Event results

Athletics New Zealand Mountain Running Championships, Mt. Victoria, Wellington Sunday, 15 May 2005
Updated 25 Mar 2013.
Recreational Men - 1 lap
  • Miles Coverdale, 1st
Recreational Women - 1 lap
  • Colleen Singleton, 4th
Open Men
  • Mike Wakelin, 2nd
  • Matt Prosser, 21st
  • Neil Sargisson, 34th
Junior Men
  • Brendon Blacklaws, 2nd
  • Matt Singleton, 3rd
Junior Women
  • Samara Sheppard, 3rd
Masters Men 50-54
  • Barry Prosser, 1st
Masters Women 45-49
  • Sheryne Beeby, 3rd
World Mountain Trophy Team
  • Mike Wakelin
  • Brendon Blacklaws
  • Matt Singleton
  • Samara Sheppard - if she were old enough

Club captain's report

On a fine Sunday morning recently several hardy club members took to the steep up and down mountain running course on Mt Victoria in the 2005 New Zealand Mountain Running Championships and came away with some outstanding results.

After Miles Coverdale had flown the club flag in the Recreational Run, claiming first place for the Senior Menís one lapper, it was a tide of black Olympic singlets that greeted the finish-line crowd in the next race.

With all grades except the Senior Men competing together in the 10am race, Olympic had a good representation for their supporters to cheer for. At the end of the first lap Matt Singleton and Brendon Blacklaws, (Junior Men), were in 2nd and 3rd places reasonably clear of the next runners in their grade and Barry Prosser was hovering about 5th or 6th among the Masters Men.

Meanwhile Samara Sheppard was running strongly and confidently in the one lap Junior Womenís race. Samara commented that checking the course the previous weekend, especially the tricky downhill sections, had improved her confidence so much so that she finished an incredible 3rd and received her first National medal. Samara had come from 5th to 3rd just in the final downhill section. With her 3rd place Samara would have had a good chance of filling the final place in the NZ Junior Womenís team for the World Mountain Running Championships in September, but unfortunately she is not old enough as the IAAF limit international representation to athletes 16 years of age or older and Samara is only 14. So to finish 3rd against athletes up to 19 years of age was a fantastic result, one she should be very proud of. I know the club members present and who witnessed the race were.

While Samara was being congratulated, Matt, Brendon and Barry were well into their second lap as was Sheryne Beeby running in the Masters Womenís grade. Sheryne was a late entry and was only the day earlier tossing up whether to join Miles in the Recreational Run or have a go in the Championship race. Well she made the right decision as she too claimed a Bronze medal in the Masters Women 45 -49 age group.

Matt and Brendon continued to battle it out for second place and in the end Brendon out sprinted Matt down the final downhill section to win the Silver medal by just 3 seconds. Meanwhile Barry was back to his old form and moved through the field on the second lap as he often does, to claim third overall Masters Man and win the Masters Menís 50 -54 age group. Barry was just three seconds behind Matt Singleton which had the commentator asking if this was the Olympic club championships.

As the NZ selectors had indicated the first two Junior Men were automatic selections for the NZ team for the World Championships, Brendon had just earnt his first NZ representative singlet. Matt was a nervous young man when the selectors named the initial selections for the NZ team at the prize-giving later in the afternoon. However he need not have worried as the selectors saw common sense and named Matt in the team due to his very close finish with Brendon. Matt retains his position in the Junior Menís team after his initial NZ representation in Italy last year. Daniel Robertson also started the Junior Menís grade but suffered from dehydration and was advised to withdraw by medical staff as a precaution. This was a shame for Daniel as he had put in some consistent effort in preparation. There will be other days however and we will read of great results from him in the future.

Well that was not the end of it. The Olympic supporters had hardly settled down from what they had just witnessed when a strong Senior Menís field took to the mountain for a gruelling three laps. After just one lap excitement levels soared again among the loyal Olympic supporters as Mike Wakelin ended the first lap running in 3rd place. With some cunning and thoughtful running up the Hay St footpath in the shade, Mike was only just behind the eventual winner Phil Costley from Papanui Toch H, (Chch) and defending champion, Callum Harland from the CYM, (Ham). By the time he started the final lap, Mike had moved ahead of Harland with some inspired and confident downhill running. Mike held his place well on the final lap and in fact drew away from Harland to finish a magnificent 2nd and win a rare Silver medal for himself and the club, in a Senior Menís championship.

Matthew Prosser and Neil Sargisson also took on the mountain in the Senior Menís race and achieved credible results considering they have only just started back into serious running over the past few months. Matthew finished 21st while Neil finished 34th and commented that he may not substitute a three lap 13.5km mountain running championship for a Sunday Long Slow Distance run in hurry in the future.

By the end of the day Olympic had three people in the NZ Team, Mike Wakelin, Brendon Blacklaws and Matt Singleton, a Gold, two Silver and three Bronze medals, many very happy Olympic Club team mates and supporters and a very very proud club captain.

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Junior Men
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Hayden McLaren QEAT 0:41:35 205
2 Brendon Blacklaws OLYW 0:42:24 1 217
3 Matt Singleton OLYW 0:42:27 2 204
4 Aaron Jackson ACAC 0:43:12 210
5 Ben Christophers WSCO 0:43:12 3 201
6 Dougan Butler HAWH 0:43:52 220
7 Aaron Murrihy TAUM 0:44:01 213
9 Sebastian Murrihy TAUM 0:45:08 212
10 Benji Patterson OTGU 0:45:16 226
11 Hamish Carson KAPI 0:46:04 4 202
12 Tim Hodge WSCO 0:46:05 5 206
13 Ryan Woolley NAPH 0:46:21 228
14 Nicholas Rennie CBHS 0:47:19 221
15 Scott Davison CBHS 0:47:43 214
16 Sam Ritchie WHAC 0:47:45 223
17 Ethan Ryan CBHS 0:49:37 227
18 Sam Westenra NELS 0:49:58 216
19 Ollie Palmer CBHS 0:51:34 225
20 Benjamin Trainor WMEH 0:52:25 209
21 Palmer Ben CBHS 0:52:41 219
22 James Brown CBHS 0:53:03 224
23 Matthew Raill FRAK 0:53:38 203
24 Perry Young CBHS 0:53:38 215
Junior Women
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Ruth Croft NCAN 0:23:35 253
2 Hayley Green WHAC 0:24:30 1 254
3 Samara Sheppard OLYW 0:24:46 2 258
4 Melissa Murrihy TAUM 0:25:00 257
5 Natasha Murrihy TAUM 0:25:10 259
6 Alice Mason WHAC 0:25:15 3 251
7 Ria Huitema HAWK 0:25:24 255
8 Jessica Charlton Palmerston North 0:25:24 262
9 Isobel Light Palmerston North 0:25:35 264
10 Louise Dewes Palmerston North 0:26:18 261
11 Katy Pottinger HAWK 0:26:52 256
12 Rosa Scott OTGA 0:27:57 252
13 Sarah Brooks Palmerston North 0:29:45 263
14 Hannah Dunlop Palmerston North 0:29:49 265
Recreational Men 1 Lap
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Miles Coverdale 0:32:02 318
2 Peter Logan 0:53:25 316
Recreational Women 1 Lap
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Anne Hare 0:25:39 Masters 355
2 Catherine Cameron 0:39:40 362
3 Tennie McCabe 0:45:40 354
4 Colleen Singleton 0:56:48 Masters 357
Recreational Men 2 Laps
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Peter Trainor 0:51:37 Masters 319
2 David Chamberlain 0:52:57 Masters 327
3 Peter Dowerp 0:54:46 Masters 325
4 David Eastgate 0:55:26 321
5 Peter Green 0:55:30 309
6 Richard Downing 0:56:15 305
7 Tony Gazley 0:57:24 Masters 313
8 Paul Howard 0:58:22 Masters 301
9 Daryl Ross 0:58:37 Masters 317
10 Isaac Davis 0:59:55 Junior 310
11 Phillip Toye 1:01:44 Masters 302
12 John Gardiner 1:01:46 Masters 314
13 James Cockburn 1:03:50 Masters 303
14 Chris Hickey 1:06:53 Masters 312
15 Peter Ballie 1:07:52 Masters 322
16 J. Austin Ruf 1:24:49 308
Recreational Women 2 Laps
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Jacinda Papps 0:56:29 352
2 Natalie Smith 0:59:00 353
3 Josie Chesterman 1:00:31 351
4 Demelza Murrihy 1:00:51 361
5 Samantha Window 1:03:41 359
6 Jo Clark 1:08:38 Masters 358
7 Claire van Opdorp 1:14:54 360
8 Adrienne Marfell-Jones 1:37:19 Masters 356
Recreational Men 3 Laps
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Simon Pankhurst 1:09:47 328
2 Dirk Domhoerer 1:11:35 323
3 Nick Cooper 1:16:33 304
4 Damon Van Opdorp 1:45:21 324
Runners - Open Men
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Phil Costley PTOC 0:58:52 38
2 Michael Wakelin OLYW 0:59:28 1 4
3 Callum Harland CYMH 0:59:46 9
4 Benjamin Revell WSCO 0:59:57 2 36
5 Stafford Thompson ARIK 1:00:49 24
6 Stephen Brown OOVC 1:01:08 34
7 Glenn Hughes WSCO 1:01:18 29
8 Vaughan Craddock ACAC 1:01:42 22
9 Martin Lukes SUMN 1:01:57 8
10 Nicholas Buck WSCO 1:02:11 3 30
11 Alan Bunce NHBC 1:02:28 2
12 Jacob Robets SUMN 1:02:57 11
13 Jason Cressingham WHAC 1:03:26 41
14 Richard Ussher NWBR 1:03:56 37
15 Wayne Atkins WHAC 1:04:08 4 3
16 Patrick Meffan NELS 1:04:17 1
17 Dougal Thorburn PTOC 1:04:18 27
18 Daniel Clendon WHAC 1:04:52 5 15
19 Xaviour Walker OTGA 1:05:03 28
20 Seaton Meredith PAKU 1:05:49 7
21 Matthew Prosser OLYW 1:06:28 35
22 Heath de Garnham AKLU 1:06:48 10
23 Rob Oberer CMAC 1:06:54 5
24 Barry Ledington WSCO 1:07:12 6 17
25 Martin de Bock HAWH 1:08:14 19
26 Stephen Day WSCO 1:08:36 7 14
27 Dallas Wichman SUMN 1:09:16 25
28 Neale McLanachan LEIT 1:10:16 18
29 Tim Armstrong 1:10:41 42
30 Matthew Stone HAWH 1:12:50 31
31 Aaron Packard WSCO 1:13:46 8 33
33 Rob Marcus WHAC 1:14:21 9 13
34 Neil Sargisson OLYW 1:14:52 10 6
35 Mathew Rogers VALU 1:15:35 20
36 Kevin Fisher NAPH 1:17:12 23
37 Allen Brears CAMB 1:18:55 12
38 Brendon Flanagan WHAC 1:20:01 16
Runners - Open Women
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Melissa Moon WSCO 0:41:52 1 55
2 Kate McIlroy WHAC 0:42:59 2 64
3 Anna Frost HCTY 0:45:21 65
4 Sarah Devoy HAWK 0:46:09 66
5 Jo Burkett ACAC 0:48:32 56
6 Victoria Humphries WHAC 0:49:52 52
7 Sarah McKinney LEIT 0:51:02 58
8 Sarah Kleeman WSCO 0:51:08 3 57
9 Kim Newman ACAC 0:51:19 62
10 Sally Anderson WSCO 0:52:27 4 54
11 Karen Hanlen WHKE 0:53:38 61
12 Sarah Lynskey VALU 0:57:44 5 67
13 Janet Clark SUMN 0:58:53 59
14 Susan Edwards WHAC 1:02:29 6 63
Runners - Men 35 to 39
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Joseph Bulbulia WHAC 0:40:38 101
2 Alastair Kenworthy WHAC 0:42:31 145
3 Ian Purvis VALU 0:45:11 136
4 Kirk Brennan TRGA 0:45:18 138
5 Clive Reynolds TRGA 0:45:34 137
6 Jonny Sim SUMN 0:46:19 140
7 Mark Growcott VALU 0:50:27 139
Runners - Men 40 to 44
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Phil Sadgrove WSCO 0:43:34 1 128
2 Cliff Bowman WAIM 0:43:59 132
3 Richard Brewer HAWH 0:44:43 134
4 Graham Sinnamon ALXH 0:45:11 133
5 Neil Mayo MWA 0:45:27 147
6 Graeme Butcher MAST 0:46:15 2 130
7 Liam Healey WHAC 0:48:19 3 129
8 Andrew Fulbrook WHAC 0:49:10 4 131
9 Peter Wrigley WSCO 0:49:41 5 127
10 Robert Ward PAPK 0:51:44 135
11 Ian Kemp WHAC 0:55:14 126
12 Jeremy Kennerly VALU 1:02:22 6 144
Runners - Men 45 to 49
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Paul Forster KAPI 0:41:49 1 119
2 Graeme Pearson LCTY 0:43:52 143
3 Barrie Neumann WAIM 0:49:37 118
4 Alan McCauley KAPI 0:50:14 2 121
5 Andrew Fraser WLMC 0:50:49 3 125
6 Tony Ahern HAWH 0:52:48 120
7 Simon Walters HIBC 0:53:43 124
8 Henry Bishop WNGH 0:54:29 117
9 Richard Isaacs FLDM 0:54:48 122
Runners - Men 50 to 54
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Barry Prosser OLYW 0:42:30 1 111
2 Graeme Lear GISH 0:46:48 115
3 Derek Shaw NELS 0:48:53 113
4 Bruce Meder SUMN 0:49:59 114
5 Neil Cameron MAST 0:54:35 2 116
6 Dennis Smith WHAC 1:06:27 3 112
Runners - Men 55 to 59
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Trevor Ogilvie LCTY 0:46:29 110
2 Murray Clarkson TRGA 0:50:40 108
3 Maurice Piper KAPI 0:54:24 146
4 Phil Valentine WSCO 0:57:15 1 107
5 Albert van Veen HTVH 1:04:00 106
6 Paul Rodway WSCO 1:07:19 109
Runners - Men 60+
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Norman Carrington WAIM 0:53:23 105
2 Roger Childs KAPI 0:57:55 142
3 Peter Ellis KAPI 0:58:42 1 102
Runners - Women 35 to 39
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Leeanne Durry STPA 0:48:20 167
2 Janice McCallum HAWH 0:51:37 162
3 Michelle Laurenson KAPI 0:55:08 1 164
4 Linda Reynolds MTMJ 1:03:06 163
5 Leanne Asher VALU 1:03:07 165
Runners - Women 40 to 44
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Carline Thomas 0:47:05 1 169
2 Nicky Dravitzki PRHL 0:50:07 160
3 Christine Carleton GISH 0:54:37 159
4 Sue Bankier MAST 0:58:18 170
5 Annette Purvis VALU 0:59:36 2 161
Runners - Women 45 to 49
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Michele Allison WSCO 0:52:40 1 156
2 Jenny McDonald WSCO 0:54:08 2 157
3 Sheryne Beeby OLYW 1:01:01 3 168
4 Brenda Ann Burke WSCO 1:11:35 4 158
Runners - Women 50 to 54
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Vivien Eyers WNGH 0:54:55 153
2 Christine Todd CBHS 0:59:02 152
3 Loretta DeSourdy WSCO 1:07:50 1 155
4 Leanne Brown AKLU 1:10:29 154
Runners - Women 55 to 59
Place Name Club/Team Time Wgtn Grd Plc Race No
1 Evelyn King MTMJ 1:10:06 1 166

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