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Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 National XC Champs The Domain Auckland Sun 30 Jul - Preview





Laura Nagel and Rosa Flanagan leading the Senior Women's field in 2016


2017 Start Lists
2016 Results
ANZ Race Preview 26 Jul

This is my NZ XC champs preview page and I imagine that ANZ will publish one if they can get over their priority with writing stories about track and field athletes many of whom you probably haven't heard of. It's all to do with the high performance money they get from the Government .

If ANZ do put out a preview I will put up a link above.  In the meantime I give you the latest hit single from Dave Grohl and the lads (Foo Fighters) called "Run" which right now is No 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. 



Sunday, July 9, 2017

2017 Wellington XC Champs Grenada North Park Tawa Sun 9 Jul






Mud



Results 

The word of the day is mud. So what can you expect when parts of the course are basically a swamp.  Grenada North Park is a good spectator course but it is always wet and on bad today like Sunday it can be tough going underfoot especially after hundreds of kids have already chomped it up. Some keen competitors ran two races (the 5k and the 10k) so they could get their money's worth of mud.

In the senior men’s race Scott Russell (Scottish) basically took off and led for most of the way but was chased hard by Nick Horspool and Harry Burnard (both Scottish).  

Hospool slowly closed the gap to overtake Russell on the last lap. Scottish easily won the teams’ race with the last of its 6 man counting team finishing in 8th place. 

WHAC and other clubs were unable to front up with counting teams although Julian Baker ran a good race for WHAC to finish 5th with Nathan Tse back in 7th (he was sick).   

The question now is could Wellington send a strong senior men’s team to the National XC Champs if all were available?

And further down the track who is going to be in the Scottish Men’s A team for the National Road Relay Champs in Rotorua given the current club talent? On paper the club could easily smash it once again barring injury and lack of availability.  

Sarah Drought won the Senior Women’s 10k race and it is a pity there were only 6 starters in this grade. 




































Race 2 Photos SM, SW, MM, MW 5km (short course)



































































Race 3 Photos MU20, WU20, MU18, WU18 (various distances)




































































































































Race 4 Photos SM, SW, MM, MW 10km