The photos posted here are compressed by Google software. I am happy to provide high-resolution images - just let me know what you require at There is no cost.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

2015 Wellington Secondary Schools XC Races Trentham Memorial Park Upper Hutt Wed 27 May

Individual Results 
3 Person Team Results
6 Person Team Results

For those heading to the National Secondary Schools XC Champs in Dunedin on 20 June, the Trentham races will be a good test of how to handle the cold and rain which could be the likely weather conditions in the south.

With reasonable sized fields the races went off without a hitch. As you would expect the dominant runners have familiar faces and mostly members of local running clubs.  The best race of the day was the Senior Boys 6k race where James Preston and Tom Caughley (both Scots College) ran shoulder to shoulder for most of the race with the winner being decided in a sprint finish that started 200m out from the line.  In the end Preston's superior speed gave him the win but both should do well in Dunedin.


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

2015 Vosseler Shield Mt Victoria Wellington Sat 23 May

Wellington Harriers caused an upset on Saturday by winning the tough Vosseler Shield race and congratulations must go to them. 
The win has not been without its controversy over the exclusion of James Richardson from the Scottish team score.
Richardson finished 2nd behind Tim Hodge but was left off the official results because he was not recorded as a registered athlete on the Wellington Athletics/ANZ database.       

Apart from the Richardson issue, Scottish will no doubt be wondering how it got overrun by the WHAC underdogs in what ended up being a close teams race.  

But it goes without saying that WHAC won on Saturday because its top senior men turned up at the start line, but for Scottish they were mostly absent.