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2014 May 3.5km handicap results

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There were 54 starters. We had 4 newbies to our handicap. New club members Carlo Pane, Ken Mudie and Valentina Duong had their first go. Ken was joining his family who went around last month for the first time. Long time 10kerDenise Driscoll was another to have her first go on the shorter course returning from a bout of injuries. And a couple of re-qualifiers in Bill Jessop and Terry Vineburg were having their first outing on the 3.5k course. Welcome all.

As it rolled out, Carlo, Ken and Valentina were the first 3 to cross the finish line, all bettering their forecasted times, and all broke the 30:00 minute threshold. Also the trophy winner does need to have ‘qualified’ with at least 2 previous runs.

Next home was Dot Siepmann in a watch time of 21m43s, a 1m10s pb for this course. Five seconds later, Terry Kintominas crossed in his time of 22:08, another with a pb, of 1:09. Obviously great runs that did carry them below that threshold, and ineligibility for the trophy. Damn! they might say.

They came Craig Burns. Having explored the course last month, missing the turnaround and given several detours by others, Craig had his second run (and qualifier) on the course and significantly reduced his previous time to 20:01.

And then they came. First and our trophy winner was Pam Green, 50 secs pb on her February time. Her watch time was 27:57. Great effort and congratulations Pam.

Sharon Farrell crossed next in 28:20, coming off an adjusted handicap and leg issues, and her time surprised both herself and handicapper Rob.

Then Adinda Southwell crossed 3 seconds ahead of big brother Josiah. Adinda ran a 1m56s pb to finish in 21:02, and Josiah a 1m09s pb to finish with 20:45. Great running kids.

These gals and guys rounded out our first 10 home, but there were several pbs on the day, including a new female course record to Stephanie Bilic, returning a time of 14m 11s lowering her time by 28b seconds. Top gun!

Other pbs included Cate Bennett’s 17:55, down by 29 secs; Katie Brown 18:32, pb by 26 secs; Norm Cooper 21:45, pb by 18 secs; Samantha Mudie 20:16, pb by 1m02s; Rod Sturch, down by 6 secs to 23:59; Ricardo Tognini by 5 secs to 16:45, and Sandra Riches completed her 4th pb in successive months lowering her best time by 17 secs to 24:02.

Fastest points for the males on the day were awarded to Neil Saltmarsh 13:56, Ricardo 16:45, Matthew Christall 17:08 and John Storey 19:24.

For the ladies, after Stephanie, we had Kate Gale-Re 16:22, from Margaret Re 16:53, and Valentina Duong 17:01.

Neil leads the male fastest point-score (on 70 points) from Matthew (56) and Ricardo (51). In the ladies Stephanie (70) leads from Margaret (56) and Kate (50).

In both competitions the leaders have a good lead, but second and third are still a contest.

In the overall handicap pointscore, Lachlan Naylor retains his lead on 641 points from Sandra Riches who narrowed the gap to trail by only 3 on 638. Neil Saltmarsh retains third on 624 points, from Pat Lewis on 617, Andrew Naylor on 615, and Christine Burke on 610

Congratulations to everyone that participated. There have now been 91 start this handicap over the 9 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.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to the organisation of the event on the day. We cannot do it without you. Appreciated.

The lucky stick winner was Dave Kennedy; the lucky ticket draw was won by Riitta Niemi.

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Patrick V,
May 23, 2014, 12:56 AM
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Patrick V,
May 23, 2014, 12:53 AM
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Patrick V,
May 23, 2014, 12:56 AM
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Patrick V,
May 23, 2014, 12:54 AM
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Patrick V,
May 23, 2014, 12:56 AM