Newgrove Benchtops ‘Not-the-Eliminator’ 2 km Virtual Final and Consolation Races
The twenty finalists had to submit a 2 km race time to decide the Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator with the sponsor generously providing a champagne set for the victor. Once again, it was a hectic dash and those who waited till late in the week had strong winds to contend with. The winner was Russell Dmytrenko who scored by 0.8 of a second from Liam Hanrahan who ran the fastest time with Charlie Harrison third. Dmytrenko has shown marked improvement recently and has done most of his runs in the Williamstown area. The fastest female time was recorded by Susan Andrews. There was a consolation race for those who missed out on the final and 32 runners competed. The convincing winner on handicap was Dianne Shiells.
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Top 10 placings (and actual times)
R. Dmytrenko 8.09, L. Hanrahan 6.12, C. Harrison 7.10, B. Ellis 8.00, T. McRae 7.14, M. Morton 7.03, S. Thompson 7.30, A. Morton 9.46, A. Nguyen 9.41, A. Jenkins 9.12.
Female: S. Andrews 8.03
Male: L. Hanrahan 6.12.
Steigen Socks: A. Morton
Happy Runner Shoes Spot Prize: K. Hayes
Intersport De Grandi Consistency Award points:
C. Allison 86, J. Austin 74, C. Crawford 67, L. Gasparini 64.5, L. Considine 57
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The virtual season has now concluded with many thanks to Jeanette Morton who was named Best Clubperson for her untiring work in conducting the 23 race program. The next proposed club event is the Dawnbuster run at 7 a.m. on 31st December at the Carousel. Hopefully it will not have to be virtual.