Results: Sharpe, Costley notch victories in New Zealand

20 Feb 2016 06:59
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Credit : Madeleine Holland

Marathon results

Charlie Sharpe (2:59:16) outran roughly 150 runners to win the Buller Gorge Marathon in Westport, New Zealand.
Stu Cottam (2:59:48) was the only other participant to finish under three hours.
Thomas Spiess took third with a time of 3:04:56.
For the women, it was Lisa Brignull (3:05:25) coming in well ahead of the field.
Her mark of 3:05:25 was good for fourth overall.
In a tight race for runner-up, Vanessa Bourne (3:15:01) bested Tracy Croft (3:15:28).
Bourne finished tenth overall.

Top 10 Men

1 Charlie SHARPE 2:59:16
2 Stu COTTAM 2:59:48
3 Thomas SPIESS 3:04:56
4 Bill SMALL 3:07:45
5 Bryan MCCORKINDALE 3:08:50
6 Richard WERE 3:10:17
7 Chris HOMAN 3:11:25
8 Karl BAXTER 3:13:30
9 Timothy Ian SMITH 3:17:49
10 Damien COOK 3:18:38

Top 10 Women

1 Lisa BRIGNULL 3:05:25
2 Vanessa BOURNE 3:15:01
3 Tracy CROFT 3:15:28
4 Colette READ 3:29:02
5 Emma ROCHE 3:31:31
6 Wendy FALLON 3:32:10
7 Roise HAY 3:32:29
8 Abrea ARNOLD 3:37:10
9 Ingrid FROST 3:39:27
10 Valerie MUSKETT 3:43:56

Complete Results

Half Marathon results

More than 250 runners were no match for Buller Gorge Half Marathon winner Phil Costley (1:12:09).
Adam Jaques (1:15:01) finished less than a minute ahead of Chris Dunell (1:15:37) for second.
For the women, it was Mel Aitken (1:22:32) taking the top spot.
Leonie Konczalla earned runner-up honors with a time of 1:22:59.
Sarah Alexander (1:26:44) managed to hold off Anna Clare O’Connor (1:27:07) for third.

Top 10 Men

1 Phil COSTLEY 1:12:09
2 Adam JAQUES 1:15:01
3 Chris DUNELL 1:15:37
4 Angus TAYLOR 1:18:52
5 Ben AYNSLEY 1:19:30
6 Hamish QUINLAN 1:19:34
7 Robbie BARNES 1:20:26
8 Stephen BLACKWELL 1:20:32
9 Craig PETERS 1:22:26
10 Danny CARMINE 1:23:09

Top 10 Women

1 Mel AITKEN 1:22:32
2 Leonie KONCZALLA 1:22:59
3 Sarah ALEXANDER 1:26:44
4 Anna Clare O’CONNOR 1:27:07
5 Claire GRAY 1:29:56
6 Kristen HALL 1:32:30
7 Margreet PETHERAM 1:34:02
8 Megan MURDOCH 1:34:32
9 Cath CASEY 1:35:28
10 Aisling O’SHEA 1:35:35

Complete Results