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Saturday, 17 June 2017

2017 Gazley Marathon (Inc NZ Champs), Half Marathon, 10k 5k & Kids Magic Mile Wellngton Sun 18 Jun

Excellent video made by Sam Pietras

and another one

Athletics NZ Preview
Dom Post Preview (not while the America's Cup is on)
Dom Post Report 

early morning marathon start

More Videos at bottom of page

The cool and relatively calm conditions enjoyed by runners contributed to the fast times posted across the various events including a terrific 2.22.42 (Course record) by Dan Lowry in the Marathon and 67.08 by Nick Earl in the Half-Marathon.  In short previous record fell like tenpins..

Alice Mason who has done a lot of running in Wellington managed to fend off a determined challenge from masters legend Sally Gibbs to claim the women’s NZ Marathon title in a time of 2.48.36 (Course record). 

The men’s championship title went to Scottish’s Stephen Day who ran the distance in a snappy 2.32.03. This time would put him well up there for his age group for 2017 performances.

Ruby Muir continues to impress hitting the Half Marathon finish line in 77.40 (Course record) to become the first female to finish. This placed her 13th overall out of field of 1018. Muir is clearly a running star.

Full results can be found on the link just below the first photo at the top of the page.

The WHAC lads out for a 10k training run and SOS promotional tour

Nicholas Sunseri 10k race

Naim Macdonald 10k race - see video interview at bottom of page

Steve Langdon 10k race

Nick Sasse 10k race

Sarah Drought 10k race - first female

Nick Earl half marathon race

Dan Lowry - marathon race - course record

Chris Sanson half marathon - 2nd place 2017 Rotorua marathon

Jono Jackson half marathon - current NZ XC champion
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Lachlan Haitana half marathon

Stephen Day marathon - new NZ marathon champion

Ruby Muir half marathon - first female and course record

Sam McCutcheon marathon

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Alice Mason marathon - first female and course record

Grant McLean marathon - multiple marathon winner on this course 

Julian Picot marathon

Hiro Tanimoto marathon - hit the wall and struggled home

The remarkable Sally Gibbs marathon - current masters women XC champion