12th May 2018 Paki-iti XC race report

A fantastic farm course and good ground conditions faced the 130 starters. The course was undulating but firm and fast – though not everyone was expecting the five gates per 2.5km lap that they soon faced which certainly interrupted your rhythm.

RESULTS are presented here in two formats

  1. Sealed handicap finish order (please note that those new or without an allocated handicap do not show on this list) 12 May 2018 Sealed handicap order RESULTS
  2. Actual time finish order (everyone- revised 13/5/18) 12 May 2018 Actual time order RESULTS

Race Report

The Colts and Junior women started together, with 2 laps (5km) to complete the course, meaning 10, 15 or 20 gates! There were ten Junior Women racing – the first time in many years that they outnumbered the colts. Tessa Webb was the fastest JW in 20:27, with Kylah Gunn (PNINS and PNAHC) 22:47 having a great run and Stephanie Walker 22:57. Ashley Jaggard won the sealed handicap by 18 seconds from Daisy Rush.

Andre Le Pine-Day, fresh from outright victory at the Palm North BHS cross country earlier in the week won the Colts 5km in 18:09 from Liam Wall 18:44 and Joaquin Taylor-McLean (Cornerstone School) 19:35. The Sealed handicap went to Ben Petch followed by Luke Scott and Nelson Doolan

Around 60 Boys & Girls 7-13 years competed together. Fastest overall were Fergus Doolan 10:32, Reuben Duker 10:40 and Lucy McLean 11:13.

Girls Sealed handicap went to Jasmin Smith, with just 3 sec back to Layla Duker and then Abby Ives. Boys sealed handicap was won by Awatea Burton from Will Sablerolle-Stone and Lucas Taylor.

The Womens handicapper will most likely be revising Jo Speary‘s handicap after she gapped the field in the 7.5km – Jo won the W60-64 division at the Rotorua Half Marathon on 5th May. Fastest time went to Juanita Paterson 38:20 from Rosie McIntyre 40:48 then a close bunch of Janelle Wierenga 41:18, Sandie Johansen 41:20, Megan Farndale 41:22

The Mens 10km was a competitive field of 31 starters, headed home by Colt, Samuel Phillips, in 39:30 from new member Josh Dunstan-Brown 39:58, Dave Scott 46:21 and Rob Dabb 47:01.

Sealed handicap honours went to the oldest runner on the day, 73 year old Colin Clark, but only 12 seconds clear of the clsing Matt Schipper and Douglas Woodfield in 3rd place.

NEXT WEEK is an Open handicap race at Banners Farm, Junction Rd West, Halcombe. Best access is to go along Stanway Rd from Halcombe township and look for the Moa sign at about 3.5km

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