Australian Mind Body Balance 10k Handicap

A field of 61 turned out for the running of the Australian Mind Body Balance 10 km handicap at Ocean Grove yesterday. The sand section was mainly firm but there was a cold headwind to contend with on the long stretch back to the start.

A battle ensued between two of the warriors of the club, Ken Walker and Dave Elward with Elward winning by 12 metres in the sprint to the finish. Elward is a regular at Landy Field Masters Athletics on Wednesday evenings where he holds numerous records. It was Elward’s first club win for twelve years after countless placings. Kate Bramley in her return to the club was the fastest female by four minutes whilst Ed Kelly was comfortably the fastest male.

Life member Vin Gasper, who joined the club in 1973, was recognised for reaching the amazing milestone of 900 club runs. In winning 24 club events, Gasper is the most successful member.

Australian Mind Body Balance Ocean Grove 10km Handicap winner Dave Elward with Amy Hawker from race sponsor Australian Mind Body Balance

Top 10 Placings

D. Elward 43.32, K. Walker 42.45, L. Considine 40.00, L. Pye 51.37, K. McNulty 44.30, S. Andrews 47.32, E. Kelly 38.24, R. Ryan 56.06, L. Haines 39.45, P. Galvin 51.41.

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: E. James 38.55, L. Drady 40.22.
  • Under 40 Female: K. Bramley 43.21, K. Bahari 51.41.
  • Veteran Male: E. Kelly 38.24, L. Haines 39.45.
  • Veteran Female: F. Wright 47.19, K. Gilbert 54.24.
  • Masters Male: A. Ward 44.33, G. Wrest 49.11.
  • Masters Female: S. Andrews 47.32, G. Pape 48.38.
  • Legends Male: K. Walker 42.45, K. McNulty 44.30.
  • Legends Female: P. Galvin 51.41, M. Henshaw 62.51.
  • Supervets Female: C. Stephens 54.23, F. Barnett 70.21.
  • Magic Money: M. Orelli 72.18.

Next Sunday’s race is a 8 km handicap race starting at the Inverleigh Information Centre at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:30 a.m.

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GPC Squad – Barwon Valley 4km Teams Race

The handicappers with the help of the computer assembled the entrants into seventeen teams of similar standing for the Geelong Performance Coaching Squad Teams Race at Barwon Valley Park on Sunday. The wind gradually strengthened as the race progressed. Tactics came to the fore with some teams electing to use their fastest runner first while other teams decided to use them last.

It was Team 12 consisting of Alison Muscroft, Glenn Wrest and Molly Voss who triumphed by 70 metres from Team 5 with Team 10 a further 90 metres back in third. Voss who anchored the winning team hails from Ballarat and is part of the sponsor’s squad. Fastest times for the day went to Alison Muscroft and Pat Hagan.

GPC Squad – Barwon Valley 4km Teams Race winners Alison Muscroft, Glenn Wrest and Molly Voss

Top 3 Results

1st  A. Muscroft, G. Wrest, M. Voss; 2nd F. Engelsman, K. Gilbert, S. Thompson; 3rd H. Peart, R. Wright, S. Willersdorf.

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: P. Hagan 13.03, H. Fleet 14.15.
  • Under 40  Female: M. Voss 19.02,K. Bahari 19.14.
  • Veteran Male: E. Kelly 14.04, L. Considine 14.23.
  • Veteran Female: A. Muscroft 17.09, K. Gilbert 19.31.
  • Masters Male: J. Foran 16.29, G. Wrest 17.54.
  • Masters Female: S. Andrews 17.41. 
  • Legends Male : K. Walker 16.05, K. McNulty 16.11.
  • Supervets Male: F. Engelsman 20.08, J. Walker 20.55. 
  • Supervets Female: C. Bridgland 25.35, F. Barnett 26.25.

Next Sunday’s event is a 10 000 metre handicap at Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club Melway 497 E1 at 9:00 a.m. Registrations need to be submitted by 8:40 a.m.. New members and invitation runners most welcome.

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Kieser 5 000 metre Sealed Handicap

A pleasant Sunday morning for running ensured competitive racing for the 70 starters in the Kieser 5 km sealed handicap. This race is the first of four in the sealed series where you have to complete at least three to qualify for the total prize pool.

It was first time runner, Ivi Cicak who streeted the field winning by 100 metres from invitation runner, Matthew Ogle. Susan Howell who recently won multiple gold in the Australian Masters Athletics Championships was a convincing winner in the female division.

When handicappers Dan, Jo and Michael applied the hidden handicaps, Steve Curtain won the Backmarkers, recording his second win for the season and improving his overall 5 km time by 28 seconds. Madeline Crawford won the Middlemarkers and Eloise Gordon took out the Frontmarkers. Jodie Bish was successful in the New and Returning Runners section.


Frontmarkers: E. Gordon, Middlemarkers: M. Crawford, Backmarkers: S. Curtain, New and Returning Runners: J. Bish

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: M. Ogle 17.38, H. Fleet 18.03.
  • Under 40 Female: M. Crawford 21.57, K. Bahari 23.56.
  • Veteran Male: I. Cicak 17.38, E. Kelly 17.58.
  • Veteran Female: L. Solly 24.04, K. Gilbert 24.45.
  • Masters Male: J. Foran 21.16, R. Solly 21.39.
  • Masters Female: S. Andrews 22.11, C. Crawford 24.52.
  • Legends Male : K. Walker 20.48, K. McNulty 21.04.
  • Legends Female: S. Howell 21.17, P. Galvin 24.10.
  • Supervets Male: D. Elward 20.38, V. Gasper 23.45.
  • Supervets Female: C. Stephens 26.24, F. Barnett 33.12.

Next Sunday’s race is a teams race at Barwon Valley Park, Melway Ref 451 H 8 at 9:00 a.m. Entries need to be submitted to the secretary by Wednesday evening. New members and invitation runners most welcome.

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Pro Feet Podiatry 8 000 metre Handicap

A field of 65 turned out on a breezy grey morning for the running of the Pro Feet Podiatry 8 km handicap at Portarlington on Sunday. The strength of the wind became more obvious when the runners turned for the homeward leg and the backmarkers came to the fore.

Pro Feet Podiatry 8 000 metre Handicap winner Paul Posterino

It was Paul Posterino in his tweenty-fourth race with the club who surged to the lead 300 metres from the finish to deny consistent stalwarts, Dave Elward and Ken Walker. Posterino missed the first half of last season with a severe injury and is now back in fine form.

Former five time club champion, Genevieve Pape, was the fastest female whilst Pat Hagan was the fastest male for the third consecutive time. Geoff Anset was recognised for reaching his 200 run milestone.

Top 10 Placings

P. Posterino 30.08, D. Elward 34.22, K. Walker 33.40, K.McNulty 34.39, L. Considine 31.23, E. Kelly 30.00, D. Churkovich 38.25, M. Crawford 38.17, A. Ward 33.30, C. Crawford 42.33

Fastest Times

  • Under 20 Male: J. Peart 49.12.
  • Under 40 Male: P. Hagan 28.15, P. Posterino 30.08.
  • Under 40 Female: M. Crawford 38.17, K. Bahari 40.07.
  • Veteran Male: E. Kelly 30.00, L. Considine 31.23.
  • Veteran Female: K. Gilbert 42.49, E. Gordon 43.21.
  • Masters Male: A. Ward 33.30, S. Borwick 39.38.
  • Masters Female: G. Pape 37.34, C. Crawford 42.33.
  • Legends Male: K. Walker 33.40, K. McNulty 34.39.
  • Legends Female: S. Howell 37.52, P. Galvin 40.35.
  • Supervets Male: D. Elward 34.22, P. Fuller 39.17.
  • Supervets Female: C. Stephens 43.07, F. Barnett 55.03.

Magic Money: F. Barnett

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