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NBS Nelson Striders Half Marathon & 10km

Sun, 02/12/2018 2nd December 2018 for the "No Watch" Half and 10km Entries open 13th August

Entries OPEN - Enter before the end of September 2018 and go in the Draw to win a pair of 'Whiskey shots with Satan' goodr Sunnies.

 

 

Welcome to our new Support Sponsor Tasman Physio

Message from Tasman Physio-

"Tasman Physio are excited to be a part of the NBS Nelson Half Marathon. Our physiotherapists know the importance of training and injury prevention to help you get to the start line. We can help prevent those small niggles developing into injuries which stop you from running and enhance your recovery from bigger injuries by creating an individualised treatment and management plan to help you achieve your goals.

Phone 03 929 5559 to book in to see one of our physiotherapists at Tasman Physio, 10 Vanguard St, Nelson"

 

Click on Entry Flag on the right for online and paper entry.

This unique event was inspired by the Nelson Striders running group who made international press when out for their Sunday morning run up the Maitai Valley in August 1994. What started as a peaceful jog ended up with the group scrambling up a bank to avoid the agitated wild boar. Caretaker Trevor Ruffell came to the rescue and had to drown the pig with his bare hands in the Maitai River.

Runners now compete to win the prestigous Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy (aka The Boar's Jaws) by being closest to their estimate over the 21.1km distance up the Maitai Valley. Over the past 18 years winners have all been within 10 seconds of their estimate, with Stu Cottam guessing his exact time in 1998.

Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy (aka The Boars Jaw)

JOGGERS HAIL HERO WHO DROWNED WILD BOAR

Nelson Evening Mail (Wednesday August 10, 1994) - Kirsty Fyfe


Striders Half & 10km Conception BillBoard

Crocodile Dundee eat your heart out .... a Nelson man became a true hero on Sunday when he saved a group of joggers being chased by a frenzied boar.

Maitai Dam caretaker Trevor Ruffell downplayed his courageous feat when contacted by the Mail this morning, but admitted he drowned the 54kg boar in the Maitai River with his bare hands.

The escapade began when seven members of the Nelson Striders Club were enjoying an early morning jog through the Maitai Valley and spied a wild boar on the opposite side of the river.

When the tusked boar saw them it swam the river and gave chase.

Mr Ruffell couldn't quite believe what he saw when he arrived on the scene in his utility with his sheepdog on the back.
'I saw all these joggers waving at me and thought they wanted a lift, but then saw this frenzied boar and realised they were in big trouble.'

After ramming the pig with his ute's bull bar, he grabbed his .22 rifle - but not before his dog had bailed the pig up. 'The dog chased him down to the river where I shot him between the eyes, but he didn't flinch.'

The boar then ripped the dog through the shoulder with its tusks and tried to charge up the opposite side of the bank. 'So I grabbed him by the tail and the back leg and drowned him in the river. He was pretty tired by then.'

Mr Ruffell said it happened so fast he did not even think about his actions before lending a hand.

Joggers Marie Lenting and Averil West said the incident was exciting rather than terrifying and made their adrenalin pump. 'We just couldn't believe a boar would actually swim a river to chase us. The experience was so unreal because it was close to town ... I knew how it felt to be a clown in a bullfight,' Mrs West said.

Mrs Lenting said it had given them 'an awesome buzz' and forced the joggers into a sprint after the boar got within a couple of metres of them. 'We had to climb up a steep bank and cling to the sides while the caretaker chased the boar for us.'

The incident will go down in Nelson Striders' history, as the boar's jaw will be mounted as a trophy for the club's race up the Maitai Valley.

Trevor Russell Trophy Honours

Boar's Jaw Honours Year Difference
Tim Cross  1994 8 seconds
Steve Clementson 1996 5 seconds
Mike Parris 1997 4 seconds
Stu Cottam   1998 EXACT
Sonia O'Regan  1999 2 seconds
Gretchen Rasch 2000 2 seconds
Janine Eady   2001 4 seconds
Helena Franklin & Kim Leighton 2002 6 seconds
Graham Staples 2003 3 seconds
Lucy Thompson 2004 6 seconds
Judy Crowe  2005 9 seconds
Andrew Ricciardi 2006 1 second
David Walsh-Kemmis 2007 1 second
Pete Campbell 2008 4 seconds
Martin Meads   2009 2 seconds
Raymond Janssen 2010 5 seconds
Stu Cottam   2011 7 seconds
Lyn Smith & Chris Fitchett 2012 2 seconds
Kris Garstang 2013 1 second
Steffan Eden 2014 1 second
Alister Dickson 2015 14 seconds
Simon Leaning 2016 3 seconds
Greg Emans 2017 18 seconds
Tessa Holland 2018 2 seconds

                 

NO WATCHES, HANDICAP START,GUESS YOUR TIME

Start/Finish
Branford Park, Maitai Valley, Nelson

Course
Out and back 21.1km or 10km course along Nelson's charming Maitai Valley Road

Entry

TBC

Registration
Please arrive at least 30 mins prior to your scheduled start time to pick up your race number.
Registration is at Branford Park (beginning of the Maitai Valley).
A Registration Certificate will be emailed to all entrants during the week prior to the event.

Start Times

Half Marathon start times are staggered according to your estimated time as follows:
8.00am = 2.30hrs plus
8.15am = 2.01 - 2.29 hrs
8.35am = 1.46 - 2.00 hrs
8.55am = 1.26 - 1.45 hrs
9.15am = Under 1.26 hrs

9.30am = All 10km Run and Walk Entrants

If you are not sure of your estimate, measure a 1km distance then time how long it takes you to cover this distance at your normal race speed and then multiply by 21.

Water Stations
There are five drink stations in total for the half marathon, and two for the 10km.

Half Water Station #1: Golf Course (up) - approx 3km
Half Water Station #2: Smiths Ford/Linton Hill area
Half Water Station #3: TurnAround
Half Water Station #4: Smiths Ford/Linton Hill area (down)
Half Water Station #5: Golf Course (down)

Half Water Station #6: The Splash <2km from finish

10km Water Station #1:  Golf Course (up) - approx 3km
10km Water Station #2:  Golf Course (back) - approx 7km

10km Water Station #3: The Splash <2km from finish

Remember to drink plenty the day before and morning of the event so you arrive well hydrated.

Post Race Function
approx 1pm - venue New Street Steakhouse (The Waka), corner of New St and Collingwood St, Nelson

Prizes & Prizegiving
Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy (the Boar's Jaws) for Closest Finisher to Estimate in Half Marathon event.
Top 10 closest to estimate - Half Marathon
Top 10 closest to estimate - 10km
PLUS - Spot Prizes

Safety
Please note that for safety reasons use of ipod, mp3 player, Walkman or similar is not permitted.

More Information
Please contact Averil West on (03) 548 3655 (evenings) or 021 303 160
Email: nelsonstriders@outlook.com

EntrIES open

for the 2018 Edition on Sunday the 2nd of December

 

$10 Early Bird Discount, entry is reduced from $40 to $30, offer available till the 23rd of August 2018

Click here to Enter Online Download entry form

The Maitai Valley is located a couple of kilometres from central city of Nelson.
The start and finish is located from Branford Park, which is at the start of the Maitai Valley (off Nile Street).

 

2018 DECEMBER Participant List

Please note that this list is not complete and will be updated again before event day

Emailers sent
Entry Confirmaton sent: upon completion of entry

 

Start Times

Half Marathon start times are staggered according to your estimated time as follows:
WAVE 1: 8.00am = 2hrs 30mins plus
WAVE 2: 8.15am = 2hrs01mins - 2hrs29mins
WAVE 3: 8.35am = 1hrs46mins - 2hrs 00mins
WAVE 4: 8.55am = 1hr26mins - 1hr45mins
WAVE 5: 9.15am = Under 1hr26mins

WAVE 6: 9.30am = All 10km Run and Walk Entrants

Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time

Note:  If you have TBA next to your name, please advise us your estimated time to complete the event - either email admin@nelsonevents.co.nz or text it through with your name to 021 833 238

First name Last name Distance City Age category
Naomi Arnold 10km RUN Nelson Under 40 Women 10km Run
Pamela Barker 10km RUN Nelson 60+ Women 10km Run
Liz Bashford Half Marathon RUN Marlborough  50-59 Women Half Run
Stephanie Bensemann Half Marathon WALK Nelson Under 40 Women Half Walk
Debbie Boyd 10km WALK Nelson 50-59 Women 10k Walk
Caley Brooks 10km RUN Nelson  40-49 Women 10km Run
Helen Campion 10km WALK Nelson 60+ Women 10k Walk
Nicole Cant Half Marathon RUN Nelson Under 40 Women Half Run
Rob Cant Half Marathon RUN Nelson 50-59 Men Half Run
Stuart Croft 10km RUN Nelson 50-59 Men 10km Run
Claire Edwards Half Marathon RUN Marlborough Under 40 Women Half Run
Christine Eggers Half Marathon WALK Nelson 40-49 Women Half Walk
Mary Eggers Half Marathon WALK Nelson 60+ Women Half Walk
Annette Ewen Half Marathon WALK Nelson 50-59 Women Half Walk
Ruth Frost 10km WALK Richmond 50-59 Women 10k Walk
Karen Griffiths Half Marathon RUN Richmond 50-59 Women Half Run
Nicole Guy Half Marathon RUN Nelson Under 40 Women Half Run
Francesca Harris Half Marathon RUN Nelson Under 40 Women Half Run
Margaret Hazelwood Half Marathon RUN picton 60+ Women Half Run
Tessa Holland Half Marathon RUN Christchurch 50-59 Women Half Run
Juanita Holmwood Half Marathon RUN Nelson 40-49 Women Half Run
Susan J. Masten Half Marathon RUN Okemos 60+ Women Half Run
Mark Johns 10km RUN Nelson  40-49 Men 10km Run
Wayne Jones Half Marathon WALK Nelson 60+ Men Half Walk
Tanya Louise Half Marathon RUN Nelson Under 40 Women Half Run
Jenny Mackay Half Marathon WALK Nelson 50-59 Women Half Walk
Anna-May Martin 10km RUN 7120 40-49 Women 10km Run
Lenise Mazzucchelli Half Marathon RUN Nelson Under 40 Women Half Run
Tressa Neligan Half Marathon WALK Nelson 40-49 Women Half Walk
Kim O'Hanlon Half Marathon RUN Nelson 50-59 Women Half Run
Geraldine Piper Half Marathon RUN Marlborough  60+ Women Half Run
Colette Read Half Marathon RUN Motueka 40-49 Half Men Run
Leah Rendle 10km WALK Picton Under 40 Women 10k Walk
Rob Rix Half Marathon RUN Motueka 60+ Men Half Run
Peter Scott 10km RUN Nelson 60+ Men 10km Run
Rowan Simpson Half Marathon RUN Richmond 40-49 Half Men Run
Abbie Taylor Half Marathon RUN Nelson 40-49 Women Half Run
Mari Ulfers Half Marathon RUN Nelson Under 40 Women Half Run
Ben Wallbank Half Marathon RUN Nelson Under 40 Men Half Run
Jude Ward Half Marathon WALK Nelson 50-59 Women Half Walk
Kiri Williams 10km RUN Christchurch Under 40 Women 10km Run

 


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