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GEELONG CROSS COUNTRY CLUB - SEASON 2013
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 for $3000 to Anne Woollett of the Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Geelong Hospital.
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