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TK Cowan Race, 18 July

Thanks to everyone for the awesome Saturday of competitive racing. The Facebook posted photos give a great impression of how spoilt we were with the weather. Big thanks to our Sponsors Shoe Clinic, Otago Dental Service, Archie the coffee caravan, and all the various officials that helped make the event another successful year. Can any members still to pay the $10 entry fee contact oliver.osullivan@gmail.com or bring the $10 to the TK Cowan race this weekend.

This Saturday, 18 July we have our annual TK Cowan race – from the Tomohawk Hall, 307 Tomohawk road: This is a great event, an 8km Handicap race over road, beach, and golf course. There are kids races of 3km and 5km also available. There is no requirement to be registered, so come along and we will make sure a handicap is allocated. Please arrive by 1:30pm and racing will start at 2pm, All clubs and runners are welcome. Please bring a plate for afternoon tea. We will fire up the oven and have savouries to warm us up after the event. We will also require 8 marshals’ to monitor road crossings. Please contact oliver.osullivan@gmail.com if you are available to assist or have any questions.

View Looking down Tomohawk Beach. Its a tough climb out of the Sand dunes and tests even the toughest runners.

Hill City-University Lovelock Relay Harrier Manager Summary

Last weekend we hosted the Lovelock relays at the University oval. We had superb results across all grades. It was a perfect day for some competitive racing. Awesome seeing so many people keen to be involved:

Social:

Team Rhodes (Archie, Anya, Lila, and Simon) cruised in for second place in the social grade. This provided a great warmup for their main events, which the whole family performed well, and contributed to the success of 3 separate teams. Great to see the next generation of runners experiencing tough racing. The HCU Social team of Rachael Shields, Hellen Collins, Ollie O’Sullivan, and David Mackle combined to compete in the social event.

Primary Kids:

Alex Walker, and Violet Pakeho competed together in the primary kids race.  A sick team member had to cancel, and this resulted in Alex running 3 separate and impressive legs. It was fantastic to see both young athletes working together to come home first.

High School Boys:

Luke Geddes, Matthew Bolter, Lachlan Crumpton, and Archie Rhodes all had strong runs, winning the High School Boys grade. Some impressive times being run by these up and coming young runners.

Masters Men:

We had 2 Masters mens teams compete. HCU Masters team 1 finished a close second place (Elliot O’Sullivan, Tim Bolter, Simon Rhodes, and Stephen Bloomfield). Our number 2 Masters team also performed well with (Richard Fogarty, Phil Morris, Dwayne Sheddan, and Mark Geddes).

Masters Women:

Masters Women: Georgy Pakeho, Barbara Patrick, Cathy Weatherston, and Myrtle Rough performed well and are a total inspiration.  

Senior Women:

The two Hill City-Womens teams were closely placed together. The HCU team 1 (Laura Bungard, Bella Bloomfield, Anya Rhodes, Lila Rhodes) and HCU team 2 (Shireen Crumpton, Ali Cragie, Leia Silby, Lilah Gilenberg). Apologies for some of the issues with our timing within this race. None the less there were some impressive performances here.

Senior Men:

HCU Senior men 1 and 2 had a few late changes, and the HCU team 1 came away with the title (Caden Shields, Kirk Madgwick, Ollie O’Sullivan, Logan Slee, Josh Hou, and Russell Green). HCU Team 2 narrowly managed to claim the bronze medal, with some exciting racing (Nico Alverez-Ray, Jake Owen, Tim Dawbin, Elliot O’Sullivan, Tom Spencer, Ollie O’Sullivan).

Josh Hou, Ollie O’Sullivan, Caden Shield, Russel Green, Logan Slee, Kirk Madgwick

2020 Lovelock Relay Provisional Results

There are some errors in times. Particularly the Masters men/Senior women. There was an issue as a team picked up another teams pack. If you feel your time is not correct let oliver.osullivan@gmail know and we can add the athletes self timed results beside the result. Apologies for the inconvenience. Dubious times are (Bold and italics).

Social/Mixed

28 DundasLiam MillerBlake MillerBernaby KellyAbbie Mortimer
Clock time4.5311.0816.2821.21
Indiv time4.536.155.204.53
Team RhodesArchie RhodesLila RhodesAnya RhodesSimon Rhodes
Clock time6.0812.2519.1324.48
Indiv time6.086.176.485.35
HCU SocialRachael ShieldsHellen CollinsOllie O’SullivanDavid Mackle
Clock time5.1914.3521.1630.1
Indiv time5.199.166.418.54
Ariki GreenSarah LongsburyCharlotte SummersLola SaundersAmy Porter
Clock time6.2712.3919.3727.49
Indiv time6.276.126.588.12
Civil FamilyJoe ConnelyJack ConnelyRose ConnelyMatthew Connely
Clock time6.0413.4519.526.26
Indiv time6.047.416.056.36
TaieriAmanda WaldromTarryn FaheyJanice FinnieGraham Murphie
Clock time5.4213.2419.4325.34
Indiv time5.427.426.195.51
Caversham Social 1Judy RobinsonPhil CoatesVicki EvansGrant Dowland
Clock time6.413.0822.5229.4
Indiv time6.406.289.446.48
Caversham Social 2Gavin ChinLesley McCormackPaula CotterSophie Stokes
Clock time7.5316.1924.3529.52
Indiv time7.538.268.165.17

Primary/Kids

HCU KidsAlex WalkerViolet PakehoAlex Walker (2nd)Alex Walker (3rd run)
Caversham Kids 1Emily Rose YoungLachie RowleyDaniel RyanLeo Young
Leith Kids #1Terrance FarellaOliver MorganRowan HamiltonArchie Mckinlay
Ariki U12 ChildernHugh WalkerSammy WalkerNiamh PorterCharlotte Summer/TBA
Caversham Kids 2Zaydan ReynoldsSammy CotterQuinn ReynoldsEmily Rose Young
Leith Kids #2Daniel MorganJames O’NeillAilish O’NeillDante Taigel-Pierce

Masters Women

Hcu #1 Masters WomenGeorgy PakehoBarbara PatrickCathy WeatherstonMyrtle Rough
Clock time6.2113.4122.2430.34
Indiv time6.217.208.438.10
Leith Masters Women #1Siobhan McKinlayChristine MontgomeryJane AdamsRach McKinney
Clock time6.3712.4920.1327.23
Indiv time6.376.127.247.10
Caversham VW1Kirsty EylesMichelle WattClaire AndertonDonna Young
Clock time5.5812.2118.4324.52
Indiv time5.586.236.226.09
Caversham VW2Celia LieRebecca WebsterDonna TumaruEvelyn Armstrong
Clock time7.2614.3321.4129.17
Indiv time7.267.077.087.36
Caversham VW3Sue KimJanine BakerGail SharpClaire Giles
Clock time7.1515.322.4930.2
Indiv time7.158.157.197.31

Masters Men

HCU Masters #1Elliot O’SullivanTim BolterSimon RhodesSteve Bloomfield
Clock time4.5910.4815.5521.06
Indiv time4.59(5.49)5.075.11
HCU Masters #2Richard FogartyPhil MorrisDwayne SheddanMark Geddes
Clock time5.4312.0617.423.44
Indiv time5.436.235.346.04
Leith Masters #1Mark O’NeillLuke McKinleySimon LeaningMark O’Donnell
Clock time4.5310.3215.5320.49
Indiv time4.535.395.214.56
Leith Masters #2Luke McKinlayTom McKinlayMurray Jensen-McCloySimon Leaning
Clock time5.110.4916.2921.54
Indiv time5.105.395.405.25
Leith Masters #3Steve TrippPeter HughesMarc BoulleLee Flowers
Clock time6.4114.552229.45
Indiv time(6.41) self timed at 5.49(8.14) estimated at 7.30(7.05) self timed at 8.16(7.45) estimated at 6.30
Ariki MM35Phil NapperRussell LundXaviour WalkerAaron Porter
Clock time5.2310.5816.2721.17
Indiv time5.23(5.35) self timed at 5.245.294.50
Civil 1Rob HomanNick WoolcroftJoe ConnelyPeter Frew
Clock time7.1511.5219.0223.52
Indiv time7.154.377.104.50
Caversham MM1Geoff AndersonDavid SharpGordon WongPeter Fitzgerald
Clock time5.2211.3217.2422.21
Indiv time5.226.105.524.57
Caversham MM2Alister McAleveryRichard YoungNeville ShanksRoss Gatenby
Clock time9.4114.3620.3129.15
Indiv time9.414.555.558.44
Caversham MM3Nicholas HengKen PullarNeville ScottKen Fahey
Clock time10.0815.1422.0729.49
Indiv time10.085.066.537.42
Mystery TeamRunner  1Runner 2Runner 3Runner 4

High School Boys

HCU #1 Junior BoysLuke GeddesMatthew BolterLachlan CrumptonArchie Rhodes
Clock time5.1410.1816.1822.45
Indiv time5.145.046.006.27
Caversham School BoysOllie YoungHadlee EdmundsPatrick CotterBeil Brown
Clock time4.5510.4318.3224.57
Indiv time4.555.487.496.25

Senior Women

HCU Womens #1Laura BungardBella BloomfieldAnya RhodesLila Rhodes
Clock time5.3111.0717.2225.45
Indiv time5.31(5.36)
Self timed at 5.11
(6.15)(8.23)
HCU Womens #2Shireen CrumptonAli CraigieLeia SilbyLilah Gilenberg
Clock time5.4612.0317.4226.17
Indiv time5.46(6.17) 5:49 Strava time confirmed5.39(8.35)
Leith SW #1Lydia PatilloCaitlin O’DonnellOlivia GoldMeriam van Os
Clock time5.5711.316.5923.05
Indiv time5.575.335.296.06
Leith SW #2Sophie SmithGaya GnanalingamZoe Van-WijkClaudia Sole
Clock time5.5812.5520.1227.24
Indiv time5.586.577.177.12
Ariki Senior WomenCatherine LundHanna EnglishSarah LangsburyCatherine Lund
Clock time5.2512.0417.3923.26
Indiv time5.256.395.355.47
Caversham Senior Women #1Lehana ReevesJulie EdmundsKirsty EylesTamara Reeves
Clock time5.2111.116.422.46
Indiv time5.215.495.306.06
Caversham Senior Womens #2Becly De La HarpeSophie StokesJordan Evans-TobataGracie Young
Clock time6.4114.552229.45
Indiv time(6.41) self timed at: 5.338.147.057.45
Mystery Teamrunner 1runner 2runner 3runner 4
Clock time5.3513.0719.4523.56
Indiv time5.357.326.384.11

Senior Men

Mighty HCU#1Caden ShieldsKirk MadgwickOllie O’SullivanLogan SleeJosh HouRussel Green
Clock time4.218.4813.1817.3922.1226.29
Indiv time4.214.274.304.214.334.17
Mishty HCU#2Nico Alvarez-ReyJake OwenTim DawbinElliot O’SullivanTom SpencerOllie O’Sullivan
Clock time4.369.3214.419.5724.3529.17
Indiv time4.364.565.085.174.384.42
Leith SM#1Nathan HillJulius StaufenbergNic BathgateJack DiversLiam ChesneyJanus Staufenberg
Clock time4.349.0313.4318.3923.0127.06
Indiv time4.344.294.404.564.224.05
Leith SM#2Hanish McKinlayHarjinder Singh ChanderStephen MorrisonNeale McLanachanAndrew LonieMark O’Meill
Clock time5.0311.5316.4522.0227.3533.08
Indiv time5.036.504.525.175.335.33
Ariki Senior Men #1Nathan HarrisonTony DoddsShay VeitchBraden ArbuckleXaviour WalkerTom McCracken
Clock time5.111015.320.4125.2431.04
Indiv time5.114.495.305.114.435.40
Caversham SM#1Jonah SmithEzikiel StewartBen PigouBen RowleyLeon MiyaharaNathan Shanks
Clock time4.469.5214.5619.4424.3529.22
Indiv time4.465.065.044.484.514.47
Caversham SM#2Michael DowneJono RyanAndrew McCaigMatthew WongAlexander BrownAlex Dodds
Clock time5.2110.2517.1523.1928.2233.02
Indiv time5.215.046.506.045.034.40

Lovelock Trials 2020

Race 1:

Name:Time:
Leia Silby5:51
Lilah Gilgenberg5:52
Henry Eyles6:04
Phil Morris6:31
Barbara  Patrick7.24
Cathy Weatherstone8.09
Myrtle Rough8.24
David Mackle8.38

Race 2:

Name:Time:
William  Scharpf4:17
Ollie O’Sullivan4:19
Josh Hou4:21
Nico Alvarez-Rey4:25
Jared Monk4:44
Jake Owen4:45
Elliot O’Sullivan4:49
Tim Bolter4:55
Luke Geddes5:01
Matt Bolter5:06
Tim Dawbin5:11
Caitlin O’Donnell (Leith)5:13
Steve Bloomfield5:18
Eric Scharpf5:19
Bella Bloomfield5:22
Dwayne Sheddan5:30
Anya Rhodes5:34
Mark Geddes5:34
Lila Rhodes5:40
Ali Craigie5:45

Rotary Park Summary

This week Hill City-University members competed in the combined clubs (Ariki, Leith, and Hill City-University) handicap 5km x-country at Rotary Park. The event was generously hosted by Ariki and was a great opportunity to bring local clubs together for the start of inter-club racing.

The Rotary park course is a challenging x-country consisting of 4 laps. It provides an excellent course to test yourself at the start of the season. It includes plenty of hills and grass running. The course loops through some interesting (and challenging) sections of Pine Forrest and is a great spectator course.

Junior athletes Cormac Moore (Hill City-University), Catherine Lund (Ariki), and Lila Rhodes (Hill City-University) all demonstrated their determination and ability over the course, all posting strong respective performances. Plenty of good racing to come from these junior athletes this year.

Mark Geddes (Hill City-University) had a strong performance, coming through the field to claim line honours. He consistently worked through the field and finished with a 1minute gap to second place. Caitlin O’Donnell (Leith) claimed the Silver and was the first female home, also claiming fastest Female time in an impressive and well-judged run. Luke Geddes (Hill City-University) claimed the Bronze with a sharp performance. This backs up a large 5km PB two days before, in the Leith Harbour 5km race. Another lap and he may have been clipping the heels of his Father Mark.

Prize giving was back at the Ariki Clubrooms. It was a good opportunity to mingle with local runners and discuss upcoming events. The Afternoon spread was a well-received treat after a challenging run.

The Next inter club event is the Lovelock Relay (Hosted by Hill City-University) at the University Oval on the 11/07/20. Teams for this event need to be sent to hcyharriers@gmail.com by Monday 06.07.20. Any questions please contact Oliver O’Sullivan 0277518895, oliver.osullivan@gmail.com

Results can be found on the Hill City-University website under results, or can be found at: https://hillcity.org.nz/2020/06/28/rotary-park-cross-country-27th-june-2020/

Rotary Park Cross Country Results 2020

27 June 2020

NameTimeHandicapActual time
Cormac Moore (2 laps)21:136:0015:13
Catherine Lund (3 laps)29:5514:3015:25
Lila Rhodes (3 laps)30:1411:0019:14
Mark Geddes33:1311:0022:13
Caitlin O’Donnell34:2012:0022:20
Luke Geddes35:0215:0022:02
Matt Bixley35:2515:0020:25
Cathy Weatherston35:271:0034:27
Dwayne Sheddan35:4214:3021:12
Sarah Rhodes35:4912:0023:49
Brent Halley36:1414:3021:44
Eric Sharpf36:2114:3021:51
Mark O’Donnell36:2514:3021:55
Georgina Pakeho36:2812:0024:28
Danny O’Sullivan36:366:0030:36
Mark O’Neill36:4415:3021:14
David Mackle36:481:0035:48
Tim Dawbin36.5014:3022:20
Ollie O’Sullivan36.5617:3019:26
Helen Collins37:050:0037:05
Kirsty Gillon (DNF, 2 laps)
Barbara Patrick (DNF, wrong turn)
Christine Montgomery (DNF, 2 laps)
Russel Lund (DNF, 3 laps)

Hill City – University Lovelock trials : Caledonian Grounds

This year the Hill City-University trials will be a wee bit different.

We will meet at the clubrooms at 1:30pm as per usual.

However, this year we will have the opportunity to run the trial on the Caledonian Grounds. Starting at approximately at 2:15pm.

This will provide an exciting opportunity to run a fast and accurate 1500m, and test yourself before the lovelock relay.

No need to enter, just turn up and we will make sure you are looked after.

Please see Facebook for any further details and updates:

https://facebook.com/events/s/hill-city-university-lovelock-/891559661330272/?ti=icl

If you can not make the Trials and wish to compete at the Lovelock Relay please contact hcyharriers@gmail.com or
Oliver O’Sullivan 0277518895
oliver.osullivan@gmail.com

Hill City – University Athletic Club Winter Trophy List 2019

Lovelock Trials 2019

Name of TrophyPurpose of TrophyName of Winner
G.S.Mowat Junior challenge cupFirst Junior Male over the lineGeorge Hamilton
D.H. Randle Memorial CupFastest Time MaleJoel Carman
Maiden race trophyFirst Women over the lineLaura Bungard
Neil Hickey Memorial CupFastest time Senior Men-Lovelock RelaysSam Bremer

TK Cowan

Name of TrophyPurpose of TrophyName of Winner
T.K Cowan CupFirst home – menLuke Geddes
Edmond’s Memorial CupSecond home – menTim Dawbin
T.K. CowanFirst Junior boy over the line 5kmDavid Mogenson
T.K. CowanFirst Women over the lineShireen Crumpton
T.K. CowanFastest MaleOllie O’Sullivan
T.K. CowanFastest Time Junior Boy 5kmLachlam Crumpton
T.K. CowanFastest Time WomenKirsty O’Sullivan

Edmond Cup

Name of TrophyPurpose of TrophyName of Winner
Soldier Memorial CupFirst home – Senior MenAlister Richardson
R. C Lindsay & I. F. Reid CupFirst home – Junior menJosh Hou
Steeplechase TrophyFirst home – Senior WomenNadia Beamish
Jack CupFirst home – U16 GirlsZara Geddes

Otago Cross Country Champs

Name of TrophyPurpose of TrophyName of Winner
Fenwick Memorial CupFirst to finish Senior MenJoel Carman
J. C. Lucas CupFastest Time – Men Under 20Russell Green
W. H. Burrows Colts Cross countryFastest Time – Boys Under 13Alex Walker
R. T Dodds CupFastest Time – Boys under 16George Hamilton
I.F. Murcott & Emmerson CupFastest Time – Senior WomenRebekah Greene
Salmon TrophyFastest Time – Women under 20Georgia Mitchell
Veteran Women’s Cross CountryFirst Home – Masters WomenGeorgy Pakeho

Rotary Park Cross Country

Name of TrophyPurpose of TrophyName of Winner
Presbyterian CupFirst Senior Man over the LineTim Bolter
R. E. Gain Memorial S. H. JFirst Junior man over the lineLuke Moffit
L. S. W. Emerson CupFirst U12 Boys 1.2kmAlex Walker
D. O’Brien CupFirst women homeGeorgy Pakeho

Colin Holmes Memorial Road Race

Name of TrophyPurpose of TrophyName of Winner
Colin Holmes Memorial CupFirst Home Senior Men 10kmYutaro Nishimra
Colts Road Race CupFirst Home Boys under 16Luke Geddes
A. Knowles CupFirst Home WomenHelen Collins
R. Murcott CupFastest Time Senior MenOllie O’Sullivan
A. G. Hall Colts CupFirst Home Boys under 14Lachlan Crumpton
Alice Baker Memorial TrophyFastest Time WomenAly Craigie

Peninsula Relay

Name of TrophyPurpose of TrophyName of Winners
Peninsula Relay BadgesWinning team Men’s eventJake Owen, Josh Hou, Tim Dawbin, Tim Bolter, Elliot O’Sullivan, Ollie O’Sullivan

Club Trophies

Name of trophyPurpose of TrophyName of Winner
Hire Service trophyFirst Women Home Half MarathonAly Craigie
Richmond CupSenior Men Road Races – Cowan/Holmen/PortOllie O’Sullivan
Dalton ShieldSenior Women Road Races – Cowan/Holmen/PortCilla Dickinson
Dunlaider Track & Harrier Cup – FrostMost Improved MaleOllie O’Sullivan
M. G. Manson CupMost Improved FemaleAly Craigie
P. R. & P. M. Seaton CupMost Outstanding Performance for the SeasonCaden Shields
Jack Clark TrophyFor Persistence and DeterminationTim Dawbin
Bob Lindsay Memorial TrophyBest Marathon Performance of the SeasonCaden Shields

Club Run Summary: 20th June

Medium Pack (Tim)

We had a good-sized medium pack including several new faces which was great. This week, we turned left at Butts Road and continued straight along Dundas Street until we turned right at George Street.
Then we (mostly) ran up Warrender Street which got our lungs working and helped wake up those of us not used to running in the mornings. Next, we turned right at Queens Drive, completing an ‘outer lap’ of Prospect park before continuing down Queens Drive through the town belt.


After passing Moana pool, we continued along Queens Drive above the Littlebourne Grounds/ Otago Boys High School before beginning our return at the Arthur Street Playground.


We followed Arthur Street through to London Street before running down Frederick Street until the very end. Finally, we ran along Anzac Avenue before some strode out along Logan Park Drive back to the clubrooms. This run was 9.03 km in total.


There were plenty of stops along the way to regroup, chat, and enjoy the scenery. A very enjoyable morning group run before some welcomed tea, coffee, and breakfast.

Fast pack (Ollie)

This week we had our first morning club run. It was great to see some new faces at the club, and positive feedback.

The fast pack consisted of (Oli Chignell, Simon Cromarty, Stephen Bloomfield, Matt Bolter, and Ollie & Elliot O’Sullivan).

The run went out on the cycleway to Mia, and back along the Port Chalmers Road to Logan Park.

At this point Matt Bolter split off, to impressively add in a Big Easy loop. Stephen completed an extra lap of Logan Park (no doubt at a blistering speed), and the rest of us hit the Caledonian track to admire Oli Chignell smashing out some exceptionally fast 1km reps. 1 hour 5minute total run.

Oli has been tasked with contributing to the Athletics NZ Instagram/Facebook page for the day, so if you wish to see more regarding what he has been up to, then Athletics NZ Instagram is the perfect spot to see some more details.

This week’s topics of conversation included the social benefits of group running, injury recovery, overseas racing, the upcoming local race calendar, and varying diets for health and performance optimisation.

Post run we all enjoyed a bite to eat, a coffee or two, and for some a sneaky can of Coke.

Scenic Pack (Helen)

Six lovely ladies and one very cute pooch headed off in the scenic pack of runners. We ran through the gardens then into Woodhaugh before tackling the climb up to the Ross Creek Reservoir. After a quick regroup and chat with a friendly familiar runner we opted for a lap of the reservoir before heading back down the very steep path and back to the clubrooms for breakfast. There was lots of good chat and time for everyone to catch up. It was really good to try the morning run and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Thank you all.

Hill City-University: First morning club run this weekend

Hi everyone!

Its nearly the weekend again! This Saturday (June 20th) we host our first morning club run at 9am. The club room will be open from 8:30am for anyone that would like a bite to eat, or a coffee before the run. Breakfast cereal, toast, spreads, coffee and tea available. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Next week we Join Ariki for the Rotary Park 5km cross country race. This a great wee race, in what we call ‘handicapped’ style. This means that competitors are given different starts depending on their estimated 5km time. The slower runners go off first, and the fastest go last! Its very fun and exciting so if you havent done this before, its a goodie:)

Club registrations are now live so you can join the club and pay your subs. Just go to our website to do this  https://hillcity.org.nz/. If you have any questions about this please do get in touch with me, or talk with Ollie, Richard, Tim or Simon at the club this weekend.

Finally, we are looking for people to help us with our race organisation for our new club event. Please get in touch, all help for comvening committee and ideas greatly received.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Merrilee