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VRWC Results - Summer Season 2019/2020


The Summer Season occurs between October and March and coincides with the long hot Australian summer. The emphasis in on track walking and most races are over the shorter track distances. There is also a strong walking presence in the 'Interclub' Track Competition with all Athletics Teams fielding walkers in their regular competitions.

For this reason, VRWC only holds a small number of events during this period.


Our VRWC Summer Season opened on Sunday morning at Middle Park, with a cool overcast day and a cold wind to test the 20 walkers in attendance. Lots of the walkers had competed in the AV Shield walks the day before, so it was a good weekend of racing for them.

The longer events started at 8AM, with Adam Garganis going to the front and locking in a strong 20km training performance of 1:38:26, not too bad after his Saturday evening 5000m walk in the AV Shield. Corey Dickson and Marnie Grace tested themselves out over the 15km distance, with Corey walking a big PB of 1:20:17 and Marnie finishing her first attempt at the distance with 1:45:06. Special mention also to Madeleine Feain for her PB in the 10km walk (1:00:28).

20km Walk                   
1.  Adam Garganis               M       49:52    1:38:26
15km Walk                   
1.  Corey Dickson               M       54:48    1:20:27    PB 4:06
2.  Marnie Grace                F     1:10:05    1:45:06    Inaugural 15km
10km Walk                   
1.  Kevin Cassidy               M       52:39   
2.  Kylie Irshad                F       58:41   
3.  Madeleine Feain             F     1:00:28    PB 0:48   
4.  Heather Carr                F     1:08:28   
5.  Mark Donahoo                M     1:10:51   
    Heath Beveridge             M         DNF    7km in 41:14
The shorter distance races went off together at 9AM, with Tracy Feiner and Darcey Roberts leading them out. Darcey completed the 2km in 9:49, a great backup after her 9:48.9 in the AV Shield 2000m the day before, while Tracy Feiner went on to win the 5km with 25:13. Special mention also to 12 year old Ariana Pashutina who walked a big 2km PB of 10:45.

5km Walk               
1.  Tracy Feiner                F       25:13
2.  Gwen Steed                  F       35:21
    Geoff Barrow                M         DNF    4km in 32:04
3km Walk               
1.  Emily Smith                 F       16:31
2.  Glennis McPherson           F       31:44
2km Walk               
1.  Darcey Roberts              F        9:49    Eq. PB
2.  Ariana Pashutina            F       10:45    PB 0:18
3.  Ian Beaumont                M       18:47               
4.  Margaret Beaumont           F       18:59
1km Walk               
1.  Ela Uzun                    F        5:23
2.  Havana Ali                  F        6:25

Thanks as always to our many judges, helpers and officials.

Officials: Tim Erickson, Mark Donahoo, Cheryl  Beveridge, Donna Dickson, Mark Roberts
Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Stuart Cooper, Shane Dickson
Canteen: Wendy Cooper
Refreshment Table: Karyn O'Neill
Photos: Terry Swan