Sizzler as weather comes right


Athletics

It had to happen.

Finally the Masterton Harriers' Trust House summer series lived up to its name with the fifth race being held in hot sunny conditions.

Starting at Greytown Scout hall the broadly circular course took in several local roads, the more senior runners covering 8.1km, the walkers 6.5km, juniors 4km and the midget grade 2km.

The results in the A, B and C grades were very similar to the previous event with Andrew Davenport winning the A section, Tim Matthews the B section and William Blake the C division.

Most handicap points in the A grade were earned by Mark Eagle although Lloyd Millar retains a clear lead on the overall points table.

Lesley Graham won the B grade handicap with Greg Baillie snaring the overall lead there while Annie Hawkes regained the number one position on the C grade ladder.

Returning from injury, Brenda Farley won the walkers event with Gordon Burden setting the pace for handicap spoils and the junior grade was again dominated by Chris Blake who was first home and also leads the handicap section.

Hannah Moore won the midget grade race and Eva Wootton is the handicap points leader there.

Results:

A grade: Race winner: Andrew Davenport 29min 19s. Handicap winner: Mark Eagle.Handicap overall: Lloyd Millar.

B grade: Race winner: Tim Matthews 36min 53s. Handicap winner: Lesley Graham. Handicap overall: Greg Baillie.

C grade: Race winner: William Blake 40min 20s. Handicap winner: William Blake. Handicap overall: Annie Hawkes.

D grade: Race winner: Stephanie Rix 45min 27s. Handicap winner: Stephanie Rix. Handicap overall: Claudie Baechie and Kate Macklin.

Walkers: Race winner: Brenda Farley 38min 1sec. Handicap winner: Cath Wedderburn. Handicap overall: Gordon Burden.

Junior: Race winner: Chris Blake 20min 43s. Handicap winner: Chris Blake. Handicap overall:Chris Blake.

Midget grade: Race winner: Hannah Moore 9min 54s. Handicap winner: Kasey Cox. Handicap overall: Eva Wootton.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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