Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator

Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator winner Michael Orelli

A field of 49 assembled for the time honoured Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator at Balyang Sanctuary. All entrants had to complete both the 4 km and 3 km events with the best performed twenty qualifying for the 2 km final.

It was Michael Orelli who defied the backmarkers to run him down to win by fifty metres with Pam Tindal leading the chasing pack. For Orelli, a short course specialist, it was his fourth win in the race, having also been successful in 2000, 2007 and 2015.

Rob Solly was acclaimed for reaching his 100th run milestone. The next club event is the Dawn Buster at the Carousel at 7 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Top 10 Placings

M. Orelli 10:56, P. Tindal 9:27, M. Morton 7:30, S. Thompson 8:03, S. Curtain 7:45, K. McNulty 8:03, M. Fox 6:25, H. Peart 10:18, N. Madden 8:14, R. Peart 7:14.

Season Awards

  • Open Champions: R. Thompson and L. Drady
  • Marathon Champion: V. Gasper
  • Age Champions
    • Under 40: R. Thompson and L. Drady
    • Veterans: S. Andrews and E. Kelly
    • Masters: R. Kimpton and A. Ward
    • Legends: P. Tindal and K. Walker
    • SuperVets: D. Elward
  • Rory Wilson Age Graded 10 km: D. Elward
  • Best Clubperson: J. Walker
  • Sealed Series
    • Frontmarkers: F. Fitzpatrick
    • Middlemarkers: B. Ellis
    • Backmarkers: T. Davis
    • New and Returning Runners: E. Kelly
  • Most Improved: F. Fitzpatrick and B. Ellis
  • Most Impressive: D. Elward
  • Best First Year Runner: E. Kelly
Posted in Race Results

Newgrove Benchtops – Eliminator 4/3/2km

The Eliminator will be held on Sunday, 7th November at the Canoe Club at 9 a.m.

 Everyone does a 4km and a 3km, going off in groups of ten. The twenty members with the best results in comparison with their handicaps will contest a 2km to determine the winner.

Presentation of the season’s awards including the Sealed Series and the Championships will be made after the event as well as a short A.G.M.

Posted in Club News

2022 Geelong Half Marathon

We can confirm that the 2022 Geelong Half Marathon is planned for Sunday April 24th, 2022.

More details will be available closer to the date. We hope to see you there!

Posted in Club News

Intersport De Grandi half marathon cancelled

Unfortunately, the easing of COVID restrictions from midnight tonight only allows training. Therefore we have to cancel Sunday’s Intersport De Grandi half marathon. 

With the new restrictions expected to last till the end of the month, it is extremely unlikely that the Four Bridges and the Eliminator will be held.

Posted in Run Updates

Upcoming Events

  1. The 2022 Geelong Half Marathon

    April 24, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm