Season 2017 Presentation Night

The 47th season of the Geelong Cross Country Club was very successful, ending with the presentation of numerous awards.
Open Club Champions: Kate Bramley and Ron Thomas
Marathon Champion: Loretta McGrath
Age Champions
Under 40: Rachael Thompson and Daryl Burns
Veterans: Tracie Dekleva and Ron Thomas
Masters: Carol Crawford and Marc Clayton
Legends: Ken Walker
SuperVets: Michael Orelli
Rory Wilson Age Graded 10 km: Dave Elward
Sealed Series
Front Markers: Rachel Ryan
Middle Markers: Sean Thompson
Back Markers: Justin Curran
New and Returning Runners: Dave Card and Shannon Ryan
Life Membership: Paul Austin
Merit Award: Sofie Van Gunsteren
Best Club Person: John Morton
Most Improved: Aaron Bird
Most Impressive: Dan Wright
Best First Year Runner: Mark Chalmers
Congratulations to everyone that ran with the club throughout the year. Your attendance helps to create a great atmosphere and competition.
Thank you to all that helped make our club function from week to week. Without you, there would be no club.
Next club event will be The Dawn Buster 31st December 2017. Stay tuned.
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Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator

20170924_11263320170924_112806The 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

  1. C. Cahill, 8:25; 2. M. Harrison, 10:17; 3. G. Wrest, 8:25; 4. D. Wright, 6:50; 5. J. Curran, 7:11; 6. S. Curtain, 7:11; 7. M.Paull, 8:53; 8. D. Harrison, 9:24; 9. K. McDonald, 6:20; 10. D. Jennings, 11:24.


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Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator

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.



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Intersport De Grandi 21,100m Handicap

IMG_1932The 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.

Fastest Times

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


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