Athletics New Zealand Weekly Round Up



This edition includes:

NZ Track & Field results
International results from the USA
Road and Trail race results from around the country


New Zealand Competition Results
Athletics Hawkes Bay Gisborne Cross Country Championships, Hawkes Bay Showgrounds – 15 August 2020
Eva Goodison, the 2015 New Zealand secondary schools steeplechase champion, showed good form in the senior women’s 10km winning by a wide margin in 37:36, from Phoebe Butler-Munro 41:30. Goodison competed earlier this year in the States running 9:26.57 for 3000m and 16:39.05 for 5000m. Andrew Donnelly won the senior 10km in 49:00.

Fiona Lambert MW 8km 29:14. William Kelsey MM 8km 30:14. Mitch Snell U/20 8km 31:09. Brianna Lee U/20 6km 24:20. Cameron Potts U/18 6km 19:56. Aniela Apperley U/18 5km 24:10. Lorcan Rabbitte U/16 4km 13:54. Sofia Lumbreras U/16 4km 15:28. U/14 3km Yudi Porter 11:39 and Zoe Ennor 12:10. U/12 2km Torin Leonard 8:06 and Zita Meo 8:15. U/10 1km Luke Majors 4:16 and Lucy Strong 4:23.

Athletics Taranaki Road Championships – 16 August 2020
Robbie Rawles won the senior men 10km in 34:31, ten seconds ahead of Nathan Coombs with Cameron Holdom third in 36:22. MM 10km Michael Erb 36:30, Michael O’Sullivan 36:33, Ben Gillum 37:37. MM 65+ 5km Murray Laird 21:47. MW 5km Tracey Haldane 26:27. U/18 6km Rowe MacCullum 22:18. U/18 5km Grace Forman 21:21. U/15 3km Zavier Brown 10:59. Lottie Moffat 11:24. U/13 3km Luke Haldane 11:21. Marley Sampson 11:16. U/11 2km Tyler Connole 8:17. Caitlin O’Sullivan 8:31. Race Walk 10km Peter Fox 1:00:30. Serena Coombes 1:05:05. 5km Lucas Martin U/18 23:03. Marlene White 41:52.

Athletics Wellington Cross Country Championships, Harcourt Park Upper Hutt – 16 August 2020
Due to Covid-19 alert level 2 in force in the Wellington region, the championships were postponed.

International Results
Music City Distance Carnival, Nashville TN, 15 August: Nick Willis 1500m 3:45.27 (17). Won by Oliver Hoare Australia PB 3:34.63.

Road and Trail Races Around the Country
O’Hagan’s 5km, Viaduct Harbour, 11 August: Cameron de L’isle 16:44, Harry Harris 16:55, James Parker 16:58. Skye Dick 19:17, Tia Knight 21:17.

Athletics official stalwart Fred Holmes of Whanganui passed away on Monday 10 August 2020 aged 77.

He was a leading official, officiating at many national and international events including the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Fred had been a resident of Whanganui since 1968 and involved with Athletics Wanganui since 1981, fulfilling many roles including president. For many years he was the Manawatu/Wanganui centre officials co-ordinator. He was Executive Officer of Cooks Gardens for 16 years from 1995, overseeing the redevelopment of Cooks Gardens. He was also president and Life Member of the Royal Wanganui Opera House.

He received an Athletics New Zealand merit award in 2001. Fred’s son Martin represented New Zealand at the 1986 world junior athletic championships in the 2000m steeplechase.


Murray McKinnon
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent