The Running Company Geelong ‘Not-the-Belmont Park Sealed’ 15 km or 5 km Virtual Race
A field of 52 runners participated in the virtual running of the Running Company 15 km sealed handicap. This was the final race of the special sealed series. The early birds had the best of the conditions with the weekend competitors having to battle the fury of the wintry blast. It was newcomer Katie Hayes who had the best adjusted time from second year runner, Anhthu Nguyen, with long time stalwart of the club, Vin Gasper, who is a long distance specialist in third place. Fourth placed Catherine Allison, another second year performer, had the fastest overall time. Each of these first four won their respective divisions of the race. The fastest male was Marcus Overman.
For those not wanting to tackle the 15 km, there was a consolation 5 km and Liam Hanrahan was the fastest and also first on adjusted time over his 21 rivals.
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When the overall scores were tallied to decide the results of the time-honoured sealed series, Carol Crawford, Katie Hayes and Luke Considine were narrow winners of their respective divisions whilst Jeanette Austin was a runaway winner in the Frontmarkers section.
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15 km top 10 handicap placings (and actual times)
K. Hayes 72.35, A. Nguyen 86.16, V. Gasper 71.02, C. Allison 58.33, J. Austin 76.57, A. Ward 61.08, L. Gasparini 82.22, L. Considine 60.44, T.de Koning-Ward 81.40, L. Harrison 81.26.
5 km top 3 handicap placings (and actual times)
L. Hanrahan 18.34, D. Shiells 32.21, M. Humphrey 21.16.
Female: C. Allison 58.33
Male: M. Overman 59.19
Female: H. Newman 18.34
Male: L. Hanrahan 17.40
Overall Sealed Series winners
Frontmarkers: J. Austin
Middlemarkers: C. Crawford
Backmarkers: L. Considine
Newcomers: K. Hayes.
Consistency Award standings
C. Allison 80, J. Austin 70, C. Crawford 64
Steigen Socks: M. Crawford