From the Captains Table, February 2019

February 23, 2019


Welcome everybody to the HRR February newsletter. It is great to see the club picking up pace from the Christmas break.

Well our Glenview Summer Series Run went well. A big thanks to Graham Sun with the help of John Althan at Sun Fruit Orchards for supplying fruit on the day. Also Norm and Christine for all the computer work, then we had Gary who did an amazing job being the convener of tick list checking everything was on point for the day. Considering this is the first time Gary has been involved in this event, it was a vertical learning curve so well done, Gary. Also a large shout out to all HRR members who helped with signs, marshalls, water stations, raffles and Prize table, catering, registration. All in all, a great HRR team effort, also thankyou to those in the club that ran it on the day and those that ran it earlier to test drive the course.

Sponsors – Like any good event Sponsors are important and I would like to acknowledge the following people:

Dick Breukink from Novatel for the accommodation voucher
Stu Robinson from Fresca Café for several envelopes of café vouchers
John Althan – Sun Fruit Orchards for fresh fruit
Colin Hancock – Trek n Travel – outdoor goods
Glenview Club for being venue hosts.

Blueberry Run – Sunday 24th Feb – 8am Ohaupo School: Yes our friends at HMC have their summer series run on then. They have been very supportive of our run and would great to see a lot of HRR shirts on this great event. With that legendary blueberry pie and plenty of spot prizes too. Be great to bring a friend or two along also. It is a great day out. I will see you there. First race start time 8am.

HRR – AGM – Wow another year gone just like that and what a great year it has been. I would like to put in a big thank you to President Norm and the 2018/19 board for all their time. The 2019/20 year with President Gary and his team looks to be a good one too, I thank all those who have made themselves available and looks to be an exciting year.

I have also really been impressed with the growth in the club with friends and visitors who have liked what they have seen and joined a great team of runners and walkers. But also the personal growth of those in our club who have done some great PB’s. first marathon, first off-road event or extended their distance. I am very proud of all of you for doing your own special thing.

Subs: Yes also comes with a new year. Our subs start 1st March. The good news pricing same as last year. Look out for your invoice. Anyone NOT intending to renew their membership please let the committee know as soon as possible.

Kirikiriroa Marathon – Saturday 9 March - HRR are manning a water station at Ann Street, Beerescourt – We will be set up on the grass verge on the river path from 7.30 am till late afternoon. If you are available to help do a few hours on a shift – please contact Gary.

Runners / Walkers – there is only a few days left – if you want to be part of a team contact Gary urgently.

Memorial Relay – Lock out this date – Saturday 11th May – This event is to commemorate those members who are no longer with us. It will be a 7.00 am muster at HRR club rooms for our club photo. Then we drive to the Taitua Arboretum for a team relay event, then home or to the club rooms for a shower and memorial lunch. This is the Club Captains favourite event of the year and not one to be missed.

May will be a busy month with HRR at Rotorua Marathon (4th May) and HRR will also be at Hawkes Bay Marathon (18th May).

Recent Events – Well done to all the Tarawera Off Road crew. It was great weather and some good results too. I was impressed with a couple of things. Ross Dewstow was running support for a friend doing the 21Km on Friday and they did well, but Ross’s main event was on Saturday doing the 50Km run and he had a great time. What else impressed me was the marshalling support. Thursday they had 25 Marshalls pull out, so the call went out to anybody who was spare to plug gaps. Within 10 minutes they had the 25. Not bad going I say and yes HRR were in amongst the marshalls. I thank Gary, Annette, Lex and Lynda for filling some gaps. The only disappointment for the event was a few wasp stings.


Coatesville Event – Sue Hunter added to her medal stash
Sunday Runs – A big thanks to Gary with Lake D and Pirongia Run. Theses have gone well and a lot of us have now seen a lot of areas we probably would have never ventured into


Up Coming – Waipa Fun Run – Sunday 10 – Cambridge

Up Coming - Hospice Run – March 17 - Last year this was a great run at the Hamilton Gardens and its always has a feel-good factor of giving to charity. Make sure you bring some cash. There are always eats and gift tables.




Blueberry run – Sunday 24 Feb – 8am Ohaupo School


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


Dinner Night - 28 Feb – Group 3 – Convenor – Jane

Kirikiriroa Marathon – Saturday 9 March - HRR water table at Ann Street – Help required –

Kirikiriroa Marathon – HRR – you still have time to enter or see Gary

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


HRR – Subs – New Financial year – 1st March – Sub cost same as last year. Look out for your invoice. Anyone NOT intending to renew their membership please let the committee know.

HRR Board 2019 / 2020
President - Gary Fieldes - 021 133 5730
Treasurer - Wayne Reynolds - 027 214 1155
Club Captain - Neil Crocker - 021 162 6326
Immediate Past President - Norm Robins
Vice President - Kevin Hooker
Secretary - Lynda Brahne
Committee - Lorraine Eves, Jill Sklenars, Vickie Birkett

Dinner Night - 28 March – Group 4 – Convenor Lorraine

Club Books – There are two books on the table at HRR - Book #1 – Run book – This is for events you have done and can record your times and PBs in – Book #2 – This is the away book and has upcoming runs in it. It is handy in that it can help with car-pooling – forward planning is good.


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



Saturday 9 March 2019


Option 1  42 km Marathon – Solo

Option 2  42 km Marathon – Team of 3

Leg 1 - 12.6 km
Leg 2 - 18.1 km
Leg 3 - 11.5 km
Note: Team event comes with 3 medals and can be a run, walk or combination.
Those interested in the Team event, contact Neil or Gary to be placed in an HRR team


Ben Lucas - Summer Sizzler Mangakino



Hanim Ayob, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Chris Biddulph, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Lynda Brahne, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Angela Buchanan, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km

Kerin Buttimore, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Lex Chalmers, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Neil Crocker, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Heather Flay, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Rod Gill, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Mark Goble, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Annette Hermans, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Greg Hill, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Tau Holden, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Kevin Hooker, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Lee Lawson, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Sam Leggart, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Ben Lucas, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Kim McCarthy, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Karen McLaughlin, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Eileen Odgers, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Chris Oliver, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Shireen Oliver, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Kath Reid, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Jane Roche, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Claude Stacey, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Colleen Stacey, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Christine Thomson, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Holly White, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Val Wilson, Glenview Fun Run / Walk 5 Km / 10Km
Tau Holden - 6th IAG Tarawera Trail Event 21.3 Km Run 2h,41m,20s
Ross Dewstow, Tarawera Trail Event 21.3 Km Run 4h,04m,17s
Neil Crocker, Tarawera Trail Event - Adventure 22.8 Km Walk 5h,00m,58s
Ross Dewstow - 6th IAG Tarawera Ultra Trail Event 50 Km Run 7h,54m,34s
Lynda Brahne, Tarawera Ultra Trail Event 50 Km Run 8h,19m,45s
Lex Chalmers - 3rd IAG, Tarawera Ultra Trail Event 50 Km Run 10h,54m,02s
Sue Hunter, Coatesville Half 21 Km Run 1h, 51m, 42s

Tarawera Marshalls, Thank you So Much to:

Annette Hermans, Gary Fieldes, Lynda Brahne, Lex Chalmers

Park Run
Greg Hill - 50th Hamilton Park Run
Karyn Johnson - Hamilton Park Run – 4 PB’s in a row




28 February 2019 - Ruapehu Express – Trail Run
2 March - Coastal Challenge – North Shore beaches Auckland
3 March 2019 - Rotorua Off Road - Half
16 March - CTL Trail Run – Reporoa
23 March 2019 - Ring of Fire – Ruapehu
6 April 2019 - Rotorua Xterra – Blue Lake
13 April 2019 - Waitomo Trail Run
14 April 2019 - Eastern Traverse – Rotorua
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
24 November - Toi’s Challenge – Whakatane
14 December - Karioi Trail Run – Raglan





Auckland Half Marathon Series
17 March 2019 - Maraetai Half Event 4
14 April 2019 - Auckland Water Front Event 5


10 February - Orewa Beach Half
24 February - Summer Series Blueberry Run

2 March - Mountain to Surf – Taranaki
3 March - Round the Bays – Auckland
9 March - Kirikiriroa Marathon / Relay
10 March - Waipa Fun Run – Cambridge
16 March - Run the vines - Martinborough
17 March - Hospice Fun Run – Hamilton Gardens – Fundraiser
17 March - Maraetai Half
17 March - Piako Mini Tri – Morrinsville
6 April - Sun to Surf – Whakatane
6 April - 4 Seasons – Ann St Hamilton
6 April - Southern Lakes half – Wanaka
7 April - Daylight Savings Ends
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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