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The early morning downpour had cleared by the time the field of 74 assembled for the time honoured Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator at the South Barwon Reserve but the strong, blustery, west wind made running very testing.. All entrants were required to complete both the 4 km and 3 km events with the best performed twenty qualifying for the 2 km final. Mary Harrison had a substantial lead with 400 metres of the final to go but Chris Cahill emerged from the chasing pack to race to a convincing victory with Harrison holding on for second ahead of Glenn Wrest. Cahill’s only previous victory had been in last season’s sealed series. Club stalwart, Graeme Watkins, was recognised for reaching the prestigious milestone of 500 club runs.
Top 10 Placings
This Sunday’s race is the Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator at South Barwon Cricket Fields Melway Ref: 466 A1.
All runners complete both the 4 km and 3km events with the twenty best performed qualifying for the 2 km final.
Below are the course maps for each race.
The fifty-three entrants in the Intersport DeGrandi 21.1 km handicap enjoyed excellent weather as they set off in the longest race on the club’s calendar. A further 33 runners chose to compete in the consolation 5 km sealed handicap. It was first year runner, Mark Chalmers, who scored both first over the line and fastest time which is no easy task. Chalmers won by 150 metres from Katie Eisenhauser and Tracie Dekleva who started off the same mark and were only separated by 15 metres at the finish with Eisenhauser being the fastest female on the day.
Top 10 Placings
M. Chalmers, 77:50; K. Eisenhauser, 88:03; T. Dekleva, 88:07; N. Masters, 101:11; M. Paull, 107:50; S. Curtain, 89:36; D. Card, 79:21; S. Van Rooyen, 86:16; N. MacDonald, 92:42; J. Curran, 84:17.
Under 20 Male: N. MacDonald 92.42
Under 40 Male: D. Card 79.21, J. Curran 84.17
Under 40 Female: K. Eisenhauer 88.03, R. Nixon 103.24
Veteran Male: M. Chalmers 77.50, D. Wright 80.53
Veteran Female: T. Dekleva 88.07, S. Andrews 100.06
Masters Male: G. Tedoldi 93.28, P. Carroll 102.05
Masters Female: M. Harrison 132.05, C. Debeen 142.02
Legends Male : J. Morton 101.28, G. Clark 101.46
Legends Female: J. Morton 123.03, M. Henshaw 130.31
Magic Money: T. Harding
Consolation 5 km: D. Simpson