Steigen 5000m Handicap

Steigen 5000m Handicap winner Leigh Orchard

A field of eighty-eight assembled for the Steigen 5 km sealed handicap along the bike paths from Belmont Park in almost perfect conditions. It was 16 year old Tom Hockley-Samon who sped away from his rivals to record a convincing win from Dan Wright and Daryl Burns. In the female section, Rachael Thompson won comfortably from Tracie Dekleva and Susan Howell, a dual gold medallist at the recent Victorian Masters titles. The handicappers applied the hidden handicaps and it was a very surprised second year runner, Leigh Orchard, who was adjudged the winner on handicap in his fourteenth race with the club. A further nine runners were awarded top ten placings but their finishing order was not disclosed.

Top 10 Placings

L. Orchard, 22:24; (followed in alphabetical order) G. Baensch, 26:56; D. Churkovich, 22:18; K. Jungling, 19:56; R. Little, 27:30; M. Long, 23:47; R. Meesen, 23:35; M. Orelli, 29:51; S. Pretty, 22:15; J. Weiler, 30:05.

Fastest Times

  • Under 20 Male: T. Hockley-Samon 17.14, J. Gordon 18.30.
  • Under 20 Female: J. McFarlane 23.22, H. Peart 28.31.
  • Under 40 Male: D. Burns 18.19, P. Posterino 18.31.
  • Under 40  Female: R. Thompson 20.17, K. Childs 22.50.
  • Veteran Male: D. Wright 17.59, L. Haines 18.25.
  • Veteran Female: T. Dekleva 21.27, A. Muscroft 22.26.
  • Masters Male: M. Clayton 18.49, T. Bentley 19.21.
  • Masters Female: S. Howell 21.28, R.Little 27.30.
  • Legends Male: K. Walker 20.10, D. Elward 20.45., 
  • Legends Female: M. Henshaw 28.54, J. Morton 30.08.
  • Supervets Male: J. Walker 24.56, M. Orelli 29.51.
  • Supervets Female: F. Barnett 32.49, M. Blood 37.12.


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Dawnbuster proceeds to Give Where You Live

Thanks to everyone who took part in the 27th annual Dawnbuster run this last New Years Eve! Here we have Our President, Paul Austin presenting a cheque for $4902 from Geelong Cross Country Club to Bill Mithen, CEO of Give Where You Live along with Jeff Walker and John Morton. The total profit was over $7000.

Dawnbuster is delivered by a partnership between Geelong Cross Country Club and Give Where You Live. All profit goes to Give Where You Live. Dawnbuster is held annually and always on New Years’s Eve.

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Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator

A field of sixty-seven assembled for the time honoured Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator at the South Barwon Reserve. The wind was strong in the exposed parts of the course. All entrants had to complete both the 4 km and 3 km events with the best performed twenty qualifying for the 2 km final. It was Tony McRae who emerged from the pack within 140 metres of the finish to go on to win by 20 metres from Marcus Gniel who held off the fast finishing Michael Morton by a whisker. McRae’s last win was in the King of the Mountains in 2015. It became an even more momentous day for him when he was announced as a life member of the club along with his fellow former handicapper, Phil Shay. Nicky Angus was acclaimed for reaching her 200 run milestone whilst Howard Bush from Deans Marsh was recognised for completing 100 club events.

 Top 10 Placings

T.McRae, 6:59; M. Gneil, 8:13; M. Morton, 7:03; L. Haines, 6:35; S. Thompson, 7:56; J. Foran, 7:13; M. Paull, 8:59; G. Clark, 8:46; N. Angus, 9:07; S. Crossfield, 8:00.


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The Intersport DeGrandi 21100m Handicap

A moderate westerly breeze tempered conditions for the 71 starters in the the Intersport Degrandi 21.1 km handicap along the Barwon River paths. The runners certainly appreciated the tail wind in the final two kilometres. It was Peter McDonough who forged to the lead inside the last 600 metres to go on to win by 90 metres from Mark Humphrey with Jeff Walker a further 20 metres away third. McDonough, who has struggled with injury since recording two victories in 2013, put the writing on the wall with a placing at Anglesea last Sunday. Sara Coulter was the fastest female by over 12 minutes whilst Zac Boothroyd recorded his first ever fastest in the male division.

Sean Thompson was congratulated on reaching his 100 run milestone.

Top 10 Placings

P.McDonough, 104:07; M. Humphrey, 95:28; J. Walker, 105:03; C. Bridgland, 122:44; E. Sims, 105:12; M. Maiden, 92:50; B. O’Neill, 82:36; S. Coulter, 88:42; A. Ruggero, 82:39; S. Van Rooyen, 84:11.

Fastest Times

Under 40 Male: Z. Boothroyd 82.13, B. O’Neill 82.36

Under 40  Female: S. Coulter 88.42, J. Larsson 114.11

Veteran Male: A. Ruggero  82.39, S. Van Rooyen 84.11

Veteran Female: S. Andrews 100.56, E. Sims 105.12

Masters Male: M. Humphrey 95.28, G. Anset 105.15

Masters Female: N. Angus 117.48, K. Hammond 118.21

Legends Male: J. Morton 100.47, G. Clark 112.09

Legends Female:  C. Bridgland 122.44, M. Henshaw 123.13

Supervets Male: J. Walker 105.03

Supervets Female: M. Blood 144.54

Magic Money: J. Morton

5 km Consolation: H. Bush


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Geelong Cross Country Club Season 2019

Welcome to the Geelong Cross Country Club season 2019. Come and join us for 25 races across the season with 3 new courses for 2019.
Online season membership is now available.
Check out the race calendar for location, race information and results.
SEASON 2019 

Upcoming Events

  1. Bellarine Print – Ocean Grove 10km

    May 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Mediate First – Waurn Ponds 5km Sealed Handicap

    June 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Cafe Zoo – Drysdale 7km

    June 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. The Injury Clinic – Wurdiboluc 12.6km

    June 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Pro Feet Podiatry – Balyang 8km Sealed Handicap

    June 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am