A field of 97 gathered near the Fyansford Hotel for the Pakington Bakery and Pro Care Geelong 8 km handicap. The new course with its traverse up the Buckley Falls track was predicted to suit the stronger runners. It was Justin Curran who was able to get past Barney Ellis to win by eight metres with Steve Curtain a further 50 metres away third. It was Curran’s second win in a month after he won his division of the sealed series in June. Kate Bramley and Ron Thomas continued their march towards club champion honours, each recording fastest time. One of the club founders, Dale Jennings, became only the second octogenarian to race with the club.
Top 10 Placings
J. Curran, 31:42; B. Ellis, 38:59; S. Curtain, 32:49; S. Vander Bruggen, 30:42; A. Herbert, 35:58; G. Clark, 36:50; F. Fitzpatrick, 50:43; G. Simpson, 29:41; J. Walker, 38:32; D. Wright, 29:28.
Under 20 Male: N. MacDonald 34.03, A. Fitzpatrick 52.44
Under 40 Male: D. Burns 30.42, J. Curran 31.42
Under 40 Female: K. Bramley 32.37, Z. Adams 33.57
Veteran Male: R. Thomas.29.04, D. Wright 29.28
Veteran Female: T. Dekleva 34.54, S. Andrews 36.59
Masters Male: P. Shay 34.07, P. Carroll 34.13
Masters Female: C. Crawford 41.58, K. Hammond 44.13
Legends Male : K. Walker 31.47, D. Elward 32.39
Legends Female: J. Morton 46.07, C. Bridgland 46.34
Supervets Male: M. Orelli 47.57, D. Jennings 52.44
Magic Money: T. Harding