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Sunday April 27th, 2008

Hanmer Half Marathon

Hanmer Springs was a busy place on Saturday 12th April. Not only was there a 12 hour mountain bike event nearby, but the Southern Traverse was passing through. Add to that the 700 runners signed up for the annual Hanmer Half Marathon and 10 k Fun Run and you had a serious wait for your post race coffee. Olympic was well represented with Karen Balance winning the Open women's Half marathon in a time of 1.27.37 (18th overall) and Huntly Quinn coming in 28th in the Senior Men in a time of 1.38.03.

10k runners share the first 6k with the half marathoners. The 2k stretch up Jacks Pass after a perfunctory circuit of the domain detracts somewhat from the "Fun Run" label. The cooler weather was just right for running this year. Mark Smith once again took on and survived the role of chauffeur for 6 women club members keen to conquer the hill. Carol Glubb was Team Manager. A great run was had by all.

Sam Owles was 7th Senior woman in 47.53, Dianne was not far behind and 4th O40 in 48.10 and Margaret was 2nd O50 in 49.40. Then came Paula in 51.27, Gillian in 53.38 and Kay in 54.51.S
Womens team at Hanmer


Sunday April 20th, 2008

Lionel Fox Relays

Rain and hail storms on Friday signaled the beginning of the cross country season. With most of the bad weather over by Saturday morning the conditions at Woodend Beach for the Lionel Fox Relays were fine and cool with firm damp sand under foot.

Olympic got the winter season off to a fine start, placing first in the Masters Men 4x5km relay. The Team of Ron McTaggart, David Macdonald, Clive Kitchingman and Kevin Papps finished in a time of 1:10:54, a good 21 seconds ahead of Port Hills.

Olympic Masters Men B Team, Greg Clark, Murray Smith, Ron Stevens and John Kerrison, also ran the 4x5km relay and finished in 1:27:46.

The Olympic Masters Women, Margaret Flanagan, Kaye Bulbrook, Carol Glub, Ronalda Reid, ran the 4x2.5km relay. They were the only masters women team entered at this distance and finished in a time of 47:40.
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Monday March 24th, 2008

2008 Opening Day Run

Club Opening Day Run is on Saturday 5th April at the Somerfield Community Centre, Studholme Street, 1:45pm. Friends and new members warmly welcome.


Monday March 24th, 2008

A Baby Girl for Matt and Ruth

Congratulations to Matt and Ruth. A beautiful baby girl, Ruby - born on Wednesday 12 March, 8lbs plus.

Ruth and Ruby


Monday February 18th, 2008

Olympic Harrier and Athletic Club AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Olympic Harrier and Athletic Club, 2008 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th March at the Cashmere Club, Hunter Terrace, Christchurch at 7:30pm. Make a difference - support your Club. Your fresh new ideas and initiatives will be warmly welcome.