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15 October 2019 • General

Weekly Round Up: October 14

2019 NZ Trail Running Championships

Athletics New Zealand Trail Running Championships, Crater Rim Ultra, Hansen Park – 13 October 2019
Vajin Armstrong won the 53km event in 5:01:23 from Danieli Danesin 5:01:56 and William Jones 5:15:36. Samuel Hansby was second in the championship in 5:16:10 and Will Bell third in 5:19:08. Mel Aitken was the first woman in 5:57:44, Rose Pearson second in 6:03:37 and Leslie Nowicki third in 6:04:21. Jessica Campbell was third in the championship in 6:21:32.
30km event: Grant Guise 2:31:47, Daniel Redmond 2:35:21, Brad Williams 2:39:15. Tina Cox 3:08:19, Katherine Reardon 3:11:41, Connie Dick 3:11:41.
21km event: Blair McWhirter 1:39:35, Granantan Boyle 1:44:08, Shaun McWhirter 1:46:13. Sabrina Grogan 1:54:41, Julia Anderson 1:56:12, Emily Molly 2:02:04.
10km event: Thomas Coleman 45:50, Cam Edwards 54:53, Benjamin Rusius 56:55. Sarah Douglas 50:25, Fiona Gilroy 57:57, Tui Summers 59:42.

New Zealand Competition Results

Winter Pole Vault Competition, AUT Millennium Stadium North Shore – 5 October 2019
Nick Southgate 4.50m. Amayah Wingfield 3.35m, Aria Rhodes 3.35m, Isabella Murrell 3.25m.

Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty Meeting, Porritt Stadium – 12 October 2019
Jaundre Pienaar HJ 1.92m PB. Josie Taylor HJ 1.82m PB WBOP U/18 record. Aimee Ferguson 2000m steeplechase 7:06.8. Centaine Noom-Duckworth 3kg HT 52.02m, 4kg HT 44.24m.

Athletics Wellington Opening Meeting, Newtown Park – 12 October 2019
Saravee Sos 100m 11.27, 200m 2.56. Emma Douglass 100m 12.72 mx, 200m 26.28. Hamish Lock HJ 1.75m. Daniel Du Toit 3000m RW 12:53.89. Anna Thomson LJ 5.33m 0.0, TJ 11.87m -0.6.

Athletics Canterbury Opening Day, Nga Puna Wai – 12 October 2019
Joshua Bull PV 3.90m. Tapenisa Havea DT 42.91m, 4kg SP 14.28m. Violette Perry DT 41.46m. Rozie Robinson 2000m RW 10:13.19. Molly O’Reilly 1200m RW 7:13.38. Nikolas Kini 5kg SP 17.12m, 1.5kg DT 56.26m. Claudia Knight HJ 1.55m. Max Attwell HJ 1.85m, JT 43.11m. Marcus Wolton 800g JT 46.93m.

Athletics Otago Opening Meeting, Caledonian Ground – 12 October 2019
Schuyler Orr 60m 7.24 0.0, 100m 11.19 +1.4, 200m 23.40 +0.9. Liam Wilson T37 100m 12.99 +1.7 NZ U/20, U/17 record. Shay Veitch 400m 49.18, LJ 6.72m -0.4. Oliver O’Sullivan 3000m 9:01.79. Rose Elliott 100m 12.07 mx +1.7. Dyani Shepherd-Oates HJ 50.50m PB Otago W19 and W20 record.

Southland Festival of Running, Riverton to Invercargill Marathon – 13 October 2019
Twice previous winner Filipino Edendale dairy farm worker Jerome Lagumbay won the marathon in 2:47:28 from Kelvin Meade 2:59:23 and Johno Gee 3:03:03. Sharon Lequeux 3:23:53, Catherine Calverley 3:34:33, Kara Dubray 3:57:21. Half; Isaac Murphy 1:10:54, Benje Patterson 1:19:41, Jason Russell 1:33:27. Debie Dickie-Lee 1:45:34, Emma Swale 1:48:45, Maya Esmondson 1:53:11. 10km; Jack Shaw 37:29, Leon Miyahara 38:41, Sam McDonald 41:25. Kennedy Taylor 41:47, Emily Hay 43:40, Kimberley Iversen 47:08. 5km; Nicole Jackson 20:22, Samuel Mckenzie 20:46.

International Results

Two days, two 42.195km runs, two barriers broken – but two very different circumstances.

On Saturday morning in Vienna, Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge produced the fastest time ever for the marathon distance with a 1:59:40.2 clocking at the Ineos159 Challenge, an unofficial time trial event that had been orchestrated to see if a human was capable of covering the marathon distance within two hours. Kipchoge holds the official world marathon record of 2:01:39 set in Berlin in 2018.

About 30 hours later, fellow Kenyan Brigid Kosgei crossed the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2:14:04, taking 81 seconds off the longest-standing marathon world record – men’s or women’s – in the modern era. She went through the half in 1:06:59.

For several years, many people believed that the two barriers – 2:00:00 for men and 2:15:25 for women – would stand the test of time. But in recent years the world’s top marathon runners have closed in on those marks as the overall standard of road running continues to rise.

“We always knew the time would come when the record would be broken,” said Paula Radcliffe, whose world record of 2:15:25 had stood since 2003. “I can tell people that no human is limited,” said Kipchoge after his run. “It shows the positivity of sport. I want to make the sport an interesting sport whereby all human beings can run and together we can make this world a beautiful world.”

Melbourne Marathon, 13 October: David Ridley 2:19:57 PB (4), Liam Woolford 2:30:08 PB (28), Mike Lichtwark 2:32:34 PB (37), Stephen Lett 2:41:13 (73). Lydia O’Donnell 2:38:33 PB (4). Half; Regan Bones 1:11:11 PB (10).

Chicago Marathon, 13 October: Chris Hartshorn 2:27:28 PB (106), Milad Rafiei 2:48:26 (616), Mathew Mckay 2:51:35 (811). Fleur Walter 3:19:51 (769), Alexandra Thornton 3:20:56 (817), Ashleigh Hunt 3:24:07 (1010).

Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, San Jose CA, 6 October: Matt Baxter 1:02:57 PB (1), Daniel Wallis 1:05:33 (8).

Road and Trail Races Around the Country

O’Hagan’s 5km, Viaduct Harbour, 8 October: Campbell Garry 16:37, Davide Fontana 16:52, John Mauro 16:54. Isabel Emerson 20:27, Rebecca Donnelly 21:01, Laura Brown 21:12.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 9 October: Mike Wanden 16:34, Michael Walker 20:32, Andrew Harvey 21:10. Michelle Clark 21:51.

Eastside Riverpath 5km, 8 October: Jai Davies Campbell 16:41, Jake Jackson-Grammar 16:45, Robert Townsend 18:32. Malesa McNearney 19:48, Aimee Roberts 21:52.

Waterfront 5km, 8 October: Daniel Jones 15:37, Matthew Moloney 15:52, Ben Twyman 15:52. Bex Hutchinson 19:52, Renae Creser 20:39, Emma Bassett 20:42. Walk; Sean Lake 29:37. Jacqueline Wilson 32:11.

Sprig and Fern 10km Series, Mapua, 12 October: Matt Bowen 37:37, Eddie Hohepa 38:26, Sergio Lobos 39:36.

Murray McKinnon
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent
P: 0274 806086