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2014 September 3.5km handicap results

Results can be downloaded from the attachments below.

This run was #1 (of 12) in the 2014-15 series of the 3.5k handicap. Beautiful spring morning. Fast running in the air!

55 starters including 8 new participants to our 3.5k course. We have a couple of newbie newbies including Jack Wedgewood – determined to give Nathan Mudie a run for his money, and Pat Cuninghame’s family Robert and Song. Old coursers Barbara Awad and Kevin Sheehan were back and having their first go on the 3.5k course, Greg Sackett was back from injuries and last but not least, the very vocal supporter Paul Croft was having a go himself!

15 competitors achieved personal bests. One of our the early markers Di Youseff had missed a few months, but since she has been back she has been dropping her times and did so again last Saturday, completing the course in 40:50 (pb previously 42:29). Well done Di. Sibel Tenish left the stroller at home with dad, and ripped 3 minutes off her time, in 31:52 (34:45). The families got into the act withKen, Sam and Leah Mudie, and Lisa, Cory and Leo Sommer all pb’ing with the best performed in the respective families being Leah in 17:25 (18:22) and Leo 21:22 (23:59).

The first five to cross the line were under the qualifying threshold (30:00) and were all big pb’ers: Sibel, Leo, Leah, then Bill Jessop 17:29 (18:58) and Sue Chenery, 17:13 (17:23) with her 2nd qualifier post bike stack, and both with course pbs.

Next home, officially first and our trophy winner was Pat Lewis. Pat jumped into the 18s for the first time (18:46) and finished on the clock only 2 seconds ahead of Lisa Sommer. Lisa cracked 20:00 for the first time, going 19:58. Betty Singh ran in 3rd with 20:53, likewise achieving a milestone going sub 21 for the first time. Betty’s 10kers are paying off.

Missing in action was Maurice Moro who was back in the wars, having a fall in the city to sprain an ankle and dislocate a shoulder. Damn man. You cannot take a trick. We all wish you a speedy recovery!

Our fastest on the day was again Neil Saltmarsh, running 13:59. For the males, Neil lead home Nathan Mudie in 14:17, and Jack Wedgewood in 14:55. In the female challenge, Stephanie Bilic had the fastest time of14:26, from Gina Jessop in 16:03 and Sue Chenery in 17:13.

Congratulations to everyone that participated.

Photos and comments of the event were posted on the club’s facebook, courtesy of Rob Davo. Lisa Wedgewood was our photographer and we thank Lisa who has only just come to our club with young Jack.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to the organisation of the event on the day. We have a new result recorder this series with Lianne Christall stepping in and freeing up Pat Cuninghame to participate in the handicap.

The ‘Lucky stick’ draw winner was #40 Brian Bennett, and the ticket: Jack Wedgewood.

Report courtesy Vic Anderson


Patrick V,
Oct 3, 2014, 8:56 PM