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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

2016 Vosseler Shield Mt Victoria Wellington Sat 21 May


Amanda Broughton winner of the Senior Women's race
Harrison Burnard winner of the Men Under 20 race

Paul Sharp winner of the Masters Men 60 race

Victoria Humphries winner of the Masters Women 50 race 
Renae Cresser winner of the Master Women 40 race

Max Karamanolis winner of the Men Under 18 race

Phoebe McKnight winner of the Women Under 18 race

Jess Kikstra winner of the Women Under 20 race

Finn Seeds winner of the Boys Under 15 race

Ari Koed Chang winner of the Boys Under 13 race

Tim Hodge winner of the Senior Men's race

Results Daryl the Dude, professional finish line technician, was in his element at Saturday's Vosseler Shield. Not one to take half measures when it comes to capturing places and times he had a box of gadgets including 5 GoPro's all set up to make sure he got the data. Two co-opted teenagers captured some "verify point times" while the reliable John Turner and Dave Gratton did the manual stuff. And it didn't rain.

Dom Post Report

"Wellington Scottish produced a clean sweep of the main races at the Vosseler Shield on Saturday as Amanda Broughton and Tim Hodge claimed the senior titles.

Broughton held a steady lead over Olympic's Jo Crawford for much of the 5-kilometre race to win in a time of 23 minutes, 23 seconds. Crawford closed strongly to finish second, just eight seconds behind, with almost a minute back to her Olympic team-mate, Lizzy Bunckenburg, in third.

Hodge won his second straight senior men's title in comfortable fashion.

His winning time off 40.45 over the 10km course was three seconds quicker than his effort to win last year. 

Young Wellington Harrier Nathan Tse continued to show his strong form this year to run into second, 43 seconds behind Hodge, with Trentham's Brian Garmonsway third.

Scottish won both of the team races in those senior divisions.

In the women's under-20 race, Scottish's Jess Kikstra grabbed the closest win of the day as she beat Harrier's Kelsey Forman by just two seconds.

Those same club colours were to the fore in the men's under-20 race, with Scottish again the winner as Harry Burnard held out Rusi Jagose to win by eight seconds.

Stephen Day won the master's 40 event for Scottish, while Kapiti's Renae Creser was the winner of the women's master's 40 event."

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

2016 NZ Mountain Running Champs Queenstown Sat 14 May


Rusi Jagose at the University Relays

The NZ Mountain Running Champs in Queenstown was originally supposed to be all uphill, but because of the adverse weather it was changed at the last minute to make the finish safer. This meant the race was run over a circuit which included a downhill section and underfoot conditions described as wet and slippery in parts.

The course change may also have been why the most unlucky man of the day, Rusi Jagose of WHAC, went off course, possibly costing him a medal after ending up a close fourth.  Ordinarily a well-marked and marshalled course for a national event would prevent a wrong turn, but not in this case.
Dominion Post Report

Athletics NZ Report

Sunday, 8 May 2016

2016 University Relays, QEII Park Paekakariki Sat 7 May


Race 3: 13 & Under

Race 4: (Relay) Everybody Else

Hiro Tamimoto (Scottish No 1) picks up Sam Pendreigh (WHAC No 1) on lap 2

WHAC juniors comfortably won their 4 x 3.5km relay - leading from start to finish - with the three fastest runs of the day from Callum Stewart (13:37) Liam Chesney and Rusi Jagose (13:57). They were third fastest team overall and only a few seconds behind their club's senior men's team. Although 17 year old Stefan Przychodzko ran a very fast 13:14 in the Kapiti senior team.

WHAC also won the junior women's race easily, although Pheobe McKnight from Hutt Valley began the race with a very impressive 14:21 for fastest lap of the day - over half a minute faster than any of the senior women running.

Scottish won the senior men's race comfortably too, although Nathan Tse continued his strong early season form getting WHAC off an early lead with fastest equal lap (13:10).

Scottish's second lap runner, Hiro Tanimoto, was also equal fastest on the day, putting Scottish into a lead that it did not relinquish for the remainder of the race.

Only three seconds separated Scottish and WHAC senior women after three laps, but a strong final lap from Scottish's captain Amanda Broughton gave her team the win.

Sarah Gardiner, Trentham had the fastest lap of 14:59. Scottish comfortably won the master’s men's race.

Olympic continued their ongoing battle with Scottish in the masters women' race, with Michelle van Looy taking her Olympic team into the lead on the last lap. A strong last lap from WHAC's Marie O'Regan-Smith also brought her team past Scottish into second place.

Scottish, led by Peter Stevens (14:47) won the M50s race - its first win in the grade for quite some time. 

Winners of each grade: Senior Men: Wellington Scottish; Senior Women: Wellington Scottish; Masters Men: Wellington Scottish; Masters Women: Olympic; Junior Men: Wellington Harrier Athletic Club; Junior Women: WHAC; Masters Men 50+: Wellington Scottish

Source: Athletics NZ