The Injury Clinic 12.6k metre Handicap

The most favourable conditions ever experienced at Wurdiboluc greeted the field of 61 who ventured there for the running of the Injury Clinic 12.6 km handicap on Sunday. Of even greater significance was the welcome upgrading of the usually muddy track up to the dam wall.

The Injury Clinic 12.6k metre Handicap winner Susan Andrews

Susan Andrews made the most of the calm weather to race away to win by over a minute from Glenn Wrest who overtook Peter Fuller in the last hundred metres. It was Andrews’ second handicap win, having scored also at the Grammar School in 2017.

Louise Brennan was fastest female from Andrews with Pat Hagan again being the fastest male by a huge margin. Club stalwart, Jeanette Austin, was congratulated on reaching her 200 run milestone.

Top 10 Placings

S. Andrews 58.19, G. Wrest 59.04, P. Fuller 61.04, S. Thompson 55.59, L. Brennan 57.43, P. Balgobin 79.58, E. Kelly 47.54, D. Woodberry 64.21, E. James 47.28, J. Morton 63.50.

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: P. Hagan 45.18, E. James 47.28.
  • Under 40  Female: M. Voss 61.19, A. Yates 61.47.
  • Veteran Male: E. Kelly 47.54, L. Considine 49.20.
  • Veteran Female: L. Brennan 57.43, L. Solly 66.11.
  • Masters Male: A. Ward 54.18, G. West 59.04.
  • Masters Female: S. Andrews 58.19, T. De Koning-Ward 70.13. 
  • Legends Male: K. McNulty 55.30, C. Hatton 62.13.
  • Legends Female: J. Austin 72.42.
  • Supervets Male: V. Gasper 60.42, P. Fuller 61.04
  • Supervets Female: M. Blood 117.18.
  • Magic Money: S. Coffey 57.37.
  • Consolation 5 km: M.Orelli 32.15

Next Sunday’s race is a 10 km handicap race starting at Fisherman’s Beach, Torquay at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:30 a.m.

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2022 Geelong Cross Country Club season

Members can use the following link to pay for the next club race, buy Presentation Dinner tickets for Fri 30th Sept, or register as a club member for 2022. The 2022 handbook is also available.

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Active Feet 10 000 metre Sealed Handicap

Fortunately, the predicted heavy rain stayed away till the post race presentations which was a blessing for the 78 starters in the Active Feet 10 km Sealed Handicap at Barwon Valley Park on Sunday. The strong wind made it tough going in some of the exposed areas.

Pat Hagan held off invite Damien Turner to score by 10 metres with another invite Jarron Cole well back in third. Kate Bramley was over seven minutes ahead of the second female, Madeline Crawford.

When handicappers Dan, Jo and Michael applied the hidden handicaps, life member Fred Barnett won the Frontmarkers, her first win since 2010. As is often the case, recent winners and placegetters do well in the Sealed Series races because they do not carry penalties into the series. So it was no surprise to see in form runners, Luke Considine and Damian Woodberry win the Backmarkers and Middlemarkers sections respectively. Colin Rose who returned to the club after a five year absence won the New and Returning division.

Active Feet 10 000 metre Sealed Handicap winners Fred Barnett and Damian Woodberry


Frontmarkers: F. Barnett 66.33, Middlemarkers: D. Woodberry 49.08, Backmarkers: L. Considine 36.44, New and Returning Runners: C. Rose 41.17.

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: P.Hagan 34.15, J. Cole 35.39.
  • Under 40 Female: K. Bramley 37.09, M. Crawford 44.24.
  • Veteran Male: D. Turner 34.17, L. Considine 36.44.
  • Veteran Female: L. Brennan 45.16, A. Muscroft 45.26.
  • Masters Male: J. Foran 43.31, G Wrest 46.16.
  • Masters Female: S. Andrews 46.34, N. Angus 55.05.
  • Legends Male : A. Findlay 41.19, K. Walker 41.37.
  • Legends Female: P. Galvin 50.36, J. Austin 55.56.
  • Supervets Male: D. Elward 41.18, P. Fuller 48.20.
  • Supervets Female: F. Barnett 66.33, C.Bridgland 68.03.

Next Sunday’s race is the 12.6 km handicap at the Wurdibuloc Reservoir at 9:00 a.m. There is also a 5 km event. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:30 a.m.

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Beyond 8 000 metre Handicap

In contrast to fog bound Geelong, it was a pleasant sunny morning in Ocean Grove as the field of 66 lined up for the running of the Beyond 8 km handicap at Ocean Grove on Sunday.

Beyond 8 000 metre Handicap winner Demetrius Churkovich

It was recent consistent placegetter, Demetrius Churkovich who broke through for his maiden club handicap win to narrowly score from last week’s runner up Damian Woodberry with Carol Crawford hanging on to claim third. Churkovich who joined the club in 1985 was absent for many years until he rejoined in 2012, now competing much more regularly.

Louise Brennan was the fastest female by almost a minute while invitation runner Oliver Lewry took the fastest time honours for the males. Sue Howell was acclaimed for winning a bronze medal in the 800 metres at the World Masters Athletics Games in Finland. 

Top 10 Placings

D. Churkovich 37.06, D. Woodberry 39.35, C. Crawford 41.18, B. Ingles 37.03, P. Galvin 40.55, G. Wrest 37.07, S. Vander Bruggen 30.30. S. Pretty 37.04, L. Considine 30.03, D. Elward 33.40.

Fastest Times

  • Under 40 Male: O. Lewry 2717, Mac Fox 29.05.
  • Under 40  Female: M. Voss 37.10, May Fox 38.21.
  • Veteran Male: D. Burns 29.40, L. Considine 30.03,
  • Veteran Female: L. Brennan 36.16, K. Wright 41.00
  • Masters Male: S. Pretty 37.05, G. West 37.07.
  • Masters Female: G. Pape 37.12, C. Crawford 41.18.
  • Legends Male: K. McNulty 33.53, K. Walker 33.57 .
  • Legends Female: P. Galvin 40.55, J. Austin  43.36.
  • Supervets Male: D. Elward 33.40, V. Gasper 41.23.
  • Supervets Female: C. Stephens 43.30, F. Barnett 55.33.
  • Magic Money: S. Pretty 37.05.

Next Sunday’s race is a 10 km sealed handicap race starting at Barwon Valley Park at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:30 a.m.

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