Darrawill Farm 5000 metre Sealed Handicap

Perfect racing conditions greeted the 87 starters in the Darrawill Farm 5 km sealed handicap along the Waurn Ponds Creek bike path on Sunday.

Darrawill Farm 5000 metre winners Matt Maiden and Fiona Fitzpatrick.

Damien Turner and invitation runner, Matt Egan, ran together for four kilometres until Egan surged ahead to win by 50 metres. The female section was more clear cut with Kate Bramley having 300 metres to spare from invitation runner, Jane White.

When handicapper Dan applied the hidden handicaps, it was the winners of the first two club races this season in Fiona Fitzpatrick and Barney Ellis who continued their fine form and were this time successful in the Frontmarkers and Middlemarkers divisions respectively. Matt Maiden had his first club win in taking out the Backmarkers whilst Eloise Gordon proved strongest in the Newcomers section.

Everything is gearing up to the club’s 50th Season Celebration on June 25th with ticket enquiries to [email protected]

Results

Frontmarkers: F. Fitzpatrick 28.29, Middlemarkers: B. Ellis 21.24, Backmarkers: M. Maiden 19.51, New and Returning Runners: E. Gordon 27.21.

Fastest Times

  • Under 20 Male: M. Jones 22.30, L. Van Ingen 23.38.
  • Under 20 Female: P. Moloney 21.07
  • Under 40 Male: M.Egan 16.22, R.Egan 17.28
  • Under 40 Female: K. Bramley 18.12, E. Conroy 21.39.
  • Veteran Male: D. Turner 16.34, D. Burns 17.23
  • Veteran Female: J. White 19.31, S.Pedersen 20.29.
  • Masters Male: A. Ward 19.04, M. Clayton 19.25.
  • Masters Female: R. Kimpton 21.09, S.Howell 21.47.
  • Legends Male : K. Walker 19.47, K. McNulty 20.11.
  • Legends Female: P. Tindall 24.07, P. Galvin 24.10.
  • Supervets Male: V. Gasper 21.11, J. Walker 25.20.
  • Supervets Female: D. Elson 31.04, F. Barnett 32.22

Next Sunday’s race is a 4 000 metre teams relay at Barwon Valley Park Melway Ref 451 G 8 at 9:00 a.m. Registrations need to be submitted to by 9:00 a.m. Saturday. New members and invitation runners most welcome. More information please visit this link.

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Active Feet 6500 metre Handicap

Active Feet 6500 metre Handicap winner Barney Ellis

A mild autumn morning greeted the 79 starters gathered for the running of the Active Feet 6.5 km handicap at Belmont Park. The moderate breeze kept conditions comfortable.

It was Barney Ellis who won by 100 metres from Dianne Shiells with a similar margin to Gerry Fitzpatrick. It was Ellis’s maiden victory in his 48th club race.

Damien Turner had a margin of a minute in the battle for fastest time honours whilst Rachael Thompson was the fastest female by a slender margin from Sharon Pedersen.

Colin Hatton was acknowledged for reaching his 200 run milestone.

Top 10 Placings

B. Ellis 29.40, D. Shiells 41.38, G. Fitzpatrick 33.39, V. Gasper 28.29, S. Thompson 27.17, F. Fitzpatrick 38.07, M. Morton 25.42, D. Burns 23.23, D. Churkovich 29.55, L. Pye 31.21.

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: L.Drady 23.09, S. Orr 23.23.
  • Under 40 Female: R. Thompson 27.58, M. Crawford 31.05.
  • Veteran Male: D. Turner 22.05, D.Burns 23.23.
  • Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 28.06, L. Solly 32.12.
  • Masters Male: A. Ward 25.41, S. Pretty 30.41.
  • Masters Female: R. Kimpton 28.37, S. Howell 29.39.
  • Legends Male: K. Walker 26.23, K. McNulty 27.09.
  • Legends Female: P. Tindall 32.25, P. Galvin 32.34.
  • Supervets Male: V. Gasper 28.29, G. Clark 31.31.
  • Supervets Female: C. Bridgland 43.13, F. Barnett 44.06.

Next Sunday’s race is a 5 km at Saints Baseball Field, Pioneer Rd, Waurn Ponds, Melway Ref 465 D6 at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:40.

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Steigen 5000 metre Handicap

Steigen 5000m Handicap winner Fiona Fitzpatrick

After a season of virtual races in 2020, 89 enthusiastic runners including many newcomers, gathered in perfect conditions for the running of the Steigen 5 km handicap.  The massed start saw a ferocious pace from the outset and it was the newcomers putting the rest of the field to the sword.

Veteran Damien Turner triumphed by 100 metres from Liam Drady with Ed Kelly making it a trifecta for the new members. In the female season, another first year member, Hayley Waterson won by half a kilometre from Sky Katz and Sharon Pedersen. When the handicappers applied the sealed handicaps, it was Fiona Fitzpatrick who scored her first win and collected the sash from the sponsors Steigen. Fitzpatrick has been training hard, including track races on Wednesday nights with Masters Athletics, to achieve the necessary improvement.

Top 10 Placings

F. Fitzpatrick 29:17, F. Gilks-De Araugo 25:02, V. Gasper 21:36, N. Muscroft 18:31, S. Thompson 20:54, G. Baensch 27:02, D. Churchovich 22:55, M. Morton 19:42, M. Maiden 21:04, L. Pye 24:17.

Fastest Times

  • Under 20 Male: J. Peart 20.20
  • Under 40 Male: L. Drady 17.48, J. Tenne 18.28
  • Under 40 Female: H. Waterson 19.06, R. Thompson 22.00
  • Veteran Male: D. Turner 17.25, E. Kelly 18.05
  • Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 21.26, L. Solly 24.19
  • Masters Male: A. Ward 19.35, M. Maiden 21.04
  • Masters Female: S. Howell 22.07, T. De Koning-Ward 24.46
  • Legends Male: K. Walker 20.25, K. McNulty 20.50
  • Legends Female: P. Tindal 24.21, P. Galvin 24.34
  • Supervets Male: D. Elward 20.58, V. Gasper 21.36
  • Supervets Female: D. Elson 31.44, C.Bridgland 32.31

FULL RESULTS

Next Sunday there isn’t a race due to Anzac Day but racing resumes on Sunday, 2nd May with a 6.5 km at Belmont Park, Melway Ref 451 K8 at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:40. More information please visit the Races page.

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2020 Geelong Half Marathon and 7 km Run

The postponed 2020 Geelong Half Marathon and 7 km Run was held on Sunday April 11th 2021.

Thank you to all who participated! You can find the official results here.

And a huge thank you to the City of Greater Geelong who granted us $5,000 to assist with running the Geelong Half Marathon this year. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Geelong Half Marathon in autumn 2022.

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Online race entry

The next race is the Goodlife Health Clubs – Barwon Valley 4km Teams Race on Sunday May 16.

Members can enter online here.