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27 September 2022 • Weekly Roundup

Weekly Round Up: 27 September

New Zealand senior men’s road champion Janus Staufenberg had a strong 3000m performance at the Otago Spring 3000m Challenge in Dunedin (Photo: Adam Binns Photography)

Race Walk and Track Results


Wellington Race Walking Championships, Twin Lakes, Te Marua Upper Hutt – 25 September 2022
10km; Clive McGovern SM 1:02:21, Ian Morton 65-69 1:09:10, Jacqueline Wilson 75-79 1:09:51, Terri Grimmett 60-64 1:12:03, Michael Lane 70-74 1:13:58, Helen Willis 60-64 1:16:42, Bob Gardner 65-69 1:21:45, Daphne Jones 80-84 1:22:47.

5km; Ray Marten 70-74 40:10, Glynis Ng 65-69 40:29, Peter Dunn 40-44 42:24, Sean Lake 50-54 42:25, Andrea Adams 55-59 42:46, John Hines 85-89 46:21.


Otago Spring 3000m Challenge, The Caledonian Ground – 23 September 2022
Olivia Thornbury 10:03.24, Liliana Braun 10:20.37, Becky De La Harpe 10:47.74, Siena Mackley 10:50.83.

Janus Staufenberg 8:23.52 PB, Benjamin Wall 8:26.58, Reuben Beard 8:38.87 PB, Sam Idiens 8:42.38 PB, Liam Chesney 8:45.53, Joel Carman 9:03.38.

International Results


George Kyte 7.24km cross country, Buffalo Park, Flagstaff AZ, 3 September: Theo Quax 22:34 (5).

Coaching Tree Invitational 8km cross country, Sam Bell cross country course, Bloomington IN, 16 September: Theo Quax 23:26 (1). Quax was Big Sky men’s athlete of the week and USTFCCCA men’s national athlete of the week.

Concordia Classic 7.27km cross country, Northeast Metro Park Soccer Fields, Pflugerville TX, 23 September: Jared Lautenslager 23:26 (1).

Cowboy Jamboree 6km cross country, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK, 24 September: Maia Ramsden 20:32 (7).


Chippenham Half Marathon, Northwest Wiltshire, 18 September: Gwylym Gibson 1:13:23 PB (8).


48th Berlin Marathon 25 September: New Zealand runners Andy Good 2:44:04 (Half 1:09:21), Jeremy Scott 2:54:57, Logan Horsford 2:56:12, Adam Dustin 2:56:30. Ran Liu 3:36:36. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya broke his own world record running 2:01:09 (Half 59:51). Tigist Assefa of Ethiopia was the first woman in the third fastest time in history by a woman of 2:15:37 (Half 1:08:13).

Road and Trail Races Around the Country

Fox Trot 5km, Viaduct Harbour, 20 September: David Bagot 17:02, Harry Harris 17:49, George Painter 17:52. Tia Knight 20:14, Alexandra Martelli 21:33, Christine Adamson 21:51.

Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 21 September: Cooper Waugh 19:04, Andrew Harvey 21:14, Andy Smith 21:20.


Frankton Athletic and Harrier Club Life Member Marcia Petley MNZM of Hamilton died on 22 September 2022 aged 93.

Marcia was heavily involved with masters athletics, having served on the board of New Zealand masters from 1994 and represented New Zealand at the world masters congress.

She has been a competitor at masters athletics championships since 1980 and won medals at world masters and Oceania masters championships.

At the age of 90 Marcia won four medals from the 2019 World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, winning gold in the 60m sprint, the 200m run, the weight throw and the hammer throw. Marcia holds many New Zealand Masters records over 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, Hammer and Weight Throw, plus NZMA Indoor Records for W90 over 60m, 200m and Weight Throw.  In the 2015 Queen’s Birthday honours she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to athletics.

Stalwart of athletics in Wellington Alan Singer died on 22 September 2022. He was Patron and a Life Member of the Kiwi Athletic Club.