Marton to Wanganui Relay
Napier Harrier Road Champs
Steve Charles brought the curtain down on the 2014 Harrier season with a dominant performance in the Napier Harriers Road Champs. The blustery Westshore course was no barrier to Charles as he put the hammer down from the gun to quickly stretch out the rubber band on the chasing pack.
Queen's Birthday Road Race
Tony Snell has repaired many an athlete's body over the years as a physiotherapist with the golden touch. That devotion to keeping others' active sometimes pays a dividend and so it proved on Monday at the annual Queens Birthday Road Race in Napier. Run under open handicap conditions on the testing 9km route over Shakespeare & Coutt Roads, which is completed twice, Snell made the most of the generosity of the handicapper to eke out a gap on the chasing field that proved a bridge too far for the others to conquer.
Apley Road Relay
Christian Leopard followed up his dominant win in last weeks' Hastings Steeplechase with another emphatic performance at Saturday's annual Apley Road Relays. Leopard led off for his Napier Harriers team on the first leg on Dartmoor Road in impressive fashion as he carved 55 sec off the previous best lap time to stop the clock at 18 min 05 sec for the 5.7km leg. The Napier BHS student left the chasing Hastings Harriers and Hawkes Bay Multisport Club teams in his wake, which set the scene for the rest of the event.
Apley Cross Country
It was a day for the lean and mean in the Senior/Masters Mens Cross Country on Saturday when the lithe youngsters overcame the gnarly veterans. With two laps down of three it seemed like Ron Middleton and Mark Speakman were the only two that could hold off the rampaging duo of Kristian Day & Lucas Duross who had started as back-markers.