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2014 November 10km handicap results

Results can be downloaded from the foot of this page


Report by Vic Anderson, Handicapper


Firstly, always, thanks to the Westies who were on hand to set-up and take down. Much appreciated.

In recent years we have set-up a drink station ‘out-the-back’ and Rob Davo has looked after this, with help from fellow Westies, on most occasions. Last Saturday, Davo was literally laid up at home with a crook back, and a request to set-up a water station received a chorus of volunteers. Chris Moynham was chief steward, ably companied by Bert Sloan and Paul Croft. Rarely has a drink station been more needed, and three blokes been more popular. Temperatures at 6 a.m. were 26 degrees and it only got hotter. The handicap times reflected these conditions. The only runner to break handicap was Alex Bucci running her 3rd qualifier, so no runner, eligible for the trophy bettered their handicap. And times blew out for all contenders, the quicker runners, the slower runners, the young and the not so young. Congratulations to everyone that ran. To the runners that backed up the next day for the Rebel runs: great effort for doing so and a special thanks for partaking in this handicap in such trying conditions.

And three cheers for Chris, Bert and Paul!

Thank you also to Rob Ellison, Joan Eiso and Tony Farrell for their assistance in the conduct and recording of our event.

We had 34 starters, including new member Anthony Nguyen. We had Gary Dalton re-qualifying. Again numbers were down on average with a couple of regulars away running marathons and a couple of others saving themselves for the Rebel run on the Sunday. Those that did the handicap / Rebel double included Lisa Bennett, Ann Owen, Grant Moroney and Peter Allen. Well done. I’m a fan; it was the sort of thing we all did years ago.

First to cross the line was Alex Bucci. Alex was having her third qualifying run, and again knocked off another 2 minutes from her previous handicap effort, to finish with 54:20. Alex either loved the conditions or her now regular running at the Lake has wised her to ‘when to conserve and when to go’. Alex was having a good week, having the previous Saturday claimed a ‘best dressed’ at our Halloween.

Second home was John Child our trophy winner in a time of 43:52. This was not John’s best time, but being only 37 seconds over handicap, he was the best performed of our qualified runners. Congratulations John.

Third to cross, 15 secs behind John, was Eamon McCann, in a time of 46:37.

Next home, having his 2nd qualifying run, was Dean Turner, in a time of 47:58.

Paul Webb was our fastest on the day, in 40:24, from Gary Dalton 40:46. Lilian Molesworth was our fastest female with 43:38, from Lisa’s 44:52.

Our photographer of the day, Rasa Pes captured the event and all went to facebook last Saturday.

Our lucky stick winner was #21, MC Yuen. Our lucky ticket belonged to Riitta Niemi.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

We are three runs into the new series of 12, with the best 10 to count. It is still early days yet, and the early leaders of our progressive point-scores are as follows:

Handicap: Paul Webb 583, Cheryl Penny 574 and Geoff Craine 571.

Fastest Male: Paul Webb 26, Kyle Macdonald 20, and Lorri Dilucchio 16.

Fastest Female: Lisa Bennett 28, Lilian Molesworth 20 and Trudy Welton 16.

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