2020 Geelong Half Marathon and 7 km Run

After careful consideration of the ongoing coronavirus situation, we have deferred the 2020 Geelong Half Marathon and 7 km Run from September until Sunday April 11th 2021.

As well, this year we are holding a free virtual event in September for everyone who had registered for the 2020 Geelong Half Marathon and 7 km Run. You can do your run (21.1 km or 7 km) during the two week period Monday 7th to Sunday 20th September. You must do your run fully complying with COVID-19 rules. We emailed all registrants on 6th September. This email detailed the relevant COVID-19 rules for your run. On 11th September, we emailed updated links so you can enter the details of your run. Alternatively, you can enter the details of your run here:

The 2020 Geelong Half Marathon 21.1 km

The 2020 Geelong Half Marathon 7 km

These links close at 11:59 pm on Sunday 20th September. Results will be posted here on our website. As this is a free event, there will be no prize money or medals awarded – just bragging rights! As a special feature, results will include your age grading. This will show your speed relative to world-best for the distance for your age and gender.

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Virtual Race 23

Newgrove Benchtops ‘Not-the-Eliminator’ 4/3/2 km Virtual Race

Distance: This race will be split over 2 weeks. This week, run 4 km and 3 km – you will need to run both distances at any time during the week.

Next week, we will run the 2 km race. The top 20 on handicap in the 4 and 3 km races will compete in the Final of the Eliminator. Everyone else will compete in the Consolation 2 km Race.

Course type: If possible, choose a flat course to mimic the Eliminator course.

There will be no difficulty allowance applied this week so choose your course and conditions carefully!

When: Anytime between Monday 14th and Sunday 20th September.

Results: Enter your results here no later than midnight Sunday, 20th September.

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Virtual Race 22 Results

Intersport De Grandi ‘Not-the-Belmont Park’ 21.1 km & 5 km Virtual Race

Forty-seven keen runners participated in the virtual running of the Intersport De Grandi half marathon with four intrepid athletes even doing their run in the rain on Saturday.  Victory went to life member and Geelong Half Marathon co-ordinator, Kevin McNulty who convincingly won from Mark Humphrey and Kurt Jungling. A distance specialist, McNulty regularly does his long run on Sundays around the Barwon River paths so yesterday’s run was routine for him. Catherine Allison and Paul Posterino were the fastest of their gender.

A consolation virtual 5 km for those who didn’t fancy the long race attracted twenty-seven contestants with last week’s winner, David Simpson triumphing over running partner Jeff Walker and Liam Hanrahan who achieved fastest time.

Click here for all of this week’s results.

21.1 km

Top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

K. McNulty 93.13, M. Humphrey 94.37, K. Jungling 94.39, A. Nguyen 124.36, S. Stockton 109.12, A. Jenkins 113.42, P. Posterino 83.14, L. Gasparini 117.00, C. Allison 85.03, J. Forster 99.07.

Fastest times

Female: C. Allison 85.03

Male: P. Posterino 83.14.

5 km

Top 3 handicap placings (and actual times)

D. Simpson 25.01, J. Walker 24.33, L. Hanrahan 18.13.

Consistency Award standings

C. Allison 85, J. Austin 73, C. Crawford 67.

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: K. Jungling

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Virtual Race 21 Results

Feast Geelong ‘Not-the-Fyansford’ 5 km Virtual Race

One first timer was amongst the 77 runners who participated in the virtual running of the Feast Geelong5km sealed handicap.  This week, those who left their run until early Sunday morning, enjoyed ideal conditions. The pace was really on with the shorter distance seeing the top ten placegetters all bettering their handicaps. It was long time member, David Simpson who triumphed from Barney Ellis and Kim Wright. Simpson, a 360 club run member, who has been battling injury throughout the season produced a sizzling run to win by six seconds from Ellis who also improved markedly on his recent performances. Catherine Allison who is still leading the Consistency Award was the fastest female with promising junior Tom Hockley-Samon the fastest male.

Click here for all of this week’s results.

Top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

D. Simpson 24.44, B. Ellis 22.32, K. Wright 25.04, S. Ryan 20.56, R. Worth 26.12, L. Gasparini 25.03, J. Kavanagh 31.45, L. Considine 18.30, Sarah Andrews 22.50, P. Kemp 22.18.

Fastest times

Female: C. Allison 18.16

Male: T. Hockley-Samon 17.03

Consistency Award standings

C. Allison 83, J. Austin 72, C. Crawford 66

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: L. Gasparini

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Virtual Race 20 Results

The Injury Clinic ‘Not-the-Anglesea’ 8 km Virtual Race

There was one first timer among the 72 runners participating in the virtual running of the Injury Clinic 8 km sealed handicap. Once again, those who did their run early in the week benefited, avoiding the very strong winds later in the week. It was frontmarker, Fiona Fitzpatrick, who is still searching for her first official club win who held sway from newcomer Tania de Koning-Ward who beat her husband, last season’s Masters champion Alister Ward on adjusted time by a second. Fitzpatrick has been in the placings regularly recently and has been completing the Geelong Masters Athletics virtual races as well, building a great fitness base. Fastest times again went to Hayley Newman and Marcus Overman.

Click here for all of this week’s results.

The Consistency Award is still interesting with Catherine Allison keeping a safe distance ahead of Jeanette Austin though the 21.1 km in 2 week’s time will be a test as Jeanette is primed for the longer runs. And Carol Crawford is only 6 points behind Jeanette.

Top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

F. Fitzpatrick 53.14, T. de Koning-Ward 42.19, A. Ward 31.50, R. Solly 36.50, B. Ellis 39.31, J. Kavanagh 54.16, M. Humphrey 37.11, S.Ryan 35.22, C. Allison 30.21, P. Kemp 40.12

Fastest times

Female: Hayley Newman 29:48

Male: Marcus Overman 30:23

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: Louise Kemp

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Upcoming Events

  1. Newgrove Benchtops – Eliminator 4/3/2km South Barwon

    September 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Dawnbuster Fun Run

    December 31 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am