wind was blowing strongly as the 73 starters lined up for the running of the
Corrective Chiropractic 8 km handicap along the Barwon River path at Ocean
Grove. The final 2 km stretch was into a testing headwind. This was a
new event and post race everyone congratulated Graeme Watkins for his foresight
in devising such an interesting course. Middlemarker Geoff Anset was able
to run down Geoff Marshall in the concluding stages to go on to win by 80
metres with Pattie Galvin a few steps behind in third place. Anset has slowly
returned to form after a foot operation restricted him last season and this was
his fourth club win. Invitation runner, Erica Fountain, was the fastest female
whilst Luke Haines took out his first overall fastest time.
G. Anset, 36:42; G. Marshall, 49:40; P. Galvin, 38:22; R. Thompson, 32:06; J. Larsson, 39:49; S. Pedersen, 33:08; J. Walker, 39:50; K. McNulty, 33:26; J. Foran, 33:24; A. Herbert, 37:03.
Under 20 Male: L. Watters 36.22, F. Watters 36.22.
Under 20 Female: H. Peart 47.03.
Under 40 Male: H. Mack 31.35, M. Morton 32.50.
Under 40 Female: E. Fountain 31.29, R. Thompson 32.06.
Veteran Male: L. Haines 30.00,D. Wright 30.41.
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 33.08, M. O’Neill 40.34.
Masters Male: A. Ward 32.30, K. McNulty 33.26.
Masters Female: N. Angus 41.10, K. McFadden 42.43
Legends Male: K. Walker 32.40, D. Elward 34.16.
Legends Female: P. Galvin 38.22. J. Austin 41.53.
Supervets Male: J. Walker 39.50, F. Engelsman 45.44.
the trying weather forecast, a respectable field of seventy assembled for the
running of the Injury Clinic 8 km handicap starting at Fyansford and taking in
the climb to Buckley’s Falls. Fortunately, the rain held off during the race.
Strong runners were expected to come to the fore and so it proved with Matt
Szymczak taking the lead on the Fyansford Common to win by 80 metres from Nicky
Angus with Geoff Anset a further 20 metres behind. Szymczak, who recently ran
his 100th club run, has been training for the Berlin Marathon and it was his
first club win since 2012. Rachael Thompson and Daryl Burns cemented their
stranglehold on their respective club championships with yet another fastest
time. Special thanks to the course directors who set up during the early
morning rain and hail.
M. Szymczak, 35:04; N. Angus, 41:06; G. Anset, 37:51; R. Thompson, 32:40; P. Carroll, 34:03; G. Wilks, 47:53; J. MacCarthy, 47:59; A. Herbert, 37:08; L. Haines, 30:09; P. Posterino, 30:00.
Under 40 Male: D. Burns 29.44, P. Posterino 30.00
Under 40 Female: R. Thompson 32.40, E. Lewis 35.25.
Veteran Male: L. Haines 30.09,D. Wright 31.12.
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 34.40, M. Paull 41.49.
Masters Male: P. Carroll 34.03, C. Powell 37.27.
Masters Female: S. Howell 37.35, N. Angus 41.06.
Legends Male: K. Walker 33.31, D. Elward 35.48.
Legends Female: J. Austin 44.08, J.Elkin 54.45.
Supervets Male: J. Walker 40.42, F. Engelsman 44.40.
A field of 91 assembled for the running of the Happy Runner 10 km Surfcoast Classic along the Torquay beach. Unlike last year, the weather was almost calm and there were only a couple of patches of soft sand to negotiate. It was evergreen life member, Vin Gasper, who streeted the field to win by 150 metres from Paul Carroll with Phil Shay 60 metres further back in third place. Gasper, who is approaching 900 runs with the club, attributed his success to the training he does with the Drysdale Summer group who regularly run from Drysdale to Queenscliff. In the battle for fastest time, Catherine Allison was easily the fastest female whilst Daryl Burns edged closer to being the 2019 male club champion.
V. Gasper, 46:40; P. Carroll, 43:24; P. Shay, 42:21; A. Herbert, 47:05; G. Clark, 48:48; P. Galvin, 49:51; G. Anset, 48:34; R. Thompson, 42:15; K. McNulty, 43:07; N. Muscroft, 40:29.
Under 40 Male: D. Burns 36.55, M. Minney 37.30.
Under 40 Female: C. Allison 41.03, R. Thompson 42.15.
Veteran Male: L. Haines 39.31, D. Wright 39.40.
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 43.49, S. Andrews 47.48.
Masters Male: A. Ward 41.33, P. Shay 42.21.
Masters Female: C. Crawford 54.17, N. Angus 54.35.
Legends Male: K. Walker 42.27, V. Gasper 46.40.
Legends Female: P. Galvin 49.51, M. Henshaw 59.56.
Supervets Male: J. Walker 51.19, F. Engelsman 58.34.
A field of 96 gathered for the running of the Carol and Terry Crawford Funerals Memorial8 km held in perfect conditions along the Waurn Ponds Creek paths. The flat course suits the frontmarkers and this season was no different when hard working club treasurer, Jeanette Morton, won by 30 metres from Denise Elson with Joanna MacCarthy a further fifty metres back in third. It was Morton’s sixth win in her 10 seasons with the club. Michael Minney was a narrow winner in the battle for fastest male whilst Kate Bramley, fresh from winning last week’s age graded Rory Wilson Shield, was an easy winner in the female division. After the race, president Paul Austin delivered a moving tribute to all the members who have passed away. Matt Szymczak was recognised for reaching his 100 run milestone.
J. Morton, 43:53; D. Elson, 46:29; J. MacCarthy, 46:48; C. Moss, 34:35; M. Szymczak, 34:58; D. Jennings, 56:52; G. Anset, 36:39; D. Churkovich, 36:13; R. Thompson, 31:35; J. Larsson, 39:06.
Under 20 Female: H. Peart 47.23.
Under 40 Male: M. Minney 28.45, J. Hamilton 28.50
Under 40 Female: K. Bramley 29.09, R. Thompson 31.35,
Veteran Male: D. Wright 29.27, S. Van Rooyen 31.08
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 32.55, S. Andrews 36.18.
Masters Male: A. Ward 31.56, M. Clayton 32.11.
Masters Female: S. Howell 37.29, F. Fitzpatrick 53.09.
Legends Male: K. Walker 32.51, V. Gasper 36.18.
Legends Female: J. Austin 42.22, J. Morton 43.53.
Supervets Male: J. Walker 39.00, F. Engelsman 43.11.
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