A field of 92 athletes assembled for the running of the Feast! Geelong 5 km handicap along the paths between Fyansford and Queen’s Park. The weather was favourable and after last Sunday’s 15 km event, the shorter distance saw runners take off at a frenetic pace. It was Nicky Angus, who has been close to a win, who triumphed by 50 metres from Luke Haines with Rachael Thompson a couple of steps behind in third place. It was the fifth club win for Angus who last won on Mother’s Day in 2013. Catherine Allison was the fastest female by 16 seconds whilst invitation runner, Jacob Reed, obliterated his male rivals. A donated prize was up for grabs for the club’s octogenarians and it was founding member Dale Jennings who held off his two younger counterparts.
Top 10 Placings
N. Angus, 24:03; L. Haines, 17:20; R. Thompson, 19:11; J. Davis, 24:39; D. Jennings, 35:06; H. Peart, 26:43; K. McNulty, 19:49; S. Quick, 25:07; S. Pedersen, 19:56; C. Thompson, 21:32.
- Under 20 Male: T. Hockley-Samon 16.59.
- Under 20 Female: H. Peart 26.43.
- Under 40 Male: J. Reed 15.38, D. Card 17.13.
- Under 40 Female: C. Allison 18.55, R. Thompson 19.11.
- Veteran Male: M. Curypko 16.47, L. Haines 17.20.
- Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 19.56, S. Andrews 22.24.
- Masters Male: A. Ward 19.22, M. Clayton 19.24.
- Masters Female: N. Angus 24.03, K. McFadden 25.26.
- Legends Male: K. Walker 20.00, D. Elward 20.25.
- Legends Female: P. Galvin 23.20, J. Austin 25.31.
- Supervets Male: J. Walker 24.21, F. Engelsman 26.35.
- Supervets Female: M. Blood 36.09.
- Magic Money: D. Elward 20.25.
- Octogenarian Handicap: D. Jennings 35.06.