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Lovelock Relay Race Report

Congratulations to all that took part in the Lovelock Relays last weekend. Race 1: Our Social team of Rebecca Allnutt, Barbara Patrick, Rob Homan (Nee: Civil Service), and a Oliver O’Sullivan won the Social Grade. Rebecca’s time of 5:09 was fastest in the Grade and one of the fastest Female times of the day. This was followed up with a second (and unexpected) impressive run later in the day. It has to be said that Rob Homan looked a complete natural in the Blue and Gold, after he was strongly encouraged to wear a Hill City-University singlet.Race 2: Well done to the Hill City-University children that raced. We had three teams compete and there was some impressive and exciting runs.Race 3: The women were the big standout for the club on Saturday. The Senior Women team of Zara Geddes, Lila Rhodes, Liberty McIntyre Reet, and Liliana Braun withstood the pressure from the fast starting Leith senior women team and went on to claim a well deserved title. Liliana Braun ran the fastest time of the day (5:00) with a commanding performance on leg 4, with Zara One second behind in her time (5:01). Zara ran from the front pushing too hard for fellow competitors on leg 1.

In the Masters woman’s race Leia Silby, Kara Bryant, Georgy Pakeho, and Aly Craigie took first place. Aly recorded fastest time in 5:33, with Georgy third fastest in 5:55. Consistent performances across the legs proved too strong for the competing teams. Race 4: The Masters mens race provided much entertainment. Elliot O’Sullivans battle with Danny Baillie could be considered one of the best races of the day. Danny showing his speed and determination held Elliot off to give Leith the lead while running 3rd fastest masters time. Neale and Simon were the next to battle, with Neale extending the gap slightly. Both running strong legs. Gallien Chanalet-Quercy Had an excellent run against a determined Mark Geddes and build on Leiths lead. Oliver O’Sullivan was on the hunt for Richard Campbell. However, Richard had a great run, running second fastest time of the day and proving far too strong for Oliver to close the gap down. There was to be no tied race against these two this week.Race 5: Hill City-University’s team of Ben Wall, Nico Alvarez Ray-Virag, Jake Owen, Joe Mortimer, Alex Witt, and Joel Carman finished second to the Christchurch’s Whippets team. Ben Wall shocked the crowd and fellow competitors running 3:59 for the first leg and putting Hill City-University into the lead. However, the depth of talent in the whippets was too much for Hill City-University. There were a large number of impressive other performances, and times achieved across the club. Thanks to all that took part.

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Photo: Ben Wall extending his lead and running an impressive 3:59 opening leg.

Shunters and Grunters 2022 Results

Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4Total Time / Position
Team Donna (19)Meg McKay Stu McCormickHelen CollinsOllie O’Sullivan 1st Equal
32:3924:4228:4737:262:03.33
Team FMC (6)Lilian Braun Dalise SandersonLara FindlaterRichard Campbell1st Equal
33:1425:1630:1334:512:03.33
Team Kevo (2)Richard FogartyAnya RhodesBrian WatkinsNathan Shanks3rd
37:3923:0933:0131.222:05.11
Team John Ed (17)Esther FogartyLesley McCormick Gene SandersonLeia Silby4th
37:4428:0624:5142:082:12.55
Team Ronnie (5)Jordan FogartyAbby Theobald David MackleMark Geddes5th
39:2524:4728:1041:512:14.13
Team Pat (11)Ezekiel StewartKen Fahey Sue O’SullivanPhil Morris6th
39:5126:0526:4447:192:19.59
Team Robin (15)Liberty McIntyre-ReetJohn McDermott Cathy Weatherston Aly Craigie7th
36:2637:3229:1738:492:22.04
Team Jimmie (1)Paul AndersonLewis AnglemerShona McDonaldTim Dawbin8th
39.3624:5939:3439:362:23.45
Team Chippa (34)Amanda WaldronKeiran ColumbSandra WintonBen Pigou9th
35:4037:3336:5233:492:25.14
Team Denis (12)Cilla Dickison John McMeckingJo LittleJosh Lovely10th
40:4529:5934:1146:102:31.05
Team Ian (7)Brent HalleyJanice HughesHelen Morris/Liz McMeckingMargie Campbell11th
40:1038:5334:0038:032:31.06
Team Dougie (10)Nick HengPhil BrayAngela HawthorneLeon Miyahara12th
46:1138:4132:2633:492:31.07
Team Hicks (13)Lila Rhodes Kirsty Van RoyenBruce CowanSarah Rhodes13th
37:4037:5436:1541:442:33.33

Lovelock Trials Results 2022

Children’s Race

Lewis Anglemyer1:26
George Solomon1:31
Hugh Walker1:33
Isiah Chin1:34
Sammy Walker1:35
Issy Clark2:10

B Grade Race

Aly Craigie5:32
Barry Purton5:38
Caitlin O’Donnell5:39
Eric Scharpf5:49
Georgy Pakeho5:51
Clifford Kelway Pope5:56
Phil Morris6:32
Brent Halley6:34
Dalise Sanderson6:59
Mark Boulle7:00
Barbara Patrick7:24
Myrtle Rough8:29
David Mackle8:56

A Grade Race

Josh Hou4:13
Nico Alvarez Rey-Virag4:14
Corey Lewis4:22
Finn Molloy4:24
Xaviour Walker4:39
Danny Baillie4:43
Elliot O’Sullivan4:44
Tim Dawbin5:06

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Office Bearers

We would like to introduce our elected 2021-2022 office bearers. We have a number of new members join the committee, and we are really excited to bring these new members and ideas into the club management. We look forward to some exciting Athletics and Harriers over the coming 12 months.

PresidentOliver O’Sullivanoliver.osullivan@gmail.com0277518895
Immediate Past PresidentRichard Fogartyrichard65fogarty@gmail.com0274324234
TreasurerSimon Rhodeshcyharriers@gmail.com0212715000
SecretaryTim Dawbintdawbin@gmail.com
Track and FieldMarion Harrisharrismk22@gmail.com03 453 1980
Children’s AthleticsSimon Rhodeshillcitychildrens@gmail.com0212715000
Harrier ManagerTBChcyharriers@gmail.com0277518895
Committee MembersLeia Silby
Sophie Hicks
Alyx Day
Mark Geddes
Oli Chignell

TBC
HandicapperPhil MorrisTBC
Club PatronsDave Richmond,
Lindsay Dey

Draft Winter Calendar of Events 2022

Event nameLocationTime/Club
Pre Season Open Day HCU Club Rooms1:45pm
Official Open DayHCU Club Rooms1:45pm
Easter – Unofficial club run HCU Club Rooms1:45pm
Lovelock Trials: Ariki, Leith, CivilCaledonian Ground1:45pm
Shunters and GruntersHyde-Waipiata11:15am
Lovelock RelaysUniversity Oval12pm
Morning Club runHCU Club Rooms8:30am
NZ Marathon Champs/RebootChristchurch
Leith Cross Country RelaysOtago Pony ClubLeith
5km Forbury or Inlet – TBCAriki Club Rooms1:45pm
TK Cowan 8km/5km TBCTomahawk Hall1:45pm
Morning Club runAfternoon Club RunHCU Club RoomsHCU Club Rooms8:30am1:45pm
Barnes Cross CountryKettle ParkTBC
Millenium Track – TBCTaieri MouthTBC
Matariki Mid-Winter Night RunCaledonian GroundTBC
Morning Club RunHCU Club Rooms8:30am
Kennett CupChristchurch
Club RunHCU Club Rooms1:45pm
Edmond Cup – TBCWingatui: HCU/TaieriTBC
Club Run HCU Club Rooms1:45pm
Otago Cross Country ChampsChisholm LinksTBC
Forbury Park 5km X-CountryAriki Club Rooms1:45pm
NZ X-Country ChampsTaupoANZ
Otago Road ChampsDunedin – TBCAthletics Otago
Surf to StadiumDunedin – TBCTBC
Morning Club RunHCU Club Rooms8:30am
Kids Run + Family [with Ariki]Ariki Club Rooms12:00pm
Afternoon Club RunHCU Club Rooms1:45pm
Port Road RacePort ChalmersTBC
Dick Taylor Run TBCTBC
Silverpeaks to Town Mountain RDTBC
NZ Road ChampsUpper HuttTBC
Kids Run + Family [with Ariki] TBCTBC
Emerson Dunedin MarathonDunedinCaversham
Club Run with CavershamCaversham1:45pm
Colin Holmes/Alice Baker 5k/3k Followed by AGMHCU Club Rooms1:45pmAGM 3:00pm
NZ Half Marathon ChampsTBC
Club RunHCU Club Rooms1:45pm
NZ Road Relay ChampsChristchurch, AkaroaANZ
Closing Day RunHCU Club Rooms1:45pm
Dunedin Round the Bays – 10kmDunedinTBC
NZ Trail Running ChampsCrater Rim Trail RunANZ
NZ Mountain Running ChampsQueenstownANZ
Otago Half Marathon ChampsBalclutha
NZ 24 Hour ChampsAucklandANZ

2021 Athletics New Zealand Cross-country Championships

Event 2 Girls Under 14 3 km

Lila Rhodes 7th (13:14)

 

Event 3 Men 65-69 6 km

Philip Morris 6th (30:50)

 

Event 4 Women 18-19 6 km

Megan Foster 16th (27:40)

 

Event 4 Women 40-44 6 km

Kara Bryant 4th (27:42)

Leia Silby 6th (28:23)

 

Event 4 Women 45-49 6 km

Georgina Pakeho 2nd (29:24)

 

Event 4 Women 50-54 6 km

Shireen Crumpton 2nd (26:18)

 

Event 4 Women 70-74 6 km

Barbara Patrick 1st (34:48)

 

Event 4 Women 80-84 6 km

Myrtle Rough 1st (40:16)

 

Event 5 Men Under 18 6 km

Jake Owen 19th (21:52)

Matthew Bolter 26th (23:21)

 

Event 6 Women Under 18 5 km

Zara Geddes 2nd (19:23)

Anna Carswell 20th (23:32)

Faith Courtney 21st (24:28)

 

Event 7 Men 18-19 8 km

Jacob Weston 15th (28:36)

Reuben Beard 16th (28:39)

Josh Hou 25th (30:29)

Luke Geddes 27th (31:09)

Event 7 Men 45-49 8 km

Tim Bolter 7th (30:38)

Simon Rhodes 9th (31:33)

 

 

Event 7 Men 50-54 8 km

Robbie Johnston 2nd (30:11)

 

Event 7 Men 55-59 8 km

Richard Fogarty 9th (36:51)

 

Event 7 Men 60-64 8 km

Stephen Bloomfield 4th (34:48)

 

Event 8 Boys Under 16 4 km

Charlie Light 15th (15:53)

 

Event 10 Men Senior 10 km

Oli Chignell 1st (31:45)

Jared Monk 14th (33:46)

Oliver O’Sullivan 18th (34:09)

Kirk Madgwick 19th (34:26)

Samuel Bremer 20th (34:45)

Logan Slee 22nd (35:13)

Austin Carter 25th (35:34)

Thomas Hadley 28th (36:19)

Finn Molloy 35th (39:06)

Blake Miller 36th (39:54)

 

Otago Cross Country Report 2021

Race 1 – 

Archie Rhodes ran a gutsy race. Leading from the front to finish 1st in the boys under 12 event in 9:11. Showing as much determination as his father Simon.

Race 2-

Alex Walker finished 3rd Otago Athlete and 4th overall in the boys under 14 event (3km) in 17:17 with another good run.

Lila Rhodes was 1st in the girls under 14 race (3km) in 13:08 backing up an already successful season.

Anna Rhodes finished 4th in the girls under 16 (4km) in 19:26 and ran a well paced race.

Race 3-

Zara Geddes finished 2nd in the women’s under 18 (5km) and 1st Otago Athlete in 19:31. Another impressive performance from Zara.

Anna Carswell finished 4th under 18 and 3rd Otago Athlete in 24:26.

George Hamilton won the men under 18 (6km) in 20:55, Jake Owen was 2nd 22:29, and Matthew Bolter 3rd 23:44. The three went out together and George wound up the pace in an impressive display of strength. The boys under 18 also took home the teams event in a clean sweep.

In the women’s under 20 (6km) Megan foster was 1st in 26:46 with a strong performance.

In the Masters Women 35+ Georgina Pakeho was 2nd overall (6km) in 29:05, and Leia Silby was 3rd in 29:43. Some close racing and both athletes running well.

In the Masters Women 50+ (6km) Shireen Crumpton continued her dominance and was 1st in 26:54, Barbara Patrick was 6th in 35:41, and Myrtle Rough was 8th in 41:28. Barbara and Myrtle both consistent performers, continue to impress everyone.

In the Masters Men 65+ (6km) Phil Morris was 2nd in 30:39 improving on last years performance.

Race 4-

In the Senior Men (10km) Russell Green was 2nd Otago Athlete and 4th Overall in 34:25, Oliver O’Sullivan was 3rd Otago Athlete and 5th overall in 34:28, Kirk Madgwick was 4th Otago Athlete in 34:48, Logan Slee was 5th in 35:03, Jared Monk was 6th in 35:12, Sam Bremer was 7th in 36:21, Blake Miller was 11th in 38:41, and Thomas Hadley was 13th in 40:06. Russell formed the front of the chasing pack and controlled the race throughout. He demonstrated both speed and strength as athletes slowly drifted off his negative split pace. A large contingent of HCU senior men took out the teams race. 

In the Senior Women (10km) Margie Campbell was first in 41:25, and Liliana Braun was 2nd in 41:58. Both of these athletes had great runs, and continue to highlight the talent they both have.

In the Masters men 35-49 (8km) Tim Bolter was 4th overall and 3rd Otago Athlete in 30:52, Elliot O’Sullivan was 6th Otago Athlete in 31:51, Simon Rhodes was 10th In 33:12, and Mark Geddes was 12th in 37:24.

In the Masters Men 50+ (8km) Robbie Johnson was first in 30:37. Eric Scharpf was 4th in 36:07. Robbie demonstrated his experience and pace judgement to be closely followed home by a relaxed looking Tim Bolter. Strong results for all the masters men.

In the men’s under 20 (8km) Jacob Weston was first in 27:43, and Reuben Beard was second in 28:57, Josh Hou was 6th in 31:09, and Luke Geddes was 7th in 32:26. Jacob set of with the front senior men and held on well, finishing with an impressive performance. Ruben beard sat in with the chasing pack and finished strongly. 

Well done to all the HCU runners. The club was proud of all the great running and determination displayed. We look forward to seeing all of our athletes compete in 3 weeks time at National Cross Country Champs. Best of luck too.

The chasing pack led by HCU athletes, demonstrating the strong senior numbers and depth.

Edmond Cup – Race Report

Yesterday Hill City-University (HCU) had a large contingent compete at the Edmond Cup. Oli Chignell returned to the Cross-Country scene in an absolute commanding fashion, tearing the field apart and cruising to victory. This is the first Cross Country race Oli has competed at since the 2020 Cross Country Challenge. His time of 15:07 put him 42 seconds ahead of Second place getter Daniel Balchin of Canterbury Univeristy (15:49), and third place Ollie O’Sullivan (16:07). Kirk Madgwick (16:32) had a strong race managing to run down Jared Monk (16:36) in the home straight, finishing 4th and 5th respectively. 6th home was George Hamilton (16:50), who also claimed first in the under 18 men. This was another dominant U18 victory for George, who continues to consistently improve on his own performances. Next HCU athlete was Jake Owen (17:42) who finished 9th overall and second in the under 18 men. The hurdles and longer distance suited Jakes training and resulted in a very impressive run, showing several senior athletes that he is going to be difficult to beat moving forward. Next Home in 14th overall were speedsters Josh Hou (18:02) finishing in 2nd in the under 20 mens, followed closely by Jeddiah Thompson-Fawcett (18:06) in 15th overall and 3rd in the U20 mens. Matthew Bolter (18:10) finished 17th overall and continued his strong cross-country performances to finish 3rd in the under 18 mens. Next home was Luke Geddes (18:22) with an excellent run, finishing 4th in the men’s under 20. Elliot O’Sullivan (19:08) finished 22nd overall and 4th Masters man home. Nicolas Alvarez Rey-Virag (19:38) finished 26th overall and 5th in the men’s under 18 with a solid performance. Tim Dawbin (20:30) had a competitive race finishing 29th overall, after a workout setting out the course and carrying a bag of Waratahs for 2.5km. Eric Scharpf continued his form to finish 32nd overall and claim second master’s 50+ men. Followed by Richard Fogarty (21:40) with an impressive run, also post Waratah 2.5km course marking. Philip Morris AKA Shorty (24:11) finished 38th and 8th in the masters men with another consistent run. HCU took out the Senior Mens team race consisting of Oli Chignell, Oliver O’Sullivan, Kirk Madgwick, Jared Monk, George Hamilton, and Jake Owen demonstrating the HCU depth.

The women’s race was won by Zara Geddes (19:11) who also claimed first in the women’s under 18. She demonstrated composure and strength over the 5km cross country and just keeps continuing to impress everyone with her ability and versatility. Sophie Hicks (19:26) finished closely behind Zara coming in 2nd place and claiming the senior women’s title. Sophie backs up her fastest time from the Barnes Cross country with another great run. Megan Foster (20:40) finished 4th overall and 1st under 20 Women home with a strong run, backing up an impressive race at the Shunters and Grunters relay a week before.  Kara Bryant (22:02) finished 9th overall and 4th in the master’s women 35-49 narrowly missing out on the bronze medal but continuing her strong season of racing. She was closely followed by consistent performer Georgina Pakeho (22:20) who finished 10th overall and 5th Master’s women 35-49. Anna Carswell (22:59) returned to the racing scene from injury finishing 11th overall and second under 18 women. Anya Rhodes took out the under 16 age group in (24:38) as the youngest female athlete in the field in a gutsy performance. Barbara Patrick finished 17th overall and 4th Masters women 50+ in a strong field. The HCU Senior women’s also claimed victory in the team race consisting of Zara Geddes, Sophie Hicks, Megan Foster, and Kara Bryant.

In the 2.5km race Charlie Light (9:18) second under 16 male had a great race and finished 2 seconds behind first place. Alex Walker (10:32) had another strong run finishing 2nd in the male under 14 category.

ODT article link

Leith Harriers race report

Oli Chignell first Senor Man
Zara Geddes First under 18 and first Women Home
Senior Men’s Winning team (Missing Jared Monk)
Womens Winning Team

Shunters and Grunters Results

Last Saturday we had 4 teams compete in the Shunters and Grunters relay race. The winning team of Richard Fogarty, Anna Carswell, Sue O’Sullivan, and Tim Dawbin all ran well. Richard managed to get away from his daughters Esther and Jordan on leg one. Anna returned to racing with a really strong run on leg two. Sue O’Sullivan pushed hard on leg three and set Tim Dawbin up within sight of Leia Silby. Tim caught Leia at the halfway point of the last leg and the first three teams all finished within sight of each other. 

Leg 1
Team NameTimeFastest time
1Richard Fogarty37:441
3Esther Fogarty38:302
2Jordan Fogarty41:423
4Greg Collins42:524
Leg 2
TeamNameTotal TimeAdjusted Time Fastest time
1 Anna Carswell59:3421:501
3 Richard Fogarty 1.01:1422:442
2 Phil Morris 1.05:0023:183
4David Mackle1.16:3233:404
Leg 3
TeamNameTotal TimeAdjusted Time Fastest time
3Danny O’Sullivan1.25:1223:581
1Maree Macrae1.27:4428:102
2Sue O’Sullivan1.30:0825:083
4Helen Collins1.43:1526:434
Leg 4
TeamNameTotal Time Adjusted Time Fastest time
1Tim Dawbin1.06:3938:551
3Leia Silby2.08:1743:052
2Megan Foster2.09:0839:003
4Oliver O’Sullivan2.18:2635:114