Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Great turnout for race one of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail


Great turnout for race one of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (11 November 2012) – Over 100 runners from eight to 64 years of age turned out yesterday for the first race of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series with the veteran fields shining in all distances.

The men’s half marathon field was a closely fought battle between Waimate runner Peter Trainor and last year’s series winner Mike Coombe (Wanaka). Trainor was able to put the pressure on in the final stages of the race and take the top spot in 1:26:28, Coombe finished 29 seconds later. Fellow Waimate runner David Gardner rounded out the vet podium in a time of 1:29:46. The first open male athlete home was George Armstrong (Dunedin) in 1:33.

Thrilled with his result and the competition he faced Peter Trainor enjoyed the day, “The tracks in Wanaka are fantastic, stunning scenery and no traffic! It was definitely a good day for Waimate runners,” he said.

The women’s top three half marathon competitors were neck and neck until the final kilometre when vet Chris Moffat from Waimate accelerated to be the first woman home in 1:37:02. Kelly Spaans (Wanaka) crossed the line shortly after in 1:37:46.

Wanaka’s Glen Thurston made easy work of the 10km course finishing in 42 minutes, hot on his heels was the first vet home Keith Taylor (Wanaka) in 42:05. Local personal trainer Val Burke was the first lady home on the 10km course clocking a time of 50:10, Shannon Foley claimed the women’s open title in a time of 55:05.

Local runner Lorenz Kissling (Wanaka) steamed around the 5km course in just 18:42, second across the line was Claire Nicholls (Queenstown) in 20:34. The under 16s were well represented in this field with young Wanaka athletes Janus Staufenberg (13) claiming the junior male title and Laura MacCulloch (13) the junior female top spot.

The next race will be staged on 16 February on the Clutha River Track, starting in Albert Town.

The Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series is generously supported by Riverrun, Kathmandu, the Pawson Adventure Fund, Patagonia Chocolates, Wanaka Health and Water Bar.

-ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news