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.
VRWC ROAD RACES, MIDDLE PARK, SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2019
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).
M 49:52 1:38:26
1:20:27 PB 4:06
1:45:06 Inaugural 15km
F 1:00:28 PB
4. Heather Carr
M DNF 7km in
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.
DNF 4km in 32:04
2. Glennis McPherson F 31:44
F 9:49 Eq. PB
F 10:45 PB 0:18
3. Ian Beaumont
4. Margaret Beaumont F 18:59
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