Speed skater laps the field in Timaru marathon win

Grace Worner, left, sprints to a narrow victory over Kyla Beveridge at the end of the under-15 girls’ half marathon speed skating race at Levels Raceway.


Grace Worner, left, sprints to a slim victory over Kyla Beveridge on the finish of the under-15 women’ half marathon velocity skating race at Ranges Raceway.

Dunedin’s Mark McCormack put in a formidable efficiency to lap the sphere within the males’s marathon race of speedskating’s Southern Endurance sequence at Ranges Raceway close to Timaru on Sunday.

McCormack’s lapped victims included his father, former world masters champion Brett McCormack, who completed second.

McCormack junior gained the 42-kilometre 18 plus lap race in 1 hour, 18 minutes 20.23 sec. Derek Tan (Invercargill) was third forward of Timaru’s Karl Boles de Boer, Darryl Mattingley and a shock teen, Brayden Teague, who was sixth, persevering with after profitable the underneath 15-boys’ half-marathon.

Emily Thompson (Waimate) gained the ladies’s 42km occasion in 1:29.46, ending her first ever marathon race try. She completed second within the New Zealand under-15 half-marathon championship final time it was held pre-Covid. Former 4 instances world consultant and grasp, Shannell Wooding, and Samantha Clarke have been second and third respectively.

Competing in the under-15 half-marathon at Levels Raceway are, from left, Tom Crawford, Ivy Tackney, Claudia Mattingley and Gemma Thornley.


Competing within the under-15 half-marathon at Ranges Raceway are, from left, Tom Crawford, Ivy Tackney, Claudia Mattingley and Gemma Thornley.

Within the under-15 women’ half-marathon Grace Worner (Geraldine) gained in 45.44 in a detailed end over Kyla Beveridge, with Lauren Crawford (Cave) third, after these three had cleared out from the remainder of the sphere. Georgia Kortright, Ivy Tackney, Claudia Mattingley and Gemma Thornley have been subsequent.

Brayden Teague was a convincing winner within the under-15 boys in a time of 46.08 and Tom Crawford (Cave) simply held out Max Tackney within the dash for second and third with Doyoon Kim and Emile Phaff subsequent.

Within the novice and first 3km races, Oceania Purukamu, Lily Rae and Piper Hogenesch took out the highest 3 women locations and Oakley Mattingley, Marius Joubert and Bentley Na have been the highest three boys.

Outcomes of 500 metres dash sequence:

Males: Daryl Mattingley 1, Karl Boles de Boer 2, Dereck Tan 3. Ladies: Shannell Wooding 1, Emily Thompson 2. Underneath 15: Georgia Kortright 1, Grace Worner 2, Lauren Crawford 3. Underneath 15: Brayden Teague 1, Tom Crawford 2, 3/ Doyoon Kim 3. Main/Novice: Oceania Purukamu 1, Lily Rae 2, Piper Hogenesch 3. Main/Novice boys: Oakley Mattingley 1, Bentley Na 2, Marius Joubert 3.

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