VRWC Results - Summer Season 2001/2002
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
For this reason, VRWC only holds a small number of events during
ALBERT PARK - SUNDAY 21 OCT 2001
20km 52·02 104·41
Michael Beaton-Wells 20km 54·12 112·18
15km 52·55 83·10
15km 62·48 94·34
Andrew Jamieson 10km
Murray Dickinson 10km
Bob Gardiner AB
Ergenekon Girgin 1km
ALBERT PARK - SUNDAY 11 NOV 2001
The second of our regular Summer Sunday morning walks was held at
Albert Park on Sun 11 Nov. The weather was cold and wet but that did
not stop quite a number of enthusiastic walkers and officials who
braved the conditions. Standout performance was Frank Bertei who walked
very strongly to win the 10 km walk in 45.42 which was a PB. He was
challenged early by evergreen Andy Jamieson who faded a little but
still recorded a fast 46.15. Dave DeBondi had his first walk in many
years – Dave competed in the seventies! He still looked fit and
did a measured 68.36 for the 10 km. Welcome back Dave.
10KM 20KM 25KM
Brian Trower 56·41
Chris Erickson 51·27 76·40
Erin Adamcewicz 59·07 90·56
Mark Donahoo ab 2km 10·56
VRWC 10KM 10KM
Frank Bertie 45·42
Andrew Jamieson 46·15
Bob Gardiner 56·48
Robin Wood 62·24 x15km
Janet Holmes 62·32
Alan Lucas 64·18
David Di Bondi 68·36
VRWC 5KM 5KM
Jamie Barnes 26·01
Heather Carr 30·13
Timucin Girgin 30·27
Celia Johnson 30·34
Gwen Steed 31·23
Ezo Girgin 31·50
Harry Summers 33·54
Marlene Stanway 34·06
VRWC 3KM 3KM
Eda Girgin 18·39
VRWC KM 1KM
Ergenekon Girgin 7·12
ALBERT PARK - SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER 2001
The annual Christmas walking carnival produced a number of top
performances and was well supported by our top walkers. Conditions were
very kind for early summer (overcast and relatively cool) and the 2 km
lap has proved itself a course condusive to good times.
VRWC GUS THEOBOLD MEMORIAL 20km Open Men
The annual Gus Theobold Memorial Race was strongly contested this year
and Daniel Thorne, having his first road walk in over a year, made no
mistakes as he powered his way to a 4 minute PB. Daniel was involved
early in a 3 man stuggle with Brad Malcolm and visiting English walker
Andi Drake but he broke away on the third 2km lap and was never headed.
Behind him, Andi Drake had just dropped behind Brad Malcolm when he
called it a day at 12 km. He was perhaps feeling the effects of the
long flight to Australia and a long break from racing. That left Brad
on his own and he held together well for second place and a time of
91:11. With only about 6 weeks of training so far, Brad should improve
on this time as the season progresses.
Further back, Frank Bertei and Michael Harvey were having a battle
royale and it was Michael who eventually broke at the 16 km mark and
faded. Frank came home strongly for a PB and third place while Mike had
to be content with fourth place.
Michael Beaton Wells walked his first 20 km race and found it a tough
exercise but one on which he will improve.
1. Thorne, Daniel
43·39 87·20 (PB)
2. Malcolm, Brad
3. Bertie, Frank
46·52 93·35 (PB)
4. Harvey, Michael
5. Beaton-Wells, Michael 53·25 114·08
44·13 ab 12km 53·31
VRWC 20km Open Women
It was a case of Lyn Ventris and then daylight. Lyn made the trip over
from WA especially for this event and she did not disappoint. With a
first 2 km in just over 9 minutes, she laid all her cards on the table
and then dug in to maintain the pace admirably throughout the race. It
was a big PB and a time just outside the Commonwealth Games A grade
qualifying standard of 94:00. This time also ranks her second in
Australia for the year, just behind Kerry Saxby’s 93:40, recorded
in the Goodwill Games. Lyn has now put herself in contention for a
Commonwealth Games berth next year. Lyn, who won 2 golds in the World
Vets in Brisbane last year (in the 40-44 age group) showed that she is
improving with age.
The only other finisher was Kylie Bonney who finished her first 20 km
walk and is working very well since her comeback less than a year ago.
She walked most of the way with Michael Beaton-Wells and then moved
ahead of him in the last few laps.
1. Ventris, Lyn
46·48 94·44 (PB)
2. Bonney, Kylie
53·20 113·04 (PB)
3. Peters, Megan ab 6km
VRWC STELLA MURNANE MEMORIAL 10km Veteran Women
The Stella Murnane Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winner of the
Veteran Womens 10 km and Heather Carr is making it her own. She won it
once again with what for her was a slow time but a fine walk
nonetheless. It was good to see Janet Holmes and Gwen Steed coming back
from injury and starting to race with more confidence.
1. Carr, Heather
2. Holmes, Janet 61·41
3. Johnson, Celia 62·13
4. Steed, Gwen
5. Kriegler, Lili-Ann 68·16
6. Beaumont, Margaret 74·14
VRWC 10km Open
2. Adamcewicz, Erin 53·02
3. Knox, Duncan
4. Dickinson, Murray 53·51
5. Gardiner, Bob 55·18
6. Beaumont, Ian 78·22
VRWC 5km Open
1. Stanway, Marlene 32·18
VRWC CHAMPIONSHIP 5km Under 20 Men
1. Barnes, Tom
VRWC CHAMPIONSHIP 3km Under 15 Women
1. Ditchfield, Katie 18·33
VRWC CHAMPIONSHIP 1·5km Under 12 Women
2. Nielson, Daina 8·55
WALK JUDGES: Michael Bodey, Lloyd Nicholls, Ray Smith [Chief},
11TH OCEANIA VETERANS GAMES 2002 GEELONG - JANUARY
5000M TRACK WALK
The first walk events were the womens and mens 5000m track and
conditions were unseasonally cool and condusive to good times.
In the womens event, New Zealander Gabrielle Gorst walked a blinder to
leave the field in her wake and record a very fine 23:49. Gabrielle is
hoping to make the NZ Commonwealth Games team and, judging on this
performance, she has a great chance. Their qualifying standard for the
womens 20 km walk is 100 mins.
In the mens event, Mark Donahoo was too fast for his older rivals and
won in a smart 23:15. He was followed by Colin Heywood and Ross Reid
who had a battle in the 45+ agegroup before Colin pulled away for a
fine 23:54, his fastest time for the summer.
W30 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Bonney Kylie
W35 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Gorst Gabrielle
2. Major Annette Australia
3. Weekes Anne
4. Howorth Sandra Australia
M35 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Long David
W40 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Lancaster Heather Australia 35:00.77
2. Field Jennifer Australia
M40 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Donahoo Mark
2. Rance Paul
3. Prasad Ganga
W45 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Thompson Alison Australia 28:17.66
2. Holmes Janet
3. McDonald Sharon
4. Blyth Karena
M45 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Heywood Colin Australia
3. Harte Michael
W50 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Gourlay Marlene Australia 27:53.67
2. Johnson Celia Australia
3. Feldman Elizabeth Australia 29:36.36
4. Mison Michele Australia
5. Griffiths Christine Unattached 38:40.46.
M50 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Erickson Tim
W55 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Steed Gwen
2. Padget Valmai Australia
- Papageorgiou Roxani Australia DQ.
M55 5,000 METER RACE WALK
1. Seamer, Bob
- Buller, Peter
W60 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Riley Brenda
2. Foster Loloma
3. Stanway Marlaine Australia 33:16.53
4. Schickert Lynne Australia 33:38.82
5. Beaumont Margaret Australia 35:23.52
6. Fraser Lynn
- Hugo Beverly
M60 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Dickinson Murray Australia 25:52.78
2. Tregurtha Jack
W65 5000 METER RACE WALK
2. Baarslag-Leb Tina Australia 36:14.50.
M65 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Major Geoff
2. Megas George
3. Silcock-Delaney Colin Aust 33:57.37
4. Beaumont Ian
- Denham Raymond Australia DQ.
W70 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Albury Jean
M70 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Hainsworth Colin Australia 31:39.89
2. Bellette Mick Australia
3. Heywood Wesley Australia 38:04.30
- Gourlay Gordon Australia DQ.
M75 5000 METER RACE WALK
M80 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Matchett Ken
P. Agg, D.Edgerton, D. Harvey, R,Kunyik, L. Nicholls, M, Russell, R.
Smith, M. Patterson [Chief]
11th OCEANIA VETERANS GAMES 2002, GEELONG - JANUARY
10KM ROAD WALK
The 20 km road walk was a combined event and was held on a 2km course
along the Barwon River. Again conditions were good although the road
surface is perhaps a bit rough and times were generally slower in some
of the age groups. But the course did not seem to worry the leading
competitors who walked together for the first 4 km before Mark Donahoo
cleared away. That left Gabrielle Gorst, Colin Heywood and Ross Reid
bunched together for the entire race. It was not until the final km
that the trio finally broke up and Colin proved the strongest on the
1. M40 1 Donahoo, Mark.
2. M45 1 Heywood, Colin.
3. M45 2 Reid,
4. W35 1 Gorst, Gabrielle. N.Z.
5. M50 1 Erickson,Tim.
6. W30 1 Bonney, Kylie.
7. M45 3 Harte, Michael.
8. M60 1 Dickinson, Murray. Aust. 54·00
9. M40 2 Rance,
Paul. Aust. 55·03
10. W50 1 Carr, Heather.
11. M50 2 Mison, John.
12. W60 1 Riley, Brenda.
13. W45 1 Thompson, Alison. Aust. 58·51
14. W45 2 McDonald, Sharon. N.Z.
15. W35 2 Major, Annette. Aust.
16. W45 3 Holmes, Janet.
17. W35 3 Weekes, Anne.
18. W50 2 Johnson, Celia. Aust.
19. W55 1 Steed, Gwen.
20. M65 1 Major, Geoff.
21. M70 1 Hainsworth, Colin. Aust. 64·40
22. W70 1 Albury, Jean.
23. M65 2 Silcock-Delaney Colin Aust 65·31
24. W60 2 Foster, Loloma.
25. M55 1 Starr, Bill.
26. M65 3 Megas, George.
27. M75 1 Whyte,
28. W60 3 Schickert, Lynne. Aust. 70·18
29. W40 1 Lancaster, Heather. Aust. 71·27
30. M35 1 Long, David.
31. W50 3 Mison, Michele. Aust.
32. W60 4 Beaumont, Margaret. Aust. 73·15
33. W65 1 Elix,
34. W40 2 Field, Jennifer. Aust.
35. W60 5 Fraser, Lynn.
36. M70 2 Heywood, Wesley Aust.
1st W-50 Australia Weekes, Bonney, Major
1st W+45 Australia Carr, Riley, Thompson
2nd W+45 New Zealand McDonald, Foster, Fraser
!st M-50 Australia Donahoo, Heywood, Reid}
1st M+50 Australia Erickson, Dickinson,
P.Agg, D.Edgerton, D. Harvey, D, Middlemiss, L. Nicholls, B, Russell,
M, Russell, R. Smith , M. Patterson [Chief]
ALBERT PARK - SUNDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2002
Perfect cool conditions greeted competitors. We used a new 1km
course which was voted a success. Travis Middlemiss led the way with a
PB for 10 km and he was followed closely by Mark Donahoo and Tracey
Rosengrave and then Tim Erickson. With Travis, Tracey and Tim doing
lesser distances, it was left to Mark to see out the 20 km in a good
3. Justi Tonti·Filippini 57·37 119·13
55·42 15km 86·09
1. Travis Middlemiss 24·04
2. Tracey Rosengrave 24·48
3. Murray Dickinson 26·26
5. Celia Johnson
3. Lili-Ann Kreigler 30·13
4. Marlene Stanway
5. Margaret Beaumont 35·32
Walk Judges - L. Nicholls (Chief). M Bodey. R Smith. P Vysma
Timekeepers - P Kozaris. H Summers. T Erickson