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2016 July 3.5km handicap results

by Vic Anderson




In a couple of places, conditions were a little slippery given the rain in the days before. The remnant mud just won’t go away. Importantly, all went well.


The race:

· 52 starters (48 last month)

· 9 pbs (9)

· 4 new starters (4)

· 15 bettered handicap (13)


This month saw 52 starters competing including another 2 juniors making their debut, and another two 10kers having their first run this series in the event that ‘hurts more’: Dominic Osborne and Joshua Persen are our juniors andLianne Christall and Sam Mudie our two cross-overs, but actually both returning to where they started in recent years. We had five running their second qualifier, several of whom bettered their previous efforts.

The first 2 runs of new starters are ‘qualifiers’; in these runs our qualifiers are not eligible for the trophy. Re-qualifiers are participants who have missed at least the last 3 runs. They too, are not eligible for the trophy.

The handicaps are set to bring everyone across the line in 31 minutes. We have a performance tolerance of one minute, meaning: if you better handicap by greater than one minute, you unfortunately make yourself ineligible for the trophy, but the effort really has to be applauded. Running to the best of one’s ability will always be rewarded in the long term.

So our trophy winner would be the first eligible entrant to cross the line from 30:00 onwards.


15 bettering handicap and 9 pbs.

The first to cross the finish line this month was one of our debutants, 6 year old Dominic Osborne. Unfortunately Dominic took a wrong turn and short-cut the course. He was too quick for those around him, taking off like Paul Webb in a one k sprint, and missed a turn. Dominic had been over the course previously but too much excitement ruled the day and that unfortunately led to his short-cut. His run-time result has been calculated. Great effort Dominic.


Next home was Betty Singh with a chip time of 27:12, her best time in 10 months, and post having the bub. Great time Betty. You done great!

Next was Reg Sexton with his best result in 15 months. It was too cold to stay too long out there today eh Reg? Reg’s chip time was 31:44. Well done mate.

Next with her qualifying run was Sam Mudie in 19:50; from Chris Moynham having run #2, and achieving a 1m43s pb on his run 2 weeks ago.

The next home, officially 1st and our trophy winner was Leidy Castro. Leidy came home quick. Leidy has stepped up and has had 2 runs in the 10k handicap, with improving results, and methinks the longer distances have contributed to her better times in the 3.5k, and this go, a pb time by 11s of 16:31. Well done Leidy.

Next home we had Sue Reynolds from Ben Swinfield, both running their 2nd qualifier and both running pbs; Sue a 19s pb to go 17:29, and Ben a 20s pb to give the fastest time of the day with 13:48.

Coming in next and officially 2nd was Danielle Zidan, with a great effort and pb of 17s; her 4th pb in 7 runs.

And coming home in 3rd, 3 seconds behind, was Michael O’Mara in another pb run for Mike, this go by 2 secs to give him a 17:48 result.


Handicapping is not an easy art. We had the major place-getters all finish within 30s of the handicap target, and all with pbs. These runners are tricky creatures. Well done to Rob Ellison with the handicapping.

Well done all.

We cannot always run pbs. Just being able to have a walk or a run, that’s more important!



Fastest on the day:

Our fastest on the day was Ben Swinfield with a chip time of 13:48.


Fastest Males: Ben Swinfield 13:48, Dean Turner 14:23 and Samual Nakhla 15:09

Fastest Females: Sabrina Peng 14:41, Kayley Sommer 16:03 and Raff Aquilina 16:10



Pointscores:

The handicap pointscore is interesting. With 1 runs to go:

At present: Lucia Barone 821, leads from Sandra Riches 788, Sabrina Peng 785, Mike O’Mara 780 and Taylah Sommer 769.

The fastest female pointscore has Sabrina Peng on 86 points, leading from Raffaela Aquilina on 74, Kayley Sommer 72 and Gina Jessop 64.

The fastest male pointscore has David Riches out front on 90 points, then Nathan Mudie 67, just leading Jack Wedgwood 66.


Thank you to all the helpers who assist with the setting up and take-down. Very much appreciated. The spot prize was won by #42, John Storey.

Congratulations to everyone that participated, you will always be winners for having had a ‘go’!
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