East Geelong Discount Drug Store 8000m Handicap

20170528_105658The forecast rain stayed away as 97 starters gathered for the East Geelong Discount Drug Store 8 km handicap at Inverleigh. A truly testing cross country course with quite a few puddles seemed certain to favour the backmarkers. However it was consistent placegetter and middlemarker, Sean Thompson, who was able to withstand the efforts of Kevin McNulty and Ron Thomas to win by 70 metres. Thompson proved he had suffered no ill effects from running the Otway Marathon the previous Sunday. Newcomer Jarron Cole and accomplished triathlete Kate Bramley were the fastest of their gender by huge margins. Handicapper and race sponsor, Phil Shay, was acknowledged for attaining his 300 run milestone.

Top 10 Results

S. Thompson, 37:57; K. McNulty, 35:00; A. Herbert, 37:11; D. Elward, 33:28; P. Shay, 34:08; M. Clayton, 32:11; K. Walker, 32:47; R. Ryan, 44:33; G. Clark, 38:19; A. Muscroft, 38:24.

Fastest Times

Under 40 Male: J. Cole 28.50, A. Bird 31.37.

Under 40  Female: K. Bramley 33.18, R. Thompson 34.41.

Veteran Male: R. Thomas 30.05M. Chalmers 31.08.

Veteran Female: T. Dekleva 35.48, M. Paull 42.13.

Masters Male: M. Clayton 32.11, P. Shay 34.08.

Masters Female: S. Howell 38.10, C. Crawford 46.08.

Legends Male : K. Walker 32.47, D. Elward 33.28.

Legends Female: J. Morton 48.26, C. Bridgland 49.23.

Supervets Male: M. Orelli 49.36, J. Weiler 51.41

Supervets Female: M. Blood 58.28.

Magic Money: J. Morton

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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

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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.

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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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