Tutaekuri River Relay – April 2013
After our Indian Summer the first cold snap of winter arrived on Friday, with heavy rain showers on Saturday morning, luckily the rain kept away until the end of the run. Due to the long dry summer we were able to cross the river for the first time in a couple of years.
The relay consists of four team members where the first runner (14 years and under) runs a 2k lap with the next three all running the 4k lap and crossing the river just before the end of the lap.
Mission Cross Country
Napier Harriers Noel Leeming/ Reading Cinemas Mission Estate Cross Country Races
Napier Harriers dominated the annual Noel Leeming/ Reading Cinemas inter-club cross country races at the Mission Estate Winery on Saturday in good running weather on the new course.
This annual event resulted in the Napier club scoring 177 points with 77 runners competing to Hastings 68 points with 15 runners facing the starter throughout the grades.
2nd Sealed Handicap – 4 May 2013
Another new Harriers course this weekend, the run took place just off Springfield Road. The 2km course started on the limestone stopbank before veering off onto the grass and gravel, there was even a tiny bit of mud for good measure. As this was a sealed handicap race all runners in each grade started together and handicaps were applied after the race. 79 runners turned out for the handicap race and 7 cubs contested the cubs race (this race was not handicapped).
Kent Terrace XC
Kent Terrace Cross Country (1st Open Handicap) – April 2013
The first open handicap of the season was held at a new venue at Kent Terrace in Taradale in wet conditions. Despite the wet weather there was a good turn-out of 84 runners and 7 cubs. The new course was a 2km loop with a rather challenging hill, a stile to cross and some mud thrown in for good measure thanks to the weather conditions.
Queens Birthday Road Race
Specsavers Hastings & Total Food Equipment Queens Birthday Road Race (2nd Open Handicap) – 3 June 2013
The annual Queens Birthday Road Race was held in perfect conditions on Monday 3rd June. Due to road works on the Marine Parade it was a slightly adjusted 4.5km course. There was a separate 2km course for the 12/u age group and a 1km course for the cubs.