Palace of the Orient 8500m Handicap

Grant Baensch- Anglesea 8500mAn early taste of Spring greeted the 70 runners who lined up for today’s event, held at Anglesea. Conditions were ideal for running. The course had to be altered due to cliff erosion along the coastal track and the detour pushed out the distance from 8km. This is a run with a lot of surface variety and elevations to test the legs. The winner today was Grant Baensch, who was quite chuffed to claim the sash, having just returned from overseas. He was quick to thank his fellow running group for their support and encouragement.

Top 10 Results

Grant Baensch, 45:54; Mary Harrison, 49:31; Nicole Roberson, 35:39; Barney Ellis, 41:06; Geoff Anset, 35:50; Shari Livingston, 35:02; Phil Shay, 35:19; Sara Coulter, 35:04; Sean Thompson, 39:22; Dan Wright, 32:48.

Fastest Times

Under 40 Male: D. Wright.

Under 40 Female: S. Bennett.

Veteran Male: N. Muscroft.

Veteran Female: S. Pedersen.

Masters Male: P. Shay.

Masters Female: S. Howell.

Legends Male : K. Walker.

Legends Female: C. Bridgland.

Supervets Male: G. Marshall.

Supervets Female: M. Blood.

Magic Money: Chris Cahill.

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The Running Company Geelong 15000m Sealed Handicap

20160821_112802Sixty-three athletes turned up for the Running Company Geelong 15  km sealed handicap along the Barwon River paths. Apart from a little surface water, the conditions for the 3 lap main race were ideal. A further 21 members decided to do the one lap 5 km event. Ron Thomas won the male section by over a minute whilst Loretta McGrath had a similar margin in the female section.

When handicapper Tony applied the hidden handicaps, Grant Davis was successful in the Backmarkers. Vin Gasper reinforced his liking for the longer races by winning the Middlemarkers. Marie Blood and Jill Gillies had an exciting battle at the rear of the field and were rewarded with wins in the Frontmarkers and New Runners’ sections respectively.


Frontmarkers: M. Blood

Middlemarkers: V. Gasper

Backmarkers: G. Davis

New and Returning Runners: J. Gillies

Fastest Times

Under 40 Male: G. Davis 57.40, D. Wright 58.15.

Under 40  Female: S. Coulter 63.57, N. Robertson 67.44.

Veteran Male: R. Thomas 55.38, G. Simpson 56.42.

Veteran Female: L. McGrath 61.17, G. Pape 62.40..

Masters Male: C. El-Hage 59.27, K. Henderson 61.59.

Masters Female: J. Morton 82.40, P. Galvin 83.05,

Legends Male : K. Walker  58.37, D. Elward 60.46.

Legends Female: J. Austin 72.47, C. Bridgland 92.54

Supervets Male: G. Marshall 89.18.

Supervets Female: M. Blood 110.02

 5 km: C. Worsley

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