LAST RACE FOR SEASON 2013 GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE
Dawnbuster 5000m, The Carousel, Geelong Waterfront - 7am, 31/12/2013 Just before you celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of a new one why not come and participate in Geelong Cross Country Club's final race for 2013. The annual Dawnbuster Fun Run is on again over a 5km course taking in the scenic Geelong Waterfront.
Whether it is your health, attitude or commitment to the community that is driving you, come along and get into the New Years Eve spirit.
•When: Tuesday, 31 December 2013 6.45am race briefing, 7am sharp race start
•Where: The Carousel, Geelong Waterfront
•Cost: $15 adults, $5 under 18 years
•Register:Online or download the Entry Form to bring with you on the morning!
GEELONG CROSS COUNTRY CLUB - SEASON 2013
Season 2013 Award Winners
Sealed Series Winners Backmarkers: Paul Carroll Middlemarkers: Paul Austin Frontmarkers: John Caulfield Newcomers: Ian Jenkins
Marathon Champions: Natalie Mensch and Colin Hatton
Club Champions Under 40: Nadine Bainbridge and Stephane Vander Bruggen Veteran and Open: Sharon Pedersen and Grant Simpson Masters: Pattie Galvin and Ken Walker Legends: Dave Elward Supervets: Dale Jennings
Best First Year: James Mangan
Most Improved: Paul Carroll
Most Impressive: Ken Walker
Best Clubperson: Tony McRae
Race 25 - Claridge Naturopathics "Eliminator" , Landy Field - 22/9/2013
The early morning downpour had ceased and perfect conditions greeted the field in the Claridge Naturopathics Eliminator held at Landy Field. After the runners had completed the 4 km and 3 km qualifying races, the handicappers announced the 20 finalists to do battle for the Gary Stratton Memorial trophy. On entering Landy Field for the last lap, it was obvious Peter McDonough was the one to beat and so it proved when he powered over the line 17 seconds clear of Marie Blood and the fast finishing Zoe Adams. It was McDonough's second win this season, having also triumphed at Torquay. New club champion Sharon Pedersen's 100th club run was acknowledged. Top 10 Results P. McDonough, 7:26; M. Blood, 12:24; Z. Adams, 7:18; D. Simpson, 7:42; J. Mangan, 6:47; I. Jenkins, 6:38; G. Anset, 7:27; G. Simpson, 6:23; D. Frick, 7:05; H. Bush, 8:23.
Race 24 - De Grandi Cycle and Sport 21100 m, Club Rooms - 15/9/2013
Warm sunshine and a gentle breeze made conditions ideal for the runners in the De Grandi Cycle and Sport Half Marathon conducted alongside the banks of the Barwon. Frontmarker Marie Blood led for 18 km until evergreen Vin Gasper swept past. Gasper comfortably defied the efforts of Colin Sing and Loretta McGrath to run him down. Gasper has always been known as a long distance specialist and this win reinforces that reputation. McGrath's fine run saw her the fastest female by nearly 8 minutes whilst Stefan Vander Bruggen was the fastest male, confirming his status as the club's under 40 champion. Top 10 Results V. Gasper, 89:08; C. Sing, 87:37; L. McGrath, 86:12; D. Burns, 87:11; P. Galvin, 97:19; A. Devereaux, 120:01; C. Hatton, 87:39; S. Vander Bruggen, 87:11; J. Russell, 89:43; J. Robertson, 98:45.
Race 23 - Palace of the Orient 10000m, Queenscliff - 8/9/2013 The best conditions for years welcomed the runners in the Palace of the Orient 10,000 metres handicap held at Queenscliff. Frontmarker Marie Blood led until the last kilometre when Geoff Anset powered to the lead, scoring by 150 metres from Jeff Walker who just held off the fast finishing Colin Hatton. It was the first open handicap win for Anset in his third season with the club. He is a regular attendee at the Park Run and last Saturday became the first runner to clock up 50 races with that organisation. Loretta McGrath was easily the fastest female whilst invitee Scott McPherson was the fastest male by a big margin.
Top 10 Results
G. Anset, 40:56; J. Walker, 45:15; C. Hatton, 38:08; P. Galvin, 43:49; J. Russell, 39:42; V. Gasper, 41:26; J. Mangan, 38:58; H. Bush, 45:51; L. McGrath, 39:32; K. Walker, 37:37;
Race 22 - La Campagnola Pizzeria and Gelateria 5000m, Fyansford - 1/9/2013 Perfect weather conditions greeted the 88 starters in the La Campagnola Pizzeria and Gelateria 5,000 metres handicap from Fyansford to Queen's Park and return. The flooding from earlier in the week had subsided and the drying winds ensured safe footing. It was Paul Austin, who had run a number of placings recently, that took out the race by 50 metres from short course specialists, Barry Weldon and Jamie Rowan. Austin has been preparing with his wife, Jeanette, for a marathon in France next week end and the extra endurance work stood him in great stead as the challenges came from the closing pack. Jeremy Drake was the fastest male by half a minute whilst Kate Bramley beat Rochelle Godfrey by one second for the honour of being fastest female.
Top 10 Results
P. Austin, 23:23; B. Weldon, 22:49; J. Rowan, 22:05; S. Welsh, 24:02; J. Walker, 21:54; D. Simpson, 20:31; H. Bush, 22:10; K. Walker, 18:07; J. Robertson, 21:16; G. Anset, 20:22;
Race 21 - Geoff Case Windows 10500m King of the Mountain, You Yangs - 25/8/2013 Ideal conditions prevailed for the Geoff Case Windows 10,500 metres King of the Mountain held at the You Yangs. This time honoured event was won by first year runner, Daryl Burns, who streeted the field to win by a huge margin from the consistent Ken Walker and Geoff Anset. John Caulfield led for much of the race before succumbing to the surging Burns who had the race in his keeping before the last tortuous climb. Grant Simpson edged out Tim Bentley for the fastest male prize whilst last week's winner, Sharon Pedersen, was comfortably the fastest female. In the 5,000 metres consolation event, Craig Davis was first over the line and was also awarded the sealed handicap prize.
Top 10 Results
D. Burns, 46:45; K. Walker, 41:21; G. Anset, 46:12; T. Bentley, 39:25; L. McGrath, 43:46; G. Simpson, 39:20; J. Robertson, 48:37; D. Frick, 44:20; J. Walker, 50:42; D. Simpson, 47:33;
Race 20 - Kardinia Osteiopathic Clinic 8000m, South Barwon - 18/8/2013 A wild northerly wind tested the runners in the Kardinia Osteopathic Clinic 8,000m handicap which wound its way along the river track from South Barwon Cricket Oval to the Moorabool Street Bridge and return. Sharon Pedersen, who was awarded the most improved runner last year, raced through the field to narrowly defeat Loretta McGrath and Paul Austin. In doing so, Pedersen recorded the fastest time by a female. Austin who finished third after hitting the lead in sight of the finish, registered his third consecutive high placing. Scott McPherson was the fastest male ahead of fellow invitation runner, Anthony Goss.
Top 10 Results
S. Pedersen, 31:24; L. McGrath, 31:47; P. Austin, 40:01; G. Anset, 33:43; D. Jennings, 44:31; J. Walker, 36:56; T. Blood, 55:35; P. Galvin, 35:41; K. Walker, 30:36; V. Gasper, 33:48;
Race 19 - The Running Company Geelong 15000m Sealed Handicap, Clubrooms - 11/8/2013 Favourable conditions greeted the 74 starters in the Running Company Geelong and Saucony 15,000 metres sealed handicap along the river track. First year member, Simon Anderson, set a cracking pace and won by almost a minute from Todd Brown and Grant Simpson. In the female section, Loretta McGrath returned to top form beating her main rival Sharon Pedersen convincingly. After the hidden handicaps were applied, Anderson's strong run was rewarded with a win in the newcomers division. Andy Sattler's fine effort saw him successful in the backmarkers whilst Vin Gasper, running in a pair of borrowed shorts, took out the middlemarkers. Marie Blood trailed the field throughout but her determination saw her announced as the winner of the frontmarkers. 22 members took part in the consolation 5,000 metres event where Linda Solly defeated Craig Davis on handicap.
Sealed Handicap Results
Backmarkers: A. Sattler, 58:40; Middlemarkers: V. Gasper, 62:10; Frontmarkers: M. Blood, 107:19; Newcomers: S. Anderson, 53:35;
Race 18 - Charles Crawford and Sons 8000m, Waurn Ponds - 4/8/2013 The 92 starters in the Charles Crawford and Sons Memorial 8000 metres handicap were relieved that the overnight deluge had cleared but there was still some surface water on the track to negotiate. The only founding member of the club still competing, Dale Jennings, had put the writing on the wall with a string of minor placings and he made sure of a win by running strongly throughout and defying the efforts of Paul Austin to run him down. Jeff Walker held on for third ahead of Sharon Pedersen who was the fastest female by a big space. Grant Simpson was the fastest male on the day ahead of Craig Perri. After Carol Crawford had delivered a moving tribute to the club members who had passed away, Jennings, who also counts wins in this race in 2008 and 2010 amongst his 17 club wins, stated that the race held special significance for him as he had competed against all of the deceased members.
Top 10 Results
D. Jennings, 44:01; P. Austin, 39:08; J. Walker, 35:26; S. Pedersen, 30:34; J. Michael, 46:35; D. Frick, 30:53; N. Byrne, 32:54; M. Dickinson, 37:47; D. Whelan, 35:38; J. Robertson, 34:07;
Race 17 - Jacinta Eade Massage Therapist 10000m, Torquay - 28/7/2013 The 84 runners in the Jacinta Eade Massage Therapist 10000m handicap faced a fierce blustery north wind on their outward journey along the Torquay beachfront. On reaching the half way point, the welcome tailwind made the homeward stretch much more enjoyable. Paul Austin overtook Dale Jennings in sight of the finish but couldn't withstand the finishing burst of Peter McDonough who won by 80 metres with a long gap to Ken Walker in third place. McDonough returned to the club last season after a long absence and his only other club win was the 1999 version of this event. Kate Bramley was the fastest female by over a minute whilst invitation runner, Leigh Stabryla was the fastest male by only 11 seconds from Chris Little.
Top 10 Results
P. McDonough, 44:37; P. Austin, 52:03; K. Walker, 39:38; I. Jenkins, 40:06; L. McGrath, 42:18; G. Anset, 44:20; G. Wrest, 46:58; D. Jennings, 60:21; D. Frick, 42:33; C. Hatton, 41:08;
Race 16 - Peta Hocking Massage and Reflexology 8000m, Anglesea - 21/7/2013 A keen breeze greeted the 88 runners in the Peta Hocking Massage and Reflexology 8000 metres handicap held at Anglesea. It was the first time the club had ventured to Anglesea since the demise of the Anglesea Classic in 1985. Nigel Muscroft, in only his second race for the season, relished the undulating course and raced through the field to record a resounding victory from fellow backmarker, Ken Walker. Steve Welsh led inside the final kilometre but was swamped by the fast finishing backmen to eventually finish fourth. Kate Bramley was the fastest female by 42 seconds whilst Craig Davis was the quickest man by 25 seconds. Long time member, Mel White was acknowledged for completing 300 club races whilst Ralph Wright was complimented on achieving his 100th run milestone.
Top 10 Results
N. Muscroft, 31:59; K. Walker, 31:09; P. McDonough, 36:16; S. Welsh, 41:46; G. Anset, 34:50; C. Hatton, 31:55; S. Pedersen, 33:08; J. Robertson, 36:29; S. Kennedy, 36:32; L. McGrath, 33:23;
Race 15 - Goodlife Health Club 10000m Sealed Handicap, Clubrooms - 14/7/2013 The rain cleared in time for the 82 competitors in the Goodlife Health Club sealed handicap to set off along the river track to Breakwater on a 10 km circuit. Apart from a little surface water, the conditions were ideal for distance running. It was Grant Simpson who left the oppositon in his wake, taking line honours by 450 metres from reigning Masters champion, Ken Walker. Sharon Pedersen reinforced her dominance of the female ranks, scoring by 90 metres over Loretta McGrath. When the hidden handicaps were applied, husband and wife team, Jodie and Michael Harper, won the newcomers and backmarkers sections respectively. Harper convinced his wife to join the club after enjoying his maiden season in 2012. The frontmarkers section went to evergreen John Caulfield whilst club vice president Paul Austin was the wimmer of the middlemarkers.
Sealed Handicap Results
Backmarkers: M. Harper, 39:26; Middlemarkers: P. Austin, 50:20; Frontmarkers: J. Caulfield, 58:23; Newcomers: J. Harper, 48:27;
Race 14 - Genevieves Hair and Beauty 7000m, Drysdale - 7/7/2013 Two laps of the Drysdale Recreation Reserve faced the 76 starters in the Genevieve's Hair and Beauty 7000 metre handicap. Conditions underfoot were much drier than in recent years. At the end of first lap, frontmarkers Dale Jennings and Michael Orelli seemed to have the race between them. Jennings held the lead until Orelli, who competes in the track season with Chilwell, unleashed a paralysing sprint overtaking Jennings in the last 30 metres. Andrew Smith resolutely held off a challenge from the Walker brothers to finish third. Grant Simpson returned from injury to snare fastest time for the males whilst Sharon Pedersen tightened her grip on the female championship with another fastest time.Former Masters champion Eero Keranen's 100th run with the club was acknowledged.
Top 10 Results
M. Orelli, 41:00; D. Jennings, 40:09; A. Smith, 36:08; J. Walker, 32:00; K. Walker, 26:40; C. Sing, 28:48; J. Mangan, 28:13; P. McDonough, 31:26; D. Hurst, 35:32; M. Harper, 27:38;
Race 13 - Weisenberger Chiropractic Centre 12600m, Wurdiboluc Reservoir - 30/6/2013 The fog cleared as the sixty-three starters in the Weisenberger Chiropractic Centre 12 600 metre handicap set off for a lap of the Wurdiboluc Reservoir. Middlemarker Derek Cook took the lead with 3 km to go and defied the efforts of James Russell and Pattie Galvin to run him down, scoring by 47 seconds. It was Cook's fourth win in the past two seasons. Kate Bramley revelled in the conditions to be the fastest female whilst first year runner, Craig Davis, was the fastest male ahead of invitation runner, James McMullin. In the consolation 5000 metre sealed handicap, Andrew Smith triumphed over recent 300 run milestone member, Janet Michael.
Top 10 Results
D. Cook, 64:23; J. Russel,l 51:05; P. Galvin, 55:50; K. Walker, 48:10; G. Wrest, 56:37; N. Bainbridge, 52:45; C. Davis, 45:48; P. McDonough, 56:30; J. Morton, 58:49; D. Hurst, 64:01;
Race 12 - The Running Company Geelong and Saucony 8000m Sealed Handicap, Balyang - 23/6/2013 The 88 starters in the The Running Company Geelong and Saucony 8 000 metres sealed handicap risked hyperthermia as they set off from Balyang Sanctuary on their way to Queen's Park and return. In a first for the club, runners faced the hazard of black ice as well as frost on parts of the track. Otherwise, the still conditions were ideal for fast times. It was Josh Baker who prevailed from new member,Craig Davis, and multiple masters champion, Ken Walker. The first female was Sharon Pedersen who beat home fellow veteran Loretta McGrath and second year runner Nardine Bainbridge. When the hidden handicaps were applied, Pedersen's fine run saw her the winner of the backmarkers division. Peter DeAuraugo ran his fastest race with the club to win the middlemarkers and evergreen Dale Jennings continued his rich vein of form in being the winner of the frontmarkers. George Acheson-Thom, who has recently undertaken an intensive fitness program to successfully shed weight, was rewarded with the sash for newcomers.
Sealed Handicap Results
Backmarkers: S. Pedersen, 30:54; Middlemarkers: P. DeAraugo, 35:04; Frontmarkers: D. Jennings, 43:16; Newcomers: G. Acheson-Thom, 39:33;
Race 11 - Kohler Printworks 8000m, Ocean Grove - 16/6/2013 Ideal weather conditions and firm sand greeted the 117 starters in the Kohler Printworks 8000 metres handicap held at Ocean Grove. Supervet Tony Bradford took over the lead after half-way and, unlike the previous two weeks when he was run down by the backmarkers, he held on to win by seven seconds by the fast finishing Graham McIntosh who staged a huge form reversal. Alan Jenkins again finished strongly to take third. Sharon Pedersen, the fastest female, was fourth. Grant Simpson strengthened his grip on the men's championship by being the fastest male. Bradford's previous win was at Waurn Ponds in 2009.
Top 10 Results
T. Bradford, 47:59; G. McIntosh, 35:51; A. Jenkins, 33:56; S. Pedersen, 32:23; K. Walker, 30:50; M. Dickinson, 39:43; S. Wright, 36:11; J. Walker, 37:17; P. McDonough, 35:58; C. Sing, 33:06;
Race 10 - Pakington Bakery and Pro Care Sport and Spinal 8000m, Deakin-Ceres - 9/6/2013 The 75 starters in the Pakington Bakery and Pro Sport and Spinal 8 km race that started at Deakin University and wound its way past Brownbill Lookout found the going tough over the torturous terrain. Perennial placegetter, David Simpson, broke through for his first win since resuming his running career with the club in 2011. Like last week, supervets Dale Jennings and Tony Bradford opened up a sizeable lead before Simpson led the charge from behind. Jennings surrendered his lead to Simpson who then held off the fast finishing backmarkers. Karen Dorris returning from a long layoff due to injury was the fastest female whilst Grant Simpson took out that honour for the males.
Race 9 - Barwon Pool Shop 8000m, Fyansford - 2/6/2013
Showery weather greeted the ninety competitors in the Barwon Pool Shop 8 000 metre event held at Fyansford. Supervets Tony Bradford and Dale Jennings looked to have the race between them until Paul Carroll led the charge from the backmarkers. Upon taking the lead, Carroll had to withstand a challenge from Sharon Pedersen who was the fastest female on the day. Craig Perri continued his fine form, taking fastest time honours by 15 seconds from Mack Kennedy. Janet Michael's 300th club run milestone was roundly applauded along with Jon Robertson also joining the 100 run club. Top 10 Results P.Carroll, 31:33; S.Pedersen, 31:27; D.Simpson, 34:27; K.Walker, 29:35; D.Jennings, 46:37; T.Bradford, 47:27; C.Sing, 31:50; C.Hatton, 30:11; D.Hurst, 39:36; C.Perri, 28:09;
Race 8 - Mediate First 5000m Sealed Handicap, Waurn Ponds - 26/5/2013 This season's largest field of 116 runners enjoyed perfect conditions as they tackled the Mediate First 5 000 metre race along the track beside the Waurn Ponds Creek. The scratch start saw runners take off at breakneck speed and after a titanic battle it was Craig Perri who crossed the line one second ahead of Josh Baker. In the female section, Genevieve Pape triumphed by two seconds from Loretta McGrath. Once the handicappers had applied the hidden handicaps, Craig Perri won his second successive race by taking out the Backmarkers division. In a contrast, Ralph Wright scored his maiden club victory in the Middlemarkers and Rod Flint defied his reputation as a long course specialist showing unexpected speed to win the Frontmarkers. Craig Davis, who was third across the line, won the Newcomers section. There are three more races in the Sealed Series later in the season. Results Backmarkers: C. Perri, 16:51; Middlemarkers: R. Wright, 22:30; Frontmarkers: R. Flint, 26:55; Newcomers: C. Davis, 16:57;
Race 7 - City of Greater Geelong Sport & Leisure 4000m Teams Race, Club Rooms - 19/5/2013 Twenty teams lined up to contest the time honoured teams race along the Barwon River track with an early section into a stiff westerly wind and the final stretch with a favourable tail wind. It was the team of the Mike McAvoy, Josh Baker and Shane Kennedy who won by 100 metres. McAvoy, the club's oldest runner, ran solidly before Baker took the team into a strong position with a sustained burst of speed. Kennedy then defied the efforts of the closing pack to run him down, in probably his best run since joining the club last season.
Pictured the winning team Shane Kennedy (left) and Mike McAvoy. Josh Baker (absent).
Race 6 - Newgrove Benchtops 8000m, Deakin University - 12/5/2013 Unseasonably warm conditions greeted the runners in the Newgrove Benchtops 8 000 metre race at the Waurn Ponds campus of Deakin University. The testing course favoured the backmarkers but Nicky Angus survived their challenge to record a convincing victory. Angus was buoyed by messages chalked on the path by her children wishing her well. Paul Carroll showed a win was not far away by finishing a clear second ahead of perennial placegetter, David Simpson. Recent winner, Genevieve Pape, was the fastest female whilst Grant Simpson and Tim Bentley shared the fastest time for the males.
Congratulations to both Stephen Van Rooyen (left) and Colin Hatton for reaching their 100th run milestones.
Race 5 - Lara Natural Therapies 10000m, Geelong Grammar School - 5/5/2013 In near perfect conditions, Craig Perri raced away from the field in the Lara Natural Therapies 10km handicap held along the Hovell Park walking track. Mike McAvoy led to a kilometre from home before being overpowered by Perri who went on to win by over a minute from Rod Woodruff. Perri attributed his win to speed work at Geelong Masters. Sharon Pedersen was the fastest female whilst newcomer, Glenn Unmack, was the fastest male by only two seconds.
Race 4 - East Geelong Discount Drug Store 8000m, Inverleigh - 28/4/2013 Ideal conditions greeted the runners in the East Geelong Discount Drug Store 8000 metres handicap at Inverleigh. The course was quite challenging but it proved no obstacle for Genevieve Pape who has shown improved form after recovering from the niggling injuries which restricted her over the past two years . Pape held off the fast finishing Michael Harper. Evergreen Tim Bentley was the fastest male whilst Natalie Mensch took fastest honours for the females.
Race 3 - Belmont Stereo Systems 6500m, Club Rooms - 21/4/2013 Wonderful autumn weather made today’s run along of the Barwon river very pleasant indeed. Once again, great times were recorded with some categories very competitive. Many of the club’s long time runners are in good form and pressing for the sash. Peter DeAraugo took the honours, and the winner’s sash with a strong run. Well done Peter.
Today also marked the 800th club run by “Mr Running”, Jeff Walker. Jeff is one of the longest serving club members, whose consistency and dedication have seen him achieve many highs on his way to this amazing tally. Jeff is also a great clubman and we wish him many more years running with us.
Top 10 Results
Peter DeAraugo, 27:14; Claire Nivarovich, 26:55; Ian Holliday, 38:37; David Simpson, 26:49; Tony Bradford, 37:11; Genevieve Pape, 25:48; Paul Carroll, 25:16; Daniel Frick, 24:34; Addison Ogilvie, 26:32; Michael Harper, 24:43.
Race 2 - Steigen 5000m, Club Rooms - 14/4/2013 The first club run for the GCCC was a sealed handicap race with a scratch start, held in ideal conditions, with a big field of new and returning runners. Runners posted good times proving there had been some serious work done over summer. Derek Cook navigated to a win today and was rewarded with the winner’s sash. He attributes his success to training hard and getting back into shape over summer and lost 10kg in the process. Well done, Derek. It is good to see new faces at the club, which bodes well for a great season, building on the success of our 25th Annual Geelong Half Marathon, which was held the previous Sunday.
Top 10 Results – No particular order
Derek Cook, 24:57; David Simpson, 21:02; Shane Kennedy, 20:56; John Morton, 21:38; Ian Holliday, 30:08; Addison Ogilvie, 20:49; Jamie Rowan, 21:57; Daniel Frick, 19:07; Michael Harper, 19:18; Claire Nivarovich, 21:11.
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The Geelong Cross Country Club Incorporated aims to foster a spirit of
goodwill, and promotes fitness, a healthy lifestyle and social
interaction. Races are predominately conducted on walking/cycling
tracks around the Geelong region on Sunday mornings over the winter
months.We welcome all standard of runners16 years of age and over.
Distances range from 5 km to 21 km. Our handicapping system provides
encouragement for all runners and the chance to be successful.
Race Director Kevin McNulty handing a cheque to Dr. Adam Broard of the Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Geelong Hospital.
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