North Shore Times : January 16th 2014
22 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 16, 2014 SPORT www.northshoretimes.co.nz Take your marks for second half of fun run season Run off those Christmas excesses at Devonport’s weekly fun run. The JETS Run has now recommenced for the second half of the season. This event, now into its third year, has proved popular with both adults and children. It offers runners both 3km and 5km routes along King Edward Parade starting from the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum on Wednesdays at 6pm. Many of the runners use the event as a good opportunity to keep fit. At the competitive end, some impressive times have been set just halfway through the season. Olly Chambers and Bowen De Gouw hold the 3km and 5km course records of 11.35 mins and 19.51 mins respectively. Noemie Thomas and Kate Millington are the fastest girls with Michelle Millington the fastest woman and Thomas Duffett the fastest man. For the remainder of the season an accumulation series is operating under which runners will be awarded points for both participation and places. These will accumulate towards an end-of-season prizegiving event. Fun run: Athletes of all ages including children take part in the weekly Devonport JETS run. Milestone met with 25th swim By FELICITY REID Ross Maylon has watched thousands of swimmers take on the popular open water event he has helped organise for 25 years but has never entered. Maylon from Forrest Hill has always been on the sidelines of the annual Red Beach Open Water Swim which is jointly run by the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club and Roskill Masters swimming club. And he will be there again on Saturday with camera in hand as the two clubs celebrate the swim’s 25th anniversary. The first year the swim was held it started at the Stanmore Bay boat ramp and the course went around the point to Red Beach finishing in front of the surf club. Maylon remembers there were about 40 people in the inaugural event. ‘‘The conditions were choppy and very lumpy and it was difficult to spot the swimmers who were wearing orange or yellow caps. Lifeguards on skis and boards accompanied the swimmers,’’ he says. In year two the event switched to a course off Red Beach which starts and finishes in front of the surf club and this spectator-friendly format has remained. During Saturday’s milestone event swimmers will compete in either the 1.5km or 3km triangular courses distances. ‘‘The swim is still going because Still involved: Ross Maylon is one of the organisers behind the long-standing Red Beach Open Water Swim. of the stalwarts in each club who don’t want to break with tradition. It’s relatively easy to organise, it’s a good source for funding for each club and it’s popular with open water swimmers,’’ Maylon says. ‘‘A generous amount of spot prizes are offered at the after-swim prizegiving and this is a big attraction.’’ ❚ The Red Beach Open Water Swim, January 19 at Red Beach starts at 1.30pm. Go to redbeachslsc.com to find out more. North Shore athletic clubs prove they’re up with best By FELICITY REID Up-and-coming athletics stars from North Shore clubs measured their skills against their peers over three days of competition at the North Island Colgate Games in Whangarei. The annual Colgate Games is open to athletes from 7 to 14 years old and was the launching pad for Olympic silver medallist Nick Willis and the next big thing in shot put, Jacko Gill. Some North Harbour Bays’ members like grade 14 competitor Stella Pearless are Colgate Games veterans but for other youngsters this is their first big competition. As an individual Pearless won the grade 14 800m and finished third in the 400m this year. She also won the grade 14 mixed distance medley with Anthony Nobilo, Amy Robertson and Scott Burfoot and was a member of the 4x100m grade 14 girls’ relay team – with Delywn Lewis, Alex Wansink and Robertson – which finished in second place. Elsewhere in grade 14 Nobilo, Ben Kennedy, Nick Hailes and Burfoot were second in the 4x100m relay. Nobilo also won the discus, Hailes won shot put, Kennedy took gold in the 100m hurdles, Liam Van der Boom was third in both the 1500m run and high jump. In grade 13 competition North Harbour’s Delywn Lewis won the 200m and 400m sprint finals and finished second in the 80m hurdles. Cara Lonergan won the girl’s high jump and was third in the 80m hurdles. Mellata Tatola won the grade 13 shot-put and was third in discus. SUCCESSAT COLGATEGAMES Benet Kumeroa won the discus with a throw of 37.61m and came in third in the shot-put. Rowan Brown was first in his flight for the grade 13 discus and Tim Franklin was third in the same event. Winner of the grade 12 800m, Matt Conroy, also won the 400m and crossed the line second in the grade 12 100m sprint. He joined Savannah Scheen, Alec Bennie and Josh Inger to win the mixed distance grade 12 medley and he, Inger, Bennie and Samuel Roberts were runners-up in the boys’ grade 12 4x100m relay. Roberts also came thirdin the grade 12 80m hurdles. Bennie didn’t just stand out on the track, he was successful in the field as a clear winner in the grade 12 discus, throwing 5m further than his opposition with a distance of 25.94m. North Harbour had success in the grade 12 girls’ relay with Brianna Cadwallader, Scheen, Maddie Hailes and Ella Rogers taking third place. Scheen also showed her prowess as a race walker finishing second in the grade 12 1200m event. Rogers showed versatility finishing third in the grade 12 high jump. Fleet-footed Tommy Te Puni from North Harbour won the grade 11 100m sprint and was second in the 200m final. Georgia Wansink ran her way into second in the grade 11 200m sprint. Jessica Moors was second in the grade 11 high jump with a clearance of 1.48m and Centaine Noom-Duckworth ended third in the grade 11 discus. Among the competition’s youngest entrants Jayden Williamson won the grade 10 high jump clearing 1.44m and was first in his flight for the grade 10 shotput. Zach Franklin and Caleb Koko finished second and third in their grade 10 shot- put flight. Franklin, Williamson and Koko were joined by Oscar OliverChambers in finishing second in the grade 10 4x100m relay. Williamson, Koko, OliverChambers with Ella Kerr were third in the mixed distance grade 10 relay. Williamson won the grade 10 discus with a throw of 32.69m and was followed by Koko in second place and fellow North Harbour athlete James Sadlier in third. Sadlier was also first in the final for his flight for the grade 10 shot-put. Keanna Mackereth cleared jumped 1.30m to take top prize in the grade 10 girls’ high jump. Representing Takapuna Ath- letics Club Tori Kolose was second in the grade 14 400m. In grade 13 Julia Giurgiu won the 1500m in a time of 4:59.87 and the 800m in 2:24.64. Imogen Ayris was second in the long jump. Takapuna’s Kaia Tupu-South, who also had success at last year’s Colgate Games, won the grade 11 girls’ discus as well as the grade 11 shot-put and was third in the high jump. Adam Sebastian Landen was third in the grade 11 100m and 200m finals. The South Island Colgate Games are to be held this weekend.
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