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VRWC Results - Winter Season 2014

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The Winter Season occurs between April and September and covers the Australian winterConditions are generally superb for road walking with mild winter temperatures, fast courses and lots of competition for all age groups.

VWRC / AUSTRALIAN CENTURIONS 24 HOUR WALK, MIDDLE PARK, 4-5 OCTOBER 2014

The weekend of 4-5 October 2014 saw the annual Australian Centurions 24 Hour walk, hosted once again by the Victorian Race Walking Club at Middle Park in inner Melbourne. Alas, the fields were disappointingly small (3 in the 24 Hour, 1 in the 12 Hour and 4 in the 6 Hour) but those who did turn out were well prepared and ready to race!

The gun, which was fired at midday on Saturday, signalled the start for our 24 Hour entrants (Terry and Karyn O'Neill and Saul Richardson) and our sole 12 Hour entrant (Michelle Thompson). Unfortunately, they had to endure a long afternoon of very blustery and hot conditions, with the temperature peaking around 30C, and it was not until early evening that the weather abated and the cooler night time hours offered some relief. Terry built a handy lead early but conditions, combined with a very tight back and stomach problems, forced him to slow and he had to retire after 10 hours. Karyn and Saul continued to brave the strong winds, both going through their own difficult stages. Saul was content to complete 100km and then retired, just before the 16 hour mark, leaving Karyn from then on as the sole 24 Hour walker still on the track. She also had to have time off but gallantly  eturned to the track in the final hours to build a few more kms. In the finish it was Karyn who was the overall winner with 133.75km ahead of Saul with 100.00 km and Terry with 72.50km.

The highlight was provided by Michelle Thompson, the sole 12 Hour entrant. She set a conservative pace at the start but when the temperature cooled she kept powering on to record a distance of 101.66km for the 12 hours - a fantastic achievement.

The 6 Hour walkers (John Kilmartin, Clarrie Jack, Steve Jordan and Ken Carter) joined the fray at the 18 hour mark, walking the final 6 hours of the event on Sunday morning and finishing when the final gun was fired at midday on the Sunday. This event saw a classic tussle between John Kilmartin and Clarrie Jack, nothing separating them for 4 hours until John had to have a pit stop. Clarrie saw his opportunity, put the pace on, built a handy lead and held it to the finish. He had everyone fooled - believing he had not done much training, we were all expecting him to slow down towards the finish but the seasoned campaigner was still increasing his lead at the end. Both Clarrie and John walking in excess of 50 km and it was a PB For John. Ken Carter was a finisher as usual and it was great to see Steve Jordan fronting up to support the event after very serious health issues.

The meet also saw the annual Racewalking Australia 100km walk championships which were won this time around by Michelle Thompson and Saul Richardson.

It takes a lot of people to run such an event so special acknowledgement to the long list of VRWC helpers - Bill and Heather Carr, Damien Elms, David Armstrong, David Cash, David Smyth, Duncan and Christian Knox, Ian Laurie, Liz Feldman, Mark Donahoo, Marlaine Stanway (thanks for breakfast Marlaine!), Michael Bodey, Peter Vysma, Ralph Bennett, Sandra Geisler, Simon Baker, Stuart Cooper, Stuart Kollmorgen, Susan and Lucas Taylor, Terry and Kyle Swan and Tony Doran . It is a big list indeed!

Now to the results - full lapsplits are available at http://vrwc.org.au/wp1/?page_id=261.

24 Hour Walk
1.  Karyn O'Neill (C 45)      VIC    133.750 km
2.  Saul Richardson           NSW    100.000 km
3.  Terry O'Neill (C 18)      VIC     72.500 km
    
12 Hour Walk
1.  Michelle Thompson (C 58)  VIC    101.660 km

6 Hour Walk
1.  Clarrie Jack (C 4)        VIC     50.952 km
2.  John Kilmartin            VIC     50.567 km
3.  Ken Carter                VIC     25.874 km
4.  teve Jordan (C 64)        VIC     17.455 km

Racewalking Australia 100km Championships
1.  Michelle Thompson C 58)   VIC      11:48:14
2.  Karyn O'Neill (C 45)      VIC      15:55:30

1.  Saul Richardson           NSW      17:37:23

AV & VRWC ROAD WALK C'SHIPS, MIDDLE PARK, SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

Conditions were perfect for the final carnival of the Victorian winter roadwalking season and what better way to finish off than with our long distance championships. The 7:30AM start time saw a small number of hardy individuals toe the line for the Victorian 50km championship, the VRWC 35km club championship (the Ray Smith Trophy) and a VRWC 6 Hour walk. 32 year old Chris Erickson and 16 year old Adam Garganis (now that's an interesting age comparison, worthy of the great sports commentator Bruce McAveny) strode to the front and were never headed, taking first and second in our VRWC 35km club championship with 2:53:53 and 3:04:54 respectively. Adam's previous longest race was the LBG Carnival 10 Mile walk so it was a huge effort by him to successfully negotiate his way through such a challenging long distance.

Once they finished, attention turned to the Victorian 50km where Simon Evans had a big lead but was struggling. But we did not need to worry as his lead over former international Michael Harvey was a big one and the result was never in doubt - Simon taking first place with 5:55:54 and Michael setting for second with 6:10:18. Simon's win in this championship ensured that he won the Athletics Victoria Norm Goble Trophy for the third time in 4 years. With medals in four of the five Victorian championships on offer (gold in the 50km, silver in the 20km and 30km and bronze in the 15km), he was always going to be hard to beat this season. And a special mention also for John Kilmartin whose 6 Hour distance of 49.141km was a PB by over 1km.

VICTORIAN 50KM CHAMPIONSHIP - JARED TALLENT TROPHY
                               10km       20km       30km       40km       50km
1.  Simon Evans         BOH    1:04:41    2:08:41    3:13:18    4:27:12    5:55:54
2.  Michael Harvey      AWA    1:08:25    2:19:02    3:33:32    4:54:22    6:10:18
    Terry O'Neill       GPA    1:02:48    DQ
 
VRWC 35KM CLUB C'SHIP - RAY SMITH TROPHY
                        10km       20km       30km       35km
1.  Chris Erickson      0:50:53    1:40:13    2:28:29    2:53:53
2.  Adam Garganis       0:50:54    1:41:17    2:35:34    3:04:54
3.  Simon Evans         1:04:41    2:08:41    3:13:18    3:48:38
4.  Michael Harvey      1:08:25    2:19:02    3:33:32    4:11:22
    Tim Erickson *      1:00:34    2:07:26    3:14:43    3:47:32
    John Kilmartin *    1:04:26    2:11:55    3:27:32    4:05:55
 
VRWC 6 HOUR WALK        10km       20km       30km       40km       Final Distance
1.  John Kilmartin *    1:04:26    2:11:55    3:27:32    4:46:34    49.141km
2.  Karyn O'Neill       1:10:41    2:23:38                          27.000km
 
VRWC 20km 15km and 10km non-championship races were also contested, the highlight coming from Heather Carr who broke the W65 Australian record for the 15km roadwalk. There is no stopping Heather now that she has entered her new age group. Obviously her time also set a new VRWC W65 club record. It was also good to see super masters walker Andrew Jamieson back in action, winning the 20km with 1:48:48. And also congratulations to 14 year old Eliza Clarke who walked her first 10km in a pretty impressive 55:13.


VRWC 20KM WALK          10km       20km
1.  Andrew Jamieson     0:53:35    1:48:48
2.  David Smyth         1:00:15    2:18:08
3.  Liz Feldman *       1:11:31    2:25:15
 
VRWC 15KM WALK          10km       15km
1.  Heather Carr        1:01:39    1:32:41     Australian and VRWC W65 Record
 
VRWC 10KM WALK
1.  Jason Kozica        0:54:13
2.  Eliza Clarke        0:55:13
3.  Simone McInnes      DNF

Full lapsplits available at http://vrwc.org.au/wp1/?page_id=261.
 
Thanks to the various officials and judges who had a long day - our first events started at 7:30AM and our last walker did not finish until 1:40PM. Your efforts are much appreciated. Apologies if I missed anyone.
 
Officials: Harry Summers, Ralph Bennett, Mark Donahoo, Ian Laurie
Judges: Terry Swan (Chief), Kathleen Marsh, Matt Owen, Suzanne Callaway, Stuart Cooper, Diane Lowden, Peter Vysma, Michael Bodey (DQ Board)
Canteen: Kate Suich, Marlaine Stanway
Feed Station: Clare Garganis, Clarrie Jack

VRWC RACES, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Our VRWC races on Saturday were very well attended with 57 competitors testing themselves out over various distances in wonderful early spring conditions. As is usual at the end of the season, some of our younger walkers tested themselves out over longer distances but none better than 12 year old Corey Dickson and 13 year old Hayden Walmsley who both successfully completed the longest event on offer - the 10km. Corey might have only turned 12 a couple of months ago but he walked like a veteran, recording a wonderful 53:56, taking over a minute off Kyle Swan's club record of 55:18 (actually set when Kyle was only 11). Hayden, who was our walker of the week last week, also walked fanastically for his final time of 1:00:48. Further down in distance in the 5km, Adam Garganis (22:56) and Reese Walmsley (23:50) also showed good late season form. And how can you go past Heather Carr - now that she has turned 65, she is rewriting the club records there - this week a W65 3km record with her time of 16:30. Race results follows. Full lapsplits can be checked at http://vrwc.org.au/wp1/?page_id=261.
        
10km Open        
1.  Karyn O'Neill       1:08:56
    Emily Swan               DQ

1.  Stuart Kollmorgen     51:08
2.  Corey Dickson         53:56     First one - new U13 club record!
3.  Andrew Jamieson       55:47
4.  Simon Evans           56:03
5.  Terry O'Neill         59:18
6.  Hayden Walmsley     1:00:48     First one
7.  Gerard Feain        1:00:49
8.  Mark Donahoo        1:04:04
        
5km Open        
1.  Pam Tindal            26:28
2.  Kathleen O'Mahony     29:34
3.  Marlene Gourlay       29:38
4.  Elizabeth Feldman     31:48
5.  Alison Thompson       32:02
6.  Gwen Steed            33:55
7.  Celia Johnson         34:55
8.  Margaret Beaumont     42:12
 
1.  Adam Garganis         22:56
2.  Reese Walmsley        23:50
3.  Bob Gardiner          31:41
4.  Barrie Wicks          38:30
    Ian Beaumont             DQ
    Bernie Keirl            DNF
        
3km Open        
1.  Heather Carr          16:30     New W65 Club Record
2.  Donna Elms            17:47
3.  Glennis McPherson     20:12
4.  Jan Morrey            20:47
5.  Liz Wrigley           22:22

1.  Paul Kennedy          16:43
2.  Ralph Bennett         17:00
3.  Geoff Barrow          20:40
4.  Barry Jeffs           20:47
5.  Gary Turner           23:25
6.  Alex Poore            25:03
    Jim Crawford             DQ

We also had a good turnout of younger walkers in the U15, U12 and U9 races. 8 year old Joel Prys walked a fantastic inaugural 3km, recording a club record of 11:02 (wow!). Ruby Paten (11:00) and Grace Louey (11:02) were side by side with him and also came out of it with their own PBs. What a race!
    
3km  Under 15        
1.  Rebecca Henderson     15:21
2.  Philippa Huse         16:04
3.  Brodie Richardson     17:17
4.  Jessica Lillie        18:40
5.  Gabriella Crea        18:54

1.  Kyle Swan             15:43
2.  Lachlan Feain         16:41
3.  Thomas Dawson         17:28
        
2km  Under 12        
1.  Ruby Paten            11:00     PB 0:19
2.  Grace Louey           11:02     PB 0:40
3.  Charlotte Hay         11:42
4.  Amber Henderson       13:58

1.  Joel Prys             11:02     PB, New U9 Club Record
2.  Will Thompson         12:29
3.  Joseph Rickard        13:29
 
1km  Under 9         
1.  Gemma Lillie           6:01
2.  Elise Carbery          6:17

Thanks as usual to the many helpers and judges who keep the show on the road. Sorry if I have missed anyone.
Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Gordon Loughlan, Stuart Cooper, Michael Bodey
Officials: Mark O'Mahony, Mark Donahoo, Damien Elms, Jason Elms, Harry Summers, Don McLaren, Stacey McLaren
Canteen: Marlaine Stanway, Wendy Cooper, Kate Suich
Photos: Terry Swan

It was also our winter season presentations day so I was kept busy inside preparing for what was a big post-race occasion. Full list of all winners at http://www.vrwc.org.au/documents/2014%20Trophy%20Winners%20-%20winter%20season.pdf. Congratulations to everyone on a fine winter.

VRWC RACES, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 30 AUGUST

With our winter season quickly drawing to a close, we had our annual Beat Your Fastest Time  races last Saturday. The concept is a simple one - choose a distance over which you have raced during the winter and then race it again with a view to beating your season best time. The person who beats their time by the most in each division gets to pick a prize from the table. The day was well supported with 48 walkers competing in superb sunny conditions. Well done to our winners Rebecca Henderson, Simon Evans, Marlene Gourlay, Nikola Mandic, Irina Semenova, Ian Beaumont, Kathleen O'Mahony, Hayden Walmsley, Nikolaj Djordjevic, Grace Louey, Gemma Lillie and Joel Prys.

Some special notes: Well done to two of our young walkers Nikola Mandic and Corey Dickson who tested themselves out over 5km, welcome to first time walker Barry Jeffs, welcome to Tasmanian walker David Moore and congratulations to Heather Carr who set a new W65 5km club record with 29:03,

10km Open
1.  Rebecca Henderson       57:10     PB 1:00
2.  Pam Tindal              56:27
    Alison Thompson         DNF

1.  Simon Evans             56:57
2.  David Armstrong         66:58
3.  Gerard Feain            64:12
    Ralph Bennett           DNF
 
5km Open
1.  Marlene Gourlay         30:11
2.  Heather Carr            29:03     W65 Club Record
3.  Donna Elms              31:51

1.  Nikola Mandic           29:12
2.  Barrie Wicks            38:21
3.  Corey Dickson           25:35     PB 0:06
4.  Bob Gardiner            32:48
5.  Reese Walmsley          25:08
6.  Paul Kennedy            28:30
7.  Barry Jeffs             34:33     First time
        
3km Open
1.  Irina Semenova          21:22
2.  Gwen Steed              19:43
3.  Jan Morrey              20:39
4.  Celia Johnson           20:48
5.  Madeleine Feain         19:14
6.  Margaret Beaumont       25:26
7.  Glennis McPherson       20:16
8.  Anna Wallace            21:54

1.  Ian Beaumont            25:32
2.  John Morrison           22:25
3.  Tony Doran              20:35
4.  David Moore (TAS)       22:36  
    Jason Elms              DQ

3km  Under 15
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony       16:41
2.  Emily Noonan            17:46
3.  Philippa Huse           16:08
4.  Gabbie Crea             19:24
5.  Jessica Lillie          18:59
6.  Brodie Richardson       18:52

1.  Hayden Walmsley         15:51     PB 0:04
2.  Lachlan Feain           16:29
 
2km  Under 12
1.  Grace Louey             11:15     PB 0:27
2.  Claire Noonan           12:30
3.  Ruby Paten              11:16     PB 0:03
4.  Charlotte Hay           12:06
5.  Bianca Morrow           15:02

1.  Nikolaj Djordjevic      10:53     PB 0:33
 
1km  Under 9
1.  Gemma Lillie            05:46
2.  Elise Carbury           06:46

1.  Joel Prys               05:22     
2.  Nikita Djordjevic       07:49

Lapsplits available at http://vrwc.org.au/wp1.

Thanks as usual to our many judges and officials. Sorry if I missed anyone.

Officials: Bob Gardiner, Mark Donahoo, Damien Elms, Harry Summers, Mark O'Mahoney, Ian Laurie, Tim Erickson, Don McLaren, Stacey McLaren, Justin McLaren (bike)
Judges: Peter Vysma(chief), Stuart Cooper, Frances Attard, Lloyd Nichols
Canteen: Barb Gardiner, Wendy Cooper
Photos: Terry Swan
 
Terry Swan was in action as usual with his camera - check out all the action at http://www.vrwc.org.au/coppermine/.

VRWC RACES, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 23 AUGUST

We had a good turnout for our VRWC scratch races at Middle Park on Saturday and conditions were just about perfect, with a sunny and mild winter's day. Only a few more weeks to go until our winter season finishes. And a special welcome back to Anna Wallace after the birth of her first baby.
         
8km Open         
1.  Alison Thompson       53:53
2.  Karyn O'Neill         54:36
3.  Celia Johnson         58:30

1.  Adam Garganis         39:17
2.  Mark Donahoo          47:47
3.  Terry O'Neill         47:57
4.  Gerard Feain          50:06
5.  Russ Dickenson        52:10
    Bob Gardiner          DNF
         
6km Open
1.  Jason Kozica          29:09
2.  Corey Dickson         32:24
3.  Paul Kennedy          34:42
    Reese Walmsley        DNF
         
4km Open
1.  Heather Carr          23:13
2.  Emily Swan            24:28
3.  Donna Elms            24:30
4.  Gwen Steed            26:51
5.  Jan Morrey            29:10
6.  Liz Wrigley           29:47
7.  Anna Wallace          31:43
8.  Donna Campbell        33:19
9.  Margaret Beaumont     33:43
10. Pam Mews              39:19

1.  Bernie Keirl          23:08
2.  Anthony Doran         27:26
3.  Alex Poore            30:16
4.  Barrie Wicks          30:24
5.  Gary Turner           31:23
6.  John Morrison         31:33
7.  Ian Beaumont          34:08
8.  Steve Jordan          40:00
         
4km Under 15
1.  Philippa Huse         22:20
2.  Jessica Lillie        25:53
    Gabbie Crea           DQ

1.  Kyle Swan             18:53
2.  Hayden Walmsley       22:59
3.  Lachlan Feain         23:39
         
2km Under 12
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony     11:20
2.  Paten Ruby            11:21
3.  Grace Louey           12:11
4.  Chloe Karagiorgos     12:24
5.  Charlotte Hay         12:44
 
1km Under 9
1.  Gemma Lillie          06:14

1.  Joel Prys             05:46

Thanks to our many judges and officials - sorry if I missed anyone - I was not there myself.

Officials: Bob Gardiner, Damien Elms, Jason Elms, Ian Laurie, Mark Donahoo, Mark O'Mahony
Judges: Stuart Cooper (Chief), Peter Vysma, Ralph Bennett, Michael Bodey, Lloyd Nichols
Canteen: Wendy Cooper, Maraine Stanway
Photos: Terry Swan

VRWC RACES, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 16 AUGUST

VMA walkers contested their annual 10km masters roadwalk championships last Saturday at Middle Park in suburban Melbourne. Best walks probably by Heather Carr (58:28 W65), Pam Mews (55:41, W50) and Ralph Bennett (59:53 M70).

10km Masters Women           
1.  Pam Tindal              55:41    W50 - 54
2.  Donna Elms            1:06:29    W50 - 54
3.  Caroline Rosenbrod    1:07:10    W50 - 54
1.  Marlene Gourlay       1:01:14    W60 - 64
2.  Alison Thompson       1:05:23    W60 - 64
1.  Heather Carr            58:28    W65 - 69
2.  Elizabeth Feldman     1:04:15    W65 - 69
3.  Celia Johnson         1:12:02    W65 - 69
1.  Margaret Beaumont     1:24:48    W75 - 79
               
10km Masters Men           
1.  David Smyth             56:00    M40 - 44
1.  Simon Evans             55:32    M50 - 54
1.  Ralph Bennett           59:53    M70 - 74

VRWC walkers also had their usual assortment of races on offer and quite a few turned up for some late season racing. It was good to see Tayla-Paige Billington back in action after her World Juniors foray. Good walks from Gerard Feain (57:44 for 10km), Corey Dickson (25:41 for 5km), Nikola Mandic (30:07 for 5km), Hayden Walmsley (15:55 for 3km) and Kathleen O'Mahony (14:06 for 2.5km).

10km Open   
1.  Gerard Feain            57:44
2.  Alex Poore *          1:21:00
3.  Ian Beaumont *        1:24:43

5km Open
1.  Jason Kozica            23:26
2.  Adam Garganis           23:29
3.  Reese Walmsley          23:34
4.  Corey Dickson           25:41
5.  Nikola Mandic           30:07       
6.  Gwen Steed              34:07
7.  Barrie Wicks            38:45
    Tayla-Paige Billington    DNF

3km Open
1.  Paul Kennedy            16:05       
2.  Emily Swan              17:05
3.  Madeleine Feain         19:16
4.  Jan Morrey              20:59
5.  Pam Mews                29:49


3km Under 15       
1.  Kyle Swan               14:35
2.  Hayden Walmsley         15:55
3.  Lachlan Feain           16:29
4.  Brodie Richardson       17:08
5.  Gabriella Crea          18:18
6.  Jessica Lillie          20:42

2.5km  Under 12       
1.  Kathleen O'Mahoney      14:06
2.  Ruby Paten              14:30
3.  Grace Louey             14:55
4.  Madison Clarke          15:01
5.  Charlotte Hay           15:08
6.  Chloe Karagiorgos       16:05

1.5km  Under 9
1.  Joel Prys                8:18       
2.  Elise Carbery            9:57

And thanks to our officials and judges. Sorry if I missed anyone – it is all by word of mouth as I was not there.

Judges: Susanne Callaway (Chief), Stuart Cooper, Terry Swan, Brenda Felton, Gordon Loughnan, Alan Lucas, Lloyd Nichols, Mike Bodey (DQ), Peter Vysma (DQ & Bike)
Officials: Bob Gardiner, Damien Elms, Mark Donahoo, Ian Laurie, Mark O'Mahoney, Paul Kozaris
Canteen: Wendy Cooper
Photos: Arch Garganis / Terry Swan

VRWC RACES, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 9 AUGUST

The final VRWC Points Competition races took place at Middle Park on Saturday. There are another 4 more winter season races to go but that was the last of its kind for Handicap, Fastest Times and Style Awards points. It was also a prizes day for our handicap winners with Handicap Starts being scheduled for the Open and U15 events. Strong winds made for trying conditions so well done to our overall winners.
        
8km Open Handicap Start            F/T Place
1.  Donna Elms            50:55    4
2.  Pam Tindal            44:19    1
3.  Heather Carr          46:56    2
4.  Emily Hamilton        48:29    3

1.  Gerard Feain          46:36    1
2.  David Armstrong       48:18    2
3.  Tim Erickson *        45:35    
            
4km Open Handicap Start            F/T Place
1.  Pam Mews              36:26    9
2.  Emily Swan            23:17    1
3.  Celia Johnson         28:04    7
4.  Margaret Beaumont     33:19    8
5.  Madeleine Feain       25:45    4
6.  Marlene Gourlay       23:37    2
7.  Liz Feldman           24:51    3
8.  Robyn Shaw            26:27    5
9.  Gwen Steed            27:14    6

1.  Alex Poore            31:01    5
2.  Russ Dickenson        23:07    3
3.  Reese Walmsley        18:44    1
4.  Barrie Wicks          30:58    4
5.  Bernie Keirl          22:52    2
6.  Ian Beaumont *        33:44    
 
4km U15 Handicap Start             F/T Place
1.  Brodie Richardson     23:27    2
2.  Philippa Huse         22:18    1
3.  Gabriella Crea        26:04    3

1.  Hayden Walmsley       23:15    3     PB 0:03
2.  Lachlan Feain         22:49    2
3.  Kyle Swan             20:56    1
            
2km U12 Handicap                   F/T Place        
1.  Ruby Paten            11:19    2     PB 0:01
2.  Charlotte Hay         12:10    3
3.  Kathleen O'Mahony     11:08    1
4.  Grace Louey           12:29    4

1.  Corey Dickson         10:02    1
2.  Jeremy Little         13:23    2
            
1km U9 Handicap                    F/T Place        
1.  Elise Carbery         06:19    2
2.  Gemma Lillie          05:58    1

1.  Joel Prys             05:30    1

Thanks as usual to the many judges and officials - sorry if I missed anyone!

Officials/Setup: Tim Erickson, Harry Summers, Mark O'Mahony, Mark Donahoo, Ian Laurie, Damien Elms
Results: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Damien Elms
Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Ralph Bennett, Lloyd Nichols, Frances Attard
Canteen: Kate Suich, Marlaine Stanway
Photos: Terry Swan

AV AND VRWC C'SHIPS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SUNDAY 3 AUGUST

As Victorians tried to keep warm over what was our coldest weekend for quite some time, our walkers were in action at Middle Park with the annual Victorian roadwalk championships. Although numbers were down on past years, we still saw a healthy 61 competitors across a range of events.

The longer events - the Victorian 30km championship along with VRWC 3 Hour and 20km events - were the first to kick off at 8:30AM. With our top walkers absent, Preston walker Aaron McDonough made the most of the opportunity to take an inaugural gold in the 30km, his first ever Victorian title win. A minor medallist over various distances, including the 2012 Victorian 50km, his finishing time of 2:49:52 saw him well clear of the rest of the field. The battle for the minor medals was an interesting one with Terry O'Neill storming home but just failing to catch a tiring Simon Evans, their times 3:07:16 and 3:07:45. The other big performance was from South Australian Tanya Holliday with an excellent 1:33:07 for the 20km event. She walked 1:32:26 in Taicang in the World Cup earlier this year and she seems to be getting back into top shape once again. And a special mention for new club member Liz Wrigley who won the 3 Hour walk in only her second walk with us. This is what you call jumping in the deep end!
        
30km AV Men Championship        
1.  Aaron McDonough       PTN    2:49:52
2.  Simon Evans           BOH    3:07:16
3.  Terry O'Neill         GPA    3:07:45
    Karyn O'Neill         GPA    DQ

3hr VRWC race
1.  Liz Wrigley           VRWC   22.000 km
  
2.  Gary Turner           VRWC   21.250 km

3.  Alex Poore            VRWC   21.000 km   
4.  Ian Beaumont          VRWC   20.200 km
5.  Margaret Beaumont     VRWC   20.200 km
    John Kilmartin        VRWC   DQ

20km VRWC Race
1.  Tanya Holliday        SA     1:33:07
    Russ Dickenson        VRWC   DNF

Our younger walkers contested Victorian roadwalk championships in age groups ranging from U14 to U20, with a number of Tasmanian walkers added to the mix. Best walks of the day probably went to our two U14 winners Rebecca Henderson and Corey Dickson, along with Kyle Swan and Adam Garganis.
    
10km U20 Women AV Championship
    Stephanie George      SCA    DNS

10km U18 Men AV Championship
1.  Adam Garganis         COL    48:28
2.  Reese Walmsley        KNA    49:21
    Ross Darlow           EKA    DNS

5km U18 Girls AV Championship
1.  Tahlia Hunt           TAS    25:15
2.  Emily Hamilton        KNA    26:14     1st Vic
3.  Emily Swan            ANW    29:38     2nd Vic
4.  Madeleine Feain       KSB    33:01     3rd Vic

5km U16 Boys AV Championship
1.  Kyle Swan             ANW    24:01
2.  Lachlan Feain         KSB    28:34     PB 0:17

5km U16 Girls AV Championship
1.  Alice Randall         TAS    28:39
2.  Brodie Richardson     KNA    29:28     1st Vic
3.  Karla Bulte           CCA    29:51     2nd Vic
4.  Jessica Lillie        KNA    31:25     3rd Vic

3km U14 Boys AV Championship
1.  Corey Dickson         KNA    15:37
2.  Hayden Walmsley       KNA    16:26     PB 0:01
3.  Thomas Dawson         COL    17:59     PB 0:31
4.  Bayley Campbell       TAS    19:45

3km U14 Girls AV Championship
1.  Rebecca Henderson     CCA    15:18
2.  Zara Hayes            SBE    15:52
3.  Jemma Peart           BYC    15:58
4.  Kathleen O'Mahoney    KNA    16:29     PB 0:39
5.  Alanna Peart          BYC    17:02
6.  Emily Stanway-Lucas   TAS    19:13
 
A number of VRWC club championships were also contested and we saw a few of our younger U14 walkers back in action in the U12 2km race - Corey Dickson, Alanna Peart and Kathleen O'Mahony.

10km VRWC Womens Championship - Mabel Robinson Trophy
1.  Pam Tindal            VRWC   56:17

2km U12 Boys VRWC Championship
1.  Corey Dickson         VRWC   10:12

2km U12 Girls VRWC Championship
1.  Alanna Peart          BRWC   10:56
2.  Kathleen O'Mahoney    VRWC   11:19
3.  Ruby Paten            VRWC   11:33
4.  Charlotte Hay         VRWC   11:42
5.  Claire Noonan         VRWC   12:14     PB 0:13
6.  Grace Louey           VRWC   12:57
7.  Chloe Karagiorgos     VRWC   13:09
8.  Charlotte Holmes      VRWC   13:12

2km U9 Boys VRWC Championship
1.  Joel Prys             VRWC   11:50     First one
2.  Scott Peart           BRWC   17:50     PB 1:41

2km U9 Girls VRWC Championship
1.  Gemma Little          VRWC   12:26     PB 0:03
2.  Molly Holmes          VRWC   13:58     First one
3.  Elise Carbury         VRWC   14:33     First one

Finally, we had a non-championship 5km roadwalk for any other walkers after a hitout on the day.

5km VRWC Open
1.  Jason Kozica          VRWC   26:44
2.  Michael Gillies-Smith BWC    27:02     PB 0:22
3.  Philippa Huse         VRWC   27:46
4.  Ralph Bennett         VRWC   28:53
5.  Mark Donahoo          VRWC   29:04
6.  David Armstrong       VRWC   29:51
7.  Donna Elms            VRWC   31:50
8.  Gerard Feain          VRWC   33:01
9.  Barrie Wicks          VRWC   39:13
10. Pam Mews              VRWC   52:33

Thanks as usual to the many judges and officials - sorry if I missed anyone - it was a big day!

Course Setup: Tim Erickson, Peter Vysma, Bob Gardiner, Harry Summers
Results: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Damien Elms, Jason Elms
Judges: Suzanne Callaway (chief), Stuart Cooper, Terry Swan, Kathleen Marsh, Matt Owen, Gordon Loughnan, Michael Bodey (DQ Board), Peter Vysma (DQ Board and bike)
Officials: Tim Erickson, Bob Gardiner, Harry Summers, Mark O'Mahony, Marlaine Stanway, Russ Dickenson
Canteen: Kate Suich, Wendy Cooper

Lapsplits will be posted to http://vrwc.org.au/wp1, thanks to Ralph Bennett.

Photos available at http://www.vrwc.org.au/coppermine/, thanks to Terry Swan.

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 26 JULY

A wet winter's day greeted walkers for the latest round of VRWC points races at Middle Park and numbers were down. The Open 8km saw Pam Tindal 44:06 and Paul Kennedy 46:19 take fastest times while Emily Hamilton 20:45 and Reese Walmsley 19:57 took fastest times in the Open 4km.
            
8km Open                            Handicap
1.  Pam Tindal             44:06    3
2.  Donna Elms             51:08    2
3.  Margaret Beaumont      67:30    1

1.  Paul Kennedy           46:19     
2.  Ralph Bennett          46:43    2
3.  Gerard Feain           47:42    1
4.  David Armstrong        49:59    3
5.  Duncan Knox            53:29     
    Ian Beaumont           DQ     
    Alex Poore             DQ     
             
4km Open                            Handicap
1.  Emily Hamilton         20:45    4
2.  Heather Carr           22:41    6
3.  Sandra Geisler         23:51    10
4.  Emily Swan             23:53    3
5.  Robyn Shaw             26:24    8
6.  Madeleine Feain        25:59    5
7.  Gwen Steed             27:32    9
8.  Jan Morrey             28:16    2
9.  Celia Johnson          28:30    7
10. Pam Mews               37:51    1

1.  Reese Walmsley         19:57    3
2.  Mark Donahoo           22:17    5
3.  Bernie Keirl           23:27    2
4.  Bob Gardiner           25:42    1
5.  Barrie Wicks           31:29    4

In the younger age groups, Philippa Huse 21:19 and Kyle Swan 18:59 won the 4km U15, Kathleen O'Mahony 18:27 and Corey Dickson 16:02 won the U12 3km and Gemma Lillie 5:48 and Joel Prys 5:14 won the U9 1km. We had our usual share of PBs in the younger age groups. We also welcomed Christian Knox for his first walk with us - and dad Duncan was also in action with a welcome return to Middle Park.
             
4km U15                             Handicap
1.  Philippa Huse          21:29    1     PB 0:09
2.  Jessica Lillie         24:16    3
3.  Brodie Richardson      24:44    4
4.  Gabriella Crea         24:50    2

1.  Kyle Swan              18:59    3
2.  Lachlan Feain          22:40    2
3.  Hayden Walmsley        23:23    1
             
3km U12 Handicap
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony      17:27    3
2.  Charlotte Hay          18:02    1     PB 1:11
3.  Ruby Paten             18:15    2     PB 0:37
    Chloe Karagiorgos      DNF     

1.  Corey Dickson          16:02    1
2.  Christian Knox         26:00        First one
 
1km U9 Handicap
1.  Gemma Little           05:48    1
2.  Elise Carbery          06:47    2

1.  Joel Prys              05:14    1     PB 0:05
2.  Harrison Karagiorgos   05:33    2

Thanks to Terry Swan for race video (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twl7Ju1kFdw) and race photos (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/coppermine/). Lapsplits for this week are found at http://vrwc.org.au/wp1/?page_id=261.

Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day - sorry if I missed anyone.

Checkin and Results: Mark Donahoo, Damien Elms, Ralph Bennett
Officials: Tim Erickson, Harry Summers, Ian Laurie, Don McLaren, Stacey McLaren
Judges: Peter Vysma (chief), Gordon Loughnan, Lloyd Nichols, Michael Bodey, Judy Mason
Photos: Terry Swan
 

AV AND VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 19 JULY

Kelly Ruddick and Rhydian Cowley were the winners of the Victorian 10km roadwalk championships which were contested on Saturday at Middle Park. For Kelly, it was her third win in four years in this particular championship, her time of 46:49 seeing her well clear of Michelle Laufer 51:52 and Heather Carr 58:31 who took the minor medals. For Rhydian, it was his first win in this championship and his time of 44:20, although slow by his standards, saw him win comfortably from junior walkers Adam Garganis 46:55 and Ross Darlow 47:21. For Ross, it was his first ever 10km attempt and he set a very impressive inaugural time.

AV 10km Open Championship Women                    
1.  Kelly Ruddick        BHA     46:49    W40    1
2.  Michelle Laufer      COL     51:42    W40    2
3.  Heather Carr         EAG     58:31    W50    1
4.  Donna-Marie Elms     PTN   1:03:49    W50    2
5.  Karyn O'Neill        GPA   1:07:46    W50    3
                    
AV 10km Open Championship Men                    
1.  Rhydian Cowley       GHY     44:20    OPEN    
2.  Adam Garganis        COL     46:55    OPEN    
3.  Ross Darlow          EKA     47:21    OPEN    
4.  Stuart Kollmorgen    COL     48:35    M40    1
5.  Aaron McDonough      PTN     50:29    M40    2
6.  Ralph Bennett        VMA     57:36    M50    1
7.  Terry O'Neill        GPA     58:25    M50    2
8.  David Armstrong      DIV   1:02:22    M50    3
9.  Bob Gardiner         COL   1:04:35    M50    4
10. Michael Harvey       AWA   1:11:33    M50    5

The meet also saw Melbourne based walkers competing in their leg of the annual Racewalking Australia Postal Challenge with events contested in age groups from U10 to Masters. Ballarat and Bendigo walkers also contested their own races last weekend, with the Victorian results being taken from the combined efforts of all our walkers. The Masters were ranked according to the Age Graded tables, with Heather Carr (58:31, 93.26%) and Ralph Bennett (57”36, 91.67%) taking the overall honours there. In the younger age groups, there were lots of PBs with perhaps the best performance going to Corey Dickson - a 3km walk in 14:28 on this twelth birthday!
        
RWA Masters 10km Challenge                
1.  Heather Carr      64      58:31    93.26%
2.  Pam Tindal        54      54:48    88.18%
3.  Liz Feldman       65    1:03:55    86.58%
4.  Michelle Laufer   44      51:42    84.99%
5.  Alison Thompson   61    1:07:39    77.53%
6.  Karyn O'Neill     59    1:07:46    75.47%
7.  Donna-Marie Elms  53    1:03:49    74.91%

1.  Ralph Bennett     72      57:36    91.67%
2.  Bob Gardiner      78    1:04:35    89.03%
3.  Russ Dickenson    69    1:00:52    83.51%
4.  Stuart Kollmorgen 45      48:35    83.32%
5.  Aaron McDonough   42      50:29    78.31%
6.  Terry O'Neill     58      58:25    77.34%
7.  James Christmass  47      54:35    75.36%
8.  David Armstrong   58    1:02:22    72.46%
9.  David Smyth       45      59:21    68.18%
10. Gerard Feain      51    1:06:00    64.40%
11. Michael Harvey    51    1:11:33    59.42%
    Geoff Barrow      DNF    
    Bernie Keirl      DNF    
        
RWA Open 10km Challenge        
1.  Kelly Ruddick       46:49
2.  Rhydian Cowley      44:20
        
RWA  10km U20 Challenge        
1.  Adam Garganis       46:55
        
RWA 8km  U18  Challenge        
1.  Madeleine Feain     54:42    First one
 
1.  Ross Darlow         37:48     PB 0:26
        
RWA 5km  U16 Challenge        
1.  Jessica Lillie      30:57
2.  Gabriella Crea      32:00     PB 0:02

1.  Reese Walmsley      24:22
2.  Lachlan Feain       28:51
        
RWA 3km U14 Challenge        
1.  Brodie Richardson   16:24
2.  Kathleen O'Mahony   17:26
3.  Chloe Karagiorgos   19:17     PB 0:31

1.  Corey Dickson       14:28     PB 0:48
2.  Hayden Walmsley     16:27
3.  Tom Dawson          18:30     PB 0:09
        
RWA 2km U12 Challenge        
1.  Ruby Paten          11:20     PB 0:28
2.  Charlotte Hay       11:22     PB 0:30

1.  Jeremy Little       12:55     PB 0:06
        
RWA 1.5km U10 Challenge        
1.  Gemma Lillie        09:00
2.  Mia Darlow          09:49
3.  Elise Carbery       09:51

1. Joel Prys            08:27

Finally, a VRWC 3km walk was put on for those club walkers who also wanted some exercise on the day.
        
VRWC 3km Open        
1.  Marlene Gourlay     17:32
2.  Gwen Steed          20:11
3.  Jan Morrey          21:38         
4.  Barrie Wicks        23:09
5.  Alex Poore          25:00
6.  Margaret Beaumont   25:11
7.  Ian Beaumont        25:12
8.  Pam Mews            29:06
9.  Jim Crawford        DQ

Chip Lapsplits for events are found at 2014-07-19 av-rwa-10-8-5-3km.xls

This particular meet was also the VRWC annual charity fund raising day and were were able to present a cheque for $400 to representatives of the Country Women's Association (see http://www.cwaa.org.au/) who were present to view proceedings. And as usual, you can check out photos at http://www.vrwc.org.au/coppermine.

Thanks to our many judges and officials. Apologies if I have missed anyone out.

Officials: Tim Erickson, Ian Laurie, Mark O'Mahony, Don McLaren, Justin McLaren, Stacey McLaren, Harry Summers,Tony Doran
Checkin/Results: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Damien Elms, Jason Elms
Judges: Gordon Loughnan (Chief), Peter Vysma, Stuart Cooper, Lincoln Mah, Josh Savage. Suzanne Callaway, Brenda Felton, Matt Owen, Justin McLaren (bike)
Photos: Terry Swan
Canteen: Barb Gardiner, Wendy Cooper

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 12 JULY

They say a picture paints a thousand words....rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, etc, etc. Conditions were miserable at our VRWC races at Middle Park last Saturday, as Harrison Karagiorgos can attest. In fact, I felt almost guilty to be soaking up the sun in Darwin (well, almost!) but such are the breaks in life.

Terry Swan was in action with camera (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=176) and video (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idxUTtu9qco). Thanks Terry – great job!

It was a prizes day on Saturday with the pick of the table going to the winner of the handicap in each division so the races were keenly contested. The 10km events saw Terry and Karyn O'Neill take the double with Terry walking his best time in years (58:55 and Karyn just outside her PB (1:07:32). The wet weather must agree with them. Donna Elms (30:22) and Jason Kozica (24:42) won the Open 5km handicaps while Emily Swan (17:02) and John Morrison (21:03) won the Open 3km handicaps. We also welcomed Liz Wrigley who had her first walk with us.

10km Open                          H'Cap Place    
1.  Pam Tindal            56:11    2
2.  Karyn O'Neill       1:07:32    1

1.  Andrew Jamieson       54:00    5
2.  Ralph Bennett         58:13    2
3.  Terry O'Neill         58:55    1
4.  Gerard Feain        1:04:11    4
5.  Bob Gardiner        1:05:43    3
6.  John Kilmartin *    1:02:49
            
5km Open                           H'Cap Place            
1.  Emily Hamilton        27:00    4
2.  Heather Carr          28:41    2
3.  Donna-Marie Elms      30:22    1
4.  Elizabeth Feldman     30:51    3
5.  Gwen Steed            33:46    5
6.  Liz Wrigley *         38:21    

1.  Jason Kozica          24:42    1
2.  Mark Donahoo          29:34    4
3.  Gary Turner *         38:24
4.  Barrie Wicks          39:19    2
5.  Alex Poore            40:43    3
    Bernie Keirl             DQ    
    Geoff Barrow             DQ    

3km Open                           H'Cap Place            
1.  Emily Swan            17:02    1
2.  Madeleine Feain       19:19    3
3.  Jan Morrey            21:14    2
4.  Irina Semenova        21:59    
5.  Margaret Beaumont     25:11    4
6.  Pam Mews              30:07    5

1.  Paul Kennedy          16:42    3
2.  John Morrison         21:23    1
3.  Ian Beaumont          24:58    2

Our younger walkers tested themselves out over longer distances this week – 5km for U15, 3km for U12 and 1.5km for U9. We also welcomed Will Thompson for his first walk with us in the U12 division. Prizes went to Jessica Lillie (31:07), Lachlan Feain (29:30), Ruby Paten (18:54), Corey Dickson (16:05), Elise Carbery (9:02) and Harrison Karagiorgos (9:01).

5m Under 15                        H'Cap Place            
1.  Brodie Richardson     29:32    3
2.  Jessica Lillie        31:07    1
3.  Gabriella Crea        31:34    2

1.  Kyle Swan             24:56    3
2.  Lachlan Feain         29:30    1
3.  Hayden Walmsley       30:34    2
                        
3km Under 12                       H'Cap Place            
1.  Grace Louey           18:45    3
2.  Ruby Paten            18:54    1
3.  Charlotte Hay         19:13    2
4.  Chloe Karagiorgos     19:28    4

1.  Corey Dickson         16:05    1
2.  Nikolaj Djordjevic    16:38    
3.  Will Thompson         17:55    
4.  Jeremy Little         DNF    

1.5km Under 9                      H'Cap Place            
1.  Gemma Lillie          09:02    2
2.  Elise Carbery         09:59    1

1.  Harrison Karagiorgos  09:01    1
2.  Nikita Djordjevic     12:09    

Chip Lapsplits for U15 and Open events are as follows

2014-07-12 VRWC 3km.xls
2014-07-12 VRWC 5km.xls
2014-07-12 VRWC 10km.xls

As usual, thanks to the many people who keep the show on the road each week. I have a partial list from Peter Vysma so apologies if I am missing your name.

Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Michael Bodey, Lloyd Nichols, Frances Attard, Stuart Cooper
Officials: Bob Gardiner, Harry Summers, Marline Stanway, Mark Donahoo, Ian Laurie, Ralph Bennett

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 5 JULY

It was a cold and windy Melbourne winter day but our annual Intervals Races day saw a good turnout and some keen racing, with lots of walkers managing to complete all 5 2km reps (with 17 minutes per rep). Rhydian Cowley dominated early but called it quits after 2 reps, leaving Adam Garganis, Kyle Swan, Stuart Kollmorgen, Aaron McDonough and Michelle Laufer to lead the way. Lots of our younger walkers participated and were happy to do either 2 or 3 reps for their day's workout.
    
5x2km Intervals           1st rep  2nd rep  4km      3rd rep  6km      4th rep  8km      5th rep  10km
1.  Michelle Laufer       10:00    09:48    19:48    09:56    29:44    10:30    40:14    10:23      50:37
2.  Sandra Geisler        10:26    10:30    20:56    10:38    31:34    10:51    42:25    11:02      53:27
3.  Pam Tindal            10:39    10:45    21:24    11:05    32:29    11:00    43:29    11:20      54:49
4.  Heather Carr          10:55    11:18    22:13    11:33    33:46    11:33    45:19    11:58      57:17
5.  Donna-Marie Elms      11:55    12:14    24:09    12:14    36:23    13:10    49:33    13:38    1:03:11
6.  Karyn O'Neill         13:16    13:33    26:49    13:21    40:10    13:31    53:41    13:41    1:07:22
1.  Emily Hamilton        10:20    10:28    20:48    10:33    31:21                
2.  Philippa Huse         10:40    11:01    21:41    11:05    32:46                
3.  Brodie Richardson     11:02    11:41    22:43    11:55    34:38                
1.  Marlene Gourlay       11:42    11:39    23:21                        
2.  Gwen Steed            13:06    13:14    26:20                        
3.  Margaret Beaumont     16:41    16:47    33:28                        
                                        
1.  Adam Garganis         09:05    09:00    18:05    09:11    27:16    09:06    36:22    08:48      45:10
2.  Kyle Swan             09:25    09:25    18:50    09:22    28:12    09:22    37:34    09:21      46:55
3.  Stuart Kollmorgen     09:21    09:18    18:39    09:24    28:03    09:26    37:29    09:32      47:01
4.  Aaron McDonough       10:02    10:00    20:02    10:07    30:09    10:07    40:16    10:00      50:16
5.  Terry O'Neill         11:54    11:55    23:49    11:50    35:39    11:46    47:25    11:36      59:01
6.  John Kilmartin        12:02    12:16    24:18    12:15    36:33    12:19    48:52    12:20    1:01:12
7.  Bob Gardiner          12:41    12:30    25:11    12:34    37:45    12:31    50:16    13:09    1:03:25
8.  Geoff Barrow          13:27    13:22    26:49    13:32    40:21    13:48    54:09    14:36    1:08:45
1.  Tim Erickson          10:44    10:53    21:37    10:54    32:31    11:08    43:39        
1.  Mark Donahoo          10:30    10:44    21:14    11:52    33:06                
2.  Paul Kennedy          11:00    11:31    22:31    13:11    35:42                
1.  Rhydian Cowley        08:46    08:46    17:32                        
2.  Reese Walmsley        09:55    09:52    19:47                        
3.  Ralph Bennett         11:28    11:21    22:49                        
4.  Tony Barrett          12:15    13:00    25:15                        
5.  John Morrison         14:18    14:55    29:13                        
6.  Ian Beaumont          16:27    16:36    33:03                        

We had our usual VRWC 4km scratch races for those who did not want to participate in the intervals races and our U9 and U12 walkers contested slightly longer 1.5km and 2.5km races. Results as shown below.
        
4km Open        
1.  Jan Morrey            28:45
2.  Anthony Doran         28:55
3.  Celia Johnson         29:05
4.  Barrie Wicks          31:07
5.  Donna Campbell        32:55
        
4km Under 15
1.  Hayden Walmsley       24:19         
2.  Jessica Lillie        24:55
3.  Gabriella Crea        25:24
4.  Tom Dawson            26:24
        
2.5km Under 12
1.  Corey Dickson         12:55         
2.  Kathleen O'Mahony     14:23
3.  Grace Louey           15:22
4.  Ruby Paten            15:24
5.  Jeremy Little         16:15
6.  Charlotte Hay         16:24
 
1.5km Under 9
1.  Joel Prys             08:11         
2.  Gemma Lillie          09:00
3.  Elise Carbery         10:50

Terry Swan was busy with his camera (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/coppermine) and with our new video camera which is going to be used in conjunction with our chip system - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg_ncCrmMKg for a 10 min video from the racing. Well done on a big day Terry!

And thanks to Ralph Bennett for extracting the lapsplits for everyone

2014-07-05 VRWC 4km Open U15.xls
2014-07-05 VRWC Intervals-1.xls
2014-07-05 VRWC Intervals-2.xls

Thanks to the many people who keep the show on the road. Sorry if I have missed anyone. We had a special official on duty with Canberra based international Ian Rayson holidaying in Melbourne and helping us out on the day. Thanks Ian!

Registration and Results: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Michael Bodey, Damien Elms
Officials and Setup: Bob Gardiner, Tim Erickson, Mark O'Mahony, Ian Rayson, Harry Summers, Marlaine Stanway, Damien Elms (bike)
Judges: Peter Vysma (chief), Stuart Cooper, Lloyd Nichols, Michael Bodey
Canteen: Barb Gardiner, Kate Suich

AV, AMA, VMA AND VRWC CHAMPS, MIDDLE PARK, SUNDAY 29 JUNE

49It was a cold, wet and wintery weekend across Victoria and Sunday morning was a tough ask for those 55 walkers who braved the elements and turned out at Middle Park for what was a big morning of championships. And it was probably even harder for the many officials and judges who were on hand to setup, run the show and then pack up the equipment in the drizzly rain. So well done to everyone on a big effort.

The day started at 9AM with the AV, VMA and AMA 20km championships for men and women. First to the Victorian Open (AV) championships which were won by Chris Erickson and Heather Carr, albeit in much slower times than they would normally do.

20km Victorian Championship Open Men            
1.  Chris Erickson         ATE       1:34:55
2.  Simon Evans            BOH       1:58:59
3.  Terry O'Neill          GPA       2:04:13
    Aaron McDonough        PTN       DNS
            
20km Victorian Championship Open Women            
1.  Heather Carr           EAG       2:08:54
2.  Donna-Marie Elms       PTN       2:22:18
3.  Karyn O'Neill          GPA       2:22:32
    Rachel Tallent         BYC       DNS
    Kelly Ruddick          BHA       DNS
 
Now to the Australian Masters (AMA) and Victorian Masters (VMA) Championships which were run alongside the Open events. The dismal weather meant that numbers were small but we still saw some good walks, especially by Stuart Kollmorgen (1:45:47 M45), Heather Carr (2:08:54 W60) and Ralph Bennett (2:04:41 M70).

20km  AMA Womens Championship            
1   Donna-Marie Elms       W50-54    2:22:18
1   Heather Carr           W60-64    2:08:54
1   Margaret Beaumont      W75-79    3:06:09
                
20km  AMA Mens Championship            
1   Adam Patterson         M40-44    2:17:38
    David Smyth            M40-44    DNS
1   Stuart Kollmorgen      M45-49    1:45:47
    Michael Gillies Smith  M45-49    DNS
1   Simon Evans            M50-54    1:58:59
    Andrew Jamieson        M65-69    DNF
    Russ Dickenson         M65-69    DNS
1   Ralph Bennett          M70-74    2:04:41
                
20km  VMA Womens Championship            
1   Margaret Beaumont      W75-79    3:06:09
1   Donna-Marie Elms       W50-54    2:22:18
1   Heather Carr           W60-64    2:08:54
    Elizabeth Feldman      W65-69    DQ
                
20km  VMA Mens Championship            
1   Adam Patterson         M40-44    2:17:38
    David Smyth            M40-44    DNS
1   Stuart Kollmorgen      M45-49    1:45:47
    Michael Gillies Smith  M45-49    DNS
1   Simon Evans            M50-54    1:58:59
1   Christopher Worsnop    M55-59    2:39:44
    Andrew Jamieson        M65-69    DNF
    Russ Dickenson         M65-69    DNS
1   Ralph Bennett          M70-74    2:04:41
 
The annual Victorian Schools Roadwalk Championships saw events ranging from U20 10km to U14 3km. Best performances to Stephanie George (U20 10km 53:55), Adam Garganis (U18 5km 23:03), Ross Darlow (U18 5km 23:08), Kyle Swan (U15 3km 14:44) and Rebecca Henderson (U14 3km 15:27). Well done to all the medallists.

10km Under 20 Men AV Schools Championship            
1.  Lucas Taylor        Lilydale High School          53:44
            
10km Under 20 Women AV Schools Championship            
1.  Stephanie George    Yarra Valley Grammar School   53:55
2.  Emily Hamilton      Mater Christi College         56:01
 
5km Under 18 Boys AV Schools Championship            
1.  Adam Garganis       Thornbury High School         23:03
2.  Ross Darlow         Ballarat High School          23:08
            
5km Under 18 Girls AV Schools Championship            
1.  Madeleine Feain     Salesian College-Rupertswood  32:51
 
3km Under 16 Boys AV Schools Championship            
1.  Kyle Swan           The Knox School               14:44
2.  Lachlan Feain       Salesian College-Rupertswood  16:38
            
3km Under 16 Girls AV Schools Championship            
1.  Philippa Huse       St Leonard's College          15:53
2.  Karla Bulte         Casey Grammar School          16:19
3.  Brodie Richardson   Mater Christi College         17:23
4.  Emily Noonan        Tintern Schools               17:33
5.  Ellen Dowie         Highview Christian Comm Coll  17:37
6.  Jessica Lillie      Rowville Secondary College    17:58
7.  Gabriella Crea      Strathmore Secondary College  19:00
 
3km Under 14 Boys AV Schools Championship            
1.  Joseph Rickard      Mornington Secondary College  17:41
2.  Hayden Walmsley     Rowville Secondary College    18:22
3.  Thomas Dawson       Marcellin College             18:39
            
3km Under 14 Girls AV Schools Championship            
1.  Rebecca Henderson   Berwick Secondary College     15:27
2.  Jemma Peart         Ballarat High School          15:32
3.  Zahra Hayes         Rochester Secondary College   15:45
4.  Kathleen O'Mahony   Knox Athletic Club            17:13
5.  Alanna Peart        Blackhill Primary             17:48
6.  Chloe Karagiorgos   Wantirna College              19:48

Finally to our VRWC Championships. Chris Erickson won the Open Men's 20km Club Championship (for the Alf Robinson Trophy) whil ethe U12 and U9 1.5km club championships went to Joseph Rickard (8:02), Kathleen O'Mahony (8:07), Joel Prys (8:17) and Gemma Lillie (9:12). Special mention to Joseph Rickard who won both U14 and U12 championships and to Alanna Peart and Kathleen O'Mahony who also did the U14/U12 doubles.

20km  VRWC Club Championship Men - Alf Robinson Trophy        
1.  Chris Erickson       1:34:55
2.  Stuart Kollmorgen    1:45:47
3.  Simon Evans          1:58:59
4.  Terry O'Neill        2:04:13
5.  Ralph Bennett        2:04:41
6.  John Kilmartin       2:09:36
7.  Adam Patterson       2:17:38
8.  Ian Beaumont         2:55:25
 
1.5km Under 12 VRWC Championships    
1.  Joseph Rickard         08:02
                 
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony      08:07
2.  Alanna Peart           08:10
3.  Claire Noonan          08:28
4.  Grace Louey            08:32
5.  Ruby Paten             08:37
6.  Charlotte Hay          08:39
7.  Mackenzie Mielczarek   09:27
    Chloe Karagiorgos      DNS
 
1.5km Under 9 VRWC Championships    
1.  Joel Prys              08:17
2.  Harrison Karagiorgos   08:49
3.  Scott Peart            13:21
          
1.  Gemma Lillie           09:12
2.  Elise Carbery          10:06
3.  Mia Darlow             10:13
 
5km VRWC Open        
1.  Robyn Shaw             32:07
2.  Bob Gardiner           32:13
3.  Steve Jordan           43:35
    Kirstin Shaw           DNF

Chip Lapsplits as follows:  2014-06-29 VRWC AV VMA AMA 20k-10k-5k-3k.xls
 
Finally thanks to all those who braved the elements to ensure we had a good day out. Sorry if I missed acknowledging anyone. It is sometimes tough to catch up with everyone as the day progressses. Your help is always appreciated.

Registration: Ralph Bennett, Mark Donahoo, Michael Bodey
Officials: Tim Erickson, Ian Laurie, Mark O'Mahony, Harry Summers, Bob Gardiner, Jesse Osborne, Marlaine Stanway
Judges: Matt Owen (chief), Brenda Felton, Stuart Cooper, Lincoln Mah, Terry Swan, Josh Savage, Suzanne Callaway, Michael Bodey, Peter Vysma (DQ Board)
Canteen: Kate Suich, Wendy Cooper

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 21 JUNE

49 walkers were in attendance at Middle Park on Saturday for the weekly VRWC winter season roadwalks which were held in just about perfect conditions. Youngsters Emily Hamilton and Adam Garganis showed the way with fastest times in the 8km, Emily doing a big PB in particular, while the handicap wins went to Donna Elms and Gerard Feain. The 4km Open and U15 events also saw good fields with Kyle Swan 20:18, James Christmass 20:20 and Simone McInnes 21:41 taking the fastest times.

8km Open                            H'Cap Place
1.  Emily Hamilton         42:55    2     PB 1:14
2.  Sandra Geisler         43:56    6
3.  Pam Tindal             44:06    4
4.  Heather Carr           46:45    7
5.  Donna Elms             50:02    1
6.  Robyn Shaw             52:21    3
7.  Alison Thompson        55:49    8
8.  Margaret Beaumont      68:06    5

1.  Adam Garganis          38:42    2
2.  Stuart Kollmorgen      39:10    5
3.  Jason Kozica           41:35    3
4.  Gerard Feain           46:37    1
5.  Russ Dickenson         48:49    4
6.  John Kilmartin         50:00        PB 0:43
7.  Ian Beaumont           67:34    

4km Open                            H'Cap Place
1.  Simone McInnes         21:41    5
2.  Marlene Gourlay        23:39    4
3.  Elizabeth Feldman      24:21    3
4.  Gwen Steed             27:14    6
5.  Jan Morrey             28:37    2
6.  Pam Mews               39:24    1

1.  James Christmass       20:20    1
2.  Paul Kennedy           22:24    6
3.  Bernie Keirl           22:26    3
4.  Ross Reid              23:52    
5.  Bob Gardiner           25:36    5
6.  Geoff Barrow           27:20    4
7.  John Morrison          28:30    2
8.  Barrie Wicks           31:36    7
9.  Alex Poore             33:25    8

4km Under 15                        H'Cap Place
1.  Brodie Richardson      23:13    3
2.  Kathleen O'Mahony      23:50    1
3.  Gabriella Crea         25:10    4
4.  Jessica Lillie         25:23    5
5.  Caitlyn Rudston-Brown  29:30    2

1.  Kyle Swan              20:18    3
2.  Lachlan Feain          22:07    1
3.  Hayden Walmsley        25:03    2

Our U12 and U9 walkers were also in good form with Corey Dickson 10:08, Joseph Rickard 10:41 and Mackenzie Mielczarek 11:43 in the U12 2km and Gemma Lillie 6:07 and Joel Prys 5:28 all showing good speed.

2km Under 12                        H'Cap Place
1.  Mackenzie Mielczarek   11:43    1
2.  Grace Louey            11:46    3
3.  Ruby Paten             11:48    2
4.  Chloe Karagiorgos      12:36    5
5.  Charlotte Hay          13:05    4

1.  Corey Dickson          10:08    2
2.  Joseph Rickard         10:41    1

1km Under 9                         H'Cap Place
1.  Gemma Lillie           06:07    2
2.  Elise Carbery          06:50    1

1.  Joel Prys              05:28    2
2.  Lewis Rickard          06:48    1

Chip Lapsplits for U15 and Open events

2014-06-21 VRWC 4km.xls
2014-06-21 VRWC 8km.xls


Thanks as usual to our many officials and judges - sorry if I missed anyone

Officials: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Damien Elms, Tim Erickson, Marlaine Stanway
Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Stuart Cooper, Michael Bodey, Lloyd Nichols, Alan Lucas
Canteen: Barb Gardiner, Wendy Cooper

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 14 JUNE

A good turnout of 51 walkers gathered at Middle Park last Saturday for the annual VRWC 'Guess Your Finish Time' races. Walkers nominate a finish time in advance and then race without the benefit of clocks or wrist watches. Whoever is closest to his/her predicted time wins the race and has the pick of the prizes table - yes, it was another prizes day. I was in Sydney so missed the show so thanks to Mark Donahoo for forwarding the results to me and thanks to Stuart Cooper for coordinating the Prizes day table. And thanks to Terry Swan who was there with his camera as usual (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/coppermine/).

Results follow. Sort order is based on closeness to finish time guess. The right hand column shows the places from an actual time perspective. The 10km saw only two starters and John Martin was the big improver, walking his first official 10km for an excellent 1:03:04. Most walkers chose the 5km option with the fast walkers also the ones with the best pace judgement - Michelle Laufer 25:10 and Jason Kozica 23:58 the best guesses and Rhydian Cowley taking fastest overall (21:50) and second place in the men's comp.

10km Open (Guess Your Finish Time) F/T Place
1.  John Kilmartin       1:03:04    1
2.  Robyn Shaw           1:08:31    2
             
5km Open (Guess Your Finish Time)   F/T Place
1.  Michelle Laufer        25:10    1
2.  Marlene Gourlay        29:45    5
3.  Donna Elms             29:50    6
4.  Sandra Geisler         26:24    2
5.  Heather Carr           28:08    3
6.  Liz Feldman            30:53    7
7.  Karla Bulte            28:32    4
8.  Alison Thompson        32:41    8
    Simone McInnes         DNF     
    Margaret Beaumont      DNF     
    Emily Hamilton         DNF     

1.  Jason Kozica           23:58    3
2.  Rhydian Cowley         21:50    1
3.  Barrie Wicks           39:24    7
4.  Ian Beaumont *         42:11    8
5.  Reese Walmsley         24:06    4
6.  David Smyth            26:29    5
7.  Bernie Keirl           28:50    6
8.  Adam Garganis          22:42    2

The 3km events were also keenly contested with best pace judgement shown by winners Pam Mews (30:03), James Christmass (17:25), Jessica Lillie (17:34) and Kyle Swan (13:45). And welcome to AV walkers Donna Campbell and Tom Dawson who had their first walks with us (25:24 for Donna and 20:17 for Tom).
             
3km Open (Guess Your Finish Time) 
  F/T Place 
1.  Pam Mews               30:03    5
2.  Celia Johnson          23:15    3
3.  Gwen Steed             21:04    1
4.  Jan Morrey             21:20    2
5.  Donna Campbell         25:24    4     First time with us

1.  James Christmass       17:25    1
2.  John Morrison          22:22    2
    Llew Jenkins           DQ     
                 
3km U15 (Guess Your Finish Time)    F/T Place   
1.  Jessica Lillie         17:34    3
2.  Brodie Richardson      17:04    2

3.  Caitlyn Rudston-Brown  21:45    6
4.  Chelsea McDonald       22:26    7
5.  Emily Noonan           19:38    5

6.  Gabriella Crea         18:56   
4
7.  Philippa Huse          16:37    1
     
1.  Kyle Swan              13:45    1
2.  Tom Dawson             20:17    2     First time with us
    Hayden Walmsley        DQ

Our regular U12 and U9 walkers were also in action with Guess Your Time wins going to Claire Noonan, Corey Dickson, Gemma Lillie and Joel Prys.
         
2km U12 (Guess Your Finish Time)    F/T Place
1.  Claire Noonan          12:55    5
2.  Kathleen O'Mahony      11:07    1
3.  Ruby Paten             12:42    4
4.  Grace Louey            12:23    3
5.  Charlotte Hay          13:24    6
6.  Madison Clark          12:19    2

1.  Corey Dickson          10:21    1
2.  Jeremy Little          13:46    2
         
1km U9 (Guess Your Finish Time)     F/T Place
1.  Gemma Lillie           05:54    1
2.  Elise Carbery          06:31    2

1.  Joel Prys              05:44    1

Chip Lapsplits for U15 and Open events

2014-06-14 VRWC 3km.xls
2014-06-14 VRWC 5km.xls
2014-06-14 VRWC 10km.xls


I can't guarantee I have all our officials and judges as I was not there. But thanks as usual to the many people who keep the show on the road each week. Apologies if I have not acknowledged your contribution this week.

Judges: Peter Vysma (C), Gordon Loughlan, Stuart Cooper, Michael Bodey, Lloyd Nichols
Canteen: Wendy Cooper, Marlaine Stanway
Checkin and Results: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Damien Elms
Other officials: Bob Gardiner, David Armstrong
Photos: Terry Swan

LBG CARIVAL, CANBERRA, SUNDAY 8 JUNE 2014

The 48th edition of the annual Lake Burley Griffin roadwalking carnival took place last Sunday in Canberra in almost perfect conditions - a crispy morning followed by a sunny winter's day. Over 200 walkers gathered for what is the biggest walks carnival on the Australian landscape and, as usual, the racing was of a high standard.

The action got underway at 8AM with the 20 Miles, 10 Miles and 5 Miles events which are contested over a hilly circuit around Lake Burley Griffin (a lap of 10 miles is used for the 20M and 10M events and a short out and back course for the 5M). The blue riband event remains the 20 Mile classic and, once again, it was Jared Tallent who proved strongest, winning by over 4 minutes in 2:27:27. It was his ninth win in this event, one more than the great Willi Sawall, so he now stands alone at the top of the list. Fellow Olympians Chris Erickson (2:31:50) and Adam Rutter (2:32:53) took the minor medals, all 3 walkers considerably slower than in past years and obviously not in top racing shape post World Cup.

The Men's 10 Miler saw World Cup walkers Rhydian Cowley (1:12:20), Nathan Brill (1:13:20) and Tyler Jones (1:13:53) take the medals although Tyler was challenged throughout by fellow junior Adam Garganis (113:56). And a special mention to 15 year old Kyle Swan whose time of 1:15:15 was sensational. The women's 10 Mile was won by Australian international Tanya Holliday (1:14:52) for the third time on the trot, ahead of 2012 Olympian Beki Smith (nee Lee - back in action after having her first child) and Lauren Bourke. It is worth noting that 8 of the first 10 in the Men's 10 Mile were aged under 20.

Full results can be viewed at http://www.actwalkers.com.au/lbg-walking-carnival-2014-provisional-results-2/. The first 3 placings as well as the finishing positions of all Victorians are reproduced below.

EVENT 1 OPEN 20M MEN
1.  Jared Tallent              2:27:27    SARWC
2.  Chris Erickson             2:31:50    RWV
3.  Adam Rutter                2:32:53    NSWRWC  
7.  Aaron McDonough (M)        3:10:05    RWV
8.  Terry O'Neill (M)          3:38:10    RWV
    Mike Harvey (M)                DNF    RWV

WOMEN
1.  Karyn O'Neill (M)          3:54:36    RWV

EVENT 2 FITNESS 20M
1.  John Kilmartin             3:40:00    RWV

EVENT 3 MEN & WOMEN AACT 30K CHP  
1.  Jared Tallent              2:16:46    SARWC
2.  Chris Erickson             2:20:09    RWV
3.  Dean Nipperess             2:52:12    QRWC

EVENT 4 WOMEN 10M
1.  Tanya Holliday             1:14:52    SARWC
2.  Bek Smith                  1:20:12    NSWRWC
3.  Lauren Bourke              1:24:09    NSWRWC
4.  Beth Alexander             1:27:22    RWV
5.  Sarah Brennan (M)          1:32:06    RWV
7.  Elizabeth Feldman (M)      1:48:01    RWV
8.  Donna-Marie Elms (M)       1:51:55    RWV

EVENT 5 MENS 10M
1.  Rhydian Cowley             1:12:20    RWV
2.  Nathan Brill               1:13:20    RWV
3.  Tyler Jones                1:13:53    NSWRWC
4.  Adam Garganis              1:13:56    RWV
5.  Kyle Swan                  1:15:15    RWV
8.  Reese Walmsley             1:24:20    RWV  
10. Lucas Taylor               1:31:01    RWV
12. David Smyth (M)            1:33:45    RWV
13. Michael Gillies Smith (M)  1:34:11    RWV

EVENT 8 MENS U20 10K
1.  Steven Washburn              46:51    NSWRWC
2.  Adam Garganis                49:57    RWV
3.  Josh Dillon                  51:31    RWV

EVENT 9 AACT MENS U20 10K CHP
1.  Steven Washburn              46:51    NSW

EVENT 10 OPEN 10K
1.  Ian Rayson                   43:36    REGAL
2.  Nicole Fagan                 48:17    NSWRWC

EVENT 11 WOMENS U20 10K
1.  Emily Hamilton               52:56    RWV
2.  Danielle Walsh               54:17    SARWC
3.  Ally Durr                    56:08    ACTW

EVENT 12 BOYS U10 1K
1.  Mark Hooker                  04:52    SARWC
2.  Kris Hayward                 04:54    QRWC
3.  Lachlan Rigney               05:00    NSWRWC
4.  Fraser Saunder               05:19    RWV
6.  Harrison Karagiorgos         05:32    RWV
7.  Joel Prys                    05:34    RWV
10. Scott Peart                  08:49    RWV

EVENT 13 GIRLS U10 1K
1.  Laura Burns                  04:55    ACTW
2.  Ruby Saunder                 05:39    RWV
3.  Gemma Lillie                 05:43    RWV
7.  Amber Henderson              06:06    RWV
9.  Molly Holmes                 06:12    RWV

EVENT 14 BOYS U12 2K
1.  Corey Dickson                09:47    RWV
2.  Joe Cross                    10:05    SARWC
3.  Kris Hayward                 10:44    QRWC
7.  Fraser Saunder               12:11    RWV
8.  Harrison Karagiorgos         13:08    RWV

EVENT 15 GIRLS U12 2K    
1.  Allanah Pitcher              10:16    NSWRWC
2.  Laura Burns                  10:28    ACTW
3.  Alanna Peart                 10:42    RWV
11. Madison Clark                11:52    RWV
14. Gemma Lillie                 12:29    RWV
17. Ruby Saunder                 12:56    RWV
18. Charlotte Holmes             13:05    RWV

EVENT 16 BOYS U14 2K
1.  Corey Dickson                09:27    RWV
2.  Harrison Mavin               09:42    NSWRWC
3.  Dylan Richardson             09:42    NSWRW
9.  Joseph Rickard               10:50    RWV
10. Hayden Walmsley              10:56    RWV

EVENT 17 GIRLS U14 2K
1.  Katie Hayward                09:23    QRWC
2.  Rebecca Henderson            09:28    RWV
3.  Samantha Brown               09:31    NSWRWC
6.  Zahra Hayes                  09:59    RWV
7.  Jemma Peart                  10:08    RWV
13. Brodie Richardson            10:40    RWV
14. Alanna Peart                 10:41    RWV
18. Kathleen O'Mahony            11:01    RWV
19. Chloe Karagiorgos            11:12    RWV
23. Brianna Lillie               12:03    RWV

EVENT 18 BOYS U16 3K
1.  Ross Darlow                  13:18    RWV
2.  Kyle Swan                    13:50    RWV
3.  Reese Walmsley               14:14    RWV
11. Corey Dickson                16:05    RWV
16. Hayden Walmsley              18:27    RWV

EVENT 19 GIRLS U16 3K
1.  Jasmyn McDonald              14:34    NSWRWC
2.  Tahlia Hunt                  14:38    TARWC
3.  Anna Cross                   14:50    SARWC
4.  Eliza Clarke                 15:04    RWV
7.  Rebecca Henderson            15:38    RWV
9.  Jemma Peart                  15:57    RWV
12. Karia Bulte                  16:17    RWV
16. Brodie Richardson            17:16    RWV
22. Jessica Lillie               18:25    RWV
24. Chloe Karagiorgos            19:54    RWV  

EVENT 20 BOYS U18 5K
1.  Tyler Jones                  22:45    NSWRWC
2.  Carl Gibbons                 23:00    NSWRWC
3.  Kyle Swan                    23:16    RWV
4.  Adam Garganis                23:28    RWV
5.  Ross Darlow                  23:37    RWV
8.  Lucas Taylor                 25:52    RWV
11. Corey Dickson                27:38    RWV
12. Reese Walmsley               28:13    RWV
    Hayden Walmsley                DNF    RWV

EVENT 21 GIRLS U18 5K
1.  Tayla-Paige Billington       24:26    RWV
2.  Jayde Hill                   25:13    NSWRWC
3.  Zoe Hunt                     26:06    ACTW
4.  Emily Hamilton               26:56    RWV
11. Kathleen O'Mahony            28:31    RWV
 
EVENT 22 WOMENS 5K
1.  Tanya Holliday               22:07    SARWC
2.  Nicole Fagan                 23:00    NSWRWC
3.  Lauren Bourke                23:52    NSWRWC
9.  Simone McInnes               26:27    RWV

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 31 MAY

Perfect autumn conditions were on show for the  60 walkers who contested last Saturday's VRWC roadwalks at Middle Park, Apart from being our final racing day before next weekend's LBG Carnival in Canberra, it was a prizes day with the pick of the table to the handicap winner in each event so the racing was keenly contested. Well done to our handicap winners Simone McInnes, Jason Kozica, Emily Swan, David Smyth, Karla Bulte, Hayden Walmsley, Chloe Karagiorgos, Joseph Rickard, Gemma Lillie and Lewis Rickard. And a special welcome to U12 walker Jeremy Little who had his first race with us on Saturday. And thanks to Donna Elms and Pam Tindal who donated additional prizes to the table - always appreciated!

8km Open                            H'cap Places
1.  Simone McInnes         43:42    1
2.  Pam Tindal             44:36    3
3.  Sandra Geisler         45:40    6
4.  Karyn O'Neill          54:08    4
5.  Sandra Howorth         59:02    2
6.  Margaret Beaumont      68:54    5
    Kylie Irshad           DNF
 
1.  Adam Garganis          39:06    3
2.  Jason Kozica           40:38    1
3.  Aaron McDonough        41:22    4
4.  Terry O'Neill          47:30    2
5.  Gerard Feain           51:02    5
6.  Ian Beaumont           67:52    
    Mark Donahoo           DNF    
 
5km Open
1.  Tayla-Paige Billington  24:17
 
4km Open                             H'cap Places
1.  Michelle Laufer         20:07    7     PB 0:26
2.  Emily Hamilton          20:15    2     PB 1:11
3.  Emily Swan              22:37    1     PB 0:17
4.  Marlene Gourlay         23:34    8
5.  Donna Elms              24:10    5
6.  Liz Feldman             25:06    10
7.  Madeleine Feain         25:40    3
8.  Gwen Steed              26:30    11
9.  Ruby Paten              26:35    12    First one
10. Glennis McPherson       27:13    9
11. Jan Morrey              28:40    4
12. Pam Mews                40:10    6
 
1.  Reese Walmsley          19:00    3
2.  David Smyth             21:23    1     PB 1:37
3.  Tim Erickson            21:44    
4.  Bernie Keirl            23:34    5
5.  John Kilmartin          24:46          First one
6.  Geoff Barrow            27:26    4
7.  Tony Barrett            27:50    6
8.  John Morrison           29:15    2
9.  Alex Poore              34:02    7
 
4km  Under 15                        H'cap Places
1.  Karla Bulte             22:58    1
2.  Brodie Richardson       23:48    2
3.  Jessica Lillie          25:46    4
4.  Caitlyn Rudston-Brown   31:05    3
 
1.  Kyle Swan               18:44    3
2.  Lachlan Feain           22:54    2
3.  Hayden Walmsley         23:18    1

4.  Corey Dickson           23:42    4     First one

 
2km  Under 12                        H'cap Places
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony       11:11    8
2.  Chloe Karagiorgos       11:24    1
3.  Madison Clark           11:41    4     PB 0:04
4.  Grace Louey             11:42    7     PB 0:27
5.  Mackenzie Mielczarek    11:57    2
6.  Charlotte Hay           12:25    5
7.  Claire Noonan           12:58    3     PB 0:03
8.  Charlotte Holmes        13:28    6
 
1.  Joseph Rickard          10:47    1     PB 0:19
2.  Jeremy Little           13:01          First one
 
1km  Under 9            H'cap Places
1.  Gemma Lillie            05:33    1     PB 0:15
2.  Molly Holmes            06:18    4
3.  Elise Carbery           06:21    2
 
1.  Joel Prys               05:26    3

2.  Harrison Karagiorgos    05:33    2

3.  Lewis Rickard           07:09    1

Chip Lapsplits for U15 and Open events

2014-05-31 VRWC 4km.xls
2014-05-31 VRWC 5km.xls
2014-05-31 VRWC 8km.xls

Thanks to our many officials and judges and helpers who keep the show on the road every week. Apologies if I missed anyone.

Checkin: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Damien Elms
Officials: Mark O'Mahony, Harry Summers, Marlaine Stanway, Tim Erickson, Don McLaren, Terry Swan, Alan Lucas, Stacey McLaren, Justin McLaren (bike)
Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Judy Mason, Diane Lowden, Lloyd Nichols, Gordon Loughlan
Photos: Terry Swan
Canteen: Kate Suich, Wendy Cooper

AV AND VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SAT 24 MAY

Last Saturday provided perfect racing conditions for the 65 walkers who turned out at Middle Park for the Victorian Open 15km roadwalk championships and the VRWC roadwalk championships. After a number of silvers last year, the men's Victorian 15km roadwalk championship saw 19 year old Jesse Osborne win his first Open title in the handy time of 1:10:34. With Chris Erickson a surprise retirement early in the race, Jesse walked solo for most of the distance and finished well clear of the other placegetters in Aaron McDonough and Simon Evans. Pam Tindal had a closer battle on her hands in the women's 15km championship but ended up winning by just under a minute (1:24:23) from Sarah Brennan, with Donna Elms taking bronze. A number of walkers chose the VRWC 15km races rather than the Victorian title races so special mention to David Smyth who powered through to a big PB time of 1:23:33 - in fact, he did a 10km PB of 54:52 along the way.

15km Open Men AV Championship
1.  Jesse Osborne       ATE    1:10:34
2.  Aaron McDonough     PTN    1:18:33     PB 3:46
3.  Simon Evans         BOH    1:22:32
4.  Michael Harvey      AWA    1:45:14
    Adam Garganis       COL    DQ
    Chris Erickson      ATE    DNF

15km Open Women AV Championship    
1.  Pam Tindal          ANW    1:24:23
2.  Sarah Brennan       BYC    1:25:22
3.  Donna-Marie Elms    PTN    1:42:02

15km Open Women VRWC Club Championship - Elsie Jacobson Trophy
1.  Pam Tindal             1:24:23
2.  Sarah Brennan          1:25:22
3.  Elizabeth Feldman      1:40:07
4.  Donna-Marie Elms       1:42:02
5.  Robyn Shaw             1:43:56
6.  Karyn O'Neill          1:45:34
    Kylie Irshad           DNF

15km U20 Mens VRWC Club Championship
1.  Jesse Osborne          1:10:34
    Adam Garganis          DQ

15km Open
1.  Jason Kozica           1:21:30
2.  David Smyth            1:23:33     PB 5:10
3.  Gerard Feain           1:30:54
4.  Terry O'Neill          1:35:08
    Mark Donahoo           DNF
    Bernie Keirl           DNF

VRWC club championships were contested over various younger age groups (U16, U14, U12 and U9) and we saw some great performances and a number of impressive PBs. Top of the list had to be 15 year old Kyle Swan whose 5km time of 21:38 was a 76 sec PB! 14 year old Eliza Clarke was also in great form with her 5km PB time of 25:16. Special mentions also to Corey Dickson and Kathleen O'Mahony bwho oth walked doubles, U14 3km followed by U12 2km, taking medals in both events. And there was a great battle in the U9 Boy's 1km with Harrison Karagiorgos just edging out Joel Prys, both boys recording the same PB time of 5:19.

5km U16 Girls VRWC Club Championship
1.  Eliza Clarke           25:16     PB 0:20
2.  Rebecca Henderson      26:44
3.  Philippa Huse          27:32
    Gabriella Crea         DQ

5km U16 Boys VRWC Club Championship
1.  Kyle Swan              21:38     PB 1:16
2.  Reese Walmsley         23:44
3.  Lachlan Feain          29:50

3km U14 Girls VRWC Club Championship
1.  Brodie Richardson      16:48
2.  Jessica Lillie         17:22
3.  Kathleen O'Mahoney     17:51
4.  Emily Noonan           21:32
5.  Caitlin Rudston-Brown  21:50

3km U14 Boys VRWC Club Championship
1.  Corey Dickson          17:53
2.  Hayden Walmsley        18:00

2km U12 Girls VRWC Club Championship
1.  Georgia Clark          10:58     First one
2.  Kathleen O'Mahony      10:59
3.  Chloe Karagiorgos      11:07     PB 1:19
4.  Madison Clark          11:45     PB 0:09
5.  Mackenzie Mielczarek   11:47     PB 0:35
6.  Ruby Paten             11:50     PB 0:33
7.  Charlotte Hay          11:52     PB 0:46
8.  Brianna Lillie         12:32
9.  Brianna Briet          12:58
10. Claire Noonan          13:01     PB 0:09
11. Charlotte Holmes       13:01     PB 1:32
        
2km U12 Boys VRWC Club Championship
1.  Corey Dickson          10:42
        
1km U9 Girls VRWC Club Championship
1.  Gemma Lillie           05:50
2.  Molly Holmes           06:15
3.  Elise Carbery          06:24

1km U9 Boys VRWC Club Championship
1.  Harrison Karagiorgos   05:19     PB 0:28
2.  Joel Prys              05:19     PB 0:18

Finally, we had a VRWC non-championship 5km race for anyone else who wanted a hitout for the day, with line honours going to Sandra Geisler 26:47 and Tim Erickson 27:13.

5km Open
1.  Sandra Geisler         26:47
2.  Marlene Gourlay        29:54
3.  Madeleine Feain        33:06
4.  Gwen Steed             34:11
5.  Jan Morrey             36:54
6.  Margaret Beaumont      42:38
    Simone Mcinnes         DNF
 
1.  Tim Erickson *         27:13
2.  Paul Kennedy           27:54
3.  Russ Dickenson         29:11
4.  Geoff Barrow           35:36
5.  Barrie Wicks           39:37
6.  Ian Beaumont *         41:38
    Josh Dillon            DNF
    Alex Poore             DQ

Chip Lapsplits for U15 and Open events

2014-05-24 VRWC 3km.xls
2014-05-24 VRWC 5km.xls
2014-05-24 VRWC 15km.xls

Thanks to all the judges and officials who helped out on what was a big day of racing. Sorry if I have missed anyone

Race Entry: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Michael Bodey
Setup: Tim Erickson, Bob Gardiner, Peter Vysma
Officials: Mark O'Mahony, Ian Laurie, Don McLaren, Stacie McLaren, Bob Gardiner
Judges: Terry Swan (Chief), Brenda Felton, Stu Cooper, Kathleen Marsh, Josh Savage, Gordon Loughnan, Peter Vysma, Michael Bodey (DQ), Jim Leppik (bike)
Photos: Simon Baker

VICTORIAN COUNTRY ROADWALK CHAMPS, BALLARAT, SUNDAY 18 MAY

Our Victorian walkers were in action on Sunday afternoon at the Ballarat Racecourse in Miners Rest, just outside Ballarat. It is the first time this venue has been used and feedback was generally positive. However, conditions were less than perfect with a headwind making it tough going for the walkers. Although the field sizes were very small, the racing was still competitive with a number of good performances. Special attention for Michael Gillies Smith of Castlemaine who walked his first ever 10km with a very promising and stylish 58:17, Ross Darlow who zoomed through the U18 5km in a PB 23:25 and Ellen Dowie who similarly PB'd with 17:38 in the U16 3km. And of course we put on Racewalking Victoria championships for our U10 and U12 walkers with Ruby and Fraser Saunder taking most of the attention with big PB walks. Special thanks to the Ballarat Race Walking Club who hosted the event and did their usual fine job.

AV COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP - OPEN 10KM MEN
    Garganis, Adam            COL    49:10    
    Gillies Smith, Michael    Unat   58:17    First one    
1.  O'Neill, Terry            GPA    61:36    
2.  Dickenson, Russ           SCA    62:30    

AV COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP - OPEN 10KM WOMEN
1.  Brennan, Sarah            BYC    58:25
2.  O'Neill, Karyn            GPA    69:06

AV COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP - U18 5KM MEN
1.  Darlow, Russ              EKA    23:25    PB 0:12

AV COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP - U16 3KM GIRLS
1.  Dowie, Ellen              EKA    17:38    PB 0:11
2.  Hill, Madison             SBE    18:32

AV COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP - U14 3KM GIRLS
1.  Hayes, Zahra              SBE    15:28
2.  Peart, Jemma              BYC    15:41

RWV CHAMPIONSHIP - U12 2KM GIRLS
1.  Peart, Alanna             BRWC   11:32
2.  Mielczarek, Mackenzie     VRWC   12:46
3.  Bishop, Kasey             BRWC   13:37

RWV CHAMPIONSHIP - U10 1KM BOYS
1.  Saunder, Fraser           BRWC   05:38    PB 0:45
2.  Peart, Scott              BRWC   09:32

RWV CHAMPIONSHIP - U10 1KM GIRLS
1.  Saunder, Ruby             BRWC   06:02    PB 0:38
2.  Darlow, Mia               BRWC   06:54
3.  Bridges, Kayla            BRWC   07:00

INVITATION 10KM                
E1. Irshad, Kylie             VRWC   64:52
E1. Kozica, Jason             VRWC   64:52

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 17 MAY

The VRWC roadwalk winter season continued at our club headquarters at Middle Park last Saturday in just about perfect autumnal conditions. With the Victorian Country championships on the next day in Ballarat, we did not have everyone there but we still saw 50 walkers in action.
         
The Open 8km saw Aaron McDonough clear away to win comfortably in 40:33 while Pam Tindal 44:41 and Tim Erickson 44:47 had a good battle with Pam eventually taking line honours.
             
8km Open
1.  Pam Tindal            44:41    2
2.  Donna Elms            51:01    1
3.  Robyn Shaw            52:24     
4.  Karyn O'Neill         54:41    4
5.  Margaret Beaumont     68:41    3
    Beth Alexander        DNF     

1.  Aaron McDonough       40:33    2
2.  Tim Erickson *        44:47     
3.  Terry O'Neill         48:02    1
4.  Gerard Feain          49:18    4
5.  Geoff Barrow          55:51    3
6.  Ian Beaumont          69:05    5
    Mark Donahoo          DNF     
    Jesse Osborne         DNF     
 
We also had 4km walks on offer and it was Adam Garganis 17:38 and Kyle Swan 17:45 who battled it out in front. Others to do well included Reese Walmsley 19:36, Jason Kozica 19:37, Rebecca Henderson 21:22 and Philippa Huse 22:02.

4km Open
1.  Emily Hamilton        20:59    4
2.  Kylie Irshad          21:56    2
3.  Marlene Gourlay       23:41    5
4.  Emily Swan            24:54    6
5.  Madeleine Feain       25:43    1
6.  Gwen Steed            26:22    7
7.  Jan Morrey            28:55    3
8.  Pam Mews              41:41    8

1.  Adam Garganis         17:38    1
2.  Reese Walmsley        19:36    7
3.  Jason Kozica          19:37    6
4.  Paul Kennedy          20:30    2
5.  David Smyth           21:28    3
6.  Bernie Keirl          22:56    4
7.  Russ Dickenson        23:48     
8.  John Kilmartin        25:03     
9.  Julian Boland         25:08     
10. John Morrison         29:24    5

4km  Under 15
1.  Rebecca Henderson     21:22    2
2.  Philippa Huse         22:02    1
3.  Brodie Richardson     24:03    4
4.  Jessica Lillie        24:58    3
5.  Gabbie Crea           25:42    5

1.  Kyle Swan             17:45    3
2.  Lachlan Feain         23:10    1
3.  Hayden Walmsley       24:17    2

Our young walkers raced over 1km and 2km and it was Corey Dickson 9:59 and Joel Prys 5:40 who shone out from a pure speed perspective. We also had quite a few PBs with Charlotte Hay 12:38, Charlotte Holmes 14:33, Molly Holmes 6:02 and Elise Carbery 6:14.
2km  Under 12
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony     11:28    4
2.  Ruby Paten            12:23    2
3.  Grace Louey           12:27    5
4.  Charlotte Hay         12:38    1    PB 0:30
5.  Charlotte Holmes      14:33    3    PB 0:07

1.  Corey Dickson          9:59    1

1km  Under 9
1.  Molly Holmes           6:02    2     PB 0:13
2.  Gemma Lillie           6:04    3
3.  Elise Carbery          6:14    1     PB 0:38

1.  Joel Prys              5:40    1

Chip Lapsplits for U15 and Open events

2014-05-17 VRWC 8km Open.xls
2014-05-17 VRWC 4km.xls

As usual, thanks to our officials. Sorry if I missed anyone. It is a big show and we rely on so many people to keep things ticking.

Checkin:    Ralph Bennett, Mark Donahoo, Michael Bodey, Damien Elms         
Officials:  Bob Gardiner, Harry Summers, Ian Laurie, Mark O'Mahony, Tim Erickson, Marlaine Stanway         
Judges:     Peter Vysma (chief), Lloyd Nichols, Michael Bodey, Frances Attard         
Canteen:    Kate Suich, Barb Gardiner, Wendy Cooper         
Photos:     Terry Swan
 

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 10 MAY

Our VRWC winter season continued on Saturday with round 3 at Middle Park in metropolitan Melbourne. With 50 walkers in attendance, the racing was keenly contested in almost perfect cool conditions. We were excited to have three of our 2014 World Cup walkers in attendance only a few days after flying back home from Taicang - Chris Erickson, Nathan Brill and Jesse Osborne. Chris was the only one racing and he strolled through the 10km in a comfortable 46:09 after walking with Jason Kozica for the first few laps. We were also excited to see former international Michael Harvey having his first walk in years - he completed his 10km in an easy 1:04:39. Michael walked an incredible 10 World Cups in a row - a record for an Australian. And to top it off, young Rebecca Henderson attempted her first ever 10km - and did it well in style with a first up 58:10.

10km Open
                         H'cap Place
1.  Rebecca Henderson     58:10        First one
2.  Donna Elms            67:50    2
3.  Karyn O'Neill         69:04    1

1.  Chris Erickson        46:09    7
2.  Aaron McDonough       51:26    3
3.  Simon Evans           56:00    5
4.  David Smyth           56:12    2
5.  Gerard Feain          59:27    1
6.  Terry O'Neill         60:52    4
7.  Michael Harvey        64:39    8
8.  Bob Gardiner          66:04    6
    John Kilmartin        DQ    

The 5km saw Kyle Swan 22:53 and Cody McNicol-Davidson 27:31 both record PBs in the men's event while Eliza Clarke 25:49 and Emily Hamilton 26:00 were the fastest of the girls. We also welcomed Glennis McPherson back in the 3km event after many years absence. The 3km U15 events went to Karla Bulte 16:52 and Hayden Walmsley 17:39.

5km Open
                          H'cap Place
1.  Eliza Clarke          25:49    5
2.  Emily Hamilton        26:00    1
3.  Simone McInnes        26:39    8
4.  Sandra Geisler        26:58    4
5.  Kylie Irshad          27:22    3
6.  Liz Feldman           31:31    6
7.  Robyn Shaw            32:33    2
8.  Gwen Steed            33:22    7

1.  Kyle Swan             22:53    4     PB 0:01
2.  Jason Kozica          23:10    2
3.  Reese Walmsley        23:20    3
4.  Adam Garganis         23:55    5
5.  Mark Donahoo          25:58    7
6.  Cody McNicol-Davidson 27:31    1     PB 0:19
7.  Bernie Keirl          29:29    8
8.  David Armstrong       29:46    6
   Alex Poore             DQ    

3km Open
                           H'cap Place
1.  Glennis McPherson     19:59    1     
2.  Celia Johnson         21:06    2
3.  Pam Mews              32:53    3
    Stephanie George      DNF    

1.  Tony Barrett          18:26    1
2.  John Morrison         22:46    2

3km Under15
                        H'cap Place
1.  Karla Bulte           16:52    2
2.  Brodie Richardson     17:21    4
3.  Jessica Lillie        17:36    1
4.  Gabbie Crea           18:00    3

1.  Hayden Walmsley       17:39    1
2.  Lachlan Feain         17:48    2
3.  Harry Hockley Samon   20:12    3

Our youngest walkers walked together last weekend and I think the U9 walkers enjoyed testing themselves against the older U12s. Corey Dickson 14:31 and Kathleen O'Mahony 14:39 were the fastest of the U12s and Gemma Lillie 9:16 and Joel Prys were the fastest of the U9s.

2.5km Under12
                      H'cap Place
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony     14:39    2
2.  Madison Clark         16:08    3
3.  Charlotte Hay         16:28    1
4.  Chloe Karagiorgos     17:30    4

1.  Corey Dickson         14:31    1

1.5km Under9
                       H'cap Place
1.  Gemma Lillie           9:16    1

1.  Joel Prys              8:36    1
2.  Harrison Karagiorgos   9:14    2

Chip Lapsplits for U15 and Open events

2014-05-10 VRWC 3km.xls
2014-05-10 VRWC 5km Open.xls
2014-05-10 VRWC 10km Open.xls

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 3 MAY

Mark Donahoo tells me it was a wet and cold day at Middle Park on Saturday and hence the overall number of walkers was lower than usual. There was a problem in the U12 2.5km with some of the girls stopping early and having to continue. Mark has adjusted their times to compensate. Our apologies for this. I will be back on deck next Saturday and keeping a watchful eye on things.

10km Open                            H'cap Place            
1.  Pam Tindal             56:38     1
2.  Karyn O'Neill          68:29     2

1.  Simon Evans            54:36     3
2.  Terry O'Neill          62:15     1
3.  Gerard Feain           63:17     2
    Bob Gardiner           DNF    
    Ross Reid              DNF            

5km Open                             H'cap Place            
1.  Emily Hamilton         26:34     2
2.  Kylie Irshad           28:05     4
3.  Donna Elms             31:55     5
4.  Robyn Shaw             32:10     1
5.  Gwen Steed             33:10     6
6.  Madeleine Feain        33:15     3
7.  Sandra Howorth         36:03    

1.  Jason Kozica            25:03    4
2.  Mark Donahoo            27:32    6
3.  Cody McNicol-Davidson   27:50    1
4.  Lachlan Feain           31:34    2
5.  Tony Barrett            32:34    3
6.  Geoff Barrow            34:07    5
    Adam Garganis           DQ    
    Reese Walmsley          DNF            

3km Open                             H'cap Place        
1.  Emily Swan              17:14    1
2.  Jan Morrey              21:53    2
3.  Pam Mews                30:24    3

1.  John Morrison           21:37    1
2.  Jim Crawford            27:21    2
3.  Alex Poore              23:15    Unjudged        

3km Under 15                         H'cap Place    
1.  Brodie Richardson       17:31    3
2.  Jessica Lillie          17:35    1
3.  Caitlyn Rudston-Brown   22:11    2
    Gabbie Crea             DQ    

1.  Kyle Swan               13:10    1
2.  Hayden Walmsley         18:05    2            

2.5km Under 12                       H'cap Place            
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony       14:56    5
2.  Mackenzie Mielczarek    15:33    2
3.  Chloe Karagiorgos       15:55    4
4.  Grace Louey             15:57    6
5.  Ruby Paten              16:01    3
6.  Charlotte Hay           16:31    1

1.  Corey Dickson           13:18    1

1.5km Under 9                        H'cap Place        
1.  Gemma Lillie            09:07    1
2.  Elise Carbery           11:15    2

1.  Joel Prys               08:43    1

VRWC WINTER SEASON OPENING, MIDDLE PARK, MELBOURNE, SATURDAY 26 APRIL

The VRWC winter season opener at Middle Park saw a healthy 56 walkers in attendance on an afternoon which threatened rain. Luckily the weather held and conditions were actually quite good. It was great to see Rhydian Cowley (4km) and Jesse Osborne (8km) have final hitouts before heading off to China for next weekend's IAAF World Racewalking Cup. We also welcomed a lot of new walkers having their first races with us at Middle Park - Madison Clark, Ruby Paten, Charlotte Holmes, Joel Prys, Harrison Karagiorgos, Molly Holmes and Elise Carbery.  We also welcomed Brian Hamer back after many years absence and welcomed Queensland walker Dean Nipperess, who is down in Melbourne for a couple of weeks.

It was a points day (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/vrwcpointscomps.shtml for an explanation about how it all works) and the handicap placings are shown. Note that walkers can't get handicap points in their first walks with us as we need to determine a base on which to base the handicap. Also, points can only be awarded to walkers who are currently financial.

8km Open                            H'Cap Place   
1.  Adam Garganis          36:23    1
2.  Reese Walmsley         38:06    3
3.  Ross Darlow            38:14
4.  Jesse Osborne          39:27    9
5.  Aaron McDonough        39:48    2
6.  Dean Nipperess         40:04
7.  David Smyth            45:26    5
8.  Ross Reid              47:38    4
9.  Terry O'Neill          49:31    6
10. Gerard Feain           49:54    7
11. Bob Gardiner           51:24    8
12. Brian Hamer            62:38
    Simon Evans            DNF     
         
1.  Emily Hamilton         44:09    1
2.  Sarah Brennan          44:10    3
3.  Sandra Geisler         46:16    4
4.  Karyn O'Neill          54:57    2

4km Open                            H'Cap Place   
1.  Rhydian Cowley         15:52
2.  Tony Barrett           26:08    2
3.  Ian Beaumont           33:28    1
4.  Alex Poore *           32:32
             
1.  Stephanie George       20:42    4
2.  Kylie Irshad           22:16    2
3.  Liz Feldman            24:43    6
4.  Donna Elms             24:56    5
5.  Madeleine Feain        26:18    1
6.  Gwen Steed             26:52    8
7.  Heather Carr           30:13    9
8.  Jan Morrey             30:15    7
9.  Margaret Beaumont      33:26    3
    Tayla-Paige Billington DNF     

4km  Under 15                       H'Cap Place   
1.  Kyle Swan              17:55    1
2.  Hayden Walmsley        27:00    2
             
1.  Philippa Huse          21:38    1
2.  Paige De Lisen         22:44    6
3.  Brodie Richardson      23:21    5
4.  Mackayla Davison       23:59    3
5.  Gabbie Crea            24:01    2
6.  Jessica Lillie         24:58    4
7.  Chelsea McDonald       30:05    8
8.  Caitlyn Rudston-Brown  30:59    7

2km  Under 12                        H'Cap Place
1.  Corey Dickson           10:12    1
                 
1.  Madison Clark           11:54
2.  Grace Louey             12:09    4
3.  Mackenzie Mielczarek    12:23    3
4.  Chloe Karagiorgos       12:26    1
5.  Ruby Paten              12:56
6.  Charlotte Hay           13:08    2
7.  Charlotte Holmes        14:40

1km  Under 9                         H'Cap Place
1.  Joel Prys                5:37
2.  Harrison Karagiorgos     5:47
                 
1.  Gemma Lillie             5:48    1
2.  Molly Holmes             6:15
3.  Mia Darlow               6:21
4.  Elise Carbery            6:52

Chip Lapsplits for U15 and Open events

2014-04-26 VRWC 8km Open.xls
2014-04-26 VRWC 4km Open.xls
2014-04-26 VRWC 4km U15.xls

Thanks as usual to the many people who help keep the show on the road every week

Checkin: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Michael Bodey, Damien Elms
Course Setup: Bob Gardiner, Harry Summers, Peter Vysma, Ross Reid, Stuart Cooper, Russ Dickenson, Terry Swan
Officials: Tim Erickson, Mark Donahoo, Ian Laurie, Tony Doran, Russ Dickenson, Harry Summers, Don McLaren, Ralph Bennett, Justin McLaren (bike)
Canteen: Marlaine Stanway, Kate Suich, Wendy Cooper
Judges: Peter Vysma (chief), Gordon Loughnan, Stuart Cooper, Lloyd Nicholls, Michael Bodey
Photos: Terry Swan