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Half marathon thanks expressed

Tuesday 14 September 2010 | Published in Regional

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Saturday morning half marathon runners have started this week with big congratulations to the organisers and helpful volunteers that worked together to make the run a success.

The half marathon was held from the Tikioki Tri site where 20 keen runners lined up for the 7 o’clock start.

In the end, visitor Gary MacIlwee took out the event ahead of Scotty Howley and Roland Neururer.

First women home was experienced runner Vanessa Palmer who crossed the line 5th equal with partner Rhys Woodger.

A number of athletes also tacked a shorter 11.1km course instead of the 21.1 half marathon course with some great results posted.

- Matariki Wilson

See table at right for full results

Name 11.1km Finish 21.1km

Gary MacIlwee 48:34 1:31:42

Scotty Howley 48:33 1:31:48

Roland Neururer 48:34 1:33:30

Brian Toncray 48:34 1:33:57

Rhys Woodger 51:04 1:40:17

Vanessa Palmer 51:09 1:40:17

Taki Anaru 57:28 1:49:47

Fiona Tekepo 57:28 1:51:01

Rory Quirke 57:57 1:51:25

Hamish Weir 57:54 1:55:48

Sue Baker 1:01:29 2:00:44

Rebecca Brown 1:01:34 2:01:04

Shelley McDowell 1:04:22 2:10:24

Rebecca Washbourn 1:06:03 2:17:03

Brendan Sutherland 1:24:16 (16.1km)

Richard Barltrop 58:58

Rob Buick 1:05:08

Annie Sutherland 2:05:08

John Koteka 1:06:03

Peta Ngari 1:11:30