Mon, Oct 4, 2021 1:35 PM

Sports snippets: Sports Awards open, bowls season wraps up

Sarah Lane running on the Estuary walkway midway through the race. Photo: Supplied

Jonty Dine

Harriers- Weather conditions were near perfect, warm and sunny at Saturday’s Sprig & Fern 10k Fun Run and Walk. The 83 participants headed back from their circuit around the Motueka Estuary into beautiful Thorp Bush, where the race started and finished. Brian Grant was the clear winner of the Event, with Edward Hohepa and Chris Sharland second and third respectively. Angela Leck was the fastest woman, edging Catherine Delaporte and Isla Hill. Alan West led the walkers home, followed by Steve Pauling and Bevan Cook. Following them were the first three women; Ros Smyth, Elaine Llewellin and Barb Pauling. This Event was the second in the series of Waimea Harriers’ 10k Events held from Sprig & Fern’s around the region. Next up is Saturday October 9 in Brightwater.

Bowls- Sunday September 3 saw the final of the Richmond Bowling Club Men’s Championship Triples played over two days of keenly contested matches and after 16 ends the final match was tied. The necessary extra end was won by the trio of Steve Ford, Dave Walker, Barry Chinnery to claim the title for 2021-22, runners up Tom Paton, Peter Bartlett and Gus Cuthbertson.

Sports Awards- The 2021 ASB Nelson Sports Awards will be held online as a virtual event and launched on Friday 3rd December. One of Sport Tasman's signature events of the year, the ultimate accolade of the evening is the ASB Sportsperson of the Year who is determined to be the overall winner from the winners of the eight categories. To nominate someone, go to