The Running Company Geelong 15000m Sealed Handicap

20160821_112802Sixty-three athletes turned up for the Running Company Geelong 15  km sealed handicap along the Barwon River paths. Apart from a little surface water, the conditions for the 3 lap main race were ideal. A further 21 members decided to do the one lap 5 km event. Ron Thomas won the male section by over a minute whilst Loretta McGrath had a similar margin in the female section.

When handicapper Tony applied the hidden handicaps, Grant Davis was successful in the Backmarkers. Vin Gasper reinforced his liking for the longer races by winning the Middlemarkers. Marie Blood and Jill Gillies had an exciting battle at the rear of the field and were rewarded with wins in the Frontmarkers and New Runners’ sections respectively.


Frontmarkers: M. Blood

Middlemarkers: V. Gasper

Backmarkers: G. Davis

New and Returning Runners: J. Gillies

Fastest Times

Under 40 Male: G. Davis 57.40, D. Wright 58.15.

Under 40  Female: S. Coulter 63.57, N. Robertson 67.44.

Veteran Male: R. Thomas 55.38, G. Simpson 56.42.

Veteran Female: L. McGrath 61.17, G. Pape 62.40..

Masters Male: C. El-Hage 59.27, K. Henderson 61.59.

Masters Female: J. Morton 82.40, P. Galvin 83.05,

Legends Male : K. Walker  58.37, D. Elward 60.46.

Legends Female: J. Austin 72.47, C. Bridgland 92.54

Supervets Male: G. Marshall 89.18.

Supervets Female: M. Blood 110.02

 5 km: C. Worsley

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Carol and Terry Crawford Funerals 8000m Handicap

20160814_110202Sixty-four starters lined up for the the Carol and Terry Crawford Funerals 8 km memorial handicap at the Saints baseball field in Waurn Ponds. The run on the paths beside the creek usually suits frontmarkers and it was the consistent Jeanette Morton who was able to hold off the fast finishing Andrew McGrillen by 40 metres with Sean Thompson a further 20 metres astern. Morton’s victory was her fourth win in her 7 years with the club. Sharon Pedersen and Craig Davis were each fastest of their gender by over half a minute. Sponsor Carol Crawford paid a touching tribute to those members who have passed away whilst part of the club.

Top 10 Results

J. Morton 41.04, A. McGrillen 33.10, S. Thompson 36.01, P. Shay 32.55, M. Blood 55.23, G. Tedoldi 31.49, D. Wright 30.13, J. Walker 36.17, G. Anset 33.14, M. Lloyd 40.50.

Fastest Times

Under 20 Female: M. Crawford 37.51.

Under 40 Male: C. Davis 28.10, D. Wright 30.13.

Under 40  Female: S. Coulter 33.11, S. Scholte 37.20.

Veteran Male: R. Thomas 28.42, N. Muscroft 30.05.

Veteran Female:.S. Pedersen 32.25, S. Andrews 36.28.

Masters Male: C. El-Hage 30.48, G. Tedoldi 31.49

Masters Female: S. Howell 34.53, J. Morton 41.04.

Legends Male : K. Walker 30.22, D. Elward 31.38

Legends Female: J. Austin 38.23, P. Harten 56.11,

Supervets Male: G. Marshall 44.32, J. Weiler 46.24,

Supervets Female: M. Blood 55.23.

Magic Money: Z. Hircoe

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