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2016 July 10km handicap results

by Vic Anderson



We had 35 starters (39 last month) and 10 (7) ran their pb on this new course. Conditions were dry; the course was clear and generally free of any leftover mud, and all trees were gone. The temp was cool, correction cold; at 7:30 “GO” time, it was 5 degrees, with a feel like 2. A couple of the quicker runners hinted that this could make for fast times. And yes, that was the case.

We were down a few of our regulars who had jumped on a plane and headed to the Gold Coast for the supposed better climate, and the running events.

We had 2 runners having their first run; two of our juniors from the 3.5k who were stepping up and taking advantage of qualifying in the 10k handicap, intending to run both handicaps in 2016-17.

Again we had a few of the ‘early starters’ showing up a little late and missing their official handicap start time.

First to cross the line was Lara Reynolds qualifying with her first 10k handicap. Lara guestimated 70 minutes as her first 10k run time, and crossed in 66:39. Great start Lara. Really well done.

Next to cross the mats was Leidy Castro, running her second qualifier; a pb on last month by 2m32s to finish in 55m06s. Well done Leidy. You are running very well and congratulations on another great result.

Not far behind was our trophy winner, for the second month running, Ben Swinfield. Ben ran a 1m18s pb on this course. His last 3 runs have been 44:51, 44:08 and this go 42:50. Ben had run only one 42 minute time on the old course in the 12 months prior to the new handicap course. Great run Ben. Congratulations on another great effort.

Prior to his starting, Ben advised that he wanted to run well to beat Paul Webb in the Saunders Cup. Ben had beaten Paul in the previous month’s ‘head-to-head’ but lucky loser status gave Paul another go, and as it happened they were paired together again.

Next to cross the line was Damian Persen, having his first run for a while, so re-qualifying, and he ran both a pb and a new course record, 38:39, taking the record from Steve Pappas (39:31). Congratulations Damian. Well run.

Then Lianne Christall. Officially 2nd. Lianne needs to be swabbed. This month 58:00, last month 76 plus. Really last month, Lianne was still having feet issues post the 100k in May, and did great just to finish her June run, and she has come back so well and with a 1:25 pb. Congrats Lianne. A couple of gutsy runs here.

Then came John Child, 3rd. John always impresses with his results, and this go course pb’d by 35s to get home in 45:08. Another great run John.

Two more bettered handicap. Ismael Salazar running his second qualifier pb’d by 1:42 to go 55:12. Trying hard to catch Leidy, but not quite.

And then Sue Reynolds, a recent monthly winner with a 25s pb, still working hard. Well done Sue.

We had 4 others who pb’d on the course this run:
  • Peter Allen by 2m:47s,
  • Paul Webb by 9secs,
  • Cheryl Penny by 10 secs, and
  • Ian Rowles for the 2nd month in a row, this time by 22s.

Well done all.

Thanks to Rob Ellison with the conduct of the handicap and to Nadza Zjakic for her help on the chip desk. Truly appreciated.

Our winner of random spot draw was #20 was Alan Whitmore. We caught up with last month’s winner Sue Reynolds, and Sue chose a pair of Injinji toe-socks. The winner of the lucky ticket draw was John Child, who chose a bottle of red.


Progressive Point-score competitions:

We are 11 runs into the series of 12, with the best 10 of 12 to count. One run to go. Current leaders are as follows:

Handicap: Bruce Driscoll 1741, running injured and holding off Steve Pappas and Paul Webb, both 1728, from last year’s champ Dean Turner. Ladies wise, injury, illness and the ‘Gold Coast calling’ prevented some runners taking their place, and consequently there has been a shake-up in the leaders. The new leader is Sue Reynolds on 1678, just ahead of Sam Mudie 1669, from Cheryl Penny 1642, with a big points gap to Kerrie Persen on 1517 and Sue White1514.

Fastest Male: Steve Pappas 88, Paul Webb 76 and Bruce Driscoll 70.

Fastest Female: Lilian Molesworth 80, Lisa Bennett 74, and Kerrie Persen 63.


And a first. Mother and son fastest duo.

Fastest female on the day was Kerrie Persen in 52:54. Fastest male was son Damian, in 38:39
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