Maya Postrzygacz, Olivia Postrzygacz and Edmund Postrzygacz with their mum Adrianna Skurosz after finishing the Nutters Run on Tuesday. ACI/22092826
It was a family affair in the Nutters Cross Island Run held on Tuesday after the Skurosz–Postrzygacz family made a clean sweep in the women’s division.
young Maya Postrzygacz, 15, was the first female to cross the finish in a time
of 1:06:18 hour followed by mum Adrianna Skurosz (1:07:49 hrs) with sister
Olivia Postrzygacz, 13, finishing third in a time of 1:10:14 hrs. Maya and
Olivia completed the course event barefooted.
Postrzygacz got special mention for being the youngest competitor on the day as
well as getting to the top of the needle and getting it done barefooted to add
to sibling bragging rights.
runner Roland Neururer claimed the overall and men’s title finishing the race in
59.31 minutes ahead of Matt Wyatt who clocked 1:01:11 hours and 2021 champion
Andrew Logan who finished third in a time of 1:01:32 hr.
total 34 participants entered the iconic race – 13 locals and 21 internationals
from New Zealand, United Kingdom and USA.
veteran Kevin Henderson was to give honest competition among the local lads but
had to be pulled into marshalling duties at the last minute to start the race,
get to the top of the needle in checking all 34 competitors had reached the top
before continuing to the finish line.
of those competitors was 82-year-old Eileen Odgers from New Zealand – the
oldest competitor for the day and for the Nutters history books. To add to her
achievements, she also completed the 31km run on Saturday, a week ago she
competed in the Rotorua marathon and a week before that she competed in an
Cook Islands thanked sponsor CITC Supermarket for once again supporting this
event for another year with their kind sponsorship. ACI would also like to
thank sponsorship supporters Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruise, VIP Hair Salon, and
Island Craft for their generosity in recognising and supporting the finishers
Maata to our event partners CICF (Cycling Federation) and DMCK. And to Noel
Bennett thank you for being that last-minute road marshalling at the Avatiu
intersection in getting our competitors across the road safely and to our Going
Troppo bus in getting our competitors to the Vaimaanga starting line.”
Neururer 59:31 minutes, Matt Wyatt 1:01:11 hour, Andrew Logan 1:01:32 hr, Maya Postrzygacz
1:06:18s (1st Female & U18 Junior), Edmund Postrzygacz 1:07:38hr
(youngest competitor), Adriana Skurosz 1:07:49 hrs (2nd Female), Simon
Clark 1:07:55 hrs, Olivia Postrzygacz 1:10:14 hrs (3rd Female), Hanz
Casas 1:14:07 hrs, Rex Carmichael 1:14:40 hrs, Damion DellaBarco 1:19:04 hrs, Maria
Rolleston 1:20:46 hrs, Apaiau Cumming 1:21:14 hrs, Jacob Postrzygacz 1:30:36 hrs,
Karen Jacobs-Cooke 1:35:57 hrs, Lynda Branne 1:42:59 hrs, Kailey 1:53:00 hrs, Ko
Kiri 2:04:06 hrs, John “Ballroom” 2:09:09 hrs, Diane Cochrane 2:20:07 hrs, Jan Longhurst
2:20:07 hrs, Isabel George 2:20:07 hrs, Kevin Henderson 2:24:30 hrs (Competitor
& Needle checkpoint marshal), Natalie Allan 3:23:39 hrs, Anne Marie 3:23:40
hrs, Kerris Browne 3:23:41 hrs, Roberta Ingram 3:23:26 hrs, Pam Rogers 3:23:27
hrs, Sophie Dunn 3:33:32 hrs, Dusty McLoughlin 3:33:33 hrs, Mark Odgers 4:39:10
hrs, Jane Roche 4:39:27 hrs, Chloe Logue 4:39:27 hrs, Eileen Odgers 4:39:27 hrs
(82-year old Legend). *Race record 45:28s. Greg Gustafson, USA, 1992.