Wellington Women dominate National Senior 10km Road Championships
Wellington women took a clean sweep of the podium places in the National 10km road races titles at New Zealand Campus of Innovation and Sport facility campus roads on Sunday on gusty windswept course.
Hannah Miller [Wellington Scottish] had no trouble adding the senior national women’s 10km road title to her New Zealand marathon title. Miller went head-to-head with Sarah Drought [WHAC] the 2012 champion over the first half of the race before putting the hammer down on the penultimate lap. Miller’s winning time of 35:50 from Drought 36:11 and the third of the trio Deborah Lynch [Olympic] in 36:27.
In the windy conditions time wasn’t a factor but instead the honour of National medals became prevalent in many of the races. The 4th scoring member for Wellington team was Emma Perron, who made the Teams race almost unassailable for others as the Women took Gold in the teams.
Other strong teams efforts were recorded in Men 18 grade lead in by title winner Joshua Jordan [Trentham], Hassan Joel McCall [Trentham] 5th , Ben Brunner [Scottish] 6th and Max Poland [Trentham] 8th.
Other teams titles went to Wellington’s 50-64 division Peter Stevens [Scottish](M55 -2nd ), Grant McLean [Scottish] (M50- 3rd), Paul
Hewitson [WHAC] (M55 -4th), Andrew Kerr [Scottish] (M50 – 6th); Wellington 35-49 Division team Mel Brandon [Scottish] (W40-1st) Ingrid Cree [Olympic] (W35 – 2nd), Ayesha Shafi [Scottish] (W35 -3rd), Amanda Broughton [Scottish] (W35-4th)
The Wellington team took more than its share of individual titles in the various age division. Men’s individual titles went to record setting Roger Robinson [Victoria University] M80+ in a fine 53.59mins, Brian Hayes [WHAC] M75+, Keith Chapman [Olympic] M70+, Tony Price [Masterton] M65+, Peter Stevens M50+, Nick Horspool [Scottish] M40+. Women’s titles went to Georgina Cox [Wainuiomata] W45+, Heather Walker [Scottish] W50+, Sue Bankier [Masterton] W60+ and Michelle Allison [Scottish] W65+, Zoe Hilton [Trentham] G14,
Walk titles from Wellington team went to Jacqui Wilson [Trentham] over 10km for W75 and Ian Sutton [Scottish] Men 10km 50+Walk
Individual Results Click Here
Walk Results Click Here
Team Results Click Here