Athletics NZ Weekly Round-up – Jan 9th 2017

HASTINGS Colgate Games, Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park – 6/8 January 2017 Highlights from the three days of competition: Boys 14; Dominic Overend winner of the 100m 11.78 (-3.7), 200m 22.73 (+2.1), 100m H 14.48 (-3.3), LJ 6.09m (+5.4) and anchored Waitakere to victory in the 4 x 100m relay 47.19. Liam Back 1500m 4:23.43. […]

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Silver for McCartney at World University Games

Eliza McCartney placed second in the pole vault at the World University Games in Korea on Thursday evening. The 18 year old Aucklander cleared 4.40m, just 5cm sort of her personal best and New Zealand record, joining a handful of New Zealanders who have medalled at the prestigious championships. McCartney won the bronze medal at […]

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New Zealander’s off to good start at WUG

Angela Petty and Cameron French both won their heats and progressed through to the semi-finals in their events on the first day of track and field at the World University Games in Gwangju Korea. Petty took out her 800m heat in a time of 2:03.85, the fastest of the four heats, while fellow Kiwi Katherine […]

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30th Anniversary Introduces New Stars

Almost 4500 runners and walkers from 16 countries turned out in perfect running conditions for the 30th anniversary Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon. And while some celebrated three decades of Wellington’s premier marathon event, the main races were won by runners younger than the race itself. Established in 1986, the Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon […]

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Close Racing in Wellington this Weekend

Almost 4500 runners and walkers from 16 countries and all ends of New Zealand will line up at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on Sunday for the 30th anniversary Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon. Established in 1986 by the Wellington Marathon Clinic, for almost 20 years this race was a popular but modest mid-winter event attracting less […]

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Wellington Marathon Turns 30

Wellington three decades ago was a different city to the one you see now. The wharves were windblown commuter short cuts rather than weekend hangouts, the Museum Hotel still sat on the end of Taranaki Street, Te Papa was just a glint in the eye of a few politicians and Westpac Stadium was a wasteland […]

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