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Athlete breaks Women’s Wellington Half Marathon record

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Continued from page 1. Twelve males were ahead of her in the men’s event, which ran concurrently. Ruby was three minutes ahead of her nearest rival and just short of two minutes faster than her personal best time. The self-trained athlete said she was particularly happy that she didn’t have to “go it alone”. “I was pleased that there was a small group of guys going at a similar pace, slightly quicker than I had aimed for, so there was a little pack I managed to hang on to until the half way turn around.” Ruby is also the 2015 Wellington Marathon winner where she came eighth overall in a time of 2 hours 49 minutes and 2 seconds. She did not enter this year’s marathon, which was also held last Sunday, as it has a longer recovery time, and the Gold

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Coast Marathon, which she is entering, is next week. Ruby beat the Wellington Half Marathon record by nine seconds, even though she has not run a half marathon for several years. “I was aiming to win – but the wind picked up on the way back,” Ruby said. She is primarily a trail runner and is the top ranked trail runner in the country. However so far, the Wellington Scottish athlete has also won this year’s 6km Dorne Cup, 29 seconds ahead of Sarah Drought, who won the weekend’s 10km event held in conjunction with the Wellington Marathon. In the men’s half marathon event, the first Wellingtonian home was 2017 Dorne Cup winner Nick Horspool, who clocked 1 hour 90 minutes and 34 seconds for third.

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Matariki – Māori New Year was created by Samuel Marsden Collegiate School and visiting school students. PHOTO: Supplied

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Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s artwork Matariki – Maori New Year has been selected from more than 24,000 entries as a finalist in the 2017 Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools in London. Matariki – Maori New Year was created by Year 6-8 students at Marsden’s Artist in Residence Workshop, and through specialist classes led by artist Michel Tuffery. Marsden School’s Head of Visual Arts Kaz Bartsch said the Artist in Residence Programme was an invigorating initiative. “We bring in a working artist each year, creative and talented individuals who are experts in the arts, to extend and inspire our students,” Kaz said. Invited students from Clyde

Quay, Kilbirnie, Khandallah, St Mark’s, Hataitai and Northland Schools also contributed to the work. It consists of drawings on acetate see-through panels and celebrates Matariki, the Maori New Year, featuring Manu Aute (kites from Maori mythology) that are giving tribute to past ancestors as they meet with them in the heavens. “It’s a wonderful exploration when you collaborate together, with another student or human being, it’s the unknown, a voyage of discovery and trust in each other and trying to get that synergy right that is important,” artist Michel said. The 2017 Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools and runner up prizes will be announced at on July 4 in London.

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