Welcome to the Athletics New Zealand Weekly Round up. This week's edition includes:
Results from the 2019 Auckland Marathon
NZ Track & Field results
International results from Australia
Road and Trail race results from around the country
Thank you to Steve Hollings for collating this week's round up.
Auckland Marathon 20 October 2019
It was redemption for Eritrean born Aussie Isaias Beyn in taking out the ASB Auckland Marathon on Sunday, learning from his mistakes last year to blast away over the final 10km to defeat a gallant Michael Voss (Rotorua) and Nicholas Sunseri (Queenstown) and post an impressive 2:19:33 on the tough course that takes in the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Beyn was patient over the first half, making his first move at the top of the bridge, picking up the pace on the downward side into the city, dropping Sunseri and putting Voss under immense pressure. Voss ran in some three minutes behind Beyn, exhausted at having emptied the tank to run a personal best by nearly five minutes. In the women’s race it was a journey into the unknown for Hannah Wells (Tauranga), with the 70.3 triathlete debuting over the distance but doing enough to hold off the irrepressible Mel Aitken (Wellington) and sixth-year med student Sonya Cameron (Dunedin).
Men Marathon: Isias Beyn 2:19:33, Michael Voss 2:22:34, Nicholas Sunseri 2:23:57. Women Marathon: Hannah Wells 2:50:49, Mel Aitken 2:53:12, Sonya Cameron 3:02:32.
The Half Marathon men’s race was tipped as one to watch, with a host of contenders all within a couple of minutes in regards their personal bests. But it was perhaps a surprise packet in Oli Chignell (Dunedin) who took out the honours, sprinting past Cameron Graves (Auckland) just before the final turn on to the grass and the finish straight at Victoria Park. Chignell broke the course record previously held by Matt Smith (2009) by 29 seconds but perhaps just as impressively beat his previous best over the distance by a whopping five minutes and 33 seconds.
The women’s Half Marathon was dominated by Lisa Cross. Only deciding to step down to the shorter distance in the days leading into the event, Cross loved everything about the day and her race execution.
Men Half Marathon: Oli Chignell 1:05:50, Cameron Graves 1:05:52, Daniel Balchin 1:06:59. Women Half Marathon: Lisa Cross 1:18:22, Katrina Andrew 1:22:14, Karen Donaldson-Barron 1:24:26.
New Zealand Competition Results
McKinnon Shield #1, Mt Smart Stadium – 19 October 2019
Zachary Saunders 100m 11.20 (w-0.2) PB, 300mH 40.41, Liam Ngchok-Wulf 5kgSP 16.57m PB 5kgHT 46.77m, Anthony Barmes 7.26kgHT 53.27m, Nadia Evans 100m 12.33 (w-0.6) PB, Amayah Wingfield PV 3.26m, Nadia Kumerich 3kgSP 11.98m, Certaine Noom-Duckworth 3kgHT 51.55m.
ACA Club Night, Mt Smart Stadium – 16 October 2019
Charlotte Holland 100m (nwr)12.92mx, Ben Kelsey 800m 1:59.81.
Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty Meeting, Porritt Stadium – 19 October 2019
Ben Bidois 1500m 4:04.80, Charles Annals TJ 13.50m (w3.2), Charli Miller 1500m 4:37.15, Aimee Ferguson 1500m 4:44.66, Jemima Antoniazzi 3000m 10:29.24, Sally Gibbs 3000m 10:3076, Katie Corbett 300mh 47.25, Josie Taylor HJ 1.60m & JT 32.17m, Kayla Goodwin TJ 11.75m (w3.4).
Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty Meeting, Porritt Stadium – 12 October 2019
Note: Josie Taylor HJ 1.82m was =* to the NZ Women’s U17 Record set by Keeley O’Hagan at Waitakere on 20 February 2010.
(* subject to ratification)
Athletics Wellington Grand Prix Series, Newtown Park – 19 October 2019
Jordan Stewart 100m 11.19 (w2.6), Will Anthony 1500m 4:04.86PB, Louis Northcott 1.75kgDT 45.82mPB, Max Abbot 1.5kgDT 44.23mPB, Kaleb Sola 700gJT 44.45m, Daniel Du Toit 3000m Walk 12:47.33, Tayla Brunger 400m 57.30mx, Josephine Reeves HJ 1.70m, Anna Thomson TJ 11.94m (w-0.7).
Athletics Otago Meeting, Caledonian Ground – 19 October 2019
Schuyler Orr 100m 11.21 (w1.7) & 200m 22.61 (w2.6), Shay Veitch 200m 22.00 (w2.6), Toby Gualter 1500m 4:00.55, Cameron Moffitt 110mh(914mm) 15.23 (w0.9), Andrew Allan HJ 1.85mPB, Shay Veitch LJ 6.98m (w2.3), Alexander Brown 3000m Walk 14:54.17, Rosie Elliott 100m 11.68 (w1.7)PB & 200m 24.01 (w2.2)PB, Abby Fisher 200m 25.64(w2.2)PB, Tara McNally 100mh(762mm) 14.76 (w0.9) & 300mh(762mm) 46.55, Niamh Townsend LJ 5.18m (w1.7)PB, Zharna Beattie 3kgSP 12.54m & DT 35.40m, Dyani Shepherd-Oates 4kgHT 49.37m.
Athletics Canterbury Opening Day, Nga Puna Wai – 12 October 2019
Correction. Tapenisa Havea threw 14.28m with the 3kg SP (rather than with the 4kg SP as was earlier reported)
Athletics Canterbury Interclub, Nga Puna Wai – 19 October 2019
Tiaan Welpton 100m 10.60 (w2.0)PB & 200m 20.91 (w2.8), Chanel Muir 3000m 9:01.31PB, Eli Leifi HJ 1.91mPB, Max Attwell PV 4.35m, Nikolas Kini 5kgSP 18.02m & 1.5kgDT 54.25m & 5kgHT 56.42m, Fiona Morrison 100m 12.18 (w2.1), & 200m 24.80 (w3.4), Angela Petty 3000m 9:41.13mx, Hannah Maloney LJ 5.26m (w2.8)PB, Tapenisa Havea 3kgSP 15.17m & DT 41.12m, Roseanne Robinson 3000mWalk 15:40.37.
Melbourne Marathon, 13 October 2019: additional results. Kelly Parlane 2:44:29 (6), Sabina Piras 3:00:03 (14).
Road and Trail Races Around the Country
O’Hagan’s 5km, Viaduct Harbour,15 October: Tommy Hayes 15:30, Harry Harris 17:10, Josh Lokes 17:45, Isabel Emerson 20:38, Naomi Christensen 22:14, Jess Ellis 23:27.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 16 October: Damon Nicholas 18.58, Mike Wanden 19.08, Robert Good 19.30, Mikayla Smyth 24.23
Eastside Riverpath 5km, 15 October: Rob Townsend 18:38, John Crane 18:43, Joe Mace 19:19, Kirsten Milne 20:42, Amie Roberts 22:06, Brianna Roberts 24:17.
Waterfront 5km, 15 October: Thomas Strawbridge 16:37, Walter Sommerville 17:28, Josh Jordan 17:40, Bex Hutchinson 19:53, Renae Creser 20:42, Madison Wos 20:58.
The Honest 10km, Oriental Bay, 20 October: 10km, Walter Sommerville 36:32, Nathan Tse 39:02, Dion Yiw 39:04, Emily McNaughtan 41:49, Gemma Kennedy 46:31, 5km, Ella Jago 26:35.
Shoe Clinic Hill Free Half Marathon, Outram, 20 October: Men 10km: Oliver O’Sullivan 33:11, Simon Cromarty 33:58, Leon Miyahara 36:57. Men Half-Marathon: Jonah Smith 1:15:07, Nic Bathgate 1:15:49, Jason Palmer 1:17:35. Women 10km: Mia O’Keefe 35:32, Megan Foster 42:26, Lydia Pattillo 44:18. Women Half-Marathon: Laura Lincoln 1:33:01, Sophie Smith 1:36:06, Stephanie Miller 1:38:52. W35-49 Half-Marathon: Julie Edmunds 1:33:02, Aly Craigie 1:34:08.