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VRWC Results - Winter Season 2018

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

VRWC ROAD RACES, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 19 MAY

A good turnout of 47 walkers and a perfect day for our latest rounds of VRWC roadwalks at Middle Park on Saturday. Lots of PBs by our younger walkers in the shorter distance walks. Special mention to Darcey Roberts who broke the VRWC U11 2km roadwalk record with her time of 10:20. Good 4km walks by Charlotte Hay, Lachlan Feain and Luke Epps. We also welcomed David Moore from Tasmanian Race Walking Club, who was over for a short stay in Melbourne.

8km Walk     
1.  Karyn O'Neill            55:53
     
1.  Pramesh Prasad           42:51
2.  Kevin Cassidy            43:08
     
6km Walk     
1.  Paige De Lisen           34:19
2.  Madeleine Feain          37:15
3.  Heather Carr             38:42
4.  Margaret Beaumont        55:58
     
1.  Adam Garganis            29:55
2.  Heath Beveridge          34:31
3.  Albin Hess               40:13
4.  Ian Beaumont             56:20
     
4km Walk     
1.  Charlotte Hay            20:40    PB 0:02
2.  Kathleen O'Mahony        22:50
3.  Donna Elms               25:17
4.  Alannah Dingli           26:54    PB 1:03
5.  Isabella Dingli          28:30    PB 0:19
6.  Gwen Steed               30:07
     
1.  Lachlan Feain            21:12    PB 0:58
2.  Luke Epps                22:28    PB 0:33
3.  Paul Kennedy             22:32
4.  David Smyth              22:33
5.  Angus Hay                22:49    PB 1:35
6.  Tony Doran               30:07
7.  David Moore (TRWC)       30:56
8.  Bruce Conboy             32:37
9.  Steven Haverly           DQ
     
2km Walk     
1.  Darcey Roberts           10:20    PB, VRWC U11 Record
2.  Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik  11:58
3.  Riannah Tatlock          13:23    First walk at that distance
4.  Emily Smith              13:28
5.  Merilyn Thompson         13:52
6.  Ella Cunningham          14:53
7.  Sandra Howorth           15:17
8.  Jan Morrey               16:14
9.  Beverly Hugo             16:28
     
1.  Liam Hutchins            11:05
2.  Marcus Wakim             11:15    Eq PB
3.  Liam O'Rourke            11:22    PB 0:36
4.  Hamish Blackwood         11:25
5.  Sebastian Weickhardt     11:54
6.  Aiden Smith              15:25    PB 1:02
     
1km Walk     
1.  Zahia Heikkila-Dubowik    6:29    First walk at that distance
2.  Ela Uzun                  7:15    PB 0:08
3.  Sophie Blackwood          7:40
4.  Havana Ali                7:42    PB 0:16
5.  Pam Mews                 13:04
     
1.  Heath Tatlock             8:30    PB 0:25

Thanks as always to our many officials, helpers and judges. Apologies if I have missed anyone.

Officials: Tim Erickson, Bob Gardiner, Mark Roberts, Margaret Hay, Bill Carr, Karyn O'Neill, Terry Swan, Cheryl Beveridge
Judges: Gordon Loughnan, Peter Vysma, Shane Dickson, Michael Bodey, Terry O'Neill, Kathleen Marsh
Canteen: Eija Heikkila, Donna-Marie Elms
Photos: Terry Swan (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?/category/469)
Competitors: 47

As mentioned above, we have a new U11 club record for Darcey Roberts. We also retrospectively recognised two W80 walk records for Margaret Beaumont. The record details are:

Margaret Beaumont  W   W80 5000m Track Walk    46:10  VMA 5000m Track Championship, Mentone  18/02/2017
Margaret Beaumont  W   W80 5km Road Walk       46:07  VRWC Races, Middle Park                12/05.2017
Darcey Roberts     W   U11 Girls 2km Road Walk 10:20  VRWC Races, Middle Park                19/05/2018

AV AND VRWC ROAD RACES, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 12 MAY

After dreadful weather on Friday, conditions cleared just in time for the AV and VRWC championship roadwalks at Middle Park on Saturday. It was still cold and windy with intermittent rain but it was better than perhaps expected, and the 50 competitors made the most of the window of opportunity.

The women’s Victorian 15km roadwalk championship saw a win to Kelly Ruddick, ahead of
Carolyn Rosenbrock and Cassandra Knight. Kelly celebrated her new W45 age group with a new Victorian W45 record of 1:14:27 (she also set a new Victorian W45 10km record of 49:59 along the way). Further, she won the VRWC Elsie JacobsonTrophy which was also contested.

The men’s Victorian 15km roadwalk championship saw a win to Adam Garganis, ahead of Jason Kozica and Michael Harvey. However, Adam was not the fastest overall, that honour going to fellow international representative Kyle Swan who won the associated VRWC U20 championship race.

Victorian 15km Roadwalks
1.  Kelly Ruddick          BHA    1:14:27    VMA W45 Record
2.  Carolyn Rosenbrock     ANW    1:37:36
3.  Cassandra Knight       BOH    1:39:37    PB 2:09
4.  Donna-Marie Elms       PTN    1:43:54
         
1.  Adam Garganis          COL    1:11:36
2.  Jason Kozica           STK    1:13:41
3.  Michael Harvey         AWA    1:47:36
    Mark Blackwood         KNA         DQ

VRWC Open Women 15km Championship – Elsie Jacobson Trophy
1.  Kelly Ruddick          VRWC   1:14:27
2.  Wendy Muldoon          VRWC   1:33:40
3.  Carolyn Rosenbrock     VRWC   1:37:36
4.  Cassandra Knight       VRWC   1:39:37
5.  Donna-Marie Elms       VRWC   1:43:54
6.  Sandra Geisler         VRWC       DNF

VRWC U20 Men 15km Championship         
1.  Kyle Swan              VRWC   1:08:22
2.  Adam Garganis          VRWC   1:11:36

15km Walk Overall Results
1.  Kelly Ruddick          BHA    1:14:27
2.  Wendy Muldoon          VRWC   1:33:40
3.  Carolyn Rosenbrock     ANW    1:37:36
4.  Cassandra Knight       BOH    1:39:37
5.  Donna-Marie Elms       PTN    1:43:54
    Sandra Geisler         VRWC       DNF
         
1.  Kyle Swan              VRWC   1:08:22
2.  Adam Garganis          COL    1:11:36
3.  Jason Kozica           STK    1:13:41
4.  Michael Harvey         AWA    1:47:36
    Mark Blackwood         KNA         DQ
    Daniel Walters         VRWC       DNF    

A number of VRWC roadwalks were also contested, with best performances from Corey Dickson, Lachlan Feain, Charlotte Hay and Darcey Roberts. In fact, 10 year old Darcey set new U11-U13 VRWC 1.5km Roadwalk Club Records with her time of 7:37. We also welcomed first time VRWC walker Alyssa Chapman.

10km Walk        
1.  Karyn O'Neill          60+    1:10:36
         
1.  Gerard Feain           40-59  1:04:48

5km Walk        
1.  Charlotte Hay          U14      25:53
2.  Jasmin Hass            U18      28:09
3.  Holly Cocking          U16      29:34
4.  Kathleen O'Mahony      U16      30:13
5.  Heather Carr           60+      31:03
6.  Gwen Steed             60+      37:44
7.  Margaret Beaumont      60+      46:07
         
1.  Corey Dickson          U16      23:43
2.  Pramesh Prasad         40-59    24:57
3.  Heath Beveridge        U16      27:29
4.  Luke Epps              U12      28:52    First one
5.  Bernie Keirl           40-59    29:06
6.  Albin Hess             40-59    32:48
7.  Geoff Barrow           60+      35:04

8.  Anthony Doran          60+      37:42

9.  Ian Beaumont           60+      46:42

3km Walk        
1.  Grace Louey            U14      18:54
2.  Gemma Lillie           U14      20:30
3.  Emily Smith            U12      20:30
         
1.  Lachlan Feain          U18      15:46
2.  Angus Hay              U14      17:10
3.  Marcus Wakim           U12      17:20
4.  Paul Kennedy           60+      17:31
5.  Liam O'Rourke          U14      17:49
6.  Martin Hass            Open     22:23
7.  Bruce Conboy           60+      24:13
8.  Steven Haverly         40-59    27:38

1.5km Walk        
1.  Darcey Roberts          U12      7:37    VRWC Record U11-U13
2.  Alyssa Chapman          U10      9:28    First time with VRWC
3.  Ela Uzun                U10     11:56
4.  Jan Morrey              60+     12:08
5.  Havana Ali              U10     13:46
6.  Pam Mews                60+     17:34
         
1.  Liam Hutchins           U10      8:14
2.  Sebastian Weickhardt    U12      8:46
3.  Hamish Blackwood        U10      9:00

As mentioned above, there were 3 new VRWC club records set today as follows

Darcey Roberts   W    U11-U13 Girls 1.5km Road Walk     7:37    VRWC Races, Middle Park    12/05/2018
Kelly Ruddick    W    W45 10km Road Walk               49:59    VRWC Races, Middle Park    12/05/2018
Kelly Ruddick    W    W45 15km Road Walk             1:14:27    VRWC Races, Middle Park    12/05/2018

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

Officials: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Terry Swan, Bob Gardiner, Tim Erickson, Bill Carr
Judges: Kathleen Marsh (C), Shane Dickson, David Cash, Josh Savage, Ebony Whiley, Brenda Felton, Paul Nunn, Gordon Loughnan, Peter Vysma (DQ), Michael Bodey (DQ)
Canteen: Kate Suich, Donna Elms, Gwen Steed
Photos: Terry Swan (see https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215831554922607)

VRWC ROAD RACES, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 5 MAY

Another great day at the Victorian Race Walking Club with 51 walkers in action at Middle Park. I was not there (it’ s a bit far to travel from China!) but Ralph Bennett has forwarded the results to me. Weather was cool and partly cloudy.  There were a few spots of rain, towards the end of the 12km, which caused a mild panic as no tents had been erected.  However the rain held off, and packup was completed without getting wet.       

12km walk        
1.  Madeleine Feain          FOpen   1:18:08
2.  Donna-Marie Elms         F40-59  1:20:16
         
1.  Gerard Feain             M40-59  1:19:18

10km Walk        
1.  Claire Samanna           FOpen   1:01:00
2.  Karyn O'Neill            F60+    1:12:21
    Kelly Ruddick            F40-59      DNF

5km Walk        
1.  Paige De Lisen           FOpen     27:30
2.  Holly Cocking            FU16      29:47
3.  Isabella Dingli          FU16      35:54
4.  Gwen Steed               F60+      37:54
5.  Margaret Beaumont        F60+      46:41
        
1.  Mark Blackwood           M40-59    23:33
2.  Corey Dickson            MU16      23:40
3.  Pramesh Prasad           M40-59    25:39
4.  Bernie Keirl             M40-59    29:18
5.  Russ Dickenson           M60+      33:56
6.  Geoff Barrow             M60+      35:13
7.  Ian Beaumont             M60+      46:35

    Heath Beveridge          MU16      DNF


3km Walk        
1.  Charlotte Hay            FU14      15:48
2.  Brianna Briet            FU14      17:55
3.  Kathleen O'Mahony        FU16      18:06
4.  Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik  FU14      18:30
5.  Heather Carr             F60+      18:41
6.  Charli Walker            FU16      20:18
7.  Alannah Dingli           FU16      20:32
8.  Emily Smith              FU12      20:33
9.  Alannah Upson            FU12      20:57
10. Gemma Lillie             FU14      21:36
11. Beverly Hugo             F60+      25:09
         
1.  Luke Epps                MU12      15:46
2.  Lachlan Feain            MU18      15:51
3.  Angus Hay                MU14      16:56
4.  Liam Hutchins            MU10      17:01
5.  Marcus Wakim             MU12      17:05
6.  Albin Hess               M40-59    18:15
7.  Liam O'Rourke            MU14      18:34
8.  Bruce Conboy             M60+      24:01
9.  Steven Haverly           M40-59    28:05

1.5km Walk        
1.  Darcey Roberts           FU12       7:45
2.  Ella Cunningham          FU12       9:58
3.  Zahlia Heikkila-Dubowik  FU10       9:58
4.  Tamisha Upson            FU10      10:58
5.  Ela Uzun                 FU10      11:02
6.  Sophie Blackwood         FU10      11:10    Estimated
7.  Jan Morrey               F60+      11:50
8.  Havana Ali               FU10      12:45
9.  Pam Mews                 F60+      17:22
         
1.  Sebastian Weickhardt     MU12       8:43
2.  Hamish Blackwood         MU10       8:57
3.  Aiden Smith              MU12      10:59

VRWC ROAD RACES, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 28 APRIL

Our winter season opening races at Middle Park were very well supported, with 53 walkers. Given that a lot of our Masters walkers were in Perth for the Australian Masters Championships, it would have been even more. Conditions were perfect, with a still mild autumn day, and walkers contested 8km, 6km, 4km, 2km and 1km events.

Welcome to first timers Liam O'Rourke, Aiden Smith, Harli Lennon, Ela Uzun, Tamisha Upson, Havana Ali and Heath Tatlock. It is great to see a big influx of young walkers. We hope you have a most enjoyable season with us. It was also great to see Adam Garganis and Philippa Huse having a final hitout before they head off to China on Monday to represent Australia in the IAAF Race Walking World Team Championships.

Special mentions to some walkers who stood out with excellent performances – Charlotte Hay (20:41), Corey Dickson (18:52), Heath Beveridge (21:10.4), Darcey Roberts (11:05) and Luke Epps (10:35).

VRWC 8km Walk        
1.  Madeleine Feain         Open     50:18.7
2.  Donna-Marie Elms        M40-59   52:53.9
    Paige De Lisen          Open     DNF
        
1.  Ross Reid               M60+     50:18.8
2.  Gerard Feain            M40-59   50:42.2
    Adam Garganis           Open     DNF
    Paul Moritz             M40-59   DNF

VRWC 6km Walk       
1.  Philippa Huse           Open     28:58.5
2.  Claire Samanna          Open     36:10.6
        
1.  Mark Blackwood          M40-59   28:41.4
2.  Russ Dickenson          M60+     42:50.9

VRWC 4km Walk       
1.  Charlotte Hay           U14      20:41.6    PB 1:15
2.  Sandra Geisler          Open     21:43.8
3.  Jasmin Hass             U18      22:32.3
4.  Wendy Muldoon           M40-59   22:33.6
5.  Holly Cocking           U16      23:34.0    PB 0:22
6.  Cassandra Knight        Open     23:52.2
7.  Carolyn Rosenbrock      M40-59   23:54.4
8.  Brianna Briet           U14      24:31.5    First time over this distance
9.  Isabella Dingli         U16      28:48.9    PB 0:18
10. Gwen Steed              M60+     30:03.1
11. Margaret Beaumont       M60+     37:32.0
        
1.  Corey Dickson           U16      18:52.7    PB 1:48
2.  Heath Beveridge         U16      21:10.4    PB 3:30
3.  Lachlan Feain           U18      22:09.4
4.  Paul Kennedy            M60+     22:23.2
5.  Ralph Bennett           M60+     24:39.8
6.  Angus Hay               U14      24:39.8
7.  Albin Hess              M40-59   25:36.9
8.  Anthony Barrett         M60+     27:10.3
9.  Geoff Barrow            M60+     27:35.6
10. Ian Beaumont            M60+     36:50.8

VRWC 2km Walk       
1.  Darcy Roberts           U12      11:05.0    First time over this distance
2.  Emily Smith             U12      12:59.6    First time over this distance
3.  Alannah Upson           U12      13:08.6    First time over this distance
4.  Alannah Dingli          U16      13:19.4
5.  Gemma Lillie            U14      13:22.4
6.  Beverly Hugo            M60+     16:30.2
        
1.  Luke Epps               U12      10:35.6
2.  Marcus Wakim            U12      11:14.4    PB
3.  Liam Hutchins           U10      11:20.1
4.  Liam O'Rourke           U14      11:57.6    First race with VRWC
5.  Hamish Blackwood        U10      12:25.6
6.  Martin Hass             M40-59   15:07.1
7.  Aiden Smith             U12      16:27.0    First race with VRWC

VRWC 1km Walk
1.  Harli Lennon            U10       6:54.8    First race with VRWC
2.  Sophie Blackwood        U10       7:21.6    PB 2:29
3.  Ela Uzun                U10       7:22.8    First race with VRWC
4.  Tamisha Upson           U10       7:37.4    First race with VRWC   
5.  Jan Morrey              U16       7:49.3
6.  Havana Ali              U10       7:57.5    First race with VRWC
        
1.  Sebastian Weickhardt    U12       5:25.0    PB 0:36
2.  Heath Tatlock           U18       8:54.4    First race with VRWC

Thanks to our many officials and helpers and judges. Apologies if I missed anyone. It was a big team effort.

Officials: Martk Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Tim Erickson, Terry Swan, Darlene Swan, Bob Gardiner, Ian Laurie, Simon Baker
Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Gordon Loughnan, Michael Bodey, Shane Dickson, Stuart Cooper, David Cash
Canteen: Kate Suich, Wendy Cooper, Donna Elms
Photos: Terry Swan (see https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10156215951523911)