• Captain Neil

From the Captain's Table, March 2019


Hi, and welcome everybody to the March newsletter. There seems to have been plenty happening lately and I thank the club for your support on all the events contested.

Kirikiriroa Marathon – Well where do I start? I have been that impressed. We had four members running the full marathon and nine teams. Then there were all the HRR marshals at the turnaround water station and our Ann Street water station. What a fantastic turnout of HRR’s supporting this event. It was great to hear from quite a few of the marathoners that the music banging away and the HRR welcoming committee at the turn around and Ann Street gave them a great lift to push them on to the finish of their marathon. I would like to congratulate Sam Foster’s on her 1st marathon result as well as Corrina, a new club member who stepped up and ran in a team and did a tidy time. Then there was President Gary who spent hours liaising with the Kirikiriroa Committee, sorting extra teams and drink station details… he has really been the big engine in this.

My thanks to the HRR club for such a great amount of support on the day.

Waikato Hospice - Another great turnout for this event at the Hamilton Gardens for the Waikato Hospice fun run/walk. All fifteen HRRs performed well. This is always a great cause to support.

Round the vines – Martinborough – HRRs were there too and supported this fundraiser for the local school.

Waipa Fun Run – Cambridge – Yes HRR strikes again. We were there too supporting another fundraiser for a local school.

Sunday Run – Lake Puketirini – Many Thanks to Gary and Annette for a great run and bbq around the sparkling lake. A great day was had by all.

Waitomo Trail Run – only a few days to go and HRR will be there. It is great to see some attempting their first off-road event. My congratulations for trying something different.

May 4 – Rotorua Marathon – We have booked the lodges and this is a great weekend away. Events range from 42 Km down to 5 km so plenty to choose from, so please book in and join us there. A Friday and Saturday night bed is $90-00. As your bed booking is only confirmed once payment is made into our HRR bank account, get in quick so you don’t miss out. (for bank account details refer ‘Club Notes’).

May 11 – HRR Memorial Relay – Lock this date in your calendar. Please be at HRR club rooms 7:15 am Saturday May 11 wearing your club shirt for our club photo (if you do not have one we do have a few spares). Then we are off to the Taitua Arboretum for a fun relay (speed not essential) and after, we report back to HRR club rooms for a great memorial lunch commencing at 1 pm with a free flute of bubbles. There is a list circulating at the club for names of people participating in the relay and/or the meal. See Neil for more info.

May 18 – Hawkes Bay Marathon – Napier – Looks like some interest in this event if you want a weekend away. Choose the length of the event you want to do and come away with us. From what I hear, all events finish at a winery.

CLUB NOTES

Running Group Lists – The lists are on the Notice Board in the corridor at HRR HQ – Please check to see which of the 4 groups you are assigned to – Any changes needed please see Gary

HRR Away Book – Car Pooling – We have a book out on the table for event in the future, so there is an opportunity reduce costs

HRR Results Book – Also on the table – This is where you can write down your time you have done on your event.

Memorial Relay – May 11 – HRR Club Rooms 7-00 am

HRR – Subs – New Financial year – 1st March – Sub cost same as last year.

HRR Bank account details: 03 1555 0161275 00

Dinner Night – 2 May – Group 1 – Convener Kerin – Due to it being ANZAC Thursday on April 25th, dinner night has been deferred to May 2

Discounts - Did you know your HRR membership card gives you discounts at – Trek n Travel and Shoe Clinic

ROTORUA MARATHON Saturday, 4 May 2019 Accommodation: $90.00 for Friday and Saturday Night Accommodation Address: 50 Parawai Drive, Ngongotaha Dinners: Bring a pot luck dish for Friday night and a pot luck dish for Saturday night, for a shared meal. Breakfasts: Bring your own Drinks: Bring your own.

Hot Foot Award: February Athletes of the Month

Lynda Brahne and Ben Lucas, for Consistent Performance

EVENTS AND TIMES IN MARCH

Sam Leggart, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 15 KM Run Heather Flay, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 15 Km Run Greg Hill, Blueberry Fun Run/ Walk 15 Km Run Kerin Buttimore, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 15 Km Run Lynda Brahne, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Run Gary Fieldes, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Run Rod Gill, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Walk Annette Hermans, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Run Greg Hill, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Run Eileen Odgers, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Walk Kath Reid, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Walk Jane Roach, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Run Fiona Rhodes, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Run Sandra Sharp, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Run Colleen Stacey, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 10 Km Run Chris Biddulph, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 5 Km Run Angela Buchanan, Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 5 Km Run Lex Chalmers, Marshall Blueberry Fun Run /Walk 5 Km Run Neil Crocker, Marshall Blueberry Fun Run /Walk Mark Goble, Marshall Blueberry Fun Run /Walk Tau Holden, Marshall Blueberry Fun Run /Walk

Sue Hunter – 3rd IAG, Copthorne Off Road – Rotorua 21 Km Run 1h,56m,48s Anja Roemer, Copthorne Off Road – Rotorua 21 Km Run 2h.02m,44s Ross Dewstow, Copthorne Off Road – Rotorua 21 Km Run 2h,03m,50s Tau Holden, Copthorne Off Road – Rotorua 21 Km Run 2h,15m,44s Annette Hermans - 2nd IAG Copthorne Off Road – Rotorua 10 Km Run 1h,04m,54s Gary Fieldes - 2nd IAG Copthorne Off Road - Rotorua 5 Km Run, 28m,52s Rod Gill – 4th IAG Copthorne Off Road – Rotorua 5 Km Run, 33.18s Sam Foster 1st Marathon, Kirikiriroa Marathon – 3rd IAG 42 Km Run 4h,39m,48s Jill Sklenars, Kirikiriroa Marathon 42 Km Run 4h,44m,11s Lex Chalmers, Kirikiriroa Marathon 42 Km Run 5h,32m,28s Ann Fredricsen, Kirikiriroa Marathon 42 Km Run 6h,06m,00s Kirikiriroa Teams Event 1 Tau 2 Mikes - Tau – Mike R – Mike W 42 Km Run 3h,32m,01s HRR A Team - Ross – Ben - Mark 42 Km Run 4h,10s,49s GermaNZ - Michelle – Anja - Pat 42 Km Run 4h,15m,21s Red Lava Ladies - Val -Lynda - Rebecca 42 Km Run 4h,23m,05s Roses Between Thorns - Hanim – Neil C – Chris 42 Km 4h,36m,04s Te Rahu Flyers - Heather-Lee- Andrew 42 Km 4h,40m,26s Mocha Speedos - Angela – Greg – Cath 42 Km 4h,53m,14s Missfits - Corrina – Barney – Neil B 42 Km 5h,12m,58s

Unicorns - Colleen – Pip - Jane 42 Km 6h,15m,15s

Kerin Buttimore, Waipa Fun Run – Cambridge 10 Km Run 59m, 30s Karen Whitaker, Waipa Fun Run – Cambridge 10 Km Run 1h, 09m, 53s Neil Crocker, Waipa Fun Run – Cambridge 10 Km Walk 1h, 15m, 59s Gary Fieldes, Waipa Fun Run – Cambridge 5 Km Run 26m, 47s Neil Crocker, Run the Vines – Martinborough 10 Km Walk Not Timed Hanim Ayob, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 10 Km Not Timed Chris Bidulph, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 10 Km Not Timed Angela Buchanan, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 5 Km Not Timed Lynda Brahne, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 10 Km Not Timed

Kerin Buttimore, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 10 Km Not TimeD Gary Fieldes, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 5 Km Not Timed Heather Flay, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 5 Km Not Timed Annette Hermans, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 10 Km Not Timed Greg Hill, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk Supporter Not Timed Karen Hooker, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 5 Km Not Timed Kevin Hooker, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 10 Km Not Timed Lee Lawson, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 5 Km Not Timed Eileen Odgers, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 10 Km Not Timed

Kath Reid, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 10 Km Not Timed Karyn Williams, Waikato Hospice – Fun Run / Walk 5 km Not Timed

Park Run Chris Oliver - Hamilton Lake – PB Jean Gill - Hamilton Lake – PB Desiree Dunchuk - Hamilton Lake - PB Heather Flay - Hamilton Lake – PB Karyn Williams - Hamilton Lake - PB Lynda Brahne - Hamilton Lake – PB Gary Fieldes - Hamilton lake - PB Gary Fieldes - Tauranga Park Run - PB Annette Hermans - Tauranga Park Run - PB

UPCOMING FROM THE BUSH

6 April - Rotorua Xterra – Blue Lake 7 April - Daylight Savings End 13 April - Waitomo Trail Run 14 April - Eastern Traverse – Rotorua 22 June - “The Possum” – Taupo – Night Run 9 June - Parehaka Trail Run - Whangarei 3 August - We Run The Forrest – Rotorua 7 September - Hoka One One – Kinloch 28 September - Blue Lake 24 Hour Challenge 12 October - Taupo Ultra 12 October - Cole Murray – Cape Kidnappers 26 October - King Of The Mountain – Kawerau 16 November - Xterra – Waihi 23 November - Waitetuna Windmill Run 24 November - Toi’s Challenge – Whakatane 14 December - Karioi Trail Run – Raglan

THE FAR-LOOKER

13 April - Waitomo Trail Run 14 April - Tauranga Half Marathon 4 May - Rotorua Marathon 11 May - HRR Memorial Relay – Arboretum 18 May - Hawkes Bay Marathon 25 May - Whitianga Half 26 May - Huntly Half Marathon 1 June - Brisbane Marathon 2 June - Mount Runners – Half Marathon

30 June - Wellington Marathon 25 July - Suva Marathon – Fiji 3 August - Hoka One One – Taupo 24 August - Mount Maunganui Half 7 September - Whangamata Fun Run 15 September - Cambridge Half 29 September - Hamilton Half 12 October - Ekiden Relay - Rotorua 20 October - Auckland Marathon 3 November - Tauranga City to Surf 16 November - Queenstown Marathon

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