Another glorious Sunday morning for running saw some fine times for the 83 contestants in the Pro Feet Podiatry 8 km sealed handicap from Balyang Sanctuary and return.
It was Mac Fox who held off Dan Wright to win by 25 metres with Daryl Burns a further 45 metres away third. Kate Bramley finished sixth overall and was well over a kilometre ahead of her nearest female rivals, Rachael Thompson and Ruth Kimpton.
When handicappers Dan and Jo applied the hidden handicaps, Fox in his third club event won the Newcomers division, Tim Davis the Backmarkers and Fiona Gilks the Frontmarkers. Returning from injury, Wayne McCorkell was the winner of the Middlemarkers division.
Frontmarkers: Fiona Gilks 40.33, Middlemarkers: Wayne McCorkell 38.15, Backmarkers: Tim Davis 33.09, New and Returning Runners: Mac Fox 28.12.
Under 40 Male: M. Fox 28.12, L. Drady, 28.52.
Under 40 Female: K. Bramley 29.33, R.Thompson 34.17.
Veteran Male: D. Wright 28.18, D. Burns 28.27.
Veteran Female: S. Andrews 35.59, D. Giannios 38.43.
Masters Male: M. Clayton 32.25, A. Ward 32.32.
Masters Female: R. Kimpton 35.30, K. McFadden 41.05.
Legends Male : K. Walker 32.37, K. McNulty 33.28.
Legends Female: P. Galvin 40.04, K. Hammond 43.02
Supervets Male: D. Elward 33.36, V. Gasper 35.47.
Supervets Female: F. Barnett 51.56, C. Bridgland 52.43.
A pleasant Sunday morning greeted the 70 enthusiastic runners gathered for the running of the Pro Feet Podiatry 7 km handicap at Drysdale Recreation Reserve. It is a true undulating cross country course which suits strong runners. The set up was a tribute to course directors, Geoff, Stuart and Mark.
Assistant Treasurer, Michael Morton scored his maiden club victory when he overtook Luke Ryan with 350 metres to go to finally win by 40 metres with Jeff Walker a further 160 metres astern in third. Morton, now in his fifth season was drawn to the club by the enthusiasm of his parents, Jeanette and John, who have been members for a dozen years.
Former club champion, Kate Bramley and promising invitation junior, Zac Norton were easily the fastest of their gender.
Top 10 Placings
M. Morton 29.49, L. Ryan 32.46, J. Walker 37.31, L. Considine 29.22, L. Haines 28.22, K. Bramley 28.41, K. Walker 30.47, D. Burns 28.16, H. Mack 29.38, V. Gasper 34.21.
Under 20 Male: Z. Norton 24.54.
Under 40 Male: L. Drady 28.00, M. Fox 28.04.
Under 40 Female: K. Bramley 28.41, R.Thompson 32.11
Veteran Male: E. Kelly 27.39, D. Burns 28.16.
Veteran Female: J. White 31.34, R. Fuller 33.28.
Masters Male: A. Ward 31.38, S. Pretty 36.21.
Masters Female: R. Kimpton 34.03, T. De-Koning Ward 39.43.
Legends Male: K. Walker 30.47, K. McNulty 32.42.
Legends Female: P. Galvin 39.42, P. Tindall 39.46.
The sunshine was melting the frost as the 89 eager starters lined up for the eighth running of the East Geelong Discount Drug Store 8 km handicap at Inverleigh on Sunday morning. The course designed by the race sponsor, Phil Shay, is a true test of endurance.
It was club treasurer, Sean Thompson, who replicated his 2017 victory by overtaking Max Wright to win by 20 metres followed by Fiona Gilks who was the first frontmarker home. Thompson’s wife hailed from Inverleigh so he is very familiar with the course.
In the battle for fastest times, Kate Bramley and Liam Drady were the quickest of their gender.