Intersport De Grandi 21.1km Handicap

This Sunday’s race is the Intersport De Grandi 21.1km handicap at Belmont Park Melway Ref: 451 K9.

The 1st handicap runner starts at 8 a.m. along with all invitational runners

There is a consolation 5km race at 9am. 


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Goodlife Geelong 10000m Handicap

20170910_111311A pleasant morning dawned for the 76 competitors in the Goodlife Geelong 10 km handicap along the Barwon River pathways. Some minor flooding necessitated an amended course. It was club president, Paul Austin, who appreciated a substantial lift in his handicap, to set a steady pace throughout to hold off Vin Gasper by 60 metres with Nick Masters a similar distance away in third place. Austin who devised the altered course has been preparing for a trekking expedition in Asia. Tracie Dekleva and Mark Chalmers streeted their rivals in the battle for fastest time honours.

Top 10 Placings

P. Austin, 54:36; V. Gasper,  43:02; N. Masters, 45:26; S. Curtain, 39:43; V. Kelly, 69:25; A. Herbert, 43:37; T. Dekleva, 39:37; J. Larsson, 50:30; C. Bridgland, 56:04; I. Graljuk, 39:35.

Fastest Times

Under 20 Male: N. MacDonald 42.58, A. Fitzpatrick 65.34

Under 40 Male: D. Burns 36.36, J. Curran 38.36

Under 40  Female: R. Thompson 46.02, J. Larsson 50.30

Veteran Male: M. Chalmers 35.29, D. Wright 36.44

Veteran Female: T. Dekleva 39.37, S. Andrews 43.52

Masters Male: M. Clayton 38.50, P. Shay 41.18

Masters Female: C. Crawford 56.44, M. Harrison 58.45

Legends Male : D. Elward 40.58, V. Gasper 43.02

Legends Female: C. Bridgland 56.04, M. Henshaw 56.38

Supervets Male: M. Orelli,59.40, G. Marshall 63.40

Magic Money: J. MacCarthy


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Profeet Podiatry 5000m Handicap

20170903_101912The extremely mild early spring morning was replaced by the predicted wind gusts, dust and intermittent light rain as the 97 starters gathered for the Profeet Podiatry 5 km handicap at Fyansford. It was first year runner, Andrew Fitzpatrick, who was able to hold off the advancing pack to win by 40 metres from Mary Harrison with Kathryn Hayden a farther 30 metres behind in third place. Fitzpatrick joined the club at the urging of his parents who have been members for four years. Tracie Dekleva had a minute to spare in the race for fastest female whilst Mark Chalmers revelled in the shorter distance to record his first ever fastest male.

 Top 10 Placings

A. Fitzpatrick, 28:01; M. Harrison, 27:39; K. Hayden, 24:43; N. Masters, 22:24; A. McGrillen, 20:17; C. Cahill, 22:58; R. Little, 28:44; S. Curtain, 19:26; V. Gasper, 21:18; S. Ryan, 20:44.

Fastest Times

Under 20 Male: N. MacDonald 20.25, A. Fitzpatrick 28.01

Under 40 Male: D. Card 17.33, D. Burns 18.22

Under 40  Female: R. Thompson 21.14, K. Newcombe 22.57

Veteran Male: M. Chalmers 17.19, G. Simpson 17.31

Veteran Female: T. Dekleva 19.52, S. Pedersen 20.59

Masters Male: M. Clayton 19.15, P. Shay 19.42

Masters Female: C. Crawford 25.31, M. Harrison 27.39

Legends Male : D. Elward 20.09, V. Gasper 21.16

Legends Female: C. Bridgland 28.12, M. Henshaw 28.14

Supervets Male: M. Orelli 28.53, G. Marshall 30.41

Supervets Female: M. Blood 37.01

Magic Money:A. Jenkins


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The Running Company Geelong 15,000m Sealed Handicap

PART_1503Fifty- nine runners lined up for the Running Company Geelong 15 km sealed handicap with another twenty-one contesting the consolation 5 km event. A little hail before the start cleared and cool breezy conditions along the Barwon River paths ensued. A group of five men led for the first of three laps as the race began to take shape. It was first year runner, Matt Gunther, who broke clear to win by 70 metres from Ron Thomas who had to dig deep to hold off Dan Wright in a sprint to the line. In the female section, Tracie Dekleva was a convincing winner from Susan Andrews and Sharon Pedersen. When handicappers applied the hidden handicaps, Cate Shay scored her first win in two years in taking out  the Frontmarkers section. Sean Thompson and Daryl Burns each won their second race for the season in winning the Middlemarkers and Backmarkers divisions respectively. Being fourth overall was enough for Dave Card to win the Newcomers section.


Frontmarkers: C. Shay; Middlemarkers: S. Thompson; Backmarkers: D. Burns; New and Returning Runners: D. Card.

Fastest Times

Under 20 Male: N. MacDonald 69.36

Under 40 Male: M. Gunther 54.56, D. Card 55.36

Under 40 Female: R. Ryan 78.03, L. Brown 79.24

Veteran Male: R. Thomas 55.12, D. Wright 55.16

Veteran Female: T. Dekleva 64.21, S. Andrews 71.02

Masters Male: M. Clayton 61.45, P. Shay 62.07

Masters Female: C. Shay 95.18, M. Harrison 96.45.

Legends Male : D. Elward 61.50, V. Gasper 66.58

Legends Female: C. Bridgland 86.28

Supervets Male: M. Orelli 94.46, D. Jennings 99.09

Consolation 5 km: L. Feetwood


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