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Andy Good wins the 23rd Wainuiomata Classic

Wainuiomata Classic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Andy Good  wins the 23rd Wainuiomata Classic 11.5km Mountain Run, Incorporating Athletics New Zealand and Wellington Mountain Running Championships – 13 April 2019

Andy Good  wins the 23rd Wainuiomata Classic

Andy Good won his first national title, in winning the 11.5km event. The 32 year old Cantabrian, winner of last year’s Governors Bay to Lyttelton 10km, recorded 48:38 for the gruelling up and down-hill race, to finish well clear of Dougal Thorburn 50:10. Thorburn, the 2013 national marathon champion was also second in last year’s championship. Harry Burnard was third in 50:16.

Sabrina Grogan made it three years in a row in the women’s championship, recording 62:40 for the 11.5km for the title ahead of Jess Kikstra 64:56 and Andrea Peat 65:11. Simone Brick of Melbourne won the race in 58:37 from Lauren Starr, also from Victoria, who recorded 59:54.

Toby Gualter, national junior 5000m champion, won the junior men 8.5km 37:53 from Buddy Small 40:04 and Sam Argyle-Wright 41:21. Emma Douglass junior women’s 4.5km 23:02, Jessica Hughes 23:42, Hannah Gordon 23:48.

Age group winners: MM35-49 11.5km; Thorburn 50:10, David Clendon 52:30, Andrew Thompson 55:03. MM50+ 8.5km; Kent Hodgson 42:28, Jim Jones 43:03, John Crane 45:08. MW 35-39 8.5km; Mel Aitken 46:31, Tina Faulkner 47:40, Kerry Semmens 50:42. MW50+ 8.5km; Carolyn Smith 54:36, Lyn Clark 56:10, Belinda Walker 58:04.

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