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Sunday, 23 August 2015

2015 Wellington Road Champs Wainuiomata Sat 22 Aug

Individual Results
Team Results (excluding Senior Men)
Team Results - Senior Men

John Earles (2nd), Nick Horspool (1st), Dougal Thorburn (3rd)

Apparently there is talk of moving the road champs away from Wainuiomata to another location. It's all unofficial but the Centre is eying up the possibility if using the industrial roads around the old GM plant in Trentham, This is where the road walking champs are held.

It's early days and of course nothing may come of it but based on yesterday's event it is evident that the narrow course is not suited to large fields, and with tight turnarounds is not conducive to fast times. Not to mention that the location is hard to get and can be a grim place on a typical Wellington day in winter.

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John Earles tries to keep his balance on the tricky turnaround at the bottom of the course.
Race 1: Masters Women 50+, Junior & Youth Women (U20 & U18), Non-Champ Men & Women

Kelsey Forman (WHAC) finished 2 seconds in front of Alisha Gilchrist (Olympic)

Race 2: Boys & Girls U15

Phoebe McKnight (HVH) show she can foot it with the boys in the U15 race

Race 3: Boys & Girls U9
Katie Jordan?

Race 4: Senior Women, Masters Women 35-49, Junior & Youth Men (U20 & U18)

The start of the Senior Women's and Youth & Junior Men's race

Nicole Mitchel, with Sarah Gardner in close contact

Callum Stewart taking out the Youth Men title

James Preston wins the Junior Men's race

Jo Badham having loads of fun

Chloe Thorne celebrates the finish

Race 5: Boys & Girls U11

Alex Martin (Olympic) scoops the line honours in the U11 race

Millie Jenkins (Olympic) 1st U11 girl

Lachlan Parsons?

Furry Hat Race
The only starter and winner of the furry animal hat race
Race 6: Boys & Girls U13
Finlay Seeds (Trentham) picks up the U13 win

Maali Kyle-Ford 1st U13 girl
Race 7: Senior Men, Masters Men 40-60+

The road isn't wide enough

The leading bunch after lap 1

Brian Garmonsway in a sea of yellow

Bert Prendergast now knows how to run a half-marathon

Dave Hatfield

Who is this?

Phil Sadgrove

Ben Twyman, will be handy at the National Road Relay

Ryan McAlister led the WHAC team home

Isaac Murphy WHAC's number 2 man