Red Beach retains NRC points trophy with style

28th February 2019

 

Training, culture and club spirit  all came together to produce some outstanding results over the two days of the Northern Region Championships on 23 & 24 February.
And when the weekend at Omaha drew to a close, with many great results in the bag, the club was able to retain the overall points trophy by a comfortable margin.
Over 430 competitors from 19 clubs took part with 11 of the clubs coming from outside the region. The threat of Cyclone Oma never eventuated, however, a king tide on each day resulted in sea water surging up to and, in some cases, through the club tents. The surf on the Saturday was up to a metre at times, giving rise to some exciting finishes.

Out of the eight Northern Region clubs taking part, Red Beach finished with 282 points, heading off Orewa (230), Mairangi Bay (149) and Piha (148).
Dual success came with the winning of the Masters Points Trophy as well, with the club repeating last year’s success at Ruakaka.
Red Beach retained the Masters trophy with 96 points, finishing ahead of Mairangi Bay (73), Omaha (58) and Orewa (26).

A feature of the weekend for Red Beach was the winning of all six divisions of the Taplin Relay, a feat never before accomplished at the Northern Region Championships. It brought to mind the winning of all six divisions of the Board Relay by the club at Ruakaka in 2007. 

The next major event for club athletes and Masters is the NZ Championships at Mt Maunganui from 21-24 March.

Results
Overall Points (Nthn Region Clubs)
Red Beach (282) 1, Orewa (230) 2, Mairangi Bay (149) 3, Piha (148) 4, Sunset Beach (22) 5, Muriwai (21) 6, Bethells Beach (18) 7, Omaha (1) 8.
Overall Points (All Clubs)
Beach Red (247) 1, Orewa (198) 2, Mairangi Bay (138) 3, Piha (135) 4, Omanu (41) 5, East End (25) 6, Sunset Beach (22) 7, Muriwai (21) 8, Papamoa (12) 9, Fitzroy (10) 10, Waimairi (10) 11, Bethells Beach (9) 12, Whangamata (6) 13, Omaha (1) 14.

Masters Points (Nthn Region Clubs)
Red Beach (96) 1, Mairangi Bay (73) 2, Omaha (58) 3, Orewa (26) 4, Bethells Beach (23) 5, Muriwai (11) 6, Piha (4) 7.
Masters Points (All Clubs)
Beach Red (88) 1, Mairangi Bay (70) 2, Omanu (67) 3, Omaha (58) 4, Bethells Beach (23) 5, Orewa (22) 6, Muriwai (11) 7, Fitzroy (5) 8, Piha (4) 9.

For all the results from the NRCs at Omaha, click here