2022 Geelong Cross Country Club season

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The Injury Clinic 8000 metre Handicap

A perfect morning for running welcomed the encouraging field of 70 who turned out for the running of The Injury Clinic 8 km handicap at Fyansford on Sunday. The testing course designed by Paul Austin proved a formidable task for all.

The Injury Clinic 8000 metre Handicap winner Ray Meesen

It was Ray Meesen who handled the conditions best to win by 30 metres from Stephane Vander Bruggen with Michael Morton a further 50 metres back. Having joined in 2014 and being plagued by injury, it was Meesen’s first win at his 97th start.

Madeline Crawford was the fastest female while Pat Hagan was again the fastest male, consolidating his lead in the club championship. John Willigen was congratulated on reaching his 300 run milestone. Thanks to the course directors and the many marshalls for ensuring the event ran smoothly.

Top 10 Placings

R. Meesen 41.51, S. Vander Bruggen 30.32, M.Morton 32.19, J. Walker 43.11, F. Engelsman 44.07, P. Galvin 40.59, M. Crawford 36.49, G. Clark 40.16, D. Woodberry 39.58, R. Solly 36.35

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: P. Hagan 28.21, E. James 29.42.
  • Under 40 Female: M. Crawford 36.49, K. Bahari 40.19.
  • Veteran Male: S. Vander Bruggen 30.32, L. Considine 30.41.
  • Veteran Female: L. Brennan 37.37, K. Wright 41.22.
  • Masters Male: J. Foran 34.53, R. Solly 38.36.
  • Masters Female: N. Angus 43.32. F. Fitzpatrick 52.46.
  • Legends Male: K. McNulty 34.47, Z. Coric 37.50.
  • Legends Female: P. Galvin 40.59, J. Austin 44.22.
  • Supervets Male: D. Elward 34.03, P. Fuller 38.32.
  • Supervets Female: C. Stephens 44.32, F. Barnett 56.57.
  • Magic Money: J. Willgen 55.19.

Next Sunday’s race is a 15 km sealed handicap race starting at Barwon Valley Park at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:30 a.m.

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The Happy Runner 10k Handicap

The small field of 48 that turned out for the running of The Happy Runner 10km handicap at Torquay on Sunday morning were greeted by overcast skies. A strong headwind on the outward leg made for tough going but it meant the return leg was much more pleasurable.

The Happy Runner 10k Handicap winner John Morton

John Morton, who recently returned from a restrictive injury, streaked away to win by 120 metres from Alister Ward with Jeff Walker thirty metres further astern. It was Morton’s first handicap win since being involved in the club’s only dead heat at Wurdiboluc in 2016.

Kate Bramley was the fastest female by over 8 minutes whilst Paul Posterino narrowly defeated first time member, Tony Van by only 13 seconds. Life members of yesteryear, Peter Doyle and Peter Bliss, along with the club’s oldest surviving member, Bob Bateman graced us with their attendance. Gerry Fitzpatrick was congratulated on reaching his 100 run milestone.

Top 10 Placings

J. Morton 51.12, A. Ward 43.51, J. Walker 56.18, D. Woodberry 51.42, P. Fuller 49.34, P. Galvin 53.39, S. Pretty 48.23, R. Meesen 55.44, K. Bramley 40.39, D. Elward 44.15.

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: P. Posterino 39.09, S. Thompson 46.20.
  • Under 40  Female: K. Bramley 40.39, C. Neuton 51.08.
  • Veteran Male: T. Van 39.22, L. Haines 41.04. 
  • Veteran Female: F. Luca 52.37, L. Solly 54.42.
  • Masters Male: A. Ward 43.51, S. Pretty 48.23.
  • Masters Female: S. Andrews 49.27, T. De Koning-Ward 55.51. 
  • Legends Male: K. McNulty 44.59, D. Churkovich 49.49.
  • Legends Female: P. Galvin 53.39, M. Henshaw 65.19.
  • Supervets Male: D. Elward 44.15, P. Fuller 49.34.
  • Supervets Female: C. Stephens 57.58, F. Barnett 72.36.
  • Magic Money: T. De Koning-Ward 55.51

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

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The Injury Clinic 12.6k metre Handicap

The most favourable conditions ever experienced at Wurdiboluc greeted the field of 61 who ventured there for the running of the Injury Clinic 12.6 km handicap on Sunday. Of even greater significance was the welcome upgrading of the usually muddy track up to the dam wall.

The Injury Clinic 12.6k metre Handicap winner Susan Andrews

Susan Andrews made the most of the calm weather to race away to win by over a minute from Glenn Wrest who overtook Peter Fuller in the last hundred metres. It was Andrews’ second handicap win, having scored also at the Grammar School in 2017.

Louise Brennan was fastest female from Andrews with Pat Hagan again being the fastest male by a huge margin. Club stalwart, Jeanette Austin, was congratulated on reaching her 200 run milestone.

Top 10 Placings

S. Andrews 58.19, G. Wrest 59.04, P. Fuller 61.04, S. Thompson 55.59, L. Brennan 57.43, P. Balgobin 79.58, E. Kelly 47.54, D. Woodberry 64.21, E. James 47.28, J. Morton 63.50.

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: P. Hagan 45.18, E. James 47.28.
  • Under 40  Female: M. Voss 61.19, A. Yates 61.47.
  • Veteran Male: E. Kelly 47.54, L. Considine 49.20.
  • Veteran Female: L. Brennan 57.43, L. Solly 66.11.
  • Masters Male: A. Ward 54.18, G. West 59.04.
  • Masters Female: S. Andrews 58.19, T. De Koning-Ward 70.13. 
  • Legends Male: K. McNulty 55.30, C. Hatton 62.13.
  • Legends Female: J. Austin 72.42.
  • Supervets Male: V. Gasper 60.42, P. Fuller 61.04
  • Supervets Female: M. Blood 117.18.
  • Magic Money: S. Coffey 57.37.
  • Consolation 5 km: M.Orelli 32.15

Next Sunday’s race is a 10 km handicap race starting at Fisherman’s Beach, Torquay at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:30 a.m.

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Upcoming Events

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

    August 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. The Injury Clinic – Anglesea 8km

    August 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Eastside Wholefoods – Fyansford Four Bridges 5km

    September 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Intersport De Grandi – Barwon Valley Park 21.1km Half Marathon

    September 11 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Newgrove Benchtops – Eliminator 4/3/2km Canoe Club

    September 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am