Virtual Race 22 Results

Intersport De Grandi ‘Not-the-Belmont Park’ 21.1 km & 5 km Virtual Race

Forty-seven keen runners participated in the virtual running of the Intersport De Grandi half marathon with four intrepid athletes even doing their run in the rain on Saturday.  Victory went to life member and Geelong Half Marathon co-ordinator, Kevin McNulty who convincingly won from Mark Humphrey and Kurt Jungling. A distance specialist, McNulty regularly does his long run on Sundays around the Barwon River paths so yesterday’s run was routine for him. Catherine Allison and Paul Posterino were the fastest of their gender.

A consolation virtual 5 km for those who didn’t fancy the long race attracted twenty-seven contestants with last week’s winner, David Simpson triumphing over running partner Jeff Walker and Liam Hanrahan who achieved fastest time.

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21.1 km

Top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

K. McNulty 93.13, M. Humphrey 94.37, K. Jungling 94.39, A. Nguyen 124.36, S. Stockton 109.12, A. Jenkins 113.42, P. Posterino 83.14, L. Gasparini 117.00, C. Allison 85.03, J. Forster 99.07.

Fastest times

Female: C. Allison 85.03

Male: P. Posterino 83.14.

5 km

Top 3 handicap placings (and actual times)

D. Simpson 25.01, J. Walker 24.33, L. Hanrahan 18.13.

Consistency Award standings

C. Allison 85, J. Austin 73, C. Crawford 67.

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: K. Jungling

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Virtual Race 21 Results

Feast Geelong ‘Not-the-Fyansford’ 5 km Virtual Race

One first timer was amongst the 77 runners who participated in the virtual running of the Feast Geelong5km sealed handicap.  This week, those who left their run until early Sunday morning, enjoyed ideal conditions. The pace was really on with the shorter distance seeing the top ten placegetters all bettering their handicaps. It was long time member, David Simpson who triumphed from Barney Ellis and Kim Wright. Simpson, a 360 club run member, who has been battling injury throughout the season produced a sizzling run to win by six seconds from Ellis who also improved markedly on his recent performances. Catherine Allison who is still leading the Consistency Award was the fastest female with promising junior Tom Hockley-Samon the fastest male.

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Top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

D. Simpson 24.44, B. Ellis 22.32, K. Wright 25.04, S. Ryan 20.56, R. Worth 26.12, L. Gasparini 25.03, J. Kavanagh 31.45, L. Considine 18.30, Sarah Andrews 22.50, P. Kemp 22.18.

Fastest times

Female: C. Allison 18.16

Male: T. Hockley-Samon 17.03

Consistency Award standings

C. Allison 83, J. Austin 72, C. Crawford 66

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: L. Gasparini

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Virtual Race 20 Results

The Injury Clinic ‘Not-the-Anglesea’ 8 km Virtual Race

There was one first timer among the 72 runners participating in the virtual running of the Injury Clinic 8 km sealed handicap. Once again, those who did their run early in the week benefited, avoiding the very strong winds later in the week. It was frontmarker, Fiona Fitzpatrick, who is still searching for her first official club win who held sway from newcomer Tania de Koning-Ward who beat her husband, last season’s Masters champion Alister Ward on adjusted time by a second. Fitzpatrick has been in the placings regularly recently and has been completing the Geelong Masters Athletics virtual races as well, building a great fitness base. Fastest times again went to Hayley Newman and Marcus Overman.

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The Consistency Award is still interesting with Catherine Allison keeping a safe distance ahead of Jeanette Austin though the 21.1 km in 2 week’s time will be a test as Jeanette is primed for the longer runs. And Carol Crawford is only 6 points behind Jeanette.

Top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

F. Fitzpatrick 53.14, T. de Koning-Ward 42.19, A. Ward 31.50, R. Solly 36.50, B. Ellis 39.31, J. Kavanagh 54.16, M. Humphrey 37.11, S.Ryan 35.22, C. Allison 30.21, P. Kemp 40.12

Fastest times

Female: Hayley Newman 29:48

Male: Marcus Overman 30:23

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: Louise Kemp

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Virtual Race 19 Results

The Running Company Geelong ‘Not-the-Belmont Park Sealed’ 15 km or 5 km Virtual Race

A field of 52 runners participated in the virtual running of the Running Company 15 km sealed handicap. This was the final race of the special sealed series. The early birds had the best of the conditions with the weekend competitors having to battle the fury of the wintry blast. It was newcomer Katie Hayes who had the best adjusted time from second year runner, Anhthu Nguyen, with long time stalwart of the club, Vin Gasper, who is a long distance specialist in third place. Fourth placed Catherine Allison, another second year performer, had the fastest overall time. Each of these first four won their respective divisions of the race. The fastest male was Marcus Overman.

For those not wanting to tackle the 15 km, there was a consolation 5 km and Liam Hanrahan was the fastest and also first on adjusted time over his 21 rivals.

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When the overall scores were tallied to decide the results of the time-honoured sealed series, Carol Crawford, Katie Hayes and Luke Considine were narrow winners of their respective divisions whilst Jeanette Austin was a runaway winner in the Frontmarkers section.

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15 km top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)

K. Hayes 72.35, A. Nguyen 86.16, V. Gasper 71.02, C. Allison 58.33, J. Austin 76.57, A. Ward 61.08, L. Gasparini 82.22, L. Considine 60.44, T.de Koning-Ward 81.40, L. Harrison 81.26. 

5 km top 3 handicap placings (and actual times)

L. Hanrahan 18.34, D. Shiells 32.21, M. Humphrey 21.16.

Fastest times

15 km

Female: C. Allison 58.33

Male: M. Overman 59.19

5 km

Female: H. Newman 18.34

Male: L. Hanrahan 17.40

Overall Sealed Series winners

Frontmarkers: J. Austin

Middlemarkers: C. Crawford

Backmarkers: L. Considine

Newcomers: K. Hayes.  

Consistency Award standings

C. Allison 80, J. Austin 70, C. Crawford 64

Spot prize

Steigen Socks: M. Crawford

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