2021 Geelong Cross Country Club season

Enter the Goodlife 4km Teams Race on May 16

Sign up as a GCCC member for season 2021

Download the club handbook for season 2021

Full details of all Club races for 2021 are available at this link.

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Virtual 5 km Dawnbuster Fun Run

Congratulations to our two spot prize winners for the Virtual 5 km Dawnbuster Fun Run (held from Monday 28 December to Thursday 31 December 2020): Sean Stockton from Geelong and Adam Hilton from Brunswick East.

And a big thankyou to our spot prize donors.

Sean wins a $100 voucher from Fisherman’s Pier in Geelong (http://fishermenspier.com.au/), and Adam wins a $100 voucher from the Wharf Shed, also in Geelong (https://www.wharfshedcafe.com.au/).

And congratulations to all category winners:

Age categoryGenderNameLocation of runTime (mins:secs)Km pace (mins:secs per km)
Under 18 yearsMJaymz FarrellShepparton26:105:14
18 – 39 yearsFRachel PainterGeelong18:393:44
18 – 39 yearsMLiam GreenGeelong18:553:47
40 – 49 yearsFMichelle HarrisLara25:255:05
40 – 49 yearsMLuke ConsidineBarwon River19:063:49
50 – 59 yearsFJennie DearnaleyLara Grand Lakes21:354:19
50 – 59 yearsMStephen McFaddenDawnbuster course22:374:31
60 – 69 yearsFJeanette AustinBarwon River Trail26:535:23
60 – 69 yearsMKen WalkerEast Belmont Football Ground19:403:56
70 years and overFElizabeth RiordanPleasant St Newtown to Geelong Foreshore29:125:50
70 years and overMJeff WalkerBarwon River Path24:404:56

For all results, click here.

Dawnbuster will hopefully be back as usual at the Geelong Waterfront at 7 am on Dec 31st 2021.

For further information, please contact the Events Team
([email protected] or phone 5229 4364).

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Virtual Race 23 (week 2) Results

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.

Click here for all results.

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.

Fastest times

Female: S. Andrews 8.03

Male: L. Hanrahan 6.12.

Spot prizes

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

Click here for all Consistency Award results.

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.

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Virtual Race 23 (week 1) Results

Newgrove Benchtops ‘Not-the-Eliminator’ 4/3/2 km Virtual Race

This was the first week of the virtual Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator. The entrants had to submit both a 4 km and a 3 km race time and handicapper Jeanette had the task of calculating the twenty best results to run in the final to be held in the coming week. With the shorter distances than usual, the pace was frenetic. When the times for the two distances were added together, it was former handicapper, Russell Dmytrenko, who had the best adjusted time with newcomers Charlie Harrison and Sarah Andrews filling the placings. Hayley Newman was the fastest female over both distances with Dan Wright the fastest male at 3 km and Liam Hanrahan the fastest over 4 km.

Click here for all of this week’s results.

The field of 20 for the virtual 2 km final this week is:

R. Dmytrenko, C. Harrison, S. Andrews, D. Hurst, P. Kemp. S. Ryan, A. Nguyen, A. Jenkins, S. Thompson, T. de Koning-Ward, G. Baensch, J. Walker, A. Morton, P. Austin, B. Ellis, J. Kavanagh, J. Forster, T. McRae, L. Hanrahan, M. Morton.

Fastest Times

3 km

Female: H. Newman 10.44

Male: D. Wright 10.43.

4 km

Female: H. Newman 14.17

Male: L. Hanrahan 14.07

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Online race entry

The next race is the Goodlife Health Clubs – Barwon Valley 4km Teams Race on Sunday May 16.

Members can enter online here.