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Wellington Marathon Champs

The Wellington Marathon Champs are always held as a subset within an existing half marathon event that is also open to the general public. There are two events that rotate in providing this role and this arrangement appears to be locked on as an ongoing arrangement.

In an odd-numbered year, the event is held as part of the Wellington Marathon event, organised by the Wellington Marathon Clinic. This usually takes place on the last or penultimate Sunday in June. The course is an out-and-back course from the Stadium that goes around the bays - very exposed to the wind. Since 2013, the course has incorporated a repeat loop between Scorching Bay and the Miramar cutting. However it has had a couple of glitches with both long and short courses in recent years.

In an even-numbered year, the event is held as part of the  Wairarapa Country Marathon, organised by Athletics Cycling Masterton. This usually takes place on the second Sunday in October. The course starts and finishes at Makoura College in Masterton with two laps around the country roads to the south. The championship struggles for quality and quantity of athletes in even years, with the proximity to the Auckland Marathon (especially when Auckland is frequently Nationals) taking Wellington's better marathon runners away.

The next event will be held in 2018, probably in Masterton in October.

Even year:

Odd year:

Masters Men

Year First Second Third
2017 Chris Hartshorn 2:33:13
(Scottish)
Grant McLean 2:49:05
(Scottish)
John Beale 2:52:26
(WHAC)
2016 Graeme Tindall 3:56:11
(Masterton)
none none
2015 Graeme Butcher 3:00.51
(Masterton)
Paul Hewitson 3:21:34
(WHAC)
Brian Hayes 3:26:38
(WHAC)
2014 Grant McLean 2:44:01
(Scottish)
Graeme Tindall 3:39:49
(Masterton)
none
2013 Grant McLean 2:42:44
(Scottish)
Michael Wray 2:46:29
(Scottish)
Tony Price 2:50:42
(Masterton)
2012 Tim Horne 2:54:25
(Olympic)
Gavin Champion 3:13:21
(Masterton)
Andrew Kells 3:17:28
(Olympic)
2011 Michael Wray 2:58:28
(Scottish)
Chris Martin 3:17:48
(Olympic)
Gordon Clarke 3:40:39
(WHAC)
2010 Graeme Butcher 2:57:47
(Masterton)
Michael Wray 3:04:48
(Scottish)
Neil Cameron 4:00:34
(Masteron)
2009 Grant McLean 2:36:55
(Scottish)
Andrew Kells 3:01:44
(Olympic)
Michael Wray 3:13:24
(Scottish)

Masters Women

Year First Second Third
2017 Annie Jerling 3:58.18
(Masterton)
Lyn Clark 4:06.30
(Scottish)
Claudia Baechle 5:10.54
(Masterton)
2016 Annie Jerling 4:18.53
(Masterton)
none none
2015 Annie Jerling 3:59.94
(Masterton)
none none
2014 none none none
2013 Sheryne Coverdale 4:05:00
(Olympic)
none none
2012 Mandy Simpson 3:13:38
(Scottish)
Michelle Van Looy 3:24:52
(Olympic)
Annie Hawkes 4:37:19
(Masterton)
2011 Elizabeth Thomas 3:59:22
(Wgtn M/thon Clinic)
none none
2010 Mandy Simpson 3:18:31
(Scottish)
Chris Leahy 5:11:16
(Hutt M/thon Clinic)
none
2009 Bernie Portenski 3:33:42
(Scottish)
Kristina Maclean 3:52:50
(Hutt Valley)
none
These lists will be expanded if we can gather results for prior years.

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Last Updated 17 October 2017