The Wellington XC Champs will be held at Harcourt Park on 16 August. The details are below, please let us know if you would like to attend. You need to be a member, wear our uniform and register with Athletics NZ (here is the link). We help you with any of that. You don’t need to be an elite athlete, just keen.
Great to see so many at the Rewanui run today. A bit chaotic at the start so there may be the odd mistake in the results.
|36||Chris van Gerven||0:43:39|
|56||Sarah Van Gerven||1:16:25|
Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday. This is a social event, no handicaps or grade places.
Start times are in waves (see image) based on previous grades and finish times. If you think you are in the wrong wave message us now.
The course is three 2 km laps for adults. Children can do 1, 2 or 3 laps but must decide before 10 am.
Please observe all COVID rules:
- physical distancing, especially before and after the race
- use the hand sanitiser
- bring your own towel
- bring your own drink (no morning tea or prize-giving)
- NO SPITTING
- Register when you arrive – we need contact details so allow plenty of time.
- We will have the toilets downstairs open but not upstairs
- Please DO NOT come if you are unwell, or are defined as being ‘at risk’
ANZAC DAY RACE. For many years Ray Wallis and his team of helpers have organised the ANZAC day race to raise money for local charities. In honour of his hard work over the years we are hosting a ‘virtual’ event this year with all proceeds going to LifeFlight in Ray’s name. Simply go for a run or walk on ANZAC day and donate according to your distance. $5 for 5km or $10 for 10km. Deposit to the ACM account 02-0688-0020447-00 (use your name and ANZAC as a reference). You could also post a photo here to show us where you went. Remember – keep your social distance!
In light of the announcements today we have regrettably decided to cancel the final 5km event tomorrow as well as the one-hour track challenge next weekend. A decision about the cross country series will be made in due course. Please share this notice with those who you know do not use social media.
Where : Pugh Sports Bowl Track, Masterton
When : Sunday 29th March 2020
Time : Start time 9.00 am
Please register for free online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/wcm-legal-one-hour-track-challenge-tickets-100348920322
Estimate how far you can run, walk, or push a pram in one hour.
- No timing devices will be allowed during the race.
- No side-line supporters giving out times.
- You must complete the 1-hour time, and not stop once
- you have done your estimated distance.
Prizes will be given to those closest to the distance they have estimated, as below
1st $100.00, 2nd $30.00 & 3rd $20.00
There will also be 5 x $10.00 prizes randomly drawn.
Prize giving approx. 10.30am in the clubrooms. You need to be there to win a spot prize.
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A beautiful day for our penultimate event in the 5km series. Next week we will have a BBQ after the run/walk so bring some friends and stay awhile.
|13||Cherie Fredricksen (3km)||0:23:21|
|34||Anne Braddick (3km)||0:32:58|
|41||Chris van Gerven||0:35:41|
I’m sure I’ve been here before! Yes, tonight the race used the same course as last week beginning at the Whangaehu Hall, riding north on Bideford Road to Maungapuru School before returning to the finish line. For the main race the overall journey was about 30 kms. This evening our sole short course contender, Kate Speedy, turned at the top of the first hill, to race approximately 15 kms.
With a brisk Norwest wind in play on this handicapped road race, it was a case of everyone peddling their very best to try to catch the group in front and stay away from those who left after you. Each of the bunches left at 4 minute intervals. Bunches that work well together – rolling through smoothly and steadily, keeping an even effort without leaving gaps, tend to travel faster overall than groups who struggle to work together as a cohesive unit. Of course if the group gets caught, then it’s a case of everyone for themselves to see if you can get on the back of a charging bunch!
Tonight those 4 minute gaps were not enough as each of the groups found themselves both splitting up and being caught by at least some of those in the following groups. Those who were lucky, got caught somewhere that enabled them to hook onto the back, even if only for a short time, whilst those who were unlucky got caught just when the road began to rise once again, making it almost impossible to stay on the back of the faster riders.
Over the final few kilometres, the front end of both ‘Scratch’ and ‘Break’ came together to contest the final hill sprint to the finish. The overall winner taking line honours and fastest man was Tom McCallum, closely followed by Richard van Lent and Mark Langlands in third. Lesley Mouat was the first and fast woman this evening finishing a little ahead of Donna Burkhart.
As ever, many thanks to the race management team for looking after us on the road.
Please note next week there is a course change to the scheduled race. We will now be using the Upper Manaia Road to Kaituna return course.
Full Results can be found:http://acm.kiwi.nz/running/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/WhangaehuBidefordHRRResults.pdf