A small but enthusiastic group of 10 Hawks and their supporters travelled across to Te Awamutu on Saturday to take in the wonderful manicured surroundings of the Te Awamutu Golf Course for the 11th running of the Paperplus Te Awamutu Golf Course Fun Run…Beautiful weather once again, and not too hot – perfect conditions for a good hit out. There were runners from Tauranga, Cambridge, and even Stratford taking part! Once again, this event was well organised and well run…kudos to Murray and the team.

Ben Bidois defended his 2021 title and once again took out the Men’s 9k in an official time of 29:43, nearly 2 mins in front of Steve Rees-Jones in second. Next Hawk home was Mike Peck (35:41) who also had a very strong run. Sunil Fernandez-Ritchie (36:39) rounded out the top 3 Hawks in the 9k.

Lily James and Sue Hunter also took on the 9k and ran very well. You can read Sue’s account of her race in the contributions section below.

Carenza Elley ran the 6k and took out 3rd in 27:29 – nice work Carenza!

Event and Name Time  Place
Male 9k
Ben Bidois  29:43 1
Mike Peck  35:41 5
Sunil Fernandez-Ritchie  36:39 8
Dave Gunn  37:12 11
Paul Ewart  42:16 15
Grahame Clarkin  51:40 21
Female 9k
Lily James  45:42 3
Sue Hunter  47:14 4
Male 6k
Mark Cornaga  26:40 8
Female 6k
Carenza Elley  27:29 3

Full results can be found <>

There are also numerous photos online (so many photos! 😊):

Hawks photos <>
Tauranga Ramblers photos <>
Te Awamutu Athletic Club photos <>