Harrier Manager report 14.09.20 (Spring Challenge and Colin Holmes/Alice Baker Memorial)

On Friday night we also had several members compete in the Otago 3000m Spring challenge.

Rebekah Green defended her title to claim the winning female time (9:44). Zara Geddes 3rd Female (10:32). Josh Hou finished Fourth man home (9:08), Joel Carman 6th (9:16), Finn Molloy 7th (9:28), George Hamilton 9th (9:34), Nico Alvarez Ray 10th (9:38), Luke Geddes 16th (10:26). A full set of results can be found at:

As a result of the Port Chalmers road race being cancelled, Hill City-University brought forward the Colin Holmes/Alice Baker Memorial Handicap 5km race. It was a great day for a race, and awesome to see everyone there on such short notice.

What is a handicap race without some controversy surrounding the results… Some course confusion left the 5 leading athletes to take a wrong turn, and although they still completed the 5km, they were all eventually disqualified.

Dianje Strang had an exceptionally strong run, running a personal best time, only to be led the wrong way and then be disqualified (27:32) Myrtle Rough (29:06) held out Lou Collins (29:08) on her first ever running race. They finished 2nd and 3rd however, due to the wrong turn were also disqualified. Although they took a wrong turn, their times were still considered accurate and they all completed 5kms.

Georgy Pakeho in the end was the overall winner of the event with a strong run (22:44) Sarah and Anya Rhodes swapped their handicaps to challenge Anya on closing the gap. Sarah must have dug deep to maintain the gap and finish in second place (32:03), and Anya performed well to clinch Sarah’s time by 1 second (22:02).

David Mackle was first male home (31:37), followed by Matthew Bolter (17:51) and Luke Geddes (18:44). Very impressive runs by Matthew and Luke. Luke ran a strong race the day after the spring 300m challenge. Pretty tough stuff.

Fastest times went to Shireen Crupton (20:06) and Ollie O’Sullivan (16:28)

The race was followed by the AGM and afternoon tea

A full set of results can be found at https://hillcity.org.nz/2020/09/13/2511/

This week we have a morning club run 19/09/20. We will meet at the club rooms from 8:30am and will split into two groups. One group will complete an unofficial park run, and the other group will complete the desired training sessions. We will allocate groups on the day. Breakfast and Coffee will be supplied before and after the run from 8am. Any questions please touch base with Harrier manager oliver.osullivan@gmail.com.

On 26/09/20 we are competing in the Peninsula relay. If you wish to compete, or assist with marshalling please email: hcyharriers@gmail.com

Sue O’Sullivan, Lou Collins, and Myrtle Rough setting off on the COlin Holmes/Alice Baker Memorial 5km
Richard Fogarty, Shireen Crumpton, and Ali Craigie starting the Colin Holmes/Alice Baker Memorial
Matthew Bolter Striding out to a strong start of the COlin Holmes/Alice baker Memorial
Georgie Pakeho finishing the COlin Holmes/Alice baker Memorial in first place
Hill City-University members preparing to attend the Annual AGM meeting

Colin Holmes/Alice Baker Memorial

NAMEHANDICAPTIMEADJUSTED TIMEPOSITION
Georgie Pakeho9:0031:4422:441st Female
Sarah Rhodes10:0032:0322:032nd Female
Anya Rhodes10:1532:1722:023rd Female
David Mackle0:3032:0731:37
Matthew Bolter14:3032:2117:511st Male
Luke Geddes13:4532:2918:442nd Male
Shireen Crumpton12:3032:3620:06Fastest Female
Tim Dawbin12:0032:4820:483rd Male
Ali Cragie12:3033:0120:31
Richard Fogarty12:3033:0820:38
Ollie O’Sullivan16:4533:1316:28Fastest Male
Mark Geddes13:3033:4820:18
Helen Collins0:0034:0534:05
Elliot O’Sullivan15:4534:0618:20
Dwayne Sheddan14:0034:4120:41
Dianje Strang (DQ’d)3:3031:0227:32
Myrtle Rough (DQ’d)2:0031:0629:06
Lou Collins (DQ’d)2:0031:0829:08
Lachlan Crumpton (DQ’d) (2.8km)9:0031:1122:11
Sue O’Sullivan (DQ’d)2:0031:3029:30
Tim Bolter (DNF)

Draft Programme- 2020-2021 Summer Season

Friday 11 SeptemberTwilight Meet – Lovelock 3000mCaledonian Ground
Saturday 10 OctoberSeason Opening – Invite a FriendCaledonian Ground
Saturday 17 OctoberSenior InterclubCaledonian Ground
Thursday 22 OctoberTwilight MeetCaledonian Ground
Saturday 31 OctoberSenior & Children’s Combined InterclubCaledonian Ground
Saturday 7 NovemberSenior InterclubCaledonian Ground
14-15 NovemberSI Masters and Combined Events
Championship Modified Seniors
Caledonian Ground
Saturday 21 NovemberSenior InterclubCaledonian Ground
Saturday 28 NovemberSenior and Children’s Combined InterclubCaledonian Ground
Morning 10K Champs, 9amCaledonian Ground
Saturday 5 DecemberSenior Interclub – Permit meetCaledonian Ground
11-13 DecemberNew Zealand Secondary School
Championships
Tauranga
Saturday 12 DecemberSenior & children’s Combined InterclubCaledonian Ground
Saturday 19th DecemberHurring event + Grades 12,13 & 14Caledonian Ground
Saturday 9 JanuaryLovelock ClassicTimaru
11th or 12th JanuaryTwilight -Yvette Williams Meet?Caledonian Ground
Saturday 16 JanuaryColgate Games
Saturday 23 JanuarySI Teams Event- Modified Senior meetCaledonian Ground
Saturday 30 JanuarySenior Interclub – Permit MeetCaledonian Ground
Saturday 6 FebruaryCaledonian Ground
Saturday 13-14 FebruaryOtago Championships – Permit MeetCaledonian Ground
Saturday 20 FebruarySeniors and Children’s Combined InterclubCaledonian Ground
Saturday 27 FebruarySenior Interclub- Permit MeetCaledonian Ground
5-7 MarchNZ Track & Field ChampionshipsCaledonian Ground
Saturday 13th MarchOtago Secondary School ChampsCaledonian Ground
Saturday 20 MarchCaledonian Ground
Saturday 27 MarchCaledonian Ground

Athletics Otago Interclub Programs 2020/2021

Track 1Track 2
1:15pm100m1:00pm2km/3km Steeples
1:40pm1500m1:30pmLong Hurdles
2:10pmShort Hurdles1:50pm200m
2:25pm400m1:10pm800m
2:3060m3:00pm3000m
2:455000m/walks3:20100m
3:30Relays3:40pmRelays
TimeField 1Field 2Field 3Field 4
12:30pmPole VaultLong JumpHigh JumpTriple Jump
12:30pmHammerDiscusJavelinJavelin
1:30pmHigh JumpHigh Jump (8)Triple JumpPole Vault (8)
1:30pmShot PutShot PutDiscusShot Put
2:30pmLong JumpTriple JumpPole VaultLong Jump
2:30pmDiscusJavelinHammerHammer

Each week rotation goes:

17 October 2020Track 1 + Field 105 December Track 2 + Field 2
31 October 2020Track 2 + Field 230 January 2021Track 1 + Field 3
07 November 2020Track 1 + Field 36 February 2021Track 2 + Field 4
21 November 2020Track 2 + Field 413 February 2021Track 1 + Field 1
28 November 2020Track 1 + Field 127 February 2021Track 2 + Field 2

NZ Cross Country Challenge

Congratulations to all the Hill City-University athletes that competed at the New Zealand Cross Country Challenge. The club had several athletes that claimed medals and had exceptional performances. Racing on Saturday provided similar conditions to the Otago champs from 3 weeks earlier.

Oli Chignell returned to the racing scene and impressively claimed the bronze medal in the Senior Mens event. This was a hotly contested race with a number of Hill City athletes performing well.

Becky Greene had another great run, claiming the Silver Medal. This is an improvement on 2019 where she finished third. The top three athletes of this race worked well together. Becky and the eventual race leader eventually split from third place, and entering the final lap the race could have gone either way.

Zara Geddes had another impressive run to finish second in the girls under 16 event. Zara finishes a standout cross country season, where she is rapidly stamping her authority across the running scene.

Phil Morris performed well to finish third in the master’s men 65-69 age group. This backs up several strong performances from Phil over the season.

Shireen Crumpton claimed the title for master’s Women 45-49 age group, and Georgina Pakeho took the bronze medal. Shireen proves once again how tough she is across all running events.

Barbra Patrick had a strong run to finish second in the 70-74 age group and Myrtle Rough finished first in the 75-79 age group. Both running well paced and strong runs. Very impressive stuff.

Please see the link to the results:

Shireen Crumpton Claiming the Gold Medal, Georgina Pakeho claiming the Bronze medal.
Oli Chignel celebrating a successful return to racing. Finishing third and claiming the bronze medal.
Becky Green finishing Second place and claiming the silver medal.

Additional photos can be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/HillCityUniversity

https://www.facebook.com/AthleticsNZ

Club run summary 22/08/20

Park run group:

After indulging in a delicious REAL coffee, our group left the clubrooms and headed to the Botanical Gardens for an unofficial parkrun. Becky Greene set a blistering pace over the 5km course to show us the way. Lila and Sarah Rhodes enjoyed the less cluttered paths of the usual Saturday parkrun to set a great time also. Tim Dawbin and Dwayne Sheddan were looking forward to their breakfast back at the clubrooms so ran a respectable time so as not to miss out on the bacon and eggs. Lovely Luke Geddes was ably escorted around the course at Merrilee’s pace, now you can put your foot down in your first parkrun after lockdown Luke! Raewyn and Helen had lots to talk about and still managed to make it home with plenty more to discuss, that’s the real reason we run isn’t it?

Breakfast was amazing, thank you so much to Ollie and Amanda, and the entire O’Sullivan clan for catering to our every need. It was a big hit! Bruce Cowan reported having 3 breakfasts, I don’t think he was joking either. 

Looking forward to the next club run, I think we certainly have a winner with the morning club run addition (Merrilee Williams).

Track group:

The track group had a steady warm up, with a couple laps around Logan Park. Oli Chignel and Simon Cromarty cruised some laps of the Caledonian and supported the runners in the track session.

Leia Silby, Georgy Pakeho, Aly Craigie, Phil Morris, Elliot O’Sullivan, Ollie O’Sullivan completed the session of 1200m at 5km pace, 600m at 3km pace, 400m at 1500m pace, and 300m at 800m pace. Was a really fun group session and certainly opened everyone’s lungs up.

This was the first track session for some, and the first in a long time for others. Really nice to complete a different sort of group session (Ollie O’Sullivan).

Time trial group:

Jared Monk led the time trial group with Josh Hou and Finn Molloy. They clipped out a really quick 5km at roughly 3:20km pace. They traveled over the start of the soon to be announced Otago 10km course.

Walking group: TBC

Harrier Manger Summary: Otago Cross Country Champs 09.08.20

On Sunday Hill City-University athletes competed at the Otago Cross Country Champs, at the Chisolm Park Golf Course. Conditions under foot were perfect. The course was exceptional and was run on an undulating, challenging, and fast course. The biggest challenge of the day was contesting the southerly wind, followed by the undulations making it difficult to find a rhythm at times. ODT article can be found below:

https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/athletics/winning-pair-send-message

This year the Otago Champs was incorporated with the Secondary Schools Otago Champs. It made for a great event. Numbers were the strongest we have seen for years, and it was amazing to see so many spectators enjoying the event. Something we would love to see continue.

Running the Otago Champs on this course has provided the perfect trial before the National Cross Country Champs to be held in 3 weeks on the same course. Let’s hope the weather will be as nice as yesterday.

Hill City-University athletes had a very successful day, congratulations to all Hill City-University runners, and the place getters, of which we had a large number.

Please see the Hill City-University results below. A full set of results can be found at:

https://hillcityuniversity.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/provisional-finish-line-results-for-otago-cross-country-9-aug-2020.pdf

Boys Under 12,  2km

Archie Rhodes 2nd place (8:46)

Alex Walker 3rd place (10:12)

Girls Under 14, 3km

Anya Rhodes 6th place (13:23)

Lila Rhodes 7th place (13:46)

Boys Under 14, 3km

Charlie Light  5th place (12:00)

Lachlan Crumpton 14th place (13:22)

Girls Under 15, 3km

Zara Geddes 1st Place (11:43)

Anna Carswell 4th Place (12:41)

Boys Under 15, 4km

Jake Owen 1st (14:32)

Nicolas Ray-Virat 3rd (14:55)

George Hamilton 4th (15:03)

Matthew Bolter 5th (15:26)

Girls Under 19, 4km

Rachael Turner 3rd (16:57)

Megan Foster 4th (17:16)

Boys Under 19, 6km

Grayson Westgate 3rd (23:25)

Women Under 20, 6km

Laura Bungard 2nd (26:40)

Masters Women 35-39, 6km

Shireen Crumpton 1st (26:23)

Sarah Rhodes 4th (29:08)

Masters Women 50+, 6km

Barbara Patrick 4th (34.43)

Myrtle Rough 9th (40.04)

Cathy Weatherston 10th (46:05)

Masters Men 65+, 6km

Phil Morris 2nd (30:35)

Men Under 20, 8km

Russell Green 2nd (28:08)

Finn Molloy 4th (28:39)

Masters Men 35+, 8km

Tim Bolter 4th (30:12)

Simon Rhodes 8th (32:05)

Elliot O’Sullivan 10th (33:24)

Mark Geddes 14th (37:59)

Masters Men 50+, 8km

Robbie Johnston 1st (30:06)

Eric Scharpf 4th (36:47)

Mark Chignell 5th (36:52)

Richard Foggarty 9th (37:41)

Senior Women, 10km

Rebekah Greene 1st (39:28)

Senior Men, 10km

Logan Slee 3rd (35:54)

Kirk Madgwick 5th (36:09)

Ollie O’Sullivan 7th (36:21)

Joel Carman 13th (39:27)

Club run summary 01.08.20

Scenic Pack

The HCU scenic pack run 1 August 2020 traversed some small hills in North Dunedin for about an hour before returning to the club rooms. All runners enjoyed a relaxed pace including Murtle, Merrilee Barbara (and dog), David and Tom.

Walking Pack

The walking pack had a flat walk from the clubrooms along ANZAC Ave to the railway station, along the deserted platform and over the footbridge and along to the harbour basin where we looked at the new albatross sculpture and the Neptune Memorial. We then walked round the basin and along Fryatt St then through the walkway to the Boat Harbour and viewed another sculpture, Kuri/Dog, before returning to the clubrooms via Butts Rd. Some members of the group expressed concern that we were 5 minutes late for afternoon tea but they need not have worried, there was plenty left for us.

Barnes Harrier Summary Report 27.07.20

On Sunday 26th July we had 27 Hill City-University Athletes compete at the Barnes Cross Country. We had a big number of successful results.

The ODT article can be accessed at https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/athletics/race-win-dedicated-nephew

5km open men:

First home was Phil Morris in a time of 29:34. Phil dedicated his win to his nephew that recently passed away (Flynn Morris-Clarke). Flynn was a very successful athlete during his time competing for Hill City-University and is one of the most talented distance athletes to come through the club. It was great to see Phil draw inspiration from Flynn, with a great performance in taking the title. Third home with a strong run was Simon Rhodes. Fastest time went to Logan Slee in 17:20, and Second fastest time went to Russell Green in 17:40.

Open Women (3.75km):

Zara Geddes was first home in 21.41 and recorded fastest time. This is a seriously impressive performance and backs up a great run at the South Island Cross Country (Kennet Cup) champs, where she took the under 16 women’s south island cross country title.

Men under 18 (2.5km):

Jake Owen ran second fastest time in 9.01

Women under 18 (2.5km):

Anya Rhodes ran second fastest time in 11:08.

Boys under 14:

Third place home was Alex Walker in 5:38. Fastest time went to Lachlan Crumpton in 5:24, Archie Rhodes recorded the second fastest time in 5:32.

Girls under 14:

Lila Rhodes ran 3rd fastest time in 5:40.

Many other athletes had great performances, and the full set of results can be found at https://hillcity.org.nz/results/

Zara Geddes on her way to winning the Open Womens Race, and recording fastest time in the process.
Phil Morris Winning the open men title

Additional photos can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HillCityUniversity