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2014 January 3.4km handicap results

You can view the results by downloading the PDF files below.

The results from the January 2014 3.4km event are provided courtesy of Handicapper Rob Ellison.

Analysis by Vic Anderson

For the 3rd month in a row, the youngsters have led the field home. Our 1, 2, from November repeated their efforts, and with very significant time increases of nearly 8 minutes, Thomas Fenech and Dylan Bennett; this go, running 16:11 and 19:08 respectively, and smashing handicaps big time. Andrew Naylor crossed next with a two minute improvement on last go and likewise did damage to his handicap. Sandra Riches had opted to walk rather than run the course and fared better than her adjusted handicap and likewise incurred a significant break. Sandra has indicated that she finds walking more enjoyable – Has watching and lap counting for David at Narrabeen caused this change of mind? Fifth to cross the home line was a fast finishing Cate Bennett, determined to catch the one in front of her. Cate ran down Reg Sexton and took it home, only to ‘break’ by 4 seconds. Our first 5 to cross were ineligible for the trophy because of their excessive speed! But great effort. Well done!

Reg Sexton was then officially first home, the trophy winner, crossing that line in a clock time of 30:02. Congratulations Reg. Great comeback from where you have been with your back. Well done. Always great to see a Westie bounce back.


Coming in next and 2nd was Pam Kennedy, another who has had her share of illness and injury in recent months. Keep it going Pam. Maintain that comeback want!

3rd in was one of our young goers, Lachlan Naylor. Son of Andrew, Lachlan’s incentive levels rise once dad gets near. This time dad got away by over a minute but Lachlan continued with the effort. His run times over the past 4 months continue to improve, 23:44, 23:00, 22:36 and now 21:41. Well done mate.

And next home just 2 seconds behind was Pat Lewis. Pat has been running consistently and her point-score reflects this. Roll on Pat.

On the day the event had 43 starters and 17 broke handicap. Good running. Conditions were very humid. Well done to all participants, and thanks to all helpers with set-up and take down, water fill-up, registration and all else. I’ve said it before, all helps make the event happen.

Fastest male was Neil Saltmarsh in the time of 13:43, from young Thomas Fenech in 16:11.

Fastest female was Stephanie Bilic in 15:08, from Sue Chenery in 15:25 just ahead of Raff Aquilina in 15:31.

The handicap progressive point-score leadership has noticeably changed after this month’s results, and it is so close. After this fifth run Pat Lewis has hit the lead on 284, from Neil Saltmarsh and Lachlan Naylor on 283, and Joanne Klinker on 281. Still only early days.

Neil leads the fastest male contest 30-27 from Bill Jessop. Third is a real contest, with Matt Christall and Kevin Sheehan on 23, and John Storey and Ricardo Tognini on 22.

Stephanie leads the fastest female contest 30-27 from Gina Jessop, with Raff on 26 and Sue on 25.

The Lucky Stick was #2, Dylan Bennett, who opted for a prize of socks and a cap, and the Lucky Ticket belonged to Bert Sloan, (last month’s stick winner) who again went for the socks. Bert has been enjoying his run on socks. A pun!

Maurice Moro took photos on Saturday of most finishers. These have been loaded to the club’s Facebook. If not sure how to access, just go to our website and click on the facebook button. A photo of our winners is attached.

Some further results analysis shows just how difficult it is to be the 3.4k handicapper, and I don’t want your job Rob (Rob Ellison).

Of the top 10 finishers for January, only 6 competed in December, and only 3 took part in September. 2 have completed all 5 events.

And handicapping the kids. A 24:28 in November is now a 16:11 in January, and another 26:25 is now 19:08.

70 people have participated in the 3.4k across the 5 months. The average starting number is 45. A very dynamic base. Only 14 have run all 5. Another 19 have run 4.

Keep up the good work. Glad it is your challenge.

Congratulations to everyone participating. We don’t want to make Rob’s job easy.

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Patrick V,
Jan 18, 2014, 7:05 PM
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Patrick V,
Jan 18, 2014, 7:05 PM
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Patrick V,
Jan 18, 2014, 7:05 PM
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Patrick V,
Jan 18, 2014, 7:05 PM