Well we are back up & running for 2015. At the Opening Day last week & the Strifflechase today it has been heart-warning to see so many new faces. Welcome to Napier Harriers & welcome to our world. It’s a lot of fun & you get out of it what you put in. We have some great events looming with the Marrett Madness next week…….hopefully the river will be low enough to allow us to get out feet wet. The following week we have the Mission Cross Country, which will get the heart rate up.
Mission Cross Country
Lucas Duross set the standard for the 2015 Hawkes Bay Harrier season on Saturday when he scored an impressive win in the Mission Interclub Cross Country. Duross is building towards a tilt at the Wellington Marathon in July and his preparation looks on track with a performance that suggests he is on the right track. From the gun, Duross set a solid pace with Napier Harriers clubmates Kristian Day, Bradley Christison and Kaleb Wright in close attendance. At the end of the 1st lap of 3, Duross found some gaps opening up behind him as the pace took its' toll. Day did his best to stay in touch but Duross was relentless over the full 6km eventually crossing the finishing tape in 21 min 03 sec.
Marton to Wanganui
THE Trentham Harriers Rabbits retained their title as the fastest team of the annual Marton to Wanganui Relay on Saturday, with the top three finishers being a repeat of 2014's podium.
Numbers were down a little for the Wanganui Harriers Club event, running in cool but windy conditions from Marton Park through 66.3km up the Turakina, Whangaehu and Matarawa valleys to arrive in town at the Wanganui East Club by early afternoon.
Pandora Pond Relay
Wow............you guys are awesome!!!
Over 70 people turned up for Saturdays' gallop around Pandora Pond. That is a terrific effort. With 19 teams to select I believe I saw a few more grey hairs emerge on the head of Lance Pearson. I have to admit though that Lance does a pretty impressive job in sorting out the teams with such a large group to work with......I don't even try to understand what is happening but is seems to happen.