Congratulations to Russ Jenkins – Oceania Masters Games Half Marathon Record

Mel Douglass

Congratulations to UNI’s Russ Jenkins on his masters record breaking run at the Oceania Masters Athletics Half Marathon Championships: Dunedin New Zealand.

Result: Gold M55-59 in Oceania Games Record time of 1:21:05, 3rd overall, first Aussie home.

Russ also filled a spot in the Medley Relay the day before completing the 200m leg so the team could still compete, finishing with another gold medal.

Copied from Russ’s FB page, Included are shots with Ron Cain, NZ Athletics Administrator and Hazel McDonnell, Australian Team Manager (who kept all we athletes under control – not an easy task) because they are legends and without such people these events wouldn’t happen. Thank you to their teams and themselves.

The final shot is of the Aus Masters Aths Half Marathon Team – most of whom were very hot/wet/sweaty as we closed in for the photo! Sweaty or not they are most welcoming, friendly, skinny and supportive bunch.