Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 Lifestyle 5k Series Wellington Waterfront Tue 21 Oct



Results to come

Exactly a year ago Hamish Carson set the course record for this race clocking up a sizzling 14.41. I am a little disappointed that he didn't come out today to see if he could shave off some time although given the nice day and the crowded waterfront he may have been climbing over people to finish. I was a teeny weeny bit disappointed that Ben Twyman didn't show because it means that we will never know if he could have made it 9 straight wins in succession.  So in the end the fastest time for today's race was set by the race-fit Grant McLean followed not too far back by Bert Prendergast. Also in the field was Melissa Moon taking on the role of guide for Maria a sight impaired runner getting ready for the forthcoming Auckland half Marathon. 


Melissa Moon and Maria





Grant McLean

Bert Prendergast

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Black Programme Newtown Park Sat 18 Oct

Results
 
Despite strengthening work on the Newtown Park stand which has closed the timing room, Ed and Peter managed to ring up a portable system which has taken away the angst of manual timing. 
Given the time of year there was a reasonable turn out of athletes especially in the men’s grade which saw at last 3 heats taking up 9 lanes.  But without the crew who regularly come over from the Wairarapa each week numbers would be significantly dented. 

There were good performances in most events but especially by 14yo Michael Poa (St Pats Silverstream) who ran a tactical race 800m storming home in a fine 2.01.  

In the 3000m there was a rare appearance by Dougal Thorburn but it’s a pity that he had no competition to push him along.

 
John Hines wearing a vintage Scottish singlet


Jim Blair thought the caption for this should be the father, the son & the holy ghost. Who am I to argue




Aneurin Hunt does just about everything










Lucy England (Lower Hutt)

Max Press (St Pat's Silerstream) and Faiyeung Szeto (Scottish)




Tom England (Lower Hutt)


Micheal Poa (St Pat's Silverstream)




Ryan Scaife (St Pat's Silverstream)


James Reilly (WHAC)

















Andrew Matsuoka-Webber helps Bruno McKight with his blocks
 









 
Bruno McKnight (WHAC) and Mark Macfarlane (Wgtn Masters) with a 38 year gap in age




Harry Burnard and Dougal Thorburn (Scottish)






Faiyeung Szeto (Scottish) and Max Karamanolis (WHAC)


Wingyeung Szeto and Michael Henriks (Scottish)











The "G" Boys