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Wellington and Gold Coast marathons - Results

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Event date: 1/07/2018 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM Export event

Wellington Marathon, Westpac Stadium – 1 July 2018

Wellington Marathon:

  • Lyn Clark did a personal best time and was fifth in her age group in 3hr58.
  • Valentino was first Scottish runner home in 3hr06
  • Liam Jones ran his first marathon in a very credible 3hr08min24
  • Ben Cornelius finished 16th in his age group in a very solid 3hr26min34
  • Huge congrats to Anna Breen on her first marathon, running 4hr20min05
  • Carla Denneny charged around for a very impressive 3hr20min38 for sixth women home (3rd in age group).

Wellington Half:

  • Niam MacDonald continues to go from strength to strength taking the win in just under 71
  • Malcolm Hodge did what was required to get his elite start at Melbourne and also picked up 2nd (72min38)
  • Lucas Duross ran well for 5th in 74min50, based on the photo I saw he was clearly getting no help from the
    weather
  • Harry Burnard was 7th just failing to break 75mins
  • Chris Wharam was 9th in a touch over 78mins
  • Dave Parsons was 2nd in his age group and 12th overall (79min37)
  • Grant McLean was a very impressive 80min38 for 14th overall and first MM50
  • Bede van Schaijik showed that bad luck with injuries isn't holding him back with a 88min08
  • Brad Wong ran the prefect race to not only break 90 mins (89min17) but also outoutkicked Nicholas
  • Nicholas Bagnall was on the wrong side of Brad's kick finishing a sec back in 89min18
  • Michael Eyre just missed out on a sub 1hr38min by 3 seconds
  • Alistair Collow just missed out on a sub 1hr40 running 1hr40min27
  • Peter Murmu ran 1hr42min18 which is a good effort but just off the sub 1hr40 I suspect he was targetting
  • Donal Lynch gets special mention for the longest jog to the start line. His 1hr42min17 net time was 70 second faster than his gun time
  • Paul Rodway took out his age group with a 1hr48min10
  • Bridget Clark charged around in 1hr42min35 for 8th in age group
  • Huge congrats to Serena Rudge on her first half who debut with a 1hr47min55
  • Likewise, a huge congrat to Michelle Knight who also ran her first half with a solid 1hr58min22

Wellington10k

  • Peter Stevens was 4th on the day and 1st in age with a 36min37
  • Andrew Kerr did almost as well with 2nd in his age group (13th overall) and a time of 38min57
  • Daniel Rakic put a slight niggle behind him to charge around in 51min44.
  • Tina Faulkner continues her impressive racing form to take the win in 37min35
  • Ayesha Shafi enjoyed a break from the mud to finish not far back in 4th (2nd in age) in 39min29
  • Pam Graham was third in her age group in 56min42
  • Megan Ferry destroyed her sub 70 min goal by running 68min16
  • Aria Tongs just missed out on sub 53 with a 53min02
  • Jaime Robinson went even closer by just missing out on a sub 47 by running 47min00
  • Emma Sturmfels pulled off the same trick with a 50min00
  • Congrats to Cat Fitzwater on her debut 10k running 69min38 and getting a 10k pb
  • Loretta Desourdy was in probably the most exciting race. Finished 6th on gun time, but picked up 2 places to
    finish 4th on net time (58min14)
  • Herms Townsley was 7th in her age group getting round in 49min35
  • Lindsay Young ran 53min27 for 20th in her age group

Gold Coast Marathon:

  • Lindsay Barwick 2 hours 58 minutes and 34 seconds. Pb and first sub 3 hour marathon!
  • Nick Horspool ran very impressively (negative split even) finishing 2nd in Oceania Champs and with a big pb2hrs18min29
  • Dan Jones ran equally as impressively in his debut marathon: 2hr20min05
  • Kristian Day, tragically, ran 2hr30min18m. Unfortunately the plan was to run 19 seconds faster
  • Mark Moore ran 2hr33min19 which I'm pretty sure is a pb
  • Chan Kulathikake ran a solid pb for 3hr07min04

 

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