I’m a bit late on posting these results, it’s May 12th already, but here we go.
As the sport of obstacle course racing develops in New Zealand, will people emerge as regular placing athletes? Will winning times decrease? Will races get harder? What’s the benchmark time for a competitive 5km or 10km across difficult terrain and obstacles? Lets see… this blog will report race results from across the New Zealand OCR scene. As both the elite and mass-participation levels of OCR develop, I for one want to see how the results at the competitive-end of NZ racing matchup.
These results are collected from publicly posted race results. As these are reported unofficially – please see the full results for the official results.
As more results from the year emerge, full results will be compiled and analysed on this blog.
Date: 11th April 2015
Distance: 6km, 12km
The Wairua Warrior is an obstacle race held in Nelson organised by NZ’s first obstacle racing club the Wairua Mud Rookies along with Sport Tasman. Successful in its inaugural year, the Wairua Warrior has already announced its return for 2016. For more on the Warruia Warrior, check out a Q&A I did with Greg Witika on Obstacle Racers NZ.
|6km Individual||Time||6km Team||Time|
|Craig Hellyer||0.38.29||Leek Potato & Swede – Susanne Bennell; Jean Healy and Jessica Enlund||0.55.00|
|Kelly Mcsharry||0.40.36||The Audiophile – Mike Carmody; Daniel O'Connell and Eamon Powick||0.57.27|
|Ian Watts||0.43.52||Gearshop – Hamish Pirie and Jane Russek||0.58.15|
|12km Individual||Time||12km Team||Time|
|Michal Klauz||1.12.55||The ugly ducklings – Anna Miles and Luke Mincher||1.41.07|
|Roydon Hawks||1.17.37||Charlie Browns – Ruaridh Davies; Fran Harris; Chloe Sparks and Jarod Spencer||1.45.19|
|Paul Henare||1.19.01||Missed the cheap option – Bruce Muir; Luan Lila Muir and Philip Muir||1.51.21|
With four months of results so far I’ve played around slightly with calculating means of winning times for 5km and 10km distances but, maths not being my strong subject, I ran into a few issues with the conversions. Although it’s still too early to find good average times yet. I’ll get everything solved and put out average winning times in June, using six months of results, and then in December, using a year of results. That should be very fascinating when I’m able to do that!
You can find previous month’s race results listed here.
Want to enter an OCR? Check out upcoming races at Obstacles Racers NZ’s event calendar.