27 Mar 2001"Brent Foster and Evelyn Williamson are the champs"

  • Mission Bay
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  • Swim: 1500 metre
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  • Run: 6 kilometre
Evelyn Williamson on her way to victory Brent Foster takes his victory to the victors goes the spoils

Orca New Zealand Swim/Run Championships

Orewa Beach New Zealand.

For the first time in it’s nine year history the Swim/Run Championships were shifted outside of New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland; to Orewa Beach, one of the countries finest beaches. Orewa Beach is hosting a weeklong festival of sport with this event one of the highlights. With the two mile expanse of golden sands and the warm, clear waters of the Pacific Ocean to utilize, the organisers were able to set a course that highlighted this spectacular setting with the entire run on the sand.

Brent Foster first won this title back in 1994 and had gained a hat trick over the past three years. He opened up a one minute lead on his fellow surf life saving aficionados, Adam Jackson and Ariki Pearson during the 1500 metre swim and then was never threatened as he ran through for his fifth championship title. Ariki Pearson grabbed the silver ahead of the New Zealand marathon champ, Mark Hutchinson who not surprisingly clocked the fastest run split. Adam Jackson held on for fourth ahead of Carl Cairns.

Evelyn Williamson won this title in 1999 while Kirsty Whiting was the champ last season and they were picked to fight it out for the honours in 2001. Heading out onto the six kilometre run they had Miriam Barlow in contact but by runs end it was all Evelyn Williamson as she regained her title in convincing fashion ahead of Kirsty Whiting. Samantha Warriner’s smart run overhauled Miriam Barlow for third while Olivia Haine grabbed fifth place.

Overall Results

Male    Swim Time   Run Time   Finish Time

1 Brent Foster (NZL) 17.02 20.08 37m10s

2 Ariki Pearson (NZL) 18.17 19.45 38 02

3 Mark Hutchinson (NZL) 21.03 17.51 38 54

4 Adam Jackson (NZL) 18.11 21.30 39 41

5 Carl Cairns (NZL) 19.24 20.25 39 49

 

Female    Swim Time   Run Time   Finish Time

1 Evelyn Williamson (NZL) 19.34 20.56 40m30s

2 Kirsty Whiting (NZL) 19.47 22.03 41 50

3 Samantha Warriner (NZL) 21.25 21.21 42 46

4 Miriam Barlow (NZL) 19.39 27.49 47 28

5 Olivia Haine (NZL) 23.41 23.52 47 33

 

Age Group Results

Male    Swim Time   Run Time   Finish Time

under 20

1 Nic Peat 22.38 23.40 46 18

20-29

1 Ariki Pearson 18.17 19.45 38 02

2 Adam Jackson 18.11 21.30 39 41

3 Carl Cairns 19.24 20.25 39 49

4 Henry Barfoot 20.51 20.49 41 40

5 Matthew Hewett 23.25 24.01 47 26

6 Carl Ramsay 22.20 25.30 47 50

30-39

1 Brent Foster 17.02 20.08 37 10

2 Mark Hutchinson 21.03 17.51 38 54

3 Tony Meehan 21.13 20.36 41 49

4 Nicholas Wedde 21.28 21.07 52 35

5 Mennolt Regtien 21.30 22.50 44 20

6 Antony Gardiner 23.58 20.28 44 26

7 Michael Collins 21.49 23.01 44 50

8 Craig Browne 23.20 21.57 45 17

9 Richard Trass 19.53 25.58 45 51

10 Andrew Morton 28.29 22.58 51 27

11 Peter Clark 27.52 24.26 52 18

40-49

1 Dave Chambers 20.50 21.31 42 21

2 Malcolm Meads 22.27 21.07 43 34

3 David Peirce 22.34 22.52 45 26

4 Robert Jackson 23.20 22.49 46 09

5 Peter Eising 23.24 24.41 48 05

6 George Sanders 24.25 25.17 49 42

7 Ray Pitch 33.05 25.45 58 50

50-59

1 George Hilgeholt 23.25 20.35 44 00

2 Gary Gotlieb 23.25 25.30 48 55

3 John Brodie 23.25 26.59 50 24

60 plus

1 Michael Meekings 32.45 26.10 58 55

2 Garth Barfoot 33.23 27.16 60 39

 

Female    Swim Time   Run Time   Finish Time

under 20

1 Kirsty Whiting 19.47 22.03 41 50

20-29

1 Evelyn Williamson 19.34 20.56 40 30

2 Samantha Warriner 21.25 21.21 42 46

3 Miriam Barlow 19.39 27.49 47 28

4 Olivia Haine 23.41 23.52 47 33

5 Kate Ranford 23.27 27.01 50 28

6 Kate Barker 25.36 25.18 50 54

30-39

1 Laraine Chase 25.52 27.12 53 04

2 Tracy Perks 25.17 30.12 55 29

3 Bevlah Walker 33.05 28.43 61 48

40-49

1 Margie Peat 24.28 24.37 49 05

50-59

1 Tiare Lund 28.39 28.51 57 30

2 Jacky Tasker 31.10 30.36 61 46

60 plus

1 Judy Barfoot 33.05 33.44 66 49

 

Male

1

Brent Foster

37m 10s

2

Ariki Pearson

38 02

3

Mark Hutchinson

38 54

4

Adam Jackson

39 41

5

Carl Cairns

39 49

Female

1

Evelyn Williamson

40m 30s

2

Kirsty Whiting

41 50

3

Samantha Warriner

42 46

4

Miriam Barlow

47 28

5

Olivia Haine

47 33

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