Pro Feet Podiatry Teams Race

20170521_105004The largest teams race field in memory attended for the Pro Feet Podiatry relay event along the Barwon River precinct in perfect racing conditions. The handicappers used the computer to help them assemble 29 teams of three runners with each to complete 4 km. Team 6 captain, Zoe Adams, handed over to Ray Meesen and the lead was maintained with the pressure on Brian Gaylard  to hang on. Some other teams had saved their gun runners to finish off and it was Mark Chalmers of Team 23 who powered home to capitalise on the good work of Julia Larrson and race sponsor Patrick Oughtred. Last year’s winner, Dan Wright from Team 5 also motored strongly to the finish to snatch second capping off the efforts of John Caulfield and Tim Stewart. Team 6’s Gaylard hung on for third.

Top 3 Results

1st: Mark Chalmers, Patrick Oughtred, Julia Larrson, 55:22; 2nd: Dan Wright, John Caulfield, Tim Stewart, 55:58; 3rd: Zoe Adams, Ray Meesen, Brian Gaylard, 56:22.

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The Injury Clinic 9000m Handicap


The ninety starters who ventured to Deakin University for the Injury Clinic 9 km handicap experienced great cross country conditions. The tough, undulating course suits backmarkers and it was handicapper and course designer, Phil Shay, who held off the fast finishing reigning club champion, Ron Thomas by 35 metres with Dave Elward third. Shay attributed his improved form to having trained for an overseas marathon in the off season. First year runner, Matt Gunther, was comfortably the fastest male whilst returning member, Rachael Thompson, was easily the fastest female. The only founding member still with the club, Dale Jennings, was acknowledged for reaching the fabulous 800 run milestone in his 47th season with the GCCC.


Top 10 Results

P. Shay 38.40, R. Thomas 32.58, D. Elward 37.07, S. Thompson 43.04, K. McNulty 39.24, J.  Foran 37.07, A. Muscroft 42.25, K. Walker 36.52, A. Herbert 42.28, D. Wright 34.40.

Fastest Times

Under 20 Male: K.. McDonald 33.57, A. Fitzpatrick 75.57.

Under 40 Male: M. Gunther 32.35, M. Chalmers 34.02.

Under 40  Female: R. Thompson 38.58, S. Livingston 40.03

Veteran Male: R. Thomas 32.58, M. Chalmers 34.02.

Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 40.10, T. Dekleva 40.32.

Masters Male: P. Shay 38.40, Z. Krstevski 38.56.

Masters Female: P Galvin 45.52, C. Crawford 49.22.

Legends Male : K. Walker 36.52, D. Elward 37.07

Legends Female: J. Austin 47.57, C. Bridgland 54.30.

Supervets Male: M. Orelli 55.30, J. Weiler 58.04.

Supervets Female: M. Blood 64.53.

Magic Money: F. Barnett

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Corrective Chiropractic 10000m Handicap

Aaron BirdIntermittent showers greeted the 108 starters in the Corrective Chiropractic 10 km handicap along the Queenscliff rail trail. It was second year runner, Aaron Bird, who cruised to a comfortable win from consistent placegetter, Mark Clayton. Bird has stepped up his training this year for a trip to Thailand where he will represent Australia in the INAS Athletics Championships which start next week end. In the battle for fastest time, Kate Bramley had 23 seconds to spare from newcomer, Claire Davis in the females whilst Craig Davis defeated Jarron Cole by only one second in the males. 

Top 10 Results

A. Bird, 35:49; M. Clayton, 37:23; S. Andrews, 45:24; D. Elward, 39:27; R. Ryan, 52:30; C. Davis, 33:53; K. Walker, 38:34; K. McNulty, 31:41; T. Harding, 49:38; R. Thomas, 36:06.

Fastest Times

Under 20 Male: A. Fitzpatrick 72.02

Under 40 Male: C. Davis 33.53, J. Cole 33.54.

Under 40  Female: K. Bramley 40.15, C. Davis 40.38.

Veteran Male: R. Thomas 36.06, M. Chalmers 36.27..

Veteran Female: .T. Dekleva 41.51, S. Pedersen 42.31.

Masters Male: M.Clayton 37.23, C. Howell 38.35.

Masters Female: S. Howell 44.43,  P Galvin 49.44.

Legends Male : K. Walker 38.34, D. Elward 39.27.

Legends Female: J. Austin 51.46, J. Morton 56.21.

Supervets Male:  M. Orelli 60.51,G. Marshall 61.06.

Magic Money: R. Ryan

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Portarlington Bakehouse 8000m Handicap

20170430_104521Ninety-five starters contested the Portarlington Bakehouse 8 km handicap in almost perfect conditions. It was the first club run in the town for five years and it was Brett Davis in only his ninth run with the club who careered away to win by a big margin from Mark Clayton and Sean Thompson. Davis had just returned from walking the Kokoda Track and felt the break from training had freshened him up. Sara Coulter and Craig Davis were the fastest of their gender by around half a minute. Life member, Kevin McNulty, was roundly applauded for his 300 run milestone and Luke Ryan was recognised for his 100 run milestone.

Top 10 Results

B. Davis, 31:59; M. Clayton, 29:59; S. Thompson, 36:25; S. Coulter, 32:34; D. Elward, 31:57; M.Blood, 55:19; J. Foran, 31:35; A. Bird, 29:51; S. Van Rooyen, 31:00; G. Baensch, 42:35.

Fastest Times

Under 20 Male: A. Fitzpatrick 59.34.

Under 40 Male: C. Davis 27.34, M. Gunther 28.12.

Under 40  Female: S. Coulter 32.34, R. Thompson 33.43.

Veteran Male: M. Chalmers 29.14, D. Wright 30.05.

Veteran Female: T. Dekleva 33.10, C. Nivarovich 35.25..

Masters Male: M. Clayton 29.59, C. Howell 31.17.

Masters Female: S. Howell 35.24, M. Gourley 39.20.

Legends Male : K. Walker 31.31, D. Elward 31.57.

Legends Female: C. Stephens 40.57, J. Morton 44.17,

Supervets Male: M. Orelli 46.45, G.Marshall 47.35,

Supervets Female: M. Blood 55.19.

Magic Money:C. Crawford

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