In changeable warm-still-sunny/ cloudy-windy-rainy conditions, Keith Burrows 214.453 km (Owairaka Athletics, Auckland), and Dawn Tuffery 191.779 km (Hamilton City Hawks), ran outstanding races to achieve victories in the 24th Sri Chinmoy 24-Hour Track Races ... held at Auckland's AUT Millennium Stadium on Sat/ Sun 12-13 Nov. 2022.
Shawn O'leary 201.670 km (TTT Runners, Auckland) and Richard McChesley 178.315 km (Lower Hutt) were 2nd & 3rd men, while Emma Owen 164.137 km (Whangare) and Sue Hunter 136.510 km (Hamilton City Hawks) were 2nd & 3rd women.
Athletics New Zealand representative, John Bowden, presented 24-hour championships Gold, Silver & Bronze medals to the leading club runners. Men: Keith Burrows, Shawn O'leary & Paul Hewitson (Wellington Harriers), & Women: Dawn Tuffery & Sue Hunter.
New Zealand Ultra great, Richard Tout presented the Richard Tout 24-Hour Perpetual Trophy to Keith ... and the Sandy Barwich 24-Hour Perpetual Trophy was presented to Dawn.
Keith & Dawn become the first consecutive winners of the New Zealand 24-hour race championships.
Andrew Tiitley 161.200 km (Isle Of Man) race-walked for the entire 24 hours and, observed by walking judges, became New Zealand Centurion Walker C29. Philip Sharpe of the New Zealand Centurion Walkers Club presented Andrew with the Kiwi Centurion walker's medal.
Richard McChesley (C19) also walked over 100-miles ... having prevoiusly achieved NZL Centurion Walker Status in 2013.
In the Sri Chinmoy 12-Hour Race, Shannon-Lee Litt km 123.920 (Hatea Whangārei, Christchurch) ran a great race for a comfortable outright victory (just shy of Winnie Cosgrove's 1999 125.200 km race record). Multiple New Zealand and World Age Best performer Val Muskett (Hampden) ran 50 km.
Jason Gerritz 94.809 km (Auckland) had a strong win in the Men's 12-Hour ... from Malcolm Chamberlin 60.400 km (Auckland City Athletics) and Matt Griggs 45.200 km (Canberra, AUS).
Brendon Pascoe 55.589 km (Auckland) won the Sri Chinmoy 6-Hour Race ... from Billy Curtis 52.000 km (Sunshine Coast, AUS) and Alex Garden 50.000 km (Pakuranga Athletics, Auckland). Billy ran an exceptional 50 km split of 3.29.54.
Ainie Kwok 38.211 km (Wellington) won the women's 6-hour ... closely followed by Carol Dahlberg 37.798 km (Auckland) & Niribili File 31.762 km (Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, Auckland).
In the Sri Chinmoy 24-Hour Teams Relay, 6-person teams 'Just Like Tooting' 311.735 km (Nick McCaw, Gavin Gower, Will O'Connor, Rod Ballenden, Troy Field & Josh Hadre) & 'Monday Underground' 302.653 km (Steve Kilgallon, Dave Greenwood, Nick Halpin, James Clendon, James Wrighton & Andrew Harvey) ran marvelous races ... to finally break the long-standing North Shore Bays Athletic Club record (301.441 km) ... set in 2000.
Congratulations to both teams!