Sixty hardy souls gathered for the 49th running of the Windows by Geoff Case 10 km King of the Mountains at the You Yangs yesterday. The strong wind made for bitter conditions and the toughness of the course meant the backmarkers were favoured. So it proved with third year runner, Jack Donovan, winning by 300 metres from two time King of the Mountains, Daryl Burns, with Rachael Thompson a further 50 metres behind in third place. It was Donovan’s second club win and he attributed his fine performance to the hill work he does with the Geelong Performance Coaching squad. First season runner, Catherine Allison was the fastest female whilst Burns was the fastest male, both by comfortable margins. Madeline Crawford led all the way to win the consolation 5km.
J. Donovan, 40:38; D. Burns, 39:17; R. Thompson, 45:11; L. Haines, 42:02; D. Wright, 42:26; P. Posterino, 42:12; D. Card, 40:48; A. McGrillen, 44:52; N. Angus, 57:17; G. Clark, 54:28.
Under 40 Male: D. Burns 39.17, J. Donovan 40.38.
Under 40 Female: C. Allison 43.49, R. Thompson 45.11.
Veteran Male: L. Haines 42.02,D. Wright 42.26.
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 48.25, S. Andrews 52.38.
Masters Male: K. McNulty 49.10, G. Anset 55.30.
Masters Female: N. Angus 57.17, K. McFadden 60.41.
Legends Male: G. Clark 54.28, L. Pye 61.02.
Legends Female: P. Galvin 58.36. J. Austin 64.18.
Supervets Male: J. Walker 57.05, J. Caulfield 90.40.
athletes gathered for the inaugural running of the Point Lonsdale Health and
Wellness 10 km Rip View Classic in favourable weather conditions. It was a
challenging and interesting course with sections of grass, gravel, soft and
hard sand, concrete and bitumen. It was David Whelan who showed a marked return
to form, handling the terrain best to win by a large margin from Sharon
Pedersen with Paul Carroll close behind in third place. This was Whelan’s
second club win, having last saluted in 2012. New runner, Catherine Allison,
was a clear winner in the battle for fastest female whilst only a fraction of a
second separated Dave Card and Daryl Burns with the latter getting the nod in
the male division. Top legends runner, Dave Elward, was acclaimed for
reaching his 600 run milestone after 36 seasons with the club.
D. Whelan, 50:19; S. Pedersen, 43:31; P. Carroll, 43:17; L. Haines, 38:10; P. Shay, 42:38; G. Clark, 49:56; D. Elson, 61:57; A. Ryan, 38:36; R. Thompson, 42:01; S. Ryan, 44:53.
Under 40 Male: D. Burns 37.57, D. Card 37.57.
Under 40 Female: C. Allison 41.02, R. Thompson 42.01.
Veteran Male: L. Haines 38.10, N. Simpson 41.42.
Veteran Female: L. McGrath 43.27, S. Pedersen 43.31.
Masters Male: P. Shay 42.38, P. Carroll 43.17.
Masters Female: S. Howell 51.08, N. Angus 53.53.
Legends Male: M. Geall 47.45, G. Clark 49.56.
Legends Female: J. Austin 56.42. J. Morton 60.39.
Supervets Male: J. Walker 51.09, F. Engelsman 56.59
field of eighty gathered for the Lara Natural Health 10 km handicap at Geelong
Grammar School yesterday. The wind on the exposed parts of the course was quite
strong and the runners enjoyed a tail wind on the return journey after battling
the elements on the outward leg. It was limit marker, Marie Blood, who was able
to hang on to win by 40 metres from Julian Colebrook with Matt Szymczak a
couple of strides back in third. It was the ninth club win for Blood who has
run the highest number of club events by a female. The leaders in the battle
for the club championships, Rachael Thompson and Daryl Burns, extended their
leads by comfortably being the fastest on the day.
M. Blood, 75:27; J. Colebrook, 56:12; M. Szymczak, 45:53; G. Anset, 47:03; J. Larsson, 50:15; D. Elson, 60:27; P. Galvin, 48:34; N. Angus, 51:18; J. Morton, 57:52; D. Wright, 37:25.
Under 40 Male: D. Burns 36.45, M. Minney 37.24.
Under 40 Female: R. Thompson 41.51, E. Lewis 44.51.
Veteran Male: D. Wright 37.25, L. Haines 38.03.
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 44.00, S. Andrews 45.55.
Masters Male: M. Clayton 39.53, M. Humphrey 42.43.
Masters Female: N. Angus 51.18, K. McFadden 53.32.
Legends Male: D. Elward 42.18, S. Crossfield 45.35.
Legends Female: P. Galvin 48.34. J. Morton 57.52.
Supervets Male: J. Walker 50.34, F. Engelsman 54.26.
Supervets Female: D. Elson 60.27, F. Barnett 69.09.
season high field of 123 athletes lined up for the Profeet Podiatry 8 km sealed
handicap along the bike path from the Canoe Club to Fyansford and return. The
slight headwind on the outward leg moderated, making conditions almost ideal
with only a few puddles to negotiate. A group of four dominated the race but in
the dash to the line, first season runner, Michael Minney, just outlasted
Stephane Vander Bruggen to win by 15 metres with Kate Bramley, the first
female, 40 metres back in third place.
handicappers Dan and Andrew applied the hidden handicaps, runners from the
Drysdale summer group, Mark Humphrey and Stuart Crossfield, won the Backmarkers
and Middlemarkers divisions respectively. Kanga Wilks won the Frontmarkers
section whilst Jonathon Davis, back at the club after many years’ absence, won
the New and Returning Members’ sash. Handicapper Dan Wright and Demetrius
Churkovich were both acclaimed for reaching their 100 run milestones.
Frontmarkers: G. Wilks, 46:33
Middlemarkers: S.Crossfield, 34:07
Backmarkers: M. Humphrey, 32:24
New and Returning Runners: J. Davis, 41:53
Under 20 Female: H.Peart 47.39.
Under 40 Male: M. Minney 28.14, D. Jenkins 28.27.
Under 40 Female: K. Bramley 28.25, R. Thompson 31.53.
Veteran Male: S. Vander Bruggen 28.17, D. Wright 28.30.
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 33.05, T. Dekleva 36.42.
Masters Male: R. Jenkins 29.20, M. Clayton 30.56.
Masters Female:, S. Howell 34.46,N. Angus 40.06.
Legends Male : K. Henderson 32.01, D. Elward 32.36.
Legends Female: P. Galvin 37.38, M. Henshaw 44.52.
Supervets Male: J. Walker 38.36, M. Orelli 47.58.
Supervets Female: F. Barnett 54.03, M. Blood 61.21.
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