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  • Captain Neil

From the Captain's Table, July 2019

Hi Everybody here is the July Newsletter. Great to see members getting out and about doing events. As far as overseas events go, we had Steve Rossiter in the Gold Coast half which seemed to go well as the temperature was not as hot as usual so some good times were had. We also had a good contingent of HRR at the “Steamy Huka” in Taupo which I hear was a bit slippery but still a great day out. Then something a bit different… Marlin doing basically a geocaching event but worked off internet locations. Our Marlin must be a dab hand at this as he won this Auckland event. Also in Auckland we had Raewyn Richmond doing the ‘’Super Long’’ Xterra event at Totara Park. Park Run has also done well with 4 PB’s and then there was the rowdy Corrina Pinkerton doing her 100th Park Run with a trail of cans behind her - she certainly made a grand entrance at the finish chute. Then those that have been in training mode seem to really be enjoying the Sunday Run and coffee catch up.

Quiz Night - Thursday 15 August - It would be great to have a great turn out for this, as it is a fundraiser for ‘’Sam and Team Sally’’ due to do the New York Marathon. Bring friends and family to help your team’s chances of being the winner of the night.

Dinner Night - August 29 - Convenor Kerin and Group 1 - Always a great night; see you there.

Deal - Hamilton Half - 29 September - HRR can do a bulk deal on entrance. There is a sheet in the club house for you to indicate your desired distance. No need to pay yet as the club will enter as one and after claiming a discount will then recover it from you individually.

Ekiden Relay - 12 October - Not too late to put your name down on the sheet in the club house – also if you want accommodation tell Gary . Remember first in first served. Only $92 per person for TWO nights.

Deal - Waitetuna Windmill Run - 23 November - HRR can also do a bulk deal on entrance. There is a sheet in the club house and if you can put your name and distance on it we will enter as a bulk entry.

Upcoming - I hear HRR will have good numbers at Taupo Marathon. Wishing you all the best and may the weather be kind to you. Some are still haunted by some of the colder runs in the past. For those who want to stay closer to home there is the “ 4 Seasons Fun Run” on this weekend at Ann Street Hamilton. There are more off road Xterra’s coming up. Run the Forrest Rotorua and towards the end of the month, the Mount half on again.


  • 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 events in the future and you write your name and event that you are going to. If there are others going to the same event, this can make it easier to carpool and share expenses.

  • HRR Results/Events Book – For the newer members we have a red book on the table to write in events that you have done with the distance and your time. This helps the HRR board decide who is an outstanding candidate for the HRR Athlete of the Month.

  • Percy Lawn Relay – Date Sunday 3 November – Hosts HMC

  • HRR Running Apparel – Yes we still have items on the go – See Gary for caps and peaks available now. Also some odds and sods jackets, t’s and singlets.

  • Dinner Night – August 29 - Convenor Kerin and Group 1

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


June Athlete of the Month Rod Gill - Outstanding Improvement

UPCOMING FROM THE BUSH 3 August We Run The Forrest – Rotorua 11 August Xterra – Riverhead Forrest 1 September Xterra – Hunua 7 September Hoka One One – Kinloch 14 September Lenser Run Beneath the Stars – Rotorua 12 PM 15 September Trail Trilogy – Paeroa / Waihi 28 September Blue Lake 24 Hour Challenge 5 October Lenser Run Beneath the Stars – Mclaren Falls 12 October Taupo Ultra 12 October Cole Murray – Cape Kidnappers 20 October Omokoroa Coastal Challenge 26 October King Of The Mountain – Kawerau 2 November Taniwha – Waikato River Trail 9 November Tairua Tides & Trail 16 November Xterra – Waihi 23 November Waitetuna Windmill Run 24 November Toi’s Challenge – Whakatane 7 December The Goat & Kid – Tongariro 14 December Karioi Trail Run – Raglan 8 February 2020 Tarawera Ultra 22 February 2020 Coastal Challenge – Auckland 22 February 2020 Ruapehu Express – Ohakune 7 March 2020 Triple Peaks – Havelock North 8 March 2020 Round the Bays – Auckland 4 April 2020 Xterra - Rotorua 22 June 2020 Double Rainbow – Rotorua

THE FAR LOOKER 3 August Hoka One One – Taupo Marathon 3 August 4 Seasons Fun Run – Ann St Hamilton 24 August Mount Maunganui Half 7 September Whangamata Fun Run 15 September Cambridge Half 21 September Over the Top – Fun Run Waihi School 21 September Tauranga Marathon 29 September Hamilton Half 12 October Ekiden Relay - Rotorua 20 October Auckland Marathon 20 October Morrinsville Fun Run 31 October Pink Run – Hamilton Lake 3 November New York Marathon 3 November Percy Lawn Relay – Hosts HMC 3 November Tauranga City to Surf 16 November Queenstown Marathon 17 November Round the Bridges – Hamilton 24 November Toi’s Challenge - Whakatane 9 February Summer Series – Blueberry Fun Run / Walk 7 March 2020 Kirikiriroa Marathon / Team Relay 15 March 2020 Waipa Fun Run – Cambridge 21 March 2020 Round the Vines – Martinborough 16 May 2020 Hawkes Bay Marathon 23 May 2020 Noosa Marathon 24 May 2020 Huntly Half Marathon

EVENTS AND TIMES Steve Rossiter Gold Coast Marathon 21 Km Run 2h,03m,05s Ross Dewstow Hoka Steamy Huka 21 Km Run 2h,10m,38s Raewyn Richmond 3 IAG Hoka Steamy Huka 21 Km Run 2h, 24m,05s Lynda Brahne Hoka Steamy Huka 21 Km Run 2h,24m,31s Tau Holden Hoka Steamy Huka 21 Km Run 2h,37m,50s Kevin Hooker Hoka Steamy Huka 21 Km Run 2h,41m,42s Lex Chalmers Hoka Steamy Huka 21 Km Run 2h,43m,34s Rod Gill Hoka Steamy Huka 21 Km Run 2h,45m,08s Cath Reimer Hoka Steamy Huka 21 Km Walk 3h,09m,13s Eileen Odgers Hoka Steamy Huka 21 Km Walk 4h,05m,39s Marlin Fisher The Ingress First 5 Km Walk 1st Place Raewyn Richmond 1st IAG Xterra – Totara Park Auckland 21 Km Run 2h,31m,14s

Park Run Corrina Pinkerton 100th Run - Hamilton Lake Sarah Jenkins X2 PB - Hamilton Lake John Peronne PB - Hamilton Lake Steve Rossiter PB - Hamilton Lake Val Wilson PB - Hamilton Lake Vye Peronne PB - Hamilton Lake Heather Flay PB - Adelaide

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