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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/VMA/RWA ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 14 JULY 2018

The weather was perfect for the latest round of VRWC roadwalks last Saturday afternoon at Middle Park, in inner Melbourne. A large contingent of 55 walkers fronted for the annual Victorian Masters 10km roadwalk championships and the VRWC Racewalking Australia Postal Challenge, which were contested alongside our usual VRWC points races.

24 walkers contested the VMA 10km championships, with some great times recorded in the various divisions. Special mentions to Pramesh Prasad who bettered Dip Chand’s 23 year old Fijian National Record with his time of 49:52, Kelly Ruddick who bettered her own W45 Victorian and VRWC records with her time of 47:30 and to Margaret Beaumont who set a new W80 club record with her time of 1:35:05.

VMA 10km Championship Men             
DNF  Daniel Walters           M35        DNF
1    Pramesh Prasad           M40      49:52    Fijian National Record
1    Stuart Kollmorgen        M45      54:14
DNF  David Smyth              M45        DNF
1    Kevin Cassidy            M55      52:45    PB 0:35
2    Simon Evans              M55    1:08:00
3    Albin Hess               M55    1:08:05
4    Paul Moritz              M55    1:11:13
1    Terry O'Neill            M60    1:05:36
DNF  Frank Prowse             M65        DNF
1    Russ Dickenson           M70    1:14:27
DQ   Ian Beaumont             M80         DQ
DQ   Bill Lotherington        M80         DQ
DQ   Colin Silcock-Delaney    M85         DQ
             
VMA 10km Championship Women             
1    Kelly Ruddick            W35      47:30    W45 Vic and Club Record
2    Wendy Muldoon            W35      59:59
1    Carolyn Rosenbrock       W55    1:04:17
2    Donna-Marie Elms         W55    1:07:28
3    Sandra Howorth           W55    1:21:44
1    Karyn O'Neill            W60    1:09:56
1    Alison Thompson          W65    1:00:57
1    Gwen Steed               W75    1:14:52
2    Sylvia Machin            W75    1:17:05
1    Margaret Beaumont        W80    1:35:05    W80 Club Record

Apart from our masters walkers, we had lots of VRWC walkers contesting variety of distances. Lots of walkers to mention. Well done to Darcey Roberts who took a further 5 secs off her U11 2km club record with a superb 9:53. PBs also to Heath Beveridge (25:27 for 5km), Emily Smith (12:34 for 2km), Aiden Smith (14:54 for 2km) and Havana Ali (11:28 for 1.5km). And good fast walking to Rhydian Cowley (43:37 for 10km), Quentin Rew (44:55 for 10km), Corey Dickson (39:26 for 8km) and Will Thompson (41:13 for 8km). And finally, we welcomed Kylie Irshad back for her first walk in quite a few years and we welcomed first timers Emma McCaffrey and Emilie Lorentzen.
             
VRWC 10km Walk             
1.  Rhydian Cowley            MOpen    43:37
2.  Quentin Rew               MOpen    44:55
3.  Kylie Irshad              W40+   1:05:22
             
VRWC 8km Walk             
1.  Corey Dickson             MU18     39:26
2.  Will Thompson             MU18     41:13
             
VRWC 5km Walk             
1.  Heath Beveridge           MU16     25:27    PB 0:07
2.  Paige De Lisen            WU20     27:17
3.  Paul Kennedy              M60+     28:38
4.  Holly Cocking             WU16     28:59
5.  Madeleine Feain           WU20     30:32
6.  Grace Louey               WU16     31:40
7.  Anthony Doran             M60+     35:04
8.  Steven Haverly            M60+     43:41    First time over the distance
    Barrie Wicks              M60+        DQ
             
VRWC 3km Walk             
1.  Luke Epps                 MU14     16:40
2.  Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik   WU14     18:33
             
VRWC 2km Walk             
1.  Darcey Roberts            WU12      9:53    U11 Club Record, PB 0:05
2.  Liam Hutchins             MU12     10:51
3.  Riannah Tatlock           WU12     12:31
4.  Emily Smith               WU12     12:34    PB 0:12
5.  Charli Walker             WU16     13:08
6.  Merilyn Thompson          W40+     14:14
7.  Aiden Smith               MU12     14:54    PB 0:26
8.  Tayesha Heikkila-Dubowik  WU16     15:52    First time over the distance
9.  Jan Morrey                W60+     15:59
10. Pam Mews                  W60+     22:16
             
VRWC 1.5km Walk             
1.  Zahlia Heikkila-Dubowik   WU10      9:41
2.  Ela Uzun                  WU10     10:24
3.  Havana Ali                WU10     11:28    PB 0:47
4.  Emma McCaffrey            WU10     11:47    First time with us
5.  Emilie Lorentzen          WU10     12:09    First time with us

Finally, thanks to our big team of officials, judges and helpers. Apologies if I missed anyone. You are all most appreciated.

Setup: Peter Vysma, Tim Erickson, Shane Dickson, Corey Dickson
Registration: Mark Donahoo, Michael Bodey
Officials: Mark Donahoo, Tim Erickson, Ian Laurie, Bob Gardiner, Mark Roberts, Celia Johnson
Judges: Brenda Felton (Chief), Kathleen Marsh, Stuart Cooper, Shane Dickson,  Gordon Loughnan, David Cash, Suzanne Callaway, Michael Bodey (DQ Board), Peter Vysma (Bike)
Canteen: Kate Suich, Wendy Cooper, Barb Gardiner
Photos: Tim Erickson

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 7 JULY 2018

The forecast for Melbourne on Saturday was for cold, wet and windy conditions but it did not put off those 38 hardy walkers who descended on Middle Park for the latest round of our VRWC winter season. They say that fortune favours the brave and this proved to be the case, with the rain stopping just before the start and with conditions staying reasonable, if windy, for the duration of the racing.

It was a prizes day, with the pick of the table for the person in each division who did best against their projected handicap. So the results this week are presented in terms of handicap placings. Well done to those walkers who did PBs in the windy conditions. Well done also to our handicap winners Albin Hess, Karyn O’Neill, Steve Havely, Madeleine Feain, Ian Beaumont, Kathleen O’Mahony, Eliza Thompson, Hamish Blackwood and Havana Ali. Apologies to Kathleen – we had the calculations wrong so missed out on recognizing here in the awards. We will fix that next week.

8km Walk
1.  Albin Hess                53:12
2.  Will Thompson             40:17    PB 0:48
3.  Pramesh Prasad            39:59
4.  Kevin Cassidy             41:27    PB 1:41
    Corey Dickson             DNF
    
1.  Karyn O'Neill             55:28
     
6km Walk    
1.  Steve Haverly             53:51    First time over the distance
2.  Ralph Bennett             39:15
3.  Mark Blackwood            29:03
    Heath Beveridge           DNF
    
1.  Madeleine Feain           36:52
2.  Paige De Lisen            34:06
3.  Donna-Marie Elms          39:15
     
4km Walk    
1.  Ian Beaumont              36:26    PB 0:49
2.  Angus Hay                 24:32
    Barrie Wicks              DQ
    
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony         23:43
2.  Gwen Steed                28:26
3.  Charlotte Hay             20:41
4.  Margaret Beaumont         36:53
     
2km Walk    
1.  Eliza Thompson            12:54    PB 0:17
2.  Isabella Dingli           13:31
3.  Darcey Roberts            10:03
4.  Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik   11:57
5.  Zahlia Heikkila-Dubowik   13:34    PB 0:35
6.  Riannah Tatlock           13:01
7.  Merilyn Thompson          14:07
8.  Charli Walker             12:41
    
1.  Hamish Blackwood          10:56    PB 0:27
2.  Liam Hutchins             10:45    PB 0:04
3.  Aiden Smith               15:28
4.  Luke Epps                 10:36
     
1km Walk    
    Sebastian Weickhardt      DQ
    
1.  Havana Ali                07:25
2.  Ela Uzun                  06:36    PB 0:24
3.  Pam Mews                  10:04
4.  Sophie Blackwood          07:24
5.  Tayesha Heikkila-Dubowik  07:44    PB 0:22

Thanks as always to our judges, officials, helpers and parents. Apologies if I have missed any key players from my weekly list.

Officials: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Mark Roberts, Tim Erickson
Judges: Peter Vysma (chief), Stuart Cooper, Shane Dickson, Terry O'Neill
Canteen: Wendy Cooper, Eija Heikkila, Kate Suich
Photos: Tim Erickson (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?/category/476)

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2018

Our latest VRWC roadwalks at Middle Park saw 39 walkers compete on Saturday afternoon in cool, blustery but dry conditions. There were some great performances, lead by 15 year old Corey Dickson who took nearly 2 minutes off his 10km PB with a superb 48:44. I always look upon the 50 minute 10km barrier as significant, and Corey has monstered it with this performance. Walking alongside Mark Blackwood, he cleared out in the final 2km and looked to have plenty left at the end. We also saw new club records to Darcey Roberts U11-U13 1.5km, 7:25) and Margaret Beamont (W80 3km, 27:10). Overall, our young walkers impressed with PBs galore in the 3km and 1.5km walks.

VRWC 12km Walk
1.  Madeleine Feain          1:16:50
    
1.  Pramesh Prasad           1:03:34    PB 2:34
2.  Kevin Cassidy            1:03:48    PB 2:36
3.  Albin Hess               1:23:41
     
VRWC 10km Walk     
1.  Alison Thompson          1:01:23
2.  Karyn O'Neill            1:10:42
    
1.  Corey Dickson              48:44    PB 1:38
2.  Mark Blackwood             49:09
     
VRWC 5km Walk    
1.  Paige De Lisen             27:59
2.  Holly Cocking              28:40
3.  Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik    33:23    First one
4.  Charli Walker              33:28    First one
5.  Gwen Steed                 36:24
    
1.  Heath Beveridge            25:34    PB 1:55
2.  Ralph Bennett              31:52
3.  Barrie Wicks               43:24
    Steven Haverly             DQ
     
VRWC 3km Walk     
1.  Charlotte Hay              14:55    PB 0:04
2.  Grace Louey                18:34
3.  Riannah Tatlock            19:48    PB 0:28
4.  Emily Smith                20:03    PB 0:12
5.  Isabella Dingli            20:19    PB 0:21
6.  Merilyn Thompson           21:26    PB 1:12
7.  Beverly Hugo               25:18
8.  Margaret Beaumont          27:10    W80 Club Record
    
1.  Lachlan Feain              15:44    PB 0:02
2.  Luke Epps                  16:25
3.  Angus Hay                  18:19
4.  Ian Beaumont               27:12
     
VRWC 1.5km Walk     
1.  Darcey Roberts             07:24    U11-U13 Club Records, PB 0:13
2.  Zahlia Heikkila-Dubowik    09:34    PB 0:10
3.  Ela Uzun                   10:30    
4.  Tayesha Heikkila-Dubowik   11:45    First walk over this distance
5.  Havana Ali                 12:39
6.  Pam Mews                   16:05
    
1.  Liam Hutchins              07:50    PB 0:24
2.  Hamish Blackwood           08:25
3.  Sebastian Weickhardt       09:11
4.  Heath Tatlock              13:58    PB 0:23

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

Officials: Ralph Bennett, Mark Donahoo, Tim Erickson, Michael Bodey, Ian Laurie, Mark Roberts
Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Gordon Loughnan, Terry O'Neill, Kathleen Marsh, Shane Dickson, Stuart Cooper, Michael Bodey
Photos: Ezo Ali (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?/category/475)
Canteen: Wendy Cooper, Eija Heikkila

AV, AV SCHOOLS, VMA AND VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS, MIDDLE PARK, SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018

It was a big morning of roadwalking at Middle Park on Sunday, with a variety of AV, AV Schools, VMA and VRWC championships and club races on offer. Conditions were perfect, with still mild conditions for the 59 walkers in attendance.

The 20km walkers were first to start, at 8:30AM. Rhydian Cowley led from start to finish, winning with 1:33:05 to take the men’s AV Championship ahead of Pramesh Prasad (1:49:28) and Adam Patterson (1:59:43). Second fastest time of the day went to Daniel Walters who was the first of the VMA walkers to finish, with 1:37:16. Numbers were sparce in the women’s field, with Carolyn Rosenbrock winning her inaugural Victorian Championship gold with 2:09:16, ahead of Donna-Marie Elms (2:27:52).  Special mention to Kevin Cassidy who walked an excellent first up 1:51:41.

AV/VMA/VRWC Men 20 km                      AV   VMA      VRWC Championship (Alf Robinson Trophy)
1.  Cowley, Rhydian      GHY    1:33:05    1             1
2.  Walters, Daniel      VMA    1:37:16         M35 - 1  2
3.  Prasad, Pramesh      COL    1:49:28    2    M40 - 1  3
4.  Cassidy, Kevin       VMA    1:51:41         M55 - 1  4
5.  Patterson, Adam      ANW    1:59:43    3    M45 - 1  5
6.  Smyth, David         VMA    2:05:08         M45 - 2  6
7.  Dickenson, Russ      VMA    2:28:45         M70 - 1  7
8.  Ilgoutz, Gunther     VMA    2:34:54         M75 - 1    
    Beaumont, Ian        VMA    DNF        -    -
    Garganis, Adam       COL    DNF    -        -
    Hess, Albin          VMA    DQ    -    -    -

AV/VMA Women 20 km                         AV   VMA
1.  Rosenbrock, Carolyn  ANW    2:09:16    1    W55 - 1
2.  O'Neill, Karyn       VMA    2:24:34         W60 - 1
3.  Elms, Donna-Marie    PTN    2:27:52    2    W55 - 2
    Beaumont, Margaret   VMA    DQ        -
    Howorth, Sandra      VMA    DQ        -
    Ruddick, Kelly       BHA    DNS        
    Tallent, Rachel      BYC    DNS    -    
                    
The annual Victorian Schools Roadwalk Championships were held for the U14, U16, U18 and U20 age groups, with starters in all divisions. Well done to all the winners. Special mentions to Alanna Peart, Fraser Saunder, Rebecca Henderson, Corey Dickson, Darcey Roberts and Charlotte Hay for excellent times.

AV Schools U20 Boys 10km Championship            
1.  Feain, Lachlan            Salesian College Rupertswood   58:29
            
AV Schools U20 Girls 10km Championship            
1.  Hay, Charlotte            Brentwood Secondary College    56:02    PB 1:45
            
AV Schools U18 Boys 5km Championship            
1.  Dickson, Corey            Tintern Grammar School         23:56
2.  Dynes, William            Parade College                 28:19    Inaugural
            
AV Schools U18 Girls 5km Championship            
1.  Henderson, Rebecca        Berwick Secondary College      24:32
2.  Cocking, Holly            Luther College                 28:37    PB 0:57
3.  O'Mahony, Kathleen        Mater Christi College          28:53
            
AV Schools U16 Boys 3km Championship            
1.  Saunder, Fraser           Ballarat Grammar School        14:50    PB 0:03
2.  Beveridge, Heath          Overnewton Anglican College    14:59    PB 0:14
3.  Hay, Angus                Brentwood Secondary College    16:47
4.  Costin, Owen              Kardinia International College 16:55    PB 0:54
            
AV Schools U16 Girls 3km Championship        
1.  Peart, Alanna             Ballarat High School           14:14
2.  Walker, Charli            Oberon High School             18:49
            
AV Schools U14 Boys 3km Championship            
1.  Epps, Luke                Rowville Primary School        16:39
2.  Wakim, Marcus             Carey Baptist Grammar School   17:11    PB 0:26
            
AV Schools U14 Girls 3 km Championship            
1.  Roberts, Darcey           Billanook Primary School       17:23    PB 1:26
2.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Kaylah  Matthew Flinders Girls Sec Col 18:29
3.  Tatlock, Riannah          Leopold Primary School         19:16    Inaugural
4.  Langelaan, Tahlia         Marannatha Catholic School     20:35    Inaugural
5.  Dynes, Catherine          Our Lady of Mercy College      21:29    Inaugural

Finally, VRWC Championships for U12 and U10 walkers, along with non-championship VRWC scratch races, rounded out what was a big morning. Well done to club champions Alannah Upson, Marcus Wakim, Alyssa Chapman and Hamish Blackwood.

VRWC 2.5km U12 Club Championships            
1.  Upson, Alannah           F    14:55
2.  Smith, Emily             F    15:08
        
1.  Wakim, Marcus            M    15:36
2.  Smith, Aiden             M    19:17
            
VRWC 1.5km U10 Club Championships            
1.  Chapman, Alyssa          F    08:58    PB
2.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Zahlia F    09:44
3.  Upson, Tamisha           F    10:09
4.  Uzun, Ela                F    10:22
5.  Ali, Havanna             F    12:15
        
1.  Blackwood, Hamish        M    08:05    PB
2.  Tatlock, Heath           M    14:21
            
VRWC 10km Non-Championship Walk            
1.  Swan, Kyle               M    44:55
2.  Kozica, Jason            M    47:50
3.  Muldoon, Wendy           F    60:03
            
VRWC 5km Non-Championship Walk            
1.  Evans, Simon             M    31:20
2.  Barrow, Geoff            M    34:55
3.  Doran, Anthony           M    35:21

4.  Dingli, Isabella         F    35:31

5.  Steed, Gwen              F    35:39
6.  Machin, Sylvia           F    37:47
7.  Hugo, Beverly            F    44:48
8.  Mews, Pam                F    53:51
            
VRWC 2km Non-Championship Walk            
1.  Morrey, Jan              F    15:41

Thanks as always to our many officials, judges and helpers. I think I captured everyone; apologies for anyone left out.

Officials: Mark Donahoo, Tim Erickson, Ian Laurie, Paul Moritz, Simon Baker, Frances Attard, Bob Gardiner, Terry Swan
Judges: Shane Dickson (Chief), Brenda Felton, Stuart Cooper, Paul Nunn, Mark O'Mahony, Kathleen Marsh, Gordon Loughnan, Terry O'Neill (DQ Board), Peter Vysma (Bike)
Canteen: Wendy Cooper, Donna Elms
Photos: Terry Swan (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?/category/474)

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 16 JUNE

It was cold and windy at Middle Park on Saturday afternoon, but it did not stop the 43 hardy walkers who contested our annual ‘Guess Your Time’ races. The concept is a simple one – nominate the time you will walk, then race without the aid of watches and  progress time and see how close you can get. Those who get closest in each division are the winners and get to choose from the prizes table.

Well, the rain came down about halfway through and made it very tough going but some people were still spot on with their predictions. The results below are sorted on ‘Guess Your Time’. Our best estimators were Gwen Steed (1 sec), Mark Blackwood (2 secs), Ela Uzun (2 secs) and Kyla Chapman (2 secs).

VRWC 8km Walk - Guess Your Time  Guess    Actual   Difference
1.  Albin Hess                   55:45    56:14    0:29
2.  Pramesh Prasad               40:50    42:52    2:02
             
1.  Kelly Ruddick                38:00    37:42    0:18
             
VRWC 6km Walk - Guess Your Time  Guess    Actual   Difference
1.  Karyn O'Neill                41:15    40:55    0:20
2.  Paige De Lisen               33:20    32:41    0:39
3.  Charlotte Hay                31:30    32:43    1:13
4.  Donna Elms                   36:50    38:18    1:32
             
1.  Mark Blackwood               29:00    28:58    0:02
2.  Adam Garganis                28:50    28:30    0:20
3.  Heath Beveridge              33:30    32:28    1:02
             
VRWC 4km Walk - Guess Your Time  Guess    Actual   Difference
1.  Kathleen O'Mahony            23:47    24:00    0:13
2.  Holly Cocking                22:55    23:25    0:30
3.  Grace Louey                  25:20    24:41    0:39
             
1.  Steve Haverley               35:15    35:27    0:12
2.  Geoff Barrow                 28:20    28:03    0:17
3.  Angus Hay                    24:30    24:11    0:19
4.  Ralph Bennett                25:00    25:25    0:25
5.  Luke Epps                    22:00    23:10    1:10
6.  Barrie Wicks                 28:00    36:12    8:12
             
VRWC 2km Walk - Guess Your Time  Guess    Actual   Difference
1.  Gwen Steed                   14:05    14:04    0:01
2.  Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik      11:55    11:49    0:06
3.  Beverly Hugo                 16:30    16:20    0:10
4.  Emily Smith                  12:55    13:05    0:10
5.  Isabella Dingli              13:20    13:33    0:13
6.  Riannah Tatlock              12:20    12:07    0:13
7.  Jan Morrey                   15:50    15:33    0:17
8.  Charli Walker                12:30    12:09    0:21
             
1.  Liam Hutchins                10:58    11:01    0:03
2.  Lachlan Feain                09:55    10:07    0:12
3.  Aiden Smith                  15:50    15:20    0:30
4.  Hamish Blackwood             11:30    12:01    0:31
             
VRWC 1km Walk - Guess Your Time  Guess    Actual   Difference
1.  Ela Uzun                     07:10    07:08    0:02
2.  Kyla Chapman                 06:07    06:05    0:02
3.  Zahlia Heikkila-Dubowik      06:11    06:15    0:04
4.  Alyssa Chapman               05:46    05:41    0:05
5.  Tayesha Heikkila-Dubowik     08:00    08:06    0:06
6.  Sophie Blackwood             07:45    07:38    0:07
7.  Darcey Roberts               05:30    05:18    0:12
8.  Havana Ali                   07:45    07:24    0:21
9.  Pam Mews                     13:00    11:57    1:03
             
1.  Sebastian Weickhardt         06:50    06:38    0:12
2.  Heath Tatlock                08:40    09:54    1:14

Thanks as always to our many judges, officials and helpers. Apologies if I missed anyone. Your help is much appreciated.

Officials: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Terry Swan, Tim Erickson, Simon Baker, Mark Roberts
Judges: Peter Vysma, Terry O'Neill, Mark O'Mahony, Michael Bodey, Diane Lowden, Shane Dickson
Canteen: Kate Suich, Eija Heikkila, Donna-Marie Elms
Photos: Terry Swan (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/picture.php?/27088/category/473)
Competitors: 43

VRWC ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 2 JUNE

It might have been our first official walk for the winter but the weather was perfect for everyone at Middle Park on Saturday, with sunny and still conditions and mild temperatures. With 46 walkers in attendance, it was a good warmup before next week's LBG carnival for many of the entrants.

Good performances from World Team Championship reps Rhydian Cowley and Kyle Swan, as well as Charlotte Hay, Mark Blackwood, Corey Dickson, Marcus Wakim and Darcey Roberts who bettered our VRWC U11 1km roadwalk record with her time of 4:49.

8km Walk    
1.  Alison Thompson          49:41
2.  Madeleine Feain          49:45
3.  Karyn O'Neill            55:59
     
1.  Rhydian Cowley           37:16
2.  Kevin Cassidy            44:22
3.  Albin Hess               55:06
     
6 Km Walk    
1.  Paige De Lisen           33:27
2.  Donna-Marie Elms         37:15
3.  Gwen Steed               43:35
4.  Margaret Beaumont        54:38
     
1.  Kyle Swan                27:58
2.  Pramesh Prasad           30:44
3.  David Smyth              34:49
4.  Geoff Barrow             42:44
5.  Ian Beaumont             55:39
    Heath Beveridge          DNF
     
4km Walk    
1.  Charlotte Hay            20:30
2.  Holly Cocking            22:46
3.  Kathleen O'Mahony        24:28
4.  Grace Louey              24:55
     
1.  Mark Blackwood           18:04
2.  Corey Dickson            18:36
3.  Luke Epps                21:59
4.  Angus Hay                24:45
5.  Simon Evans              25:45
6.  Bruce Conboy             32:26
    Barrie Wicks             DQ
    Bernie Keirl             DQ
     
2km Walk    
1.  Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik  11:54
2.  Charli Walker            12:35
3.  Riannah Tatlock          12:40
4.  Emily Smith              12:58
5.  Gemma Lillie             13:17
6.  Zahlia Heikkila-Dubowik  14:09
7.  Jan Morrey               15:45
8.  Alexandra Hay            16:07
9.  Beverly Hugo             16:30
     
1.  Marcus Wakim             10:53
2.  Liam Hutchins            11:11
3.  Hamish Blackwood         12:01
     
1km Walk    
1.  Darcey Roberts           04:49
2.  Ela Uzun                 07:13
3.  Sophie Blackwood         07:34
4.  Havana Ali               07:49
     
1.  Sebastian Weickhardt     07:37
2.  Heath Tatlock            08:49

Thanks as always to our many helpers, officials and judges. My apologies to anyone I have overlooked.

Officials: Tim Erickson, Mark Donahoo, Bill Carr, Heather Carr, Ian Laurie, Bob Gardiner, David Armstrong,  
Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Gordon Loughnan, Terry O'Neill, Shane Dickson, Kathleen Marsh, Stuart Cooper
Canteen: Kate Suich, Wendy Cooper, Barb Gardiner
Photos: Terry Swan (see https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10156298106838911&type=3)
Walkers: 46

AV AND VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS, MIDDLE PARK, SUNDAY 27 MAY

A perfect autumn morning greeted the 61 walkers who travelled to Middle Park on Sunday morning for a series of AV, AV Country and VRWC roadwalk championships.

The Victorian Open and Masters and AV Country Victorian Championships opened proceedings at 10AM. Wins went to Adam Garganis (COL) with 45:48 and Kelly Ruddick (BHA) with 48:36. Kelly’s time broke her own recent new Victorian Masters W45 record. Victorian Country titles went to Kelly and to Peter Curtis (SBE) with 1:04:55.

The Bert Gardiner Medal was presented to Adam Garganis, the winner of the Men’s 10km Victorian Championship, by Bert’s son Bob.

AV / AV COUNTRY 10KM CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN        COUNTRY  AV 40+  AV 50+
1.  Garganis, Adam            COL     45:48              
2.  Kozica, Jason             STK     48:21            
3.  Swan, Kyle                ANW     49:03             
4.  Blackwood, Mark           KNA     49:10            1    
5.  Prasad, Pramesh           COL     52:43            2    
6.  Kollmorgen, Stuart        COL     54:48            3    
7.  Patterson, Adam           ANW     58:47            4    
9.  Curtis, Peter             SBE   1:02:38   1        
9.  Van Dongen, Rupert        MEN   1:04:55            5    
10. Hess, Albin               VMA   1:07:47                    1
                         
AV / AV COUNTRY 10KM CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMEN      COUNTRY  AV 40+  AV 50+                         
1.  Ruddick, Kelly            BHA     48:36   1        1    
2.  Knight, Cassandra         BOH   1:04:04            
3.  Rosenbrock, Carolyn       ANW   1:04:44                    1
4.  Elms, Donna-Marie         PTN   1:07:44                    2

Victorian Country Championships were contested for U18, U16 and U14 walkers. Best performances by Alanna Peart (14:02), Fraser Saunder (14:53) and Corey Dickson (24:06).

AV COUNTRY U18 5KM CHAMPIONSHIPS             
1.  Dickson, Corey (INV)      KNA     24:06
         
1.  Peart, Jemma              BYC     25:33
2.  O'Mahony, Kathleen (INV)  KNA     30:34
             
AV COUNTRY U16 3KM CHAMPIONSHIPS             
1.  Saunder, Fraser           BYC     14:53    PB 0:07
2.  Costin, Owen              CHI     17:49    PB 0:21
         
1.  Peart, Alanna             BYC     14:02
             
AV COUNTRY U14 3KM CHAMPIONSHIPS             
1.  Peart, Scott              BYC     19:04
         
1.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Kaylah  COR     18:32

A series of underage VRWC Club Championships were also contested. Our U12 and U10 walkers excelled, with large numbers of PBs. Special mentions to U12 winners Marcus Wakim (11:12) and Darcey Roberts (10:27) and the U10 winners Alyssa Chapman (5:51) and Hamish Blackwood (5:25).
            
VRWC U18 5KM CHAMPIONSHIPS             
1.  Dickson, Corey           VRWC     24:06
         
1.  Peart, Jemma             VRWC     25:33
2.  Hass, Jasmine            VRWC     28:12
3.  O'Mahony, Kathleen       VRWC     30:34
             
VRWC U16 3KM CHAMPIONSHIPS             
1.  Saunder, Fraser          VRWC     14:53
2.  Beveridge, Heath         VRWC     15:35
3.  Costin, Owen             VRWC     17:49
         
1.  Peart, Alanna            VRWC     14:02
2.  Cocking, Holly           VRWC     16:59
             
VRWC U14 3KM CHAMPIONSHIPS             
1.  Epps, Luke               VRWC     16:22
2.  Hay, Angus               VRWC     17:34
3.  Peart, Scott             VRWC     19:04
         
1.  Hay, Charlotte           VRWC     15:49
2.  Briet, Brianna           VRWC     17:37
3.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Kaylah VRWC     18:32
             
VRWC U12 2KM CHAMPIONSHIPS             
1.  Wakim, Marcus            VRWC     11:12    PB 0:03
2.  Smith, Aiden             VRWC     15:39
         
1.  Roberts, Darcey          VRWC     10:27
2.  Upson, Alannah           VRWC     12:14    PB 0:55
3.  Tatlock, Riannah         VRWC     12:36    PB 0:53
4.  Smith, Emily             VRWC     12:46    PB 0:14
             
VRWC U10 1KM CHAMPIONSHIPS             
1.  Chapman, Alyssa          VRWC     05:51    First one recorded
2.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Zahlia VRWC     06:07    PB 0:22
3.  Lennon, Harli            VRWC     06:24    PB 0:31    
4.  Uzun, Ela                VRWC     07:00    PB 0:15
5.  Upson, Tamisha           VRWC     07:38    Eq PB
6.  Blackwood, Sophie        VRWC     07:46
7.  Ali, Havana              VRWC     07:50
         
1.  Blackwood, Hamish        VRWC     05:25
2.  Tatlock, Heath           VRWC     09:52

Finally a series of VRWC non-championship races were contested. Fantastic walk by Daniel Walters, with 46:01 for 10km. In his first season back after many years off, he is starting to really hit his straps.
            
VRWC NON-CHAMPIONSHIP 10KM     
1.  Walters, Daniel          VRWC     46:01       
2.  Cassidy, Kevin           VRWC     53:20
3.  Smyth, David             VRWC     58:50
4.  Muldoon, Wendy           VRWC   1:01:19
5.  Beaumont, Ian            VRWC   1:34:10
    Tindal, Pam              VRWC       DNF
    Keirl, Bernie            VRWC       DNF
    Beaumont, Margaret       VRWC        DQ
           
VRWC NON-CHAMPIONSHIP 5KM             
1.  Dingli, Alannah          VRWC     35:40
2.  Doran, Tony              VRWC     36:04
3.  Barrow, Geoff            VRWC     36:05
4.  Steed, Gwen              VRWC     36:24
5.  Dingli, Isabella         VRWC     37:03
6.  Mews, Pam                VRWC     57:18
            
VRWC NON-CHAMPIONSHIP 2KM            
1.  Feain, Lachlan           VRWC     10:03    PB
2.  Evans, Simon             VRWC     12:41
3.  Morrey, Jan              VRWC     15:54

Runners World Kew proprieter Neil Ryan attended the presentations, to acknowledge our two VRWC Summer Season Champs Jemima Montag and Kyle Swan. We thank Neil for his very generous ongoing support of our club. You can read more at http://www.vrwc.org.au/vrwcrunners-world.shtml.

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

Officials: Tim Erickson, Ralph Bennett, Terry Swan, Heather Carr, Bill Carr, Simon Baker, Ian Laurie, Bob Gardiner, Mark O'Mahony
Judges: Gordon Loughnan (Chief), Diane Lowden, Stuart Cooper, Kathleen March, Shane Dickson, Brenda Felton, Peter Vysma (DQ Board)
Canteen: Eija Heikkila-Dubowik, Wendy Cooper, Donna-Marie Elms
Photos: Terry Swan (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?/category/470)

VRWC ROAD WALKS, 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)