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Summers wins 10k and other news

Harry Summers wins 10k

Harry Summers wins 10k

Sir Barry Curtis 10km Road Race – 16 October 2011
Australian world junior cross country championship representative in 2009 Harry Summers from Sydney took the limelight in winning the annual event in a personal best of 29m 42s, just 10 seconds outside Dale Warrander’s 2005 race record. Stephen Lett and Ryan Sissons had their own race for second, Lett easing ahead with a kilometre to run to beat Sissons by ten seconds in 30m 37s. Alex Parlane was fourth in 31m 56s with Jono Jackson fifth in 32m 3s.
Danielle Ingram-Trevis won the women’s section in 35m 7s. Lisa Robertson came through over the second half to take second in 35m 36s. Sally Gibbs was third in 36m and Camille Buscomb fourth in 36m 17s.
Trevis set a race record of 32m 41s in winning last year.
Lett and Trevis will be competing in the New Zealand half marathon championship at the end of the month in Auckland while Robertson will be debuting over the full marathon distance.
Quentin Rew won the walk in 45m 46s, with Alana Barber winning the women’s walk in 1h 1m 31s.

Chicago Marathon – 9 October 2011
Sarah Biss of Rotorua finished a creditable 16th overall woman in a personal best by 19 seconds of 2h 44m 32s after passing the half way in 1h 17m 48s. Sarah was fourth in the 30-34 age group. Hayden Shearman of Lower Hutt was 166th and 50th in the 30-34 age group in 2h 41m 5s. Richard Bright of Auckland finished 3121st and 12th in the 60-64 age group in 3h 35m 29s.

Wisconsin Invitational Cross Country, Thomas Zimmer Course, Madison – 14 October 2011
Placings by New Zealanders in the men’s 8km, Dominic Channon 22nd 24m 12s, Brendon Blacklaws 50th 24m 31s, Mathew Mildenhall 86th 24m 45s and Julian Matthews 104th 24m 51s. In the women’s 6km, Hannah Davidson 14th 20m 25s, Laura Nagel 19th 20m 34s, Hayley Green 24th 20m 40s, Annie Keown 111th 21m 21s and Olivia Burne 167th 21m 41s.

Melbourne Marathon – 9 October 2011
Ross McIntyre was 11th in 2h 34m 38s. Natalie Seay was 744th in 3h 23m 28s.

Spring Throwers Series, Sovereign Stadium, 15 October:
Adam Miller set a PB in the M19 discus with 47.12m. He was also out to a PB of 51.93m in the M19 hammer throw. Richard Callister was second in the M19 discus with 43.38m and Alexander Parkinson was third with a PB 41.77m. Millie McNie won the women’s hammer with 50.09m from Althea Mackie 38m 48m.
Pakuranga 5km Series, 10 October: Simon Phillips 18m 29s, Melanie Cossar 19m 31s.
O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 11 October: Alex Parlane 15m 34s from Gavin Stevens 16m 22s. Claire Naden 19m 40s from Claire Macky 19m 51s.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 12 October: Andy Hughes 16m 38s from Richard Beer 16m 46s. Tara La Grange 17m 38s.

Eastside 5km River Run, 11 October: Michael Whitehead 16m 49s from John Crane 16m 53s. Helen Rountree 17m 41s from Bridget Ray 20m 46s.

Congratulations to Murray Green, coach with the Te Awamutu Club, in winning the SPARC Waikato Volunteer of the Year Award.

Wairarapa to get an All-Weather Track
Construction on the latest all weather track in the country will commence this week at the Colin Pugh Sports Bowl. It is anticipated that the Perlorus Trust eight lane, coloured blue, track will be finished by late February, early March.
The All Weather Athletic Track Trust has been raising funds for the track for the past four years.
Trust secretary Mark Harris said that the Trust had raised most of the $900,000 required to build the track, with the bulk of the funds coming in over the past two years. He said that there were about 25 tracks in the country, but Wairarapa would be one of the smallest regions to build one.

Correction to last week’s Wairarapa Country Marathon and Half Marathon report:
Katrina Brougham won the women’s marathon in 3h 32m 24s from Ingrid Frost 3h 37m 35s and Patricia Stichbury 3h 43m 18s. Alasdair Saunders won the half marathon in a personal best of 1h 18m 14s, from Graeme Butcher 1h 18m 25s and Tony Price 1h 19m 13s. Wendy Cottrell-Teahan won the women’s half in 1h 25m 45s from Kim Daubney 1h 30m 37s and Michelle Van Looy 1h 30m 48s.

Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series, 11 October: Andy Buchanan 17m 3s from Michael Beaumont 17m 4s. Sarah Drought 18m 9s from Nicole Mitchell 19m 3s.
Blackboard Meeting, Newtown Park Stadium, 15 October: Anna Thomson triple jump 11.02m (+0.2).

Subway Dun Off Road Run 22km, 15 October: Graeme Taylor won in 1h 36m 42s, from Vajin Armstrong 1h 37m 14s. Sophie Hart was the first woman in 1h 52m 58s, from Fleur Lattimore 1h 55m 38s.

5km Series, South Hagley Park, 12 October: Blair McWhirter won in 15m 43s, from Tane Cambridge 15m 51s. Kim Chambers won the women’s race in 18m 54s from Hannah Brotheridge 19m 27s.
Crater Rim Trail Run, 16 October: Blair McWhirter won the 23km in 1h 39m 13s from Nathan Smith 1h 41m 11s. Sia Svendsen won the women’s 23km in 1h 54m 2s from Rachael Jamieson 1h 57m 14s. Richard Seigne won the 16.5km in 1h 10m 44s with Megan Martin first woman in 1h 26m 52s.

Track and Field, Caledonian Ground, 15 October:
Rebekah Greene won the W19 1500m in 4m 24.33s and the 400m in 61.77s. Daniel Balchin won the 1500m in 4m 00.80s. The M19 400m went to Andrew Whyte in 50.21s and Glen Bellam won the open 400m in 50.73s. Kieran Cody won the 5000m in 16m 17.50s.
In the javelin Rebecca Wardell was out to 33.62m and John Gilmour 40.98m in the M19. Hamish Finnie won the M19 shot put with 14.07m while Sarah Yardley was out to 10.40m in the triple jump. Megan McPhail won the W19 100m in 12.85s (+1.8) and the 200m in 25.69s (+3.7). Roseanne Robinson won the 3000m track walk in 14m 23.78s.

Track and Field, Surrey Park, 15 October 2011: Todd Swanson triple jump 13.15m (NWI) also javelin 37.17m. Greer Alsop (17) triple jump 11.30m (NWI) and high jump 1.60m.

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