Tough Guy and Gal Palmerston North 2018 Results

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The 2018 Tough Guy and Gal series, New Zealand’s largest mud run series, is underway! Obstacle Racers NZ brings you the qualifier results as well as a link to where you can find the full event results.

Qualifier Results

With an established history in the New Zealand mud running scene, the Tough Guy and Gal series is notable for having its own Championship, held at the final event in Auckland. Podium winners from across the series compete to become the ultimate champion. The top 3 men and women from each age division in the 12km distance at each primary Tough Guy and Gal race qualify to compete in the Championship sponsored by Moa Beer.

Palmerston North Qualifiers

Men

39 and under
  1. ANGUS MCKELVIE
  2. RATA CHAPMAN OLSEN
  3. TONY VAN VROONHOVEN
40 and over
  1. ANDREW DAVENPORT
  2. RICHARD BREWER
  3. ANDY BURNS

Women

39 and under
  1. MONA-JANE HANNEMANN
  2. MELANIE STOWELL
  3. LINA GOLDSTEIN
40 and over
  1. TINA KERR
  2. TENNILLE SNOOKS
  3. LEE HUNTER

Podium Interviews

The Manawatu Standard spoke with first place, under 39, male and female winners following the event.

While managing to publish only two spelling mistakes in a paragraph, the Manawatu Standard wrote that Mona-Jana Hannemann found the wet and muddy conditions a shock, having come from tropical climes (sic) in Hawaii, but there wasn’t another competitor from her event within cooee (sic) when she finished. “The hardest part was right after you get out of the water. You’re completely out of breath and you want to walk, but I knew if I walked it would be harder to start running again.” said Mona-Jane.

MatakanaXrun highly recommended event

Angus McKelvie​, last year’s winner as well as the 2017 Tough Guy and Gal Champion, said it was tough going, but luckily it wasn’t too cold. Notoriously understated, McKelvie said he went for “the odd run here and there” in preparation for the event.

Full Results

Full results, including all distances and divisions, can be found here.

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