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VRWC Results - Winter Season 2019

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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.


AV ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 18 MAY

Conditions were perfect (cool, sunny and windless) for the latest round of VRWC roadwalks at Middle Park on Saturday afternoon, and there were PBs galore amongst our 52 walkers, especially in the younger age groups.

Our 8km 6km and 4km walkers headed off first, with Kyle Swan and Mark Blackwood leading the way. Mark stopped after completing his 4km in 27:51, while Kyle powered home to win the 8km with 36:38. Special mentions to Madeleine Feain, Albin Hess Claire Samanna, Kathleen O’Mahony, Charlotte Hay, Grace Louey, Emily Smith, Merilyn Thompson, Luke Epps and Angus Hay who all walked PBs.

VRWC 8km Walk    
1.  Feiner, Tracy               42:38
2.  Feain, Madeleine            48:11    PB 1:34
3.  Thompson, Alison            50:05
4.  Carr, Heather               52:34
5.  O'Neill, Karyn              57:14

1.  Swan, Kyle                  36:38
2.  Cassidy, Kevin              41:56
3.  Nelson, Scott               44:44
4.  Hess, Albin                 50:33    PB 0:19
5.  Bennett, Ralph              51:03
6.  Beveridge, Heath            52:16
    Dickson, Corey              DNF      (4km in 19:32)
    
VRWC 6km Walk    
1.  Samanna, Claire             35:32    PB 03:39
2.  O'Mahony, Kathleen          36:51    PB 3:22
3.  Elms, Donna-Marie           37:54
4.  Grace, Marnie               40:54    First time over this distance

1.  Blackwood, Mark             27:51
2.  Donahoo, Mark               36:49
3.  Feain, Gerard               39:32
    
VRWC 4km Walk    
1.  Hay, Charlotte              20:00    PB 0:06
2.  Cocking, Holly              22:09
3.  Geisler, Sandra             22:30
4.  Louey, Grace                23:30    PB 0:11
5.  Tatlock, Riannah            23:38    First time over this distance
6.  Smith, Emily                23:45    PB 1:00
7.  Shaw, Robyn                 26:36
8.  Steed, Gwen                 28:12
9.  Thompson, Merilyn           28:20    PB 3:00
    Heikkila-Dubowik, Kaylah    DNF      (3km in 17:53)

1.  Prasad, Pramesh             19:05
2.  Epps, Luke                  21:54    PB 0:05
3.  Hay, Angus                  22:06    PB 0:43
4.  Barrow, Geoff               28:26

The 2km and 1km walkers got underway 15 minutes later and was the pace on. Molly and Sarah Holmes led from the front, Sarah stopping after 1km (5:01!) and Molly going to to 2km(11:06). I could mention just about everyone, but just to concentrate on a few. Well done to Liam Hutchins for his 2km time of 10:27 and well done to Ela Uzun for yet another top U9 performance (5:26 for the 1km). We also welcomed Tayla Borg and Debbie Nash who each had their first walk with us. And well done to Ethan Nash and Riley Coughlan who upped their season furthest to 2km.
    
VRWC 2km Walk    
1.  Holmes, Molly               11:06    PB 0:35
2.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Zahlia    13:11
3.  Borg, Tayla                  13:45    First time with us

1.  Hutchins, Liam              10:27    PB 0:03
2.  Weickhardt, Sebastian       11:16    PB 0:38
3.  Blackwood, Hamish           11:24
4.  Nash, Ethan                 12:29    First time over this distance
5.  Coughlan, Riley             12:33    First time over this distance
6.  Barrett, Anthony            13:25
7.  Smith, Aiden                13:41    PB 0:33
    
VRWC 1km Walk    
1.  Holmes, Sarah               05:01    PB 0:16
2.  Uzun, Ela                   05:26    PB 0:05
3.  Nash, Maddison              05:41    First time over this distance
4.  Ali, Havana                 06:02    PB 0:21
5.  Nash, Debbie                07:15    First walk with us
6.  Blackwood, Sophie           07:51
7.  Mews, Pam                   11:28

1.  Wapshott, Cody              07:05    PB 0:34
2.  Tatlock, Heath              08:11

Thanks as always to all our officials, judges and helpers. Apologies for anyone I have missed. You are all much appreciated.
    
Officials: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Tim Erickson, Bill Carr, Donna Dickson, Ian Laurie, Darlene Swan
Judges: Peter Vysma (C), Gordon Loughnan, Terry O'Neill, Stuart Cooper, David Cash, Shane Dickson, Charlotte Holmes
Canteen: Wendy Cooper
Photos: Terry Swan

AV AND VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 11 MAY

Before I report on this weekend’s races at Middle Park, I must fix up one omission from last week’s report, when Mietta Morgan set a new VRWC U10 3km Roadwalk Club Record with her time of 18:20. Well done Mietta!

And now onto this week’s report. Friday in Melbourne was dreadfully cold and wet but luckily it cleared overnight, with Saturday cool and overcast but dry and relatively still – in other words, great conditions for racing – and we saw 57 walkers in action.

Our 15km walks were first off at 2PM, with Victorian and VRWC championships on offer. Rhydian Cowley (1:06:43) and Kelly Ruddick (1:13:49) won the Victorian 15km Roadwalk Championships, with Kelly’s time a new Victorian W45 record. Kelly also won the VRWC Women’s 15km Club Championship, while Kyle Swan won the VRWC U20 Men’s 15km Club Championship.

AV 15km Roadwalk - Men               
1.  Cowley, Rhydian     GHY   1:06:43
2.  Swan, Kyle          ANW   1:09:51
3.  Walters, Daniel     COR   1:15:10
4.  Prasad, Pramesh     VMA   1:16:29
5.  Garganis, Adam      COL   1:17:09
    Evans, Simon        BOH   DNS
               
AV 15km Roadwalk - Women               
1.  Ruddick, Kelly      BHA   1:13:49
2.  Feiner, Tracy       KNA   1:21:39
3.  Elms, Donna-Marie   PTN   1:40:30
    Carr, Heather       GHY   DNS
               
VRWC 15km Championship Open Women - Elsie Jacobson Trophy               
1.  Ruddick, Kelly            1:13:49    New W45 Victorian Record
2.  Feiner, Tracy             1:21:39
3.  Feain, Madeleine          1:31:57    First one
4.  Elms, Donna-Marie         1:40:30

VRWC U20 15km Championship
1.  Swan, Kyle                1:09:51
      
VRWC Open 15km       
1.  Rew, Quentin              1:13:11

The VRWC 10km and 5km walks were next to start, at 2:15PM. Well done to Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik (31:28) and Angus Hay (27:47) for their big PBs.
       
VRWC Open 10km       
1.  O'Mahony, Kathleen        1:02:43
2.  Samanna, Claire           1:03:08
3.  Carr, Heather             1:04:29

1.  Jamieson, Andrew            58:41
       
VRWC Open 5km       
1.  Hay, Charlotte              25:31
2.  Cocking, Holly              28:06
3.  Louey, Grace                29:54
4.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Kaylah    31:28    PB 0:49
5.  Thompson, Merilyn           36:04

1.  Dickson, Corey              23:51
2.  Blackwood, Mark             24:30
3.  Cassidy, Kevin              25:27
4.  Hay, Angus                  27:47    PB 1:00
5.  Feain, Gerard               34:13
6.  Gardiner, Bob               36:39
    Beveridge, Heath              DNF   (4km in 22:18)

 
We had big fields for our club 3km and 1.5km walks at 2:30PM, with many of the field young and new to the sport and the club. This is great to see. We welcomed first timers Maddison Nash and Max Davidson. Well done also to Ariana Pashutina, Dee Holohan and Havana Ali for PBs.
       
VRWC Open 3km       
1.  Briet, Brianna              17:21
2.  Tatlock, Riannah            17:33
3.  Smith, Emily                17:42
4.  Pashutina, Ariana           18:18    PB 0:29
5.  Morgan, Mietta              18:46
6.  Holohan, Dee                19:06    PB 0:03
7.  Shaw, Robyn                 19:16
8.  Dingli, Alannah             19:22
9.  Hugo, Beverly               25:27
    Dingli, Isabella              DNS
   
1. 
Epps, Luke                  15:58
2.  Wakim, Marcus               16:07
3.  Barrett, Anthony            20:50
4.  Barrow, Geoff               21:26
       
VRWC Open 1.5km       
1.  Holmes, Sarah               07:54
2.  Holmes, Molly               07:55
3.  Uzun, Ela                   08:25
4.  Ali, Havana                 09:38    PB 0:15
5.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Zahlia    09:40
6.  Nash, Maddison              09:52    First walk with us
7.  Steed, Gwen                 10:25
8.  Beaumont, Margaret          13:58
9.  Mews, Pam                   16:40

1.  Hutchins, Liam              07:47
2.  Davidson, Max               08:20    First walk with us
3.  Morgan, Eden *              08:42
4.  Weickhardt, Sebastian       08:42
5.  Coughlan, Riley             09:28
6.  Nash, Ethan                 09:34
7.  Smith, Aiden                09:47
8.  Wapshott, Cody              10:42
9.  Tatlock, Heath              12:24
10. Beaumont, Ian               13:59

Thanks as always to all our officials, judges and helpers. Apologies for anyone I have missed. You are all much appreciated.
   
Officials: Ralph Bennett, Mark Donahoo, Tim Erickson, Bill Carr, Terry Swan, Darlene Swan, Deb Schroer, Charlotte Holmes
Judges:
Kathleen Marsh (Chief), Gordon Loughnan, Terry O'Neill, Stuart Cooper, Shane Dickson, Brenda Felton, Mark O'Mahony, Ralph Bennett, Peter Vysma (bike)
Canteen: Wendy Cooper, Kate Suich
Photos: Terry Swan (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?/category/531)

VRWC ROAD RACES, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 4 MAY

Round two of our VRWC winter roadwalking season saw 50 walkers in action at our club headquarters at Middle Park. Unfortunately, a spill of oil the day before meant a change to our course, as we had to shorten our lap from the normal 2km to 1.5km. The good news is that everyone got it right and all walked the correct number of laps.

The weather was cold and overcast with some wind, but the rain cleared before we started and then stayed away for the afternoon.

The 12km, 10km and 5km walks got underway first, ajust after 2:15PM. 2016 Olympian Quentin Rew lead the way with a swift 56:12 for the 12km walk. Kyle Swan was not far behind with his 46:38 for the 10km walk. Others to do well included Corey Dickson (49:00 for 10km), Pramesh Prasad (1:01:05 for 12km), Mark Blackwood (24:06 for 5km), Angus Hay (28:48 for 5km) and Charlotte Hay (26:38 for 5km). Special mentions also to Heath Beveridge and Arnika Nelson who completed their longest ever distances.
            
VRWC 12km Walk           
1.  Rew, Quentin               M      56:12
2.  Prasad, Pramesh            M    1:01:50
3.  Cassidy, Kevin             M    1:06:52
4.  Hess, Albin                M    1:17:55    PB 1:44
           
VRWC 10km Walk           
1.  Carr, Heather              F    1:06:25
2.  O'Neill, Karyn             F    1:11:15
       
1.  Swan, Kyle                 M      46:38
2.  Dickson, Corey             M      49:00
3.  Nelson, Scott              M      54:47
4.  Beveridge, Heath           M      59:06    First time over distance
5.  Jamieson, Andrew           M    1:01:15
           
VRWC 5km Walk           
1.  Hay, Charlotte             F      26:38
2.  Irshad, Kylie              F      29:37
3.  Nelson, Arnika             F      29:57    First time over distance
4.  Louey, Grace               F      30:33    PB 0:25
5.  O'Mahony, Kathleen         F      31:08
6.  Elms, Donna-Marie          F      31:46
7.  Howorth, Sandra            F      39:40
       
1.  Blackwood, Mark            M      24:06
2.  Hay, Angus                 M      28:47    PB 0:17

3.  Epps, Luke                 M      28:48

4.  Gardiner, Bob              M      37:20

Our 3km and 1.5km walkers got underway at 2:30PM, with 28 walkers in action, most of them quite young. We welcomed Ariana Pashutina and Riley Coughlan who had their first walks with us. Special mentions for Liam Hutchins (PB 16:16), Mietta Morgan (first time over 3km and an U10 VRWC Club Record), Cody Wapshott (first time over 1.5km with us), Ela Uzun (huge PB of 8:22 and an U9 VRWC Club Record) and Heath Tatlock (huge PB of 10:48).
           
VRWC 3km Walk           
1.  Briet, Brianna             F      17:26
2.  Tatlock, Riannah           F      17:32
3.  Smith, Emily               F      17:41
4.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Kaylah   F      17:58
5.  Morgan, Mietta             F      18:20    First time over distance, VRWC U10 3km club record
6.  Pashutina, Ariana          F      18:47    First walk with club
7.  Holohan, Dee               F      19:34
8.  Grace, Marnie              F      19:48
9.  Shaw, Robyn                F      19:52
10. Thompson, Merilyn          F      21:05    PB 0:07
       
1.  Hutchins, Liam             M      16:16    PB 0:38
2.  Blackwood, Hamish          M      17:34    PB 0:09
3.  Morgan, Eden *             M      17:39    Club rules walk
4.  Barrett, Anthony           M      20:53
    Haverly, Steven            M         DQ
           
VRWC 1.5km Walk           
1.  Roberts, Darcey            F      07:56
2.  Uzun, Ela                  F      08:22    PB 0:56, VRWC U9 1.5km club record
3.  Heikkila-Dubowik, Zahlia   F      10:03
4.  Ali, Havana                F      10:21
5.  Steed, Gwen                F      10:42
6.  Hugo, Beverly              F      12:11
7.  Blackwood, Sophie          F      13:14
8.  Mews, Pam                  F      17:52
       
1.  Weickhardt, Sebastian      M      08:36
2.  Coughlan, Riley            M      09:18    First walk with club
3.  Smith, Aiden               M      09:58
4.  Tatlock, Heath             M      10:48    PB 3:10
5.  Wapshott, Cody             M      10:50    First walk over distance

Thanks as always to our officials, judges and helpers. Apologies if I have missed anyone. You are all appreciated so much. We would not be able to put on these weekly events without you.

Officials: Ralph Bennett, Tim Erickson, Mark Roberts, Donna Dickson, Terry Swan, Shane Dickson
(setup)      
Judges: Gordon Loughnan (Chief), Terry O'Neill, David Cash, Stuart Cooper, Mark O'Mahony, Shane Dickson    
Canteen: Kate Suich, Gwen Steed    
Photos: Terry Swan (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?%2Fcategory%2F530)

VRWC ROAD RACES, MIDDLE PARK, SATURDAY 27 APRIL

The VRWC winter roadwalking season kicked off on Saturday afternoon at our club headquarters at Middle Park. It was the second part of a big double header that day, following on from the Australian Masters 10km roadwalk championships which had been contested earlier in the morning. The weather was cold and a little windy, but much better than the day before. What can I say – it is Melbourne after all!

Quite a few of the walkers who contested the AMA 10km roadwalk championships in the morning were back in the afternoon for our club walk – Albin Hess, Mark Blackwood, Pramesh Prasad, Karyn O’Neill, Heather Carr, Donna-Marie Elms, Gwen Steed and Sandra Howorth – well done everyone!  Overall, we had 38 walkers. Counting the 31 other Victorian walkers from the AMA champs earlier in the day, it was a very healthy start to the season.

There were lots of PBs from our young walkers, indicating that they have been busy on their fitness over the summer. We also welcomed Sarah Holmes, Ethan Nash, Cody Wapshott and Angela Artuso for their first races with us.

VRWC 8km Walk       
1.  Kyle Swan                Open      36:40

VRWC 6km Walk       
1.  Pramesh Prasad           M40-59    30:28
2.  Mark Donahoo             M60+      37:50

VRWC 4km Walk       
1.  Charlotte Hay            U16       20:06    PB 0:24
2.  Holly Cocking            U18       22:00    PB 0:31
3.  Grace Louey              U16       23:41    PB 0:37
4.  Kathleen O'Mahony        U18       24:20
5.  Emily Smith              U14       24:25    First time over 4km
6.  Isabella Dingli          U18       27:43    PB 0:47
7.  Merilyn Thompson         W40-59    31:20    First time over 4km
8.  Karyn O'Neill            W60+      31:39
       
1.  Mark Blackwood           M40-59    19:58
2.  Luke Epps                U12       22:21
3.  Angus Hay                U16       23:33
4.  Albin Hess               M60+      26:34
5.  Anthony Barrett          M60+      30:26
6.  Steven Haverly           M40-59    36:22

VRWC 2km Walk       
1.  Darcey Roberts           U12       10:47
2.  Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik  U14       11:40
3.  Molly Holmes             U14       11:41    First time over 2km
4.  Heather Carr             W60+      12:25
5.  Donna-Marie Elms         W40-59    13:10
6.  Angela Artuso            Open      16:38    First time with us
       
1.  Liam Hutchins            U12       10:54
2.  Hamish Blackwood         U12       11:10
3.  Sebastian Weickhardt     U14       11:56
4.  Eden Morgan              U14       12:01
5.  Aiden Smith              U12       14:19

VRWC 1km Walk
1.  Sarah Holmes             U10        5:17    First race with us
2.  Ela Uzun                 U10        5:33    PB 0:20
3.  Mietta Morgan            U10        5:46    PB 1:05
4.  Zahlia Heikkila-Dubowik  U10        6:19
5.  Havana Ali               U10        6:23    PB 0:18
6.  Sophie Blackwood         U10        8:10
7.  Gwen Steed               W60+       9:31
8.  Sandra Howorth           W40-59     9:31
       
1.  Ethan Nash               U12        6:03    First race with us
2.  Cody Wapshott            U10        7:39    First race with us

Many of our officials, judges and helpers had also rolled up their sleeves for the morning's AMA roadwalks so it was a long day for them. I had to rush off for an afternoon wedding (no, not mine!) so I don't have a complete list of everyone yet, but thanks one and all.

Officials: Mark Donahoo, Ralph Bennett, Terry Swan
Judges: Stuart Cooper (C), Terry O'Neill, Gordon Loughnan, Mark O’Mahony, Shane Dickson, Diane Lowden, David Cash
Canteen: Wendy Cooper
Photos: Terry Swan (see http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?/category/529)

AUSTRALIAN MASTERS CHAMPS, MELBOURNE, 26-29 APRIL

The 47th edition of the National Masters Athletics Championships are currently being held in Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park. A record 959 athletes have entered the competition and, with each athlete having taking on average 3.5 events, that’s a colossal 3,380 individual entries over the four day program.

The competition got underway on Friday 26th April, with Melbourne in the grip of its first bite of wintery weather for the year - talk about bad timing! Luckily the rain stopped just before the first events (the 1500m track walks) started at 8AM, but conditions were still bitterly cold and windy. The 1500m walks were spread over 3 heats, which are discussed below.

8:00AM, 1500m Track Walk W75+ M70+
The oldest walkers were first up, but M70 Andrew Jamieson (8:38.91) and M70 George White (8:40.91) belied the years with a superbly contested race. W75 Gwen Steed was the fastest of the women with 10:17.90.

M70 1    Andrew Jamieson        VMA      8:38.91
    2    George White           SAMA     8:40.58
    3    John McDonagh          MAWA    10:06.12
    4    Geoff Barrow           VMA     10:09.38
    -    Russ Dickenson         VMA          DNS   
    -    Dennis Williams        NSWMA         DQ   
    -    Bruce Wilson           MAWA          DQ   
M75 1    Ralph Bennett          VMA      9:07.74   
    2    Robin Whyte            ACTMA    9:29.60   
    3    Bryan Thomas           ACTMA   10:26.41
    4    John Hallo             VMA     11:41.78
    -    Barrie Wicks           VMA           DQ   
M80 1    Gunther Ilgoutz        VMA      9:57.55   
    2    Jim Seymon             NSWMA   10:09.93
    3    Ian Beaumont           VMA     13:50.74
M85 -    Colin Silcock-Delaney  VMA          DNS   
W75 1    Gwen Steed             VMA     10:17.90
    2    Daphne Jones           NZMA    10:34.40       
    3    Peggy Macliver         MAWA    10:56.09       
    4    Ruth Johnson           MAWA    10:59.43       
    5    beverly Hugo           VMA     12:02.05       
    6    Lynne Schickert        MAWA    12:12.69       
W80 1    Margaret Beaumont      VMA     14:09.72       
    2    Pam Mews               VMA     17:59.48       

8:15AM, 1500m Track Walk W60-W70, M55-M65
The middle age groups were up next, with fastest times going to M55 Richard Everson (7:05.71) and W60 Barb Bryant (8:31.29).

M55 1    Richard Everson        SAMA     7:05.71       
    2    Garry Hastie           MAWA     7:31.60       
    3    Peter BAKER            ACTMA    7:54.79       
    4    Simon Evans            VMA      8:13.20       
    5    Mark Cant              VMA      9:06.40       
    6    PAUL MORITZ            VMA      9:29.54       
    7    Stephen Murphy         VMA     10:25.86
    -    Kevin Cassidy          VMA           DQ
    -    Albin Hess             VMA           DQ
M60 1    Colin Heywood          NT       7:52.15   
    2    David Sommers          VMA      9:22.15   
    3    David Moore            TMA     11:23.43
    4    Christopher Worsnop    VMA     13:25.36
M65 1    Frank Prowse           VMA      9:18.98   
    2    Clyde Riddoch          VMA      9:26.20   
    -    Harold Membrey         MAWA         DNS   
    -    Ron Schwebel           NSWMA         DQ   
W60 1    Barb Bryant            VMA      8:31.29       
    2    Jennie Payne           VMA      9:12.02       
    3    Antoinette Woodward    NSWMA   10:05.75       
    4    Liz Downs              SAMA    10:44.63       
    5    Trish Stallard         NSWMA   11:27.51       
W65 1    Alison Thompson        VMA      8:39.63       
    2    Heather Carr           VMA      8:51.08       
W70 1    Jacqueline Wilson      NZMA     9:30.52       
    2    Glennis McPherson      VMA     10:19.02       

8:30AM , 1500m Track Walk W30-W55, M30-M50
Our youngest Masters walkers filled the final heat, with M35 Daniel Walters scorching the track with 6:12.2 and W40 Tracy Feiner the fastest of the women with 7:04.38. The largest heat and a very fast one, with 4 men under 7 minutes.

M35 1    Daniel Walters         VMA      6:12.2h (Manual time)
    2    Luke Campbell          NSWMA   14:39.93       
M40 1    Mark Blackwood         VMA      6:37.63       
    2    Rupert van Dongen      VMA      9:58.30       
    3    Leigh Browell          VMA     10:54.59       
M45 1    Pramesh Prasad         VMA      6:44.24       
    2    Scott Nelson           VMA      7:07.48       
M50 1    Andrew Duncan          MAWA     6:40.21       
    2    Argenis Guevara        QMA      7:50.88       
    3    Grant Murfett          VMA      8:27.08       
    4    Greg Metha             SAMA     8:30.18       
W30 1    Melissa Lewis          MAWA     7:46.51       
W35 1    Rebecca Hunter         SAMA    10:43.21       
W40 1    Tracy Feiner           VMA      7:04.38       
    2    Laura McLennan         VMA      8:58.67       
    3    Marnie Grace           VMA      9:18.85       
W45 1    Kylie Irshad           VMA      8:02.09       
    2    Ros Lording            VMA      9:07.09       
    3    Tracy Colbert          VMA      9:16.16       
W50 1    Karyn Tolardo          MAWA     8:11.65       
    2    Dee Holohan            VMA      9:09.92       
    3    Merilyn Thompson       VMA     10:04.45       
W55 1    Pam Tindal             VMA      7:52.15       
    2    Ann Staunton-Jugovic   ACTMA    8:17.25       
    3    Donna-Marie Elms       VMA      8:42.75       
    4    Marie Maxted           SAMA     8:56.85       
    5    Kerryn Walshe          VMA      8:59.78       
    6    Robyn Shaw             VMA      9:36.33       
    7    Sandra Riches          NSWMA   10:11.39       
    8    SANDRA Howorth         VMA     11:17.19       
    9    Lorna England          ACTMA   11:56.89   

The 10km roadwalks were next up for the walkers, with two heats being held at the VRWC racing track in Middle Park on the morning of Saturday 27th April.

10km Road Walk W30-W55, M30-M55, 10:30AM

The younger age groups were in the first of the two  heats, commencing at 10:30AM. The weather had improved a little from the previous day, but it was still cold and overcast. Fastest times overall went to Daniel Walters (M35 46:47) and Tracey Feiner (W40 54:08). It is always dangerous to highlight some performances for special commendation, but lookiung down the list, I think the following additonal walkers deserve a note: Mark Blackwood (M50 47:21), Andrew Duncan (M50 49:25) and Ann Staunton-Jugovic (W55 59:00).

W30 1    Melissa Lewis          WA         57:11
W40 1    Tracey Feiner          VIC        54:08
    2    Sarah Brennan          VIC        56:13
    3    Brenda Gannon          QLD        57:38
    4    Sandra Geisler         VIC        58:45
    5    Marnie Grace           VIC      1:08:41
W45 1    Kylie Irshad           VIC      1:02:11
    DNS  Wendy Muldoon          VIC          DNS
W50 1    Karyn Tolardo          WA         59:11
    2    Nyle Sunderland        QLD        59:43
    3    Wendy Farrow           WA       1:06:12
W55 1    Ann Staunton-Jugovic   ACT        59:00
    2    Donna-Marie Elms       VIC      1:06:32
    3    Marie Maxted           SA       1:08:36
    4   
Carolyn Rosenbrock     VIC      1:08:51
    5    Sandra Riches          NSW      1:11:45
    6    Lorna England          ACT      1:28:16
    DQ   Sandra Howorth         VIC           DQ
    DNS  Anne Weekes            NSW          DNS

M35 1    Daniel Walters         VIC        46:47
M40 1    Mark Blackwood         VIC        47:21
    DNS  Rupert Van Dongen      VIC          DNS
M45 1    Pramesh Prasad         VIC        50:59
    2    Scott Nelson           VIC        55:02
    3    David Smyth            VIC      1:00:12
M50 1    Andrew Duncan          WA         49:25
    2    Argenis Guevara        QLD        58:12
    DNS  Michael Smith          ACT          DNS
M55 1    Kevin Cassidy          VIC        53:20
    2    Richard Everson        SA         53:54
    3    Garry Hastie           WA         57:11
    4    Simon Evans            VIC        59:24
    5    Albin Hess             VIC      1:06:34
    DQ   Paul Moritz            VIC           DQ

11.30 AM, 10km Road Walk W60+, M60+

The second 10km heat, for the older age groups, started at 11:30AM, with a field size similar to heat one. Fastest times overall to Colin Heywood (M60 56:13) and Barb Bryant (W60 1:01:18). Special mentions also for Alison Thompson (W65 1:02:46), Dennis Williams (M70 1:01:30), Jacqueline Wilson (W70 11:08:22), Ralph Bennett (M75 (1:02:50) and Jim Seymon (M80 1:11:42).

W60 1    Barbara Bryant         VIC      1:01:18
    2    Jennie Payne           VIC      1:04:08
    3    Antoinette Woodward    NSW      1:10:39
    4    Karyn O'Neill          VIC      1:12:11
    DNS  Lyn Ventris            WA           DNS
W65 1    Alison Thompson        VIC      1:02:46
    2    Heather Carr           VIC      1:06:01
W70 1    Jacqueline Wilson      NZMA     1:08:22
    2    Celia Johnson          VIC      1:18:42
W75 1    Gwen Steed             VIC      1:14:55
    1    Daphne Jones           NZMA     1:19:49
    2    Val Chesterton         ACT      1:22:49
    DNS  Sylvia Machin          VIC          DNS
    DNS  Peggy Macliver         WA           DNS
    DNS  Lynne Schickert        WA           DNS
W80 1    Margaret Beaumont      VIC      1:36:38
W90 DNS  Heather Lee            NSW          DNS

M60 1    Colin Heywood          NT         56:13
    2    David Moore            TAS      1:22:57
    3    Christopher Worsnop    VIC      1:35:14
    DNS  Terry O'Neill          VIC          DNS
M65 1    Frank Prowse           VIC      1:10:29
    2    Clyde Riddoch          VIC      1:17:06
M70 1    Dennis Williams        NSW      1:01:30
    2    John McDonagh          WA       1:11:22
    3    Geoff Barrow           VIC      1:15:41
    DQ   George White           SA            DQ
    DNS  Russ Dickenson         VIC          DNS
M75 1    Ralph Bennett          VIC      1:02:50
    DQ   Bryan Thomas           ACT           DQ
    DQ   Robin Whyte            ACT           DQ
    DNS  Bruce Watt             VIC          DNS
M80 1    Jim Seymon             NSW      1:11:42
    2    Gunther Ilgoutz        VIC      1:15:35
    DQ   Ian Beaumont           VIC           DQ
M85 DQ   Colin Silcock-Delaney  VIC           DQ   

Thanks to our many VRWC officials, judges and helpers who ensured the roadwalks ran so successfully

Officials: Tim Erickson, Terry Swan, Russ Dickenson, Mark Donahoo, Bill Carr, Ralph Bennett, Gerard Feain, Donna Dickson, Corey Dickson, Ian Laurie
Judges: Gordon Loughnan (Chief), Kathleen Marsh, Shane Dickson, Diane Lowden, Frances Attard, Stuart Cooper, David Cash, Terry O'Neill, Michael Bodey (DQ Board)
Recorders: Tony Doran, Frank Rosenbrock, Gil White, Nigel England, Pam Tindal, Andrew Eggington, John Ventris, Bill Carr and others
Canteen: Wendy Cooper, Donna-Marie Elms
Photos: Terry Swan (http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?/category/528)


The final of the three racewalks was held on Monday 29th April, with 3 heats of 5000m contested on the track at Lakeside Stadium

5000m Track Walk W70+, M75+, 1:15PM
Like in the 1500m walks, the oldest walkers were up first in the 5000m races, with M70 Ralph Bennett (31:03.10) and W70 Jacqueline Wilson (32:54.16) setting the pace.

M75 1    Ralph Bennett          VMA     31:03.10       
    2    John Hallo             VMA     39:48.39       
    3    Stephen Barker         VMA     41:17.75       
    -    Bryan Thomas           ACTMA   DQ       
    -    Barrie Wicks           VMA     DQ       
    -    Bruce Watt             VMA     DNS       
    -    Robin Whyte            ACTMA   DNF       
M80 1    Jim Seymon             NSWMA   34:05.21       
    2    Gunther Ilgoutz        VMA     37:09.32       
    -    Ian Beaumont           VMA     DNF       
M85 -    Colin Silcock-Delaney  VMA     DQ       
W70 1    Jacqueline Wilson      NZMA    32:54.16       
    2    Glennis McPherson      VMA     36:08.29       
    -    Celia Johnson          VMA     DNS       
W75 1    Gwen Steed             VMA     35:30.88       
    2    Daphne Jones           NZMA    35:54.49       
    3    Peggy Macliver         MAWA    37:40.35       
    4    Sylvia Machin          VMA     37:57.32       
    5    beverly Hugo           VMA     41:01.00       
    6    Lynne Schickert        MAWA    41:23.29       
W80 1    Margaret Beaumont      VMA     47:17.61       
W90 -    Heather Lee            NSWMA   DNS   

5000m Track Walk W30-W50, M30-M55, 2:35PM
The youngest age group competitors gave a great demonstration of how to walk fast, with M35 Daniel Walters (22:24.22) and M40 Mark Blackwood (22:37.73) fighting it out at the front. As in the 1500m, Tracy Feiner was the fastest of the women with 26:12.30.

M35 1    Daniel Walters         VMA     22:24.22       
M40 1    Mark Blackwood         VMA     22:37.73       
    -    Rupert van Dongen      VMA     DNS       
M45 1    Pramesh Prasad         VMA     24:19.38       
    2    Scott Nelson           VMA     25:35.52       
    3    David Smyth            VMA     28:31.44       
M50 1    Andrew Duncan          MAWA    23:51.12       
    2    Argenis Guevara        QMA     28:13.52       
M55 1    Kevin Cassidy          VMA     26:28.60       
    2    Richard Everson        SAMA    26:42.67       
    3    Simon Evans            VMA     28:07.72       
    4    Garry Hastie           MAWA    28:21.29       
    5    Albin Hess             VMA     30:57.53       
    -    PAUL MORITZ            VMA     DNF       
W30 1    Melissa Lewis          MAWA    27:06.98       
W35 1    Kym Osmand             VMA     26:43.29       
W40 1    Tracy Feiner           VMA     26:12.30       
    2    Brenda Gannon          QMA     28:33.82       
    3    Marnie Grace           VMA     33:38.58       
    -    Laura McLennan         VMA     DNS       
W45 1    Kylie Irshad           VMA     29:01.76       
W50 1    Karyn Tolardo          MAWA    28:43.94       
    2    Nyle Sunderland        QMA     29:17.20       
    3    Wendy Farrow           MAWA    32:57.48       
    4    Pia Hunter             VMA     35:13.89       
    -    Dee Holohan            VMA     DNS   

5000m Track Walk W55-W65, M60-M70, 3:15PM
The final heat saw M60 Colin Heywood (26:37.70) and W55 Pam Tindal (27:58.67) fastest.

M60 1    Colin Heywood          NT      26:37.70       
    2    David Sommers          VMA     31:43.02       
    3    Brian Anderson         VMA     32:08.36       
    4    David Moore            TMA     39:45.79       
    5    Christopher Worsnop    VMA     45:31.81       
    -    Terry O'Neill          VMA     DNF       
M65 1    Frank Prowse           VMA     33:32.12       
    2    Clyde Riddoch          VMA     33:48.06       
    3    Ian Handasyde          VMA     35:07.14       
M70 1    Andrew Jamieson        VMA     29:25.51       
    2    John McDonagh          MAWA    34:23.80       
    3    Geoff Barrow           VMA     35:32.38       
    -    Dennis Williams        NSWMA   DQ       
    -    George White           SAMA    DQ       
    -    Russ Dickenson         VMA     DNF       
W55 1    Pam Tindal             VMA     27:58.67       
    2    Ann Staunton-Jugovic   ACTMA   29:09.18       
    3    Donna-Marie Elms       VMA     31:51.03       
    4    Lorna England          ACTMA   44:34.01       
    -    Anne Weekes            NSWMA    DNS       
W60 1    Barb Bryant            VMA     29:08.85       
    2    Jennie Payne           VMA     32:07.82       
    3    Antoinette Woodward    NSWMA   33:56.19       
    4    Liz Downs              SAMA    37:18.30       
    -    Lyn Ventris            MAWA    DNS       
W65 1    Alison Thompson        VMA     29:29.89       
    2    Heather Carr           VMA     32:05.71