A 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.
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