Official times of Olympicís two teams at the national road relay in Christchurch.
The senior team was tenth in A grade (11th overall), with Mike Wakelin putting in an awesome effort to reduce the time deficit to the team in front to just 15 seconds ó especially awesome considering he had just got off a 24-hour plane trip from Europe the day before, and was running at 2 a.m. body time!
Officially, the veterans team was 14th, but I have it on pretty good authority that they were the clear winners by the end of the ninth lap.
Senior teamLap Name Description Distance Time 1 Stephen Walker Takahe to Allandale 9.6 33:07 2 Alister Jones Allandale to Gebbies Pass 10.4 35:59 3 Chris Speakman Gebbies Pass to Kaituna 10.0 35:42 4 Jerome Sheppard Kaituna to Lake Forsyth 9.1 33:43 5 Mark Anderson Lake Forsyth to Cooptown 11.1 41:42 6 Hayden Prosser Cooptown to Hilltop 6.9 28:39 7 Michael Waterman Hilltop to Duvauchelle 9.6 31:08 8 Michael Wakelin Duvauchelle to Akaroa 9.9 32:59 Total 4:32:59
Veteran teamLap Name Description Distance Time 1 Kevin Crowley Takahe to Allandale 9.6 39:17 2 Dave McIlwraith Allandale to Gebbies Pass 10.4 44:16 3 Derek Locke Gebbies Pass to Kaituna 10.0 40:49 4 Rob Archibald Kaituna to Lake Forsyth 9.1 40:44 5 Gary Dick Lake Forsyth to Cooptown 11.1 42:11 6 Peter Jeromson Cooptown to Hilltop 6.9 31:26 7 Mike Rodden Hilltop to Duvauchelle 9.6 32:53 8 Phil Early Duvauchelle to Akaroa 9.9 44:17 Total 5:15:53
(Official results are no longer available online)