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Last updated 05:00 09/09/2014
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Saturday, September 13 - Winter Road Series

Race eight: Note this is a change to the programme. Okaramio Hotel Challenge Trophy, Handicap Event, 50km (a short course may also be available depending on demand). Registration 1pm on North Bank Rd at the Salmon Hatchery gate. Race briefing 1.20pm, Race start 1.30pm. All newcomers welcome. Prizegiving at Fairweathers following the race at approx 4pm. Please pre-register by emailing prior to 6pm Friday. If pre-registered race fees are $5 senior/$3 junior, otherwise $7 senior/$4 junior. Sign up for our newsletter/updates by emailing and ‘like' us on facebook.

Sunday recreational ride

All year round - "It's all about the coffee". Departs at 9am from AvantiPlus Blenheim, 61 Queen St. Everyone welcome.

Women only rides

Starting September 29. Monday night meet at AvantiPlus Blenheim 61 Queen St, depart at 6pm sharp. This ride is designed to suit all levels - for the beginner/recreational rider/elite rider. Stay in the loop register your interest Like us on facebook.


Marlborough Endurance and Trail Club:

Wairau Vineyard rides: SH63 (The Narrows). Ride base is approx.10km from Renwick or 14km from Wairau Valley, river side of the highway.

Endurance rides: Saturday, September 13: Novice 40km vetting from 9am, start 10am; Intro 25km vetting from 10am, start 11am; Intro 15km vetting from 10.30am, start 11.30am.

CTR: Sunday, September 14: Open 39km vet 9am, start 9.30am; intermediate/junior/novice intermediate 24km vet 9.30am, start 10am; Novice training/novice 15km vet 10am, start 10.30am; Lead rein/first riding 5km vet 11am, start 11.30am. CTR distances approx. and will be confirmed on the day. Tracks mostly follow vineyard headlands with some stop bank and gravel drives, suitable barefoot and all levels of fitness, water on base and track.

Track markers: Pam - 572 2778 and Heidi - 570 5197. Phone for camping.

for more info and entry form visit


Thursday, September 11 is a pack/training run or walk leaving from the clubrooms at 6pm. These are situated at Oliver Park on the corner of Weld and Cleghorn sts. Reflector gear is compulsory. Joggers and walkers regardless of ability are welcome. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Saturday, September 13 is a pack run/walk from Yealands Estate, Seddon at 2pm. Turn left at the Seddon shops and head up Seaview Road for approx 5km (allow 30 minutes travelling time from Blenheim). Look for the 'Harriers' sign. Everyone is welcome to participate and there is a children's run organised. Don't forget to bring plate to share for afternoon tea.

Car pooling will depart the clubrooms at 1:15pm sharp.

The children's prizegiving will be held at Bill and Julie's, 357 Hawkesbury Road on Saturday, September 27 at the conclusion of the Prosser Cup races. The senior prizegiving will be held at Ferryman Restaurant, Spring Creek on the same evening. Meet for drinks from 6:30pm. Dinner will start at 7pm and will cost $30 per person for a two-course meal. If you are wanting to attend the evening festivities please advise Michelle, 577-6105. Your booking will not be confirmed until payment is made.

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Coming events:

Queen Charlotte Relay (Saturday, September 20): There are eight grades, including walkers and social (mixed). Entries are limited to a maximum of 80 teams. Entry forms are available at AvantiPlus Blenheim, Mitchell Sportspower, More FM or through the Marlborough Harrier Club website

Burnsco Huff & Puff Mt Stokes Challenge (Saturday, October 4): Full details and entry form available on the website

Marina 2 Marina (Saturday, October 18): 13km Snout Run, 9km Marina 2 Marina (run or walk) and 2km Kids Dash. For information or to register visit

The Molesworth Run (Saturday, November 15): This 84km distance run can be done by one person as an ultra-marathon, a two person team or a four person team. All information plus entry forms can be found on the Marlborough Harrier Club website


At Simcox Stadium:


Wednesday, September 10: 5.45pm: Howz That v 3rd; 7pm: Hamstrings v Misfits, Horns Up v Battlers; 8.15pm: Mooses Men v Liquorland, Pirates v 1⁄2 Dozen;

BYE: Muppets.


Friday. September 12: 5.45pm: Think Tank v ABC, Romper Stompers v Thundercats;

6.30pm: Minions v Shinkickers, Man Chest Hair United v Whos House; 7.15pm: Taimate United v New Team.

6 Aside Netball

Thursday, September 11: 5.45pm: Cookie Munchers v No Spring Chickens, Sexy Six v Mixed Bunch; 6.30pm: Jackson 5 v Hoofhearted, Vicious & Delicious v Sophies Team; 7.15pm: Acro v Gunnaz, Slippery Gypsy v Minions;

BYE: Black Richards.

Monday, September 15, Semi Finals.

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Tuesday, September 16, Semi Finals:

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Ballers: Average Joes v Fitz

Kids Duathlon

Registrations for the Marlborough Kids' Duathlon are now open and close on September 26. Make sure you're part of the region's largest, fun duathlon that's just for kids.

The event runs on Sunday, October 19, at Brancott Vineyard, 180 Brancott Rd, Fairhall, Blenheim. All bikes must be in transition by 9am. Entry fee: $16

The courses:

Course 1: Run or walk 1 km - bike 3 km - run or walk 1 km. Course 2: Run or walk 2 km - bike 5.5 km - run or walk 1 km.

Both courses are open to kids 6-18yrs. Choose your course according to your age and fitness level. Distances are approximate.


Finals Day Draw 2014. Saturday September 13.

9.30 Court 2 Grade 2 - Pelorus Town & Country Builders v Pelorus Marlborough Engineering.

9.30 Court 3 Social - Tokomaru Social v HQ McRaes.

10.30 Court 2 Grade 4 - HQ Robinson Construction v Smog Betta Electrical.

10.30 Court 3 Grade 5 - Tokomaru Picton Tools & Tyres v Pelorus Pirimoana Holdings.

11.30 Court 2 Grade 1 - Tokomaru Toot & Whistle v HQ Woodbourne Tavern.

11.30 Court 3 Grade 6 - Smog Subway v Pelorus Syda Vines.

12.30 Court 2 Grade 3 - Central B v HQ GJ Gardner.

12.30 Court 3 Grade 7 - MGC Yr9 v HQ Winstanley Kerridge.

1.30 Court 2 - More FM Premier Final.


Sunday, September 14: Top of Redwood St, 10-10.30am start. All welcome. Visit: for further information.

RUGBY Representative: Wednesday, September 10.

7pm; Marlborough Red Devils v NZ Defence Force, Lansdowne 1. K McKenzie, V Warburton, D Paul.

Saturday, September 13.

2.30pm, South Island Maori v NZ Defence Force, Lansdowne 1. V Warburton, J Blakiston, R Smith.

Age grade representative under 18: 1pm, Marlborough Under 18 v Canterbury Metro Under 18, Lansdowne 1. D Woodhouse, M Taylor, M Clemett.


Thursday, September 11

A grade: Three Lions v Flaxbourne, table 1; Bamboo Garden v Sue's Team, table 2; Wairau Valley Blue v Koromiko, table 3; Arawa v Squashables, table 4; Warriors v Wairau Valley Red, table 5; Liquorland v MOM, table 6; Full of Spirit a bye.


Senior Winter League on Thursday, September 11. Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000

Premier grade: 6pm, Court 1, Wolf Pack v Cri Clovers; 6pm, Court 2, Pickle ‘o' Plenty v Magnum; 6.55pm, Court 1, Uso 4 Life v Notorious DIG; 6.55pm, Court 2, Kinoaths v Treefellas. C grade: 6pm, Court 3, MIA v M & M's; 6pm, Court 4, Meaters v The A-Team; 6.55pm, Court 3, MBC Jnr Gold v Brancott Bashers; 6.55pm, Court 4, Safe Crackers v The Avengers.

Social grade: 6pm, Court 5, Indevin Thunderballs v The Hybrids; 6pm, Court 6, Fijian Warriors v I See Neymar; 6.55pm, Court 5, Sets in the City v Acuja; 6.55pm, Court 6, Musseleers v Peculiar Rebels.

- The Marlborough Express


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