102Aidan Potter25:01Cambridge
6kmMM 40-49789Paul Stinton25:17Cambridge
6kmMM 40-49856IainRattray25:50Hawks
6kmMM 40-49918MarcusDaws27:33Hawks
6kmMM 40-491073PeterCondor27:44Hawks
6kmMM 40-491186Robert Brockett27:57Cambridge
6kmMM 40-491292Hayden Cressy29:33Hawks
6kmMM 40-491390ScottNelson29:45Cambridge
6kmMM 50-59125PatrickGallagher23:13Hawks
6kmMM 50-59216JohnCrane23:16Hawks
6kmMM 50-59330MikeHarris23:21Hawks
6kmMM 50-59427DaveGunn24:09Hawks
6kmMM 50-59569GarryWilson26:11Hawks
6kmMM 50-59660PaulSignal27:02Cambridge
6kmMM 50-59722PaulEwart28:55Hawks
6kmMM 50-598VaughanKestle34.22Hawks
6kmMM 50-599103Gilbert Macdonald34:46Hawks
6kmMM 50-591035PeterHoran45:45Hawks
6kmMM 60+182ChrisKeith25:02Hawks
6kmMM 60+240KevinKnowles26:42Hawks
6kmMM 60+358JohnRobinson30:09Cambridge
6kmMM 60+414DaveClark30:45Hawks
6kmMM 60+563VaughanSwale31:08Hawks
6kmMM 60+683DavidGriffith34:48Cambridge
6kmSW 20-34149CharliMiller23:12Hawks
6kmSW 20-34293Kimberly May23:36Auckland
6kmSW 20-34323AimeeFerguson23:56Hawks
6kmSW 20-3444LucyBackus25:11 
6kmSW 20-34526SallyGibbs25:15Tauranga
6kmSW 20-3469YasminCampbell29:35Hawks
6kmSW 20-34777EsterNeill30:49Hawks
6kmU18 B194ZachBellamy21:18Hawks
6kmU18 B278JackMurray23:08Hawks
6kmU20 M15BenBidois20:44Hawks
6kmU20 M217RyanDanby22:25Hawks
9kmSM 20-39152JosiahNey31:30Hawks
9kmSM 20-39245IainMacdonald31:54
9kmSM 20-39398Liam Bird33:46Cambridge
9kmSM 20-39484JohnMering34:07Hawks
9kmSM 20-39520RichardEllison35:31Hawks
9kmSM 20-39648RhysMildon37:34Hawks
9kmSM 20-39765RobTownsend37:56Hawks
9kmSM 20-39870SunilFernandez-Ritchie40:07Hawks
9kmSM 20-39972Jono Dawson41.51Hawks

Gilchrist Rose Bowl 2021 Results

The Gilchrist Rosebowl Cross Country event was held on the grass area on the eastern side of Hamilton Lake.

Kids ran 2 x 1k laps and the adults did 2 x 1.92k laps.

Great to see so many turn out (around 45 runners – 44 human and 1 canine) and looking great in the Hawks colours…The weather turned it on and we had a brilliant day – lots of good hard running, a highlight being a great run by Pat Gallagher resulting in a finish line sprint for 3rd overall with Charli Miller….Awesome to watch.

Congratulations to all those competing, you can check out the full results for this event <<here>>

Podium results as below:
Kids race (2k)

1stLayton Mace08:18.4
2ndThea Mace09:09.6
3rd Mckenzie Liang10:07.4

Women (4k):

1st (3rd overall) Charli Miller15:16.5
2ndSophie Harris16:51.7
3rdNisha Moorfield17:48.3

Men (4k):

1stRichard Ellison14:55.4
2ndJack Murray15:00.6
3rdPat Gallagher15:16.8

Overall Results

PlaceBibNameTeam nameTime
116Richard EllisonKiwi14:55.4
27Jack MurrayKahu15:00.6
319Charli MillerTui15:16.5
41Pat GallagherKiwi15:16.8
521Les MillerRuru15:20.7
614Mike HarrisTui15:24.5
733John CraneKiwi15:29.8
839Ryan JonesTui15:33.4
924Joe MaceRuru15:38.5
105Rob TownsendRuru15:51.5
1110Chris KeithTui16:35.6
1212Sophie HarrisKiwi16:51.7
1329Iain RattrayRuru16:58.8
1438Garry WilsonRuru17:02.4
1534Kevin KnowlesTui17:15.0
166Sunil Fernandez-RitchieTui17:31.5
1728Mark CornagaKahu17:48.1
188Nisha MoorfieldRuru17:48.3
1932Corenza ElleyKahu17:49.6
2036Marcus DawsKahu18:34.5
2125Paul EwartKahu18:41.9
2227Monique SpeddingRuru18:47.0
2323Lily JamesKahu18:47.9
2413Helen Hall-kingTui19:47.9
2522Esther NeillRuru19:55.6
262Sue HunterKahu20:21.4
2717Vaughan SwaleKiwi20:43.3
283Sandra JensenRuru20:51.7
2931Madison RattrayKahu20:56.8
3035Vaughan KestleTui21:33.8
314Gemma HoranTui21:50.9
3230Kerry RattrayKiwi22:46.9
3318Natalie CareTui23:25.2
3437Gilbert MacdonaldKiwi23:33.8
3526Nicola McMahonTui23:47.7
3611Wendy FoxKiwi24:07.2
379Karen MummeKahu24:22.0
20Peter HoranKahuDNF

Kids Results

PlaceBibNameTeam nameTime
127Layton MaceTui08:18.4
228Thea MaceKahu09:09.6
326Mckenzie LiangTui10:07.4
429Amber RattrayTui10:16.0
525Claire LiangKahu11:05.3

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