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2014 April 10km handicap results

Full results can downloaded using the PDF files below.

Commentary by Vic Anderson

Thanks yet again to all the Westies who help put this run together, on set-up, take down, recording, water stations, camera work for Facebook, etc. Very much appreciated.

The lucky stick winner was #37 for Raewyn Williams and the ticket draw was won by the Nathans, Nathan Wilson and Nathan Mudie. Raewyn and Nathan opted for a red and white wine respectively. And we have to catch-up with young Nathan.

A change from the summer conditions to temperatures and humidity more conducive to better running saw no less than 16 run their best time on either course over the 8 runs in this 2013-14 series, including a couple of pbs. We had 3 new starters with Trudy Welton, Leeanne Ooi and Carlo Pane. We had a couple of re-qualifiers and a starting field of 47 (same as last month).

First home and our trophy winner was Daniel Illingworth in a run time of 42:57. This time was Daniel’s time since February 2012 (42:41, his pb). Shortly after that run, he encountered sciatic issues and it has been a long road back for Daniel. And isn’t he happy. Congratulations mate.

Second in was David Riches in a run time of 36:26. David has only bettered this time once previously, two years ago, April 2012, with his pb time of 36:16. This was David’s first run in the 36s this year. Going great David. Maybe the enforced R&R post the 24 hour event in January has given you this return.

Third, only 4 seconds behind, was Peter Allen with his 5th top 10 finish, of 8 runs, in his best comeback time of 49:15. Nine months ago Peter returned to the 10k handicap and ran a 57. Peter has been content for several years doing his 10s every Saturday in the company of mates, doing it easy, discussing weather, politics, and the latest running issues. Six months ago he had lowered his time to 50:40 and he advised the handicappers his goal was to go under 50. He ran twice more in the 50s including his best of 50:33 last month. This go, 1:18 quicker. Great run Pete. Sub 50. And a great reward for Pete, he has opened the slightest gap over Grant Moroney in the pointscore. These two shared the lead after the last handicap, and both of them are to be congratulated big time for their efforts.


Pictured is our winner Daniel, flanked by Lisa and Kyle.

Next home was Michael Durrant. Michael comes good about this time each year, perhaps coinciding with his increased training efforts to beat 6ft. Michael ran 45:08; he last bettered this in April 2013 with 44:52.

Then MC. MC Yuen is a regular in the 52s-53s. This go, 51:41, his best effort since 51:39 in August 2012, a long 20 months ago.

Now Bart Cupitt. 43:12. His best run since April 2013. Coinciding with another NorthFace 100k coming up. Good on you Bart. A big fan here!

Kyle MacDonald was next, coming back from injury, in a time of 33:30. Our fastest runner on the day with his all-course-at-the-Lake pb by 23 seconds. He started with Hamish Wallace (34:07 and pb) at the back of the field. Did Hamish push Kyle through to his best, or was he running out the frustrations of his under-performing Roosters?

Eighth home was Grant Moroney, running in his 6th top ten effort of the 8 runs. Grant returned to the handicaps in January 2011. In April 2012, he went sub 50 for the first time in this comeback. In February 2013 he ran another 49. He was determined to have a real crack at 6ft last month, and he pushed himself for improvement. He’s had a 48, a 47, two high 45s and this go 44:47. There is a friendly rivalry between Peter Allen and Grant at the top of the pointscore. Both run together with others on non-handicap days doing about 20k. All the work is paying off.

Ninth was Lorri Dilucchio one second behind in 36:18. Lorri last ran better in September 2012.

Next in was one of our newbies, Carlo Pane, in a run time of 46:42. Course familiarity will bring Carlo faster times.

Shirley Dalton was officially tenth in a time of 57:03. She was our winner last month; her time this go was a minute quicker; buoyed by her success and the more suitable running conditions no doubt, Shirley is returning to the better times she used to run on this old course.

There are several more who ran their best times this series, including John Child, Cheryl Penny, Hamish Wallace (pb), Rob Ellison and Ian Rowles.

Congratulations to all our participants.

On the day, our fastest were Kyle MacDonald in 33:30 from Hamish Wallace in 34:07; and Lisa Bennett in 45:30 from Cathy Cox with 46:31. (The fastest ladies times last month were 45:30 and 46:29). Welcome back Lisa. Lisa has been a spectator for the past 3 months and amazed herself with her comeback effort, her first run in the handicap on the old course. Repeating myself, but congratulations to Kyle and Hamish who both ran handicap pbs.

In the handicap point-score, Peter Allen has drawn ahead of Grant Moroney, 1176 to 1171 points. Brett Jonathan and Lorri Dilucchio are battling for 3rd with a one point separation.

In the ladies contest, Cathy Cox leads Lianne Christall 1022-1021.

Great contests.

In the fastest male point-score, Lorri sits on 46, from Kyle on 40 and Steve Pappas on 39.

In the fastest female point-score, Cathy has hit the lead on 49, from Mary Sheehan on 46.


Thanks to everyone for having a go!

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