Clendon leads Harriers at Rotorua Marathon (Weekly Round Up)

Rotorua Marathon

Daniel Clendon led home a slew of Wellington Harriers at the 50th Rotorua Marathon held on the 3rd May. The former World Mountain running representative finished a credible 5th place in a time of 2:35.43 and 4th place New Zealander in the NZ Marathon Championships matching his 4th place at last years National Championships held in Wellington. Next home was WHAC’s Paul Hewitson finished a credible 3rd place in the 50-54 age grade in a time of 2:57.12. Gabrielle O’Rourke also dipped under the 3 hour mark finishing in a time of 2:57.43 to win the 45-49 age grade.

Other results were as follows:

James Brent 108th (3:09.11)

Vickie Humphries 124th (3:11.42) 2nd 50-54 Grade

Gordon Clarke 420th 3:38.03

Brian Hayes 421st 3:38.07

David Green 1025th 4:04.11

Rachelle Manning 2753rd 5:35.10

*Apologies for any omissions or errors

IAAF World Race Walking Cup- (Taicang, China)

Quentin Rew finished a creditable 13th in the 50km race walk at the world racing walking cup in a time of 3:50.22. Rew recorded a personal best trimming five seconds of his time in finishing 17th at the World Championships in Moscow last year.

Steve Scott Invite- (Irvine, CA)- 3rd May

Tim Cornish finished 1st in the Men’s 1500m 3:53.96 (1r2)

Brutus Hamilton Invite (Berkeley, CA)- 25th April

Tim Cornish finished 5th in the Men’s 800m 1:53.23 SB (5r2)

Mt Sac Relays (Walnut, CA)- 18th April

Tim Cornish finished 8th in the Men’s 1500m in a Personal Best of 3:51.94 (8r4)

Harriers pick up four titles at Shaw Baton Relays

Wellington Harriers took home four titles at the annual Shaw Baton Relays hosted by Olympic Harriers over the weekend. WHAC claimed victory in both the Under 12 and Under 14 Girls grades, Master Men 50+ and Junior Men. Fantastic conditions greeted athletes with WHAC’s Julian Baker and Kieron McDonald recording the top two fastest times of the day.

Full Results at:

http://www.olympicharriers.org.nz/results/event.php?eid=1069

Photos (Taken by Brendon Flanagan):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4opn9sxd8g1yzzw/Hi4GELpf6

Raw footage (Provided by Patrick Mackay):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7N4V7O410g

McIlroy Selected for Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Triathlon New Zealand announced today a team of six athletes to compete at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Included in the team WHAC’s Kate McIlroy who has been selected for both the Women’s Individual and Mixed Relay. This will be Mcllroy’s second Games having competed in Melborne (2006) in the 3000m Steeplechase. While Mcllroy has turned her focus to triathlon since 2009 she still has close ties to the club and has been known to throw on club colours at National Road Relays over the last few years.

Photo Credit: http://www.mountainrunning.org.nz/photos/senior-w/seniorw1.jpg