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VRWC Results - Summer Season 2001/2002

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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.

ALBERT PARK - SUNDAY 21 OCT 2001

Mark Donahoo         20km    52·02 104·41
Michael Beaton-Wells 20km    54·12 112·18
Kylie Bonney         15km    52·55 83·10
Robin Wood           15km    62·48 94·34
Andrew Jamieson      10km    45·56
Murray Dickinson     10km    54·45
Duncan Knox          10km    58·33
Alan Lucas           10km    63·31
Bob Gardiner         AB 6km  36·01
Janet Holmes         5km     30·15
Celia Johnson        5km     31·19
Gwen Steed           5km     33·48
Timucin Girgin       2km     11·27
Eda Girgin           2km     12·12
Ergenekon Girgin     1km     7·52
 

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.

VRWC 25KM         10KM    20KM     25KM
Brian Trower      56·41   1·51·59  2·22·18

VRWC 15KM         10KM    15KM
Chris Erickson    51·27   76·40
Erin Adamcewicz   59·07   90·56
Duncan Knox       59·05   91·00
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 94·15
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         44·26  91·11
3. Bertie, Frank         46·52  93·35  (PB)
4. Harvey, Michael       46·52  98·32
5. Beaton-Wells, Michael 53·25  114·08   (PB)
6. Drake, Andi           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 31·19

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        59·07
2. Holmes, Janet        61·41
3. Johnson, Celia       62·13
4. Steed, Gwen          64·59
5. Kriegler, Lili-Ann   68·16
6. Beaumont, Margaret   74·14

VRWC 10km Open
1. Reid, Ross           51·43
2. Adamcewicz, Erin     53·02
3. Knox, Duncan         53·05
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          23·23

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}, Peter Vysma.
 

11TH OCEANIA VETERANS GAMES 2002 GEELONG - JANUARY 14 2002

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        Australia  26:43.19.
W35 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Gorst Gabrielle     NZ         23:49.03
2. Major Annette       Australia  27:56.61
3. Weekes Anne         Australia  29:30.22
4. Howorth Sandra      Australia  31:02.55.
M35 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Long David          Australia  35:33.51.
W40 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Lancaster Heather   Australia  35:00.77
2. Field Jennifer      Australia  36:23.08.
M40 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Donahoo Mark        Australia  23:15.93
2. Rance Paul          Australia  25:23.79
3. Prasad Ganga        Australia  46:23.32.
W45 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Thompson Alison     Australia  28:17.66
2. Holmes Janet        Australia  29:17.35
3. McDonald Sharon     NZ         30:02.07
4. Blyth Karena        NZ         34:06.84.
M45 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Heywood Colin       Australia  23:54.55
2. Reed Ross           Australia  24:07.78
3. Harte Michael       NZ         25:20.21.
W50 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Gourlay Marlene     Australia  27:53.67
2. Johnson Celia       Australia  29:33.70
3. Feldman Elizabeth   Australia  29:36.36
4. Mison Michele       Australia  35:35.91
5. Griffiths Christine Unattached 38:40.46.
M50 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Erickson Tim        Australia  24:53.23.
W55 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Steed Gwen          Australia  29:03.50
2. Padget Valmai       Australia  35:28.89
- Papageorgiou Roxani  Australia  DQ.
M55 5,000 METER RACE WALK
1. Seamer, Bob         Australia  32:40.57
- Buller, Peter        Australia  DNF.
W60 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Riley Brenda        Australia  28:26.69
2. Foster Loloma       NZ         32:06.64
3. Stanway Marlaine    Australia  33:16.53
4. Schickert Lynne     Australia  33:38.82
5. Beaumont Margaret   Australia  35:23.52
6. Fraser Lynn         NZ         36:02.66
- Hugo Beverly         Australia  DQ.
M60 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Dickinson Murray    Australia  25:52.78
2. Tregurtha Jack      NZ         30:36.22.
W65 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Elix Ros            Australia  35:08.35
2. Baarslag-Leb Tina   Australia  36:14.50.
M65 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Major Geoff         Australia  29:24.38
2. Megas George        Australia  32:49.83
3. Silcock-Delaney Colin Aust     33:57.37
4. Beaumont Ian        Australia  37:33.16
- Hines John           N          DQ
- Denham Raymond       Australia  DQ.
W70 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Albury Jean         Australia  31:45.06.
M70 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Hainsworth Colin    Australia  31:39.89
2. Bellette Mick       Australia  37:17.69
3. Heywood Wesley      Australia  38:04.30
- Gourlay Gordon       Australia  DQ.
 M75 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Whyte Don           Australia  34:22.34.
 M80 5000 METER RACE WALK
1. Matchett Ken        Australia  35:59.28.

WALK JUDGES
P. Agg, D.Edgerton, D. Harvey, R,Kunyik, L. Nicholls, M, Russell, R. Smith, M. Patterson [Chief]
 

11th OCEANIA VETERANS GAMES 2002, GEELONG - JANUARY 17 2002

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 day.

1. M40   1 Donahoo, Mark.      Aust.  47·36
2. M45   1 Heywood, Colin.     Aust.  48·40
3. M45   2 Reid, Ross.         Aust.  48·44
4. W35   1 Gorst, Gabrielle.   N.Z.   48·47
5. M50   1 Erickson,Tim.       Aust.  52·02
6. W30   1 Bonney, Kylie.      Aust.  53·01
7. M45   3 Harte, Michael.     N.Z.   53·01
8. M60   1 Dickinson, Murray.  Aust.  54·00
9. M40   2 Rance, Paul.        Aust.  55·03
10. W50  1 Carr, Heather.      Aust.  56·45
11. M50  2 Mison, John.        Aust.  57·02
12. W60  1 Riley, Brenda.      Aust.  58·03
13. W45  1 Thompson, Alison.   Aust.  58·51
14. W45  2 McDonald, Sharon.   N.Z.   60·26
15. W35  2 Major, Annette.     Aust.  60·54
16. W45  3 Holmes, Janet.      Aust.  60·58
17. W35  3 Weekes, Anne.       Aust.  61·16
18. W50  2 Johnson, Celia.     Aust.  61·27
19. W55  1 Steed, Gwen.        Aust.  61·32
20. M65  1 Major, Geoff.       Aust.  62·27
21. M70  1 Hainsworth, Colin.  Aust.  64·40
22. W70  1 Albury, Jean.       Aust.  65·30
23. M65  2 Silcock-Delaney Colin Aust 65·31
24. W60  2 Foster, Loloma.     N.Z.   66·16
25. M55  1 Starr, Bill.        Aust.  67·31
26. M65  3 Megas, George.      Aust.  67·33
27. M75  1 Whyte, Don.         Aust.  69·52
28. W60  3 Schickert, Lynne.   Aust.  70·18
29. W40  1 Lancaster, Heather. Aust.  71·27
30. M35  1 Long, David.        Aust.  72·04
31. W50  3 Mison, Michele.     Aust.  72·29
32. W60  4 Beaumont, Margaret. Aust.  73·15
33. W65  1 Elix, Ros.          Aust.  73·36
34. W40  2 Field, Jennifer.    Aust.  74·44
35. W60  5 Fraser, Lynn.       N.Z.   75·50
36. M70  2 Heywood, Wesley     Aust.  80·23

TEAMS
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, Mison

WALK JUDGES
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 98.51.

20km Open
1. Mark Donahoo           49·02 98·51
2. Megan Peters           51·20 106·13
3. Justi Tonti·Filippini  57·37 119·13
ab Kylie Bonney           55·42 15km 86·09

10km Open
1. Travis Middlemiss      24·04 48·19 (PB)
2. Tracey Rosengrave      24·48 50·45
3. Murray Dickinson       26·26 53·26
4. Gwen Steed             29·53 61·28
5. Celia Johnson          30·22 62·10
6. Robin Wood                   63.18
6. C. Griffiths           39·47 83·29

5km Open
1. Tim Erickson           25·02
2. Janet Holmes           29·11
3. Lili-Ann Kreigler      30·13
4. Marlene Stanway        32·22
5. Margaret Beaumont      35·32
6. Ian Beaumont           38·53

Walk Judges - L. Nicholls (Chief). M Bodey. R Smith. P Vysma
Timekeepers - P Kozaris. H Summers. T Erickson