Over 100 people took part in this years Vautier Cups handicap cross country at Valley Rd, Colyton on 6th June. Host Reg Vautier believes that is the highest number of participants in the events 53 year history. Full Results click here:06 June Vautiers XC Results See Vautier Cup results from 2008-2014 at end of this report.
Boys and Girls did one lap, 2.5km. Boys Cup winner was Devin Morley and Lara Bacchus won the girls cup. Fastest overall time was Liam Wall 10:52 and Bella Ives 13:18 respectively.
Colts did 5km, and it was a competitive affair, trophy going to Karl Werner, while fastest time went to Wellington Harrier visitor Marcus Karamanolis in 18 minutes 39 seconds from locals Jack Finlay 20:24 and Adam Martin 20:48.
Junior women was also close. The Cup going to Jaimee Leader and fastest time to Lizzie Stannard 21:45 from Jaimee 21:59 – a near reversal of time difference from the Manawatu Secondary School champs.
The Senior Women trophy was won by Helena Boston, having a great first year in the club. Fastest time went to Tamara Reed 22:03, after mixing it well with the fast juniors.
Senior men did 4 laps, which meant four times up the challenging 500 metre hill climb. Each lap was progressively muddier than the last with the passing foot traffic. It was a cliff hanger finish, with Andy Martin holding a healthy lead into the last kilometre. Meanwhile Rob Dabb and Seb Bacchus were tussling for position and making up ground down the hill. Andy had a brief glance with 200 mteres to go, saw the danger, and managed to hold on for a win by 2 seconds over Rob with Seb just 5 seconds further back. Fastest time went to Shane Reed 39:37 from Niam Macdonald 40:30 with visitor Will O’Connor third fastest 41:10.
MOA Archives – some past results from Vautiers
Same course as it was this year, but in 2009 the Women did 3 laps