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2014 July 3.5km handicap results

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This run was #11 (of 12) in the 13-14 series of the 3.5k handicap.  

It was a very cold morning with the temperature at Bankstown at 7:30 recorded at 0 degrees with a chill-feel factor to -2. And we know our Lake is colder than Bankstown. So a hearty congratulations to all our starters, all 55. This is the series high mark equaling that same achievement back in ‘hot’ February.

We had another family join the club on Saturday, the Sommer family, dad Leo, mum Lisa, and competitive kids Corey, Taylah and Kayley. Welcome. The family won the Team Trophy for our Heart of the Lake, and returned to the Lake on Saturday and most had their first crack in our handicap. Also having her first run was Meredith Maggs who with husband Kevin joined during last month.

We had a threesome re-qualifying with Raff Aquilina, Di Yousef and Sibel Tenish returning from their leave of absence, with Sibel back on deck after giving birth to Tara back in April. Good to see all of you (congrats again Sibel).

13 competitors achieved personal bests. Were their efforts influenced by the cold weather? Or their competitive streaks.

First to cross the line many minutes under the qualifying threshold (30:00) was Joan Eisenhuth. Joan (30:24), Sharon Farrell (21:24) and Vicki Willis (34:35) all broke the threshold (30:00) off their handicap starts by greater than one minute and it is great to see all back on their feet post accidents and injuries. The ladies were followed in by Vince Maggiotto (35:33) and Lachlan Naylor (18:18), both pb’ing, Vince by 2m8s and Lachlan by 1:05. Great efforts from both of you. Unfortunately both also broke the 30:00 mark.

Next home, officially first and our trophy winner was Christine Burke, right on the 30:00 mark. Christine has been bouncing about in the high 19s for her past 4 runs, but this time a 43 second pb, has returned Christine a 19:00 effort. Great run Christine. Christine got past Maurice Moro and was determined not to let him recover that lead. Good on you. Top run. Great finish from the both of them. Our winner by one second.

Maurice was obviously 2nd in the time of 26:31, a one minute improvement as he continues his climb back to fitness post wayward knee surgery. Mate, you still have some work to do to catch Chiara.

Next home were two of our new members, Taylah and Kayley Sommer. The girls started with mum in a pack of 8 start off the 10:00 handicap, and beat all home, racing each other to the finish to cross together with a run time of 20:16. Well done girls, hopefully you enjoyed your first handicap.

Pat Lewis was next and 3rd in 19:19, with a 31 sec pb. Pat and Christine have been having a great tussle over recent runs, with both having finished in the identical time last month.

That rounds off the first 10 home. Everyone that competes does well. In addition to the pbs I mentioned, others that produced their best times this go on the 3.5k course include Di Yousef, Terry Vineburg,Betty Singh, Rasa Pes, Denise Driscoll, and Katie Brown. A bit of trivia: we had a first with three finishing on the same watch time, on 20:16, three young ladies, Taylah and Kayley Sommer and Cate Bennett.

Our fastest on the day was again Neil Saltmarsh, running 14:06, only 19 secs off his course record of 13:47. For the males, Neil lead home Nathan Mudie in 15:17, Matthew Christall in 16:48, just fromRicardo Tognini in 16:51. In the female challenge, Denise Driscoll had the fastest time of 16:18, from Raff Aquilina in 16:45 and Valentina Duong in 17:30.

In the fastest pointscores:

Male: Neil leads on 90, from Matthew on 73 and Ricardo on 68.

Female: Stephanie Bilic leads on 90, from Margaret Re on 69 and Kate Gale-Re on 58.

In the overall handicap pointscore, we have a battle. Our leaders have swapped again, with Lachlan Naylor regaining the lead from Sandra Riches 820 - 815. Pat Lewis has moved into 3rd and on 801, to lead from Neil on 793 and Christine Burke on 792. So, with the one run to go, we watch in earnest for the outcome. Good luck to everyone in the final run.

Congratulations to everyone that participated. There have now been 100 start this handicap over the 11 months of the current series to date.

Photos and comments of the event were posted on the club’s facebook, courtesy of Paul Croft and Ricardo Tognini.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to the organisation of the event on the day. We had a new helper this go with Lianne Christall joining Pat Cunninghame at the recording table. Thanks Lianne and Pat.

The ‘Lucky stick’ draw winner was #10 Pat Lewis. The draw of the lucky ticket suffered from dicey handwriting and was later interpreted as belonging to Zenita Acaba, In the interim, another ticket was drawn in favour of Vicki Willis. Ladies, all three, we do need to catch up for your prizes, ditto Nadza Zjakic from a recent draw.

And a special congratulations to Betty Singh and Lucia Barone who both ran in the handicap on Saturday and backed up in the Sydney Harbour 10k on Sunday. Our ladies ran 66:22 and 71:02. You both did great to do this. Congratulations!.
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