A field of 86 turned out for the season opening Steigen 5 km sealed handicap at the Saints Baseball Fields. The overcast sky and a gentle breeze made for perfect running conditions along the Waurn Ponds Creek circuit.
Second year member, Pat Hagan showed he had retained his fine form of last season to win by forty metres from another second year member, Mac Fox. Reigning Masters female champion. Ruth Kimpton was the fastest female by a substantial margin over Louise Brennan.
When the hidden handicaps were applied, it was Steve Curtain who won his first sash, having run 58 races since joining the club in 2015. Stephane VanderBruggen was congratulated on reaching his 200 run milestone
Winner: S. Curtain 19.29
- Under 20 Male: J. Peart 29.43
- Under 40 Male: P. Hagan 16.26, M. Fox 16.34
- Under 40 Female: K. Bahari 23.58, M. Crawford 24.26.
- Veteran Female: L. Brennan 22.29, D. White 22.40
- Masters Male: A. Ward 19.55, Z. Krstevski 20.41.
- Masters Female: R. Kimpton 21.39, T. De Koning-Ward 24.59.
- Legends Male: K. Walker 20.14, K. McNulty 20.49.
- Legends Female: J. Austin 27.09, K. Hammond 27.36.
- Supervets Male: D. Elward 20.20, V. Gasper 23.11.
- Supervets Female: C. Stephens 27.17, F. Barnett 33.13.
Next Sunday’s race is a 6.5 km handicap race starting at Barwon Valley Park Melway Ref 451 H 8 at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:30 am