Virtual Race 15 Results

Point Lonsdale Health & Wellness ‘Not-the-Point Lonsdale’ 10 km Virtual Race

A field of 75 runners participated in the virtual running of the Point Lonsdale Health and Wellness 10 km sealed handicap.  A dozen of the field ventured to Point Lonsdale to replicate the usual course. Apart from the three frosty mornings, the conditions were close to ideal for running. Newcomer Linda Gasparini defeated fellow newcomer Julie Kavanagh by 4 seconds with second season member, Kim McFadden, a further 8 seconds behind in third. Those new to the club scene made up half of the top ten, reaping the benefits of competing regularly. By finishing seventh, Catherine Allison assumed leadership of the consistency award. Hayley Newman and David Henderson were again the fastest of their gender. Sadly, the Committee has made the decision to abandon season 2020 but the good news is that the virtual race season will continue.

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Top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

L. Gasparini 52.54, J. Kavanagh 68.34, K. McFadden 52.11, M. Orelli 59.46, M. Humphrey 44.40, R. Dmytrenko 49.54, C. Allison 37.32, T. de Koning-Ward 52.09, L. Harrison 52.00, F. Fitzpatrick 69.29.

Fastest times

Female: H. Newman 37.07

Male: D. Henderson 36.50.

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: J. Walker

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Virtual Race 14 Results

Pro Feet Podiatry ‘Not-the-Belmont Park’ Sealed 10 km Virtual Race

A field of 74 runners participated in the virtual running of the Pro Feet Podiatry 10 km sealed handicap. This replaced the usual Belmont Park event. Those who left their run to the last minute had to suffer some difficult strong winds. In addition to the usual placings, age-graded results were calculated. Julie Elkin continued her good form to take out the Frontmarkers division from Kim Taylor and Jeanette Austin who won the age-graded event with an outstanding score of 87.91%. The Middlemarkers was won by Wayne McCorkell, who has been plagued by injury in recent years, from Barney Ellis and Linda Solly. Ken Walker, who was second on the age-graded scores, continued his strong running in beating Alister Ward and Dan Wright in the Backmarkers. The Newcomers division was taken out by Katie Hayes ahead of Linda Gasparini and returning runner Kim Wright. Hayley Newman and Dan Wright were again the fastest of their genders. 

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Sealed handicap results (and actual times)

Frontmarkers: J. Elkin 62.30

Middlemarkers: W. McCorkell 45.49

Backmarkers: K. Walker 39.39

Newcomers: K. Hayes 46.34

Fastest times

Female: H. Newman 37.28

Male: D. Wright 36.06

Age-graded placings

J. Austin 87.91%

K. Walker 86.33%

H. Newman 81.61%.

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: A. Ward

Some info about age grading

At this race each year, we normally have the Rory Wilson Age Graded Award where we rate all results against the international age graded process.  The age graded result is the approximate world record time for your age and gender divided by your actual time.  The % grades are rated as follows:

>100% = world record level

>90% = world class

>80% = national class

>70% = regional class

>0% = an athlete

We have rated the runs against your actual times, in other words, we have removed the difficulty ratings, so runners that ran a flat course will have a better relative percentage compared to the hill runners.  There are some remarkable results with Jeanette Austin, Ken Walker and Hayley Newman rating as National class, and Dan Wright leading a group of eleven runners rating as Regional Class.

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Virtual Race 13 Results

Move Beyond ‘Not-the-Ocean Grove Riverside’ 8 km Virtual Race

Three first timers were among the 87 runners participating in the virtual running of the Move Beyond 8 km sealed handicap. This event was a replacement for the Ocean Grove Riverside race which was run for the first time last season.  It was former handicapper Russell Dmytrenko, who has recently returned to the club after a thirteen year absence, who won convincingly from Julie Elkin who last year reached her 400 club run milestone. Their efforts were rewarded with a voucher from our generous sponsor, Move Beyond. There was then a substantial gap to Ken Walker and Luke Considine who were only separated by one second. In his first virtual race, Tom Hockley-Samon was the fastest male with Hayley Newman continuing her unbeaten status in the female division.

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Top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

R. Dmytrenko 39.27, J. Elkin 50.21, K. Walker 32.32, L. Considine 30.50, L. Gasparini 41.44, N. Muscroft 30.42, J. Austin 40.14, K. Hayes 38.14, M. Morton 31.49, T. Hockley-Samon 26.32

Fastest times

Female: H. Newman 29.43

Male: T. Hockley-Samon 26.32

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: G. Fitzpatrick

Move Beyond $50 vouchers for fastest female and male on virtual finish time

Female: J. Elkin

Male: R. Dmytrenko

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Virtual Race 12 Results

The Injury Clinic ‘Not-the-Wurdiboluc’ 12.6 km or 5 km Virtual Race

Fifty-seven runners participated in the virtual running of the Injury Clinic12.6 km race.  This race would normally be held with a lap of the Wurdiboluc Reservoir. Josh Forster, who joined the club last season, was a comfortable winner from Liz Harrison and Catherine Allison who were only separated by one second. Allison was the fastest female for the first time with her third placing moving her within one point of the lead in the consistency award. The fastest male time was recorded by Dan Wright. Fifteen runners did the 5 km race where Richard Worth was a convincing winner.

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Top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

J. Forster 56.57, L. Harrison 67.16, C. Allison 48.35, N. Angus 66.33, M. Orelli 78.40, L. Solly 60.59, A. Ward 52.50, T. McRae 53.51, W. McCorkell 62.27, J. Austin 67.10.

Fastest Times

12.6 km

Female: C. Allison 48.35

Male: D. Wright 50:10

5 km

R. Worth 26.40, A. Morton 21.28, K. Walker 20.00. 

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: I. Holliday

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Upcoming Events

  1. Carol and Terry Crawford Funerals – Waurn Ponds 8km

    August 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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    August 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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    August 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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    September 13 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm