The club apologises that it
could not award two trophies. The Open Men's trophy is still in the hands
Davies who won it
last year and W21 trophy is in the hands of Piret Klade. We will
endeavour to get the trophies to the winner as soon as
The eighteenth annual
running of the Wayne Cretney memorial event resulted in some tired and I
hope happy competitors on a clear winter's day in the east of Wairarapa.
It seems that there was a hole in the weather as everywhere else was wet.
There was no really
tough vegetation in the Cretney tradition (the bush was fairly clean) but
the area was steep and physical. I'm sorry I had the water and soup in the
woolshed as not many people used it. Also in the tradition of the event,
the longest and toughest leg was run last by all competitors.
One runner remarked that
he went from the sublime to the ridiculous - going from the tricky
lake/slump area to the short 0.5km leg around the woolshed. This very
short leg I think provided variety and was a good way to break up the
Mapping was done by hand
(no photogrammetry) with the marsh area and the bush area providing
difficult mapping challenges. Hapua is a neat area with many surprising
features and very picturesque. In all the time I spent mapping, I only
every got some drizzle on me once. I hope that the club will hold a larger
event on the map in the near future - and the map may be extended to the
west where there is more bush.
Bryan Teahan - course planner.
here for the results spreadsheet