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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.

RESULTS, ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2002

The Victorian Veteran Club championships were well attended and hotly contested by walkers who are obviously hard in training for the World Masters next month.

V.V.A.C 10 KM ROADWALK FOR MEN Colin Heywood surged to the lead and was never headed as he walked a fine 48:49 in one of his few walks this winter. John Bunker did a big PB to win the 50-54 age group convincingly. Tony Barrett and Tony Johnson won medals with comeback walks after absences from the road. Stu Cooper had his first vets walk and was rewarded with a bronze medal. Bob Gardiner and Ken Walters both looked very fit and it was great to see Alan Jones on the road again.

45-49 1  Colin Heywood         48:49
      2  Ross Reid             49:42
50-54 1  John Bunker           52:01
      2  Tony Barrett          60:23
      3  Stuart Cooper         61:20
      4  Alan Lucas            58:57
         Robin Wood            Ab
         Geoff Barrow          Ab
60-64 1  Tony Johnson          57:03
         David Wood            DQ
65-69 1  Bob Gardiner          56:40
      2  Colin Silcock-Delaney 70:21
      3  Ian Beaumont          78:42
70-74 1  Ken Walters           62:10
      2  Gordon Gourlay        71:32
         Jim Machin            DQ
75-79 1  Alan Jones            90:11

V.V.A.C. 5 KM ROADWALK FOR WOMEN There were many good performances with a number of PBs. Sandra Howorth continued her fine form of the winter and broke 30 mins for the 5 km for the first time. Liz Feldman also did a big PB and is coming up quickly through the ranks. Kylie Bonney set the pace as usual and was fastest overall. The 50-54 agegroup was the most competitive with the first 4 walkers all breaking 30 minutes.

30-35 1  Kylie Bonney          25:36
35-39 1  Sandra Howorth        29:34
40-44 1  Annette Major         28:44
45-49 1  Alison Thompson       28:28
      2  Janet Holmes          29:04
      3  Lili-Ann Kriegler     30:42
      4  Heather Lancaster     35:21
50-54 1  Heather Carr          26:13
      2  Marlene Gourlay       27:54
      3  Liz Feldman           28:21
      4  Celia Johnson         29:29
      5  Jayne Carter          33:29
      6  Annette Hawkins       36:51
      7  Jenny Graham          42:13
      8  Christine Griffiths   48:29
55-59 1  Maureen Binyon        34:52
60-64 1  Gwen Steed            30:05
      2  Sylvia Machin         31:56
      3  Marlaine Stanway      32:30
65-69 1  Tina Baarslag-Leb     35:15
      2  Shirley Coppock       37:33
      3  Pam Mews              38:51

Apart from the Vic Vets races, the day also saw our last VRWC races and the extra club walkers saw the overall numbers swell to almost 60.

VRWC EVENTS:  OPEN 5KM
1 Tom Barnes         25·18
2 David Armstrong    26·25
3 Daniel Lineen      28·56
4 Harold Boddy       29·10
5 Caleb Van Cooten   29·13
6 Bruce Conboy       31·34
7 John Hallo         32·55
8 Nicholas Mirarchi  34·36
9 David McNair       35·56

1 Tyne Boddy         28·52
2 Daina Nielsen      31·10
3 Lynne Moore        ab 1km 8·20

UNDER 12 2KM
1 Natalie Laurie     11·40
2 Josephine Mirarchi 18·15

1 Jayson Stoddart    12·36
UNDER 9 1KM
1 Jasmine Irshad      8·01
2 Karla  Neilsen      8·12

The day also saw our Winter Season Presentations and our end of season dinner, both of which were very successful.
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2002

It was a windy hot morning and conditions were anything but conducive to walking but it did not stop those enthusiastic walkers who fronted and braved the conditions. There were even 7 starters who contested the 20 km event. Rachel Loone was the best of them but all finishers deserve special mention for overcoming the weather. The drink station attendants were kept busy throughout the morning looking after the needs of all the walkers.

OPEN 20KM
1 David Armstrong         58·25 118·09
2 Alan Lucas              64·19 128·42
3 Ken Walters             65·41 133·05
4 Mike Porter             77·12 158·58

1 Rachel Loone            56·62 115·45
2 Sandra Howarth          64·24 136·22
  Megan Peters            52·25 ab14km 74·50

OPEN 10KM
1 Kylie Bonney            56·44
2 Sandra Geisler          59·12
3 Marlene Goulay          59·18
4 Mandy Emmett            61·23
5 Celia Johnson           61·56
6 Liz Feldman             62·36
7 Janet Holmes            63·43
8 Sarah Alexander         67·07
9 Margaret Beaumont       75·19
10 Shirley Coppock        81·29

1 John Bunker             54·32
2 Bob Gardiner            62·11
3 Stu Cooper              ab 6km 37·29

OPEN 5KM
1 Erin Adamcewicz         27·53
2 Lili-Ann Kriegler       31·31
3 Marlaine Stanway        32·59
4 Jane Carter             34·50
5 Tina Baarslag-Leb       36·12
6 Heather Lancaster       37·03
7 Ruth-Mary Faulconbridge 41·18
8 Jennifer Graham         43·20

1 Tim Erickson            26·22
2 Caleb Van Cotton        31·31
3 Ian Beaumont            39·04

UNDER 15 3 KM
1 Jayson Stoddart         19·07
2 Nicholas Mirarchi       20·52

UNDER 12  2KM
1 Natalie Laurie          12·31
2 Josephine Mirarchi      19·35

1 Daina Nielsen           18·21

UNDER 9 1KM
1 Candice Kriegler        7·58
2 Chloe McNicol-Davison   7·59
3 Jasmine Irshad          8·17
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2002

Another windy day did not deter the keen walkers preparing for the World Masters next month. Liz Feldman did a big PB to win the womens 8 km walk while Mark Donahoo was too fast for Ross Reid in the mens event.

OPEN 8KM
1.  Liz Feldman       47·11
2.  Celia Johnson     47·18
3.  Janet Holmes      47·33
4.  Ezo Girgin        48·11
5.  Gwen Steed        48·29
6.  Sandra Howarth    48·37
7.  Jane Carter       54·31
8.  Margaret Beaumont 56·55
9.  Shirley Coppock   62·20
10. Tina Baarslag·Leb 62·21
    Heather Lancaster ab

1.  Mark Donahoo      38·47
2.  Ross Reid         39·36
3.  Tim Erickson      41·39
4.  David Armstrong   42·31
5.  Alan Lucas        48·06
6.  Geoff Barrow      50·52
7.  Robin Wood        52·17
8.  John Morrison     54·19
9.  Mike Porter       59·45
    Bruce Conboy      ab 5k 32·00

OPEN & UNDER 15 4KM
1.  Tom Barnes        20·12
2.  Timucin Girgin    22·26
3.  Nicholas Mirarchi 26·40
4.  David McNair      28·57

1.  Eda Girgin        23·05
2.  Daina Nielsen     23·26
3.  Jennifer Graham   33·32

UNDER 12 2KM
1.  Jayson Stoddart   11·34

UNDER 9 1KM
1.  Ergenekon Girgin    5·49

1.  Jasmine Irshad      8·03
2.  Josephine Mirarchi 15·16
 

AFRWC CARNIVAL, BALLARAT, SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

What a great day of racing. Even the Ballarat weather was fine and sunny. There were many fine performances in a very high quality carnival and some 140 walkers contested a large variety of Federation, Ballarat and V.V.A.C championship events. The organisation was spot on and I am sure that everyone had a very satisfying day. Well done to everyone at the Ballarat end for a very professional job.

Full results are available for download at the VRWC website in the ‘What’s new’ section so I am not going to reproduce them here. I will just concentrate on the main results for Victorian walkers which are as follows

AFRWC 20 KM OPEN MEN
2.   BERTEI, Frank        1:34:06
3.   ERICKSON, Chris      1:38:13
4.   DONAHOO, Mark        1:38:47
6.   MIDDLEMISS, Travis   1:49:23
6.   BUNKER, John         1:49:56
9.   BLOOD, Andrew        2:08:03
10.  WOOD, Robin          2:13:38

Teams 1 VRWC   6   BERTEI, Frank, ERICKSON, Chris, DONAHOO, Mark
      2 VRWC   15  MIDDLEMISS, Travis, BUNKER, John, BLOOD, Andrew

VVAC 20 KM VETERAN MEN
1. DONAHOO, Mark        44  1:38:47
2. RANCE, Paul          44  1:52:58
1. HEYWOOD, Colin       45  1:44:24
2. REID, Ross           45  1:53:35
1. BUNKER, John         52  1:49:56
2. LUCAS, Alan          54  2:06:40
3. WOOD, Robin          52  2:13:38
1. WALTERS, Ken         65  2:11:28
2. MAJOR, Geoff         66  2:20:22
3. BROOKS, Fred         65  2:21:35
4. SILCOCK-DELANEY, Col 69  2:37:36

AFRWC 5 KM U17 MEN
2. BARNES, Jamie        16  25:37
3. STEVENSON, David     16  27:46

BALLARAT 5 KM MASTERS MEN
1. SAWALL, Willi        60  26:38
2. BODDY, Harold        47  29:07

BALLARAT 5 KM U20 MEN
1. TALLENT, Jared       17  23:40

AFRWC 5 KM U17 WOMEN
3.  BODDY, Tyne         15  28:31
9.  JACOBS, Fauve       15  31:01
10. DICKSON, Alex       15  32:27

Teams 1 NSWRWC  8  ALLDIS, Christina, AGIUS, Natasha, DODDS, Katie
      2 VRWC   13  BODDY, Tyne, JACOBS, Alex, DICKSON, Alex
      2 Regal  24  SMITH, Danielle, McDONALD, Danica, JACKSON, Chloe

AFRWC 10 KM OPEN WOMEN
1.  PETERS, Megan       25  50:55
3.  BONNEY, Kylie       30  52:51
4.  SANSONETTI, Nicole  28  53:54
5.  CARR, Heather       53  54:03
6.  GEISLER, Sandra     24  55:39
7.  ADAMCEWICZ, Erin    19  56:30
8.  LOVEDAY, Nardene    30  56:43
10. EMMETT, Amanda      39  58:20
11. GIRGIN, Ezo         21  60:49
12. HOWORTH, Sandra     39  62:08
15. PLATT, Belinda      34  70:14

Team   1 VRWC   8   PETERS, Megan, BONNEY, Kylie, SANSONETTI, Nicole
       2 VWC   18   CARR, Heather, GEISLER, Sandra, ADAMCEWICZ, Erin
       3 NWRWC 24   GRANT, Lisa, MITCHELL, Nicolle, NILON, Catherine

VVAC 10 KM VETERAN WOMEN
1. EMMETT, Amanda      39  58:20
2. HOWORTH, Sandra     39  62:08
1. MAJOR, Annette      40  60:54
1. KRIEGLER, Lili-Ann  45  65:46
1. CARR, Heather       53  54:03
2. THOMPSON, Alison    50  59:09
3. FELDMAN, Liz        52  60:20
4. JOHNSON, Celia      54  60:51
1. RILEY, Brenda       62  57:13
3. STANWAY, Marlaine   64  68:09
1. BEAUMONT, Margaret  66  73:27
1. KNOX, Jean          75  74:24

BALLARAT 1 KM U10 MEN
1. LURATI, Chase       9  5:10
2. GIRGIN, Ergenekon   9  5:16
3. STODDART, Jayson    9  5:18
5. PALFREYMAN, Jack    9  6:59

BALLARAT 1 KM U10 WOMEN
1. TALLENT, Rachel         9  6:07
3. KRIEGLER, Candice       9  7:50
4. McNICOL-DAVIDSON, Chloe 5  7:51
5. MIRARCHI, Josephine     8  8:28

BALLARAT 1.5 KM U12 MEN
1. STODDART, Jayson    9   8:39
=2 PLATT, Joshua       10  9:09

BALLARAT 1.5 KM U12 WOMEN
1. LENEHAN, Roseleen   11  9:31
2. BODDY, Lana         11  9:44

AFRWC 3 KM U15 MEN
3.  STEVENSON, Tim     14  15:49
4.  GIRGIN, Timucim    10  16:02
=5  RANGER, David      13  16:29
8.  BURGESS, Shaun     13  17:19
9.  PLATT, John        12  17:24
=10 BODDY, Reece       13  17:57
=10 LURATI, Chase       9  17:57
14. MIRARCHI, Nicholas 11  19:39

Teams 1 NSWRWC 9   PLUMMER, Beau, KEYS, Brook, OÇONNELL, Jarryd
      2 VIC    12  STEVENSON, Tim, GIRGIN, Timucim, RANGER, David
      3 VIC   24  BURGESS, Shaun, PLATT, John,

AFRWC 3 KM U15 WOMEN
3.  GIRGIN, Eda        11  15:37
4.  ALEXANDER, Sarah   13  15:51
10. NIELSEN, Daina     12  17:15
12. RANGER, Lucy       14  17:42
13. PALFREYMAN, Jessie 12  17:57
14. PLATT, Tamara      13  18:05
16. PALFREYMAN, Brooke 14  18:55

Teams 1 NSWRWC  10  ALLDIS, Fiona, AGIUS, Natasha, TILLMAN, Kimberley
      2 VRWC    13  GIRGIN, Eda, ALEXANDER, Sarah, NIELSEN, Daina
      3 NSWRWC  25  BITEZNIC, Katrina, PETERSEN, Luisa, GOODWIN, Rebecca
 

VRWC RACES, 24 AUGUST 2002, ALBERT PARK

This was our last day for handicaps and fastest times points for the winter season and quite a number of trophies were still in the balance as walkers toed the starting line. This ensured that all races were keenly contested. In particlar, Mark Donahoo and Harold Boddy were fighting out the Open Mens points and Tim Erickson and John Bunker were tied in the Veteran Mens division.

A fine field contested the 10 km event with Mark Donahoo and Kylie Bonney taking early leads. While Kylie faded in the second half, Mark powered home for fastest time of 47:42. Handicap winners were Sandra Howorth and John Bunker who have had great seasons. Sandra Geisler also had a very good walk for her time of 54:27. We have had a very competitive Open Womens section this winter and the girls have all improved throughout the season.

Open 10km
1. Kylie Bonney       53:56
2. Sandra Geisler     54:57
3. Alison Thompson    58:02
4. Amanda Emmett      58:38
5. Celia Johnson      59:58
6. Janet Holmes       60:11
7. Gwen Steed         61:36
8. Sandra Howorth     61:47
9. Liz Feldman        63:48

1. Mark Donahoo       47:42
2. John Bunker        52:36
3. Andrew Cochrane    54:06
4. Jamie Barnes       56:09
5. Stuart Cooper      62:29
6. Robin Wood         63:22
7. Mike Porter        75:38

The 5 km event was also a classy field with a sprinking of top youngsters and top veterans. Tom Barnes had his first walk for some months (being kept busy at Uni) and was just pipped by Leigh Fawkes, fresh from his great walk at Nowra. Leigh won the handicap for his efforts. Fastest overall was Andy Jamieson who is back on the road after a couple of months out with an injury (he got it while sailboarding in exotic places!). Andy was fastest overall and has just enough time to get the legs moving before the World Masters in 6 weeks.
Heather Carr was fastest of the ladies as usual but Lynne Moore won the handicap with an improving 43:33. It is very satisfying to see everyone going so well with improvements across the full field.

Open 5km
1. Heather Carr       25:58
2. Erin Adamcewicz    27:25
3. Tina Baarslag-Leb  35:43
4. Shirley Coppock    39:21
5. Ruth Faulconbridge 40:59
6. Lynne Moore        43:33

1. Andrew Jamieson    24:47
2. Leigh Fawkes       25:04
3. Tom Barnes         25:10
4. Tim Erickson       25:15

Jessica Woodhouse and Shaun Burgess won the final 3 km handicaps while Sarah Alexander and Harold Boddy recorded the fastest times in each division. But it was good to see Tyne Boddy recording a faster time than dad Harold – now that should give hime some incentive!

Open & Under 15 3km
1. Sarah Alexander    15:51
2. Tyne Boddy         16:25
3. Daina Nielsen      17:13
4. Jessica Woodhouse  18:49
5. Marlaine Stanway   19:25

1. Harold Boddy       16:34
2. Shaun Burgess      17:17
3. Reece Boddy        18:30

Under 12 2km
1. Lana Boddy         14:19

1. Nicholas Mirarchi  13:05

Under 9 1km
1. Chloe McNicol-Davidson 7:47
2. Josephine Mirarchi     8:02
3. Jasmine Irshad         8:04
4. Karla Nielsen          8:09
 

ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 17 AUGUST, VRWC LAKE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Our final set of club championships for the winter and another good turnout, given the Nationals in Nowra on the same weekend. Nicole Sansonetti was the big improver in the 5 mile fields and she is really starting to get back to her walking times of old.

FIVE MILE OPEN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Kylie Bonney        41·40
2. Nicole Sansonetti   41·48
3. Sandra Geisler      43·55

1. David Armstrong     43·03
2. Bob Gardiner        46·15
3. Harold Boddy        49·43
4. Mike Porter         58·16

THREE MILE UNDER 15 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Tyne Boddy          27·41
2. Daina Nielsen       29·03

1. Nicholas Mirarchi   33·04

ONE MILE UNDER 12 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
E1 Timucin Girgin      8·15
E1 Eda Girgin          8.15
3  Natalie Laurie      10·10

ONE MILE UNDER 9 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Jayson Stoddart     8·40
2. Ergenekon Girgin    9·25

1. Candice Kriegler       13·29
2. Chloe McNicol-Davison  13·30
3. Josephine Mirarchi     14·43
4. Jasmine Irshad         15·56

VICTORIAN VETERANS THREE MILE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP We also hosted the Victorian Veterans 3 Mile championships and a large number of vets walked. Standouts in the ladies included Heather Carr, Brenda Riley and Jean Knox in their respective age groups while Ross Reid was too speedy for the rest of the men.

35-39  Mandy Emmett      26·57    45-49  Ross Reid              24·06
       Sandra  Howarth   29·13           Andrew Cochane         26·09
45-49  Janet Holmes      27·52    50-54  Tim Erickson           24·27
       Lili-Ann Kriegler 29·25           John Bunker            24·39
50-54  Heather Carr      24·50           Don Graham             36·27
       Marlene Gourlay   27·01    65-69  Ken Walters            29·37
       Celia Johnson     28·30           Colin Silcock-Delaney  33·50
       Sonia McClennan   29·50           Ian Beaumont           37·18
       Annette Hawkins   37·16    70-74  Gordan Gourlay         33·21
       Jennifer Graham   39·55
55-59  Lee Pownall       30·17
60-64  Brenda Riley      26·19
       Gwen Steed        27·43
       Marlaine Stanway  31·41
       Margaret Beaumont 34·26
       Heidi Engel       41·29
65-69  Tina Baarslag-Leb 33·46
75-79  Jean Knox         34·27

VRWC RELAYS, SATURDAY 10 AUGUST, ALBERT PARK

Today was a very different day with competitors participating in either a 4x5km or 3x1 km relay race with teams worked out by our club handicapper Mark Donahoo.

Open 20 km Relay In the Open 20 km relay race, there were some great performances in very windy conditions with a large number of walkers choosing to do more than 1 leg. Mark Donahoo and John Bunker even did 3 legs each and both showed very good fitness and held together  well. Amongst the large list of other good performers were Nicole Sansonetti, David Armstrong (after a 100 km bikeride that morning), Mandy Emmett, Jamie Barnes and Heather Carr. The lead fluctuated during the course of the 20 km and the last laps proved exciting. The event seemed to bring the best out in all the walkers. It was good to see old hands Stu Cooper and Mike Porter in action once again.

1 Kylie Bonney           20:24
  Nicole Sansonetti      21:13
  David Armstrong        21:11
  Lili-Ann Kriegler      24:06
  Bob Gardiner           23:17 110:11

2 Stu Cooper             24:34
  Mandy Emmett           22:40
  Tim Erickson           20:29
  Eda Girgin             23:06
  Tim Erickson           20:48 111:37

3 Ezo Girgin             23:43
  Sandra Howorth         24:59
  Jamie Barnes           19:46
  Ezo Girgin             24:00
  Jamie Barnes           20:22 112:50

4 Mark Donahoo           18:38
  Lynne Moore            34:34
  Mark Donahoo           18:58
  Erin Adamcewicz        21:16
  Mark Donahoo           19:36 113:12

5 John Bunker            21:10
  Marlaine Stanway       25:28
  John Bunker            21:15
  Timucin Girgin         22:53
  John Bunker            21:29 113:25

6 Sarah Alexander        23:00
  Robin Wood             24:50
  Heather Carr           20:43
  Robin Wood             24:32
  Heather Carr           21:11 114:16

7 Ross Reid              DQ
  Ross Reid              DQ
  Gwen Steed             23:41
  Tina Baarslag-Leb      28:33
  Gwen Steed            24:16 117:17

8 Bruce Conboy           25:16
  Mike Porter            29:44
  Daina Neilsen          23:56
  Chris Erickson         19:26
  Chris Erickson         20:24 118:46

  Janet Holmes           23.07

Under 9 and Under 12 3 km relay Another exciting race but the team of Jayson, Josephine and Ergenekon proved too strong.

1 Jayson Stoddart        5:26
  Josephine Mirarchi     8:27
  Ergenekon Girgin       5:37  19:30

2 Nicholas Mirarchi      5:51
  Chloe McNicol-Davidson 9:28
  Nicholas Mirarchi      6:28  21:47

3 Karla Nielsen          8.16
  Jasmine Irshad         9.51
  Jayson Stoddart        5.20  23.27

  Candice Kriegler       8.05
 

AV AND VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUGUST 4 2002, ALBERT PARK, MELBOURNE

It was a big day of walking with over 60 competitors competing in a range of AV and VRWC events. As usual, there were some great performances and our 3 AIS visitors led the way with very impressive times.

OPEN MEN 30 KM ROADWALK AIS walker Darren Bown made the most of his trip to Melbourne and recorded an excellent 2:13:46 to win the AV 30 km title. Darren walked very consistently and passed through the 20 km mark in 1:27:21. Second place overall and winner of the resident Victorian title was Frank Bertei who added the 30 km title to his recent victory in the AV 20 km title. Frank and Darren have both been selected in the Australian 50 km team for the forthcoming Racewalking World Cup and this was a good hitout. The only other finisher was young Chris Erickson who faded in the last 10 km but has placed in every AV road walk title this winter so far.

1. BOWN Darren           AIS   44:09  1:27:21  2:13:46.9
2. BERTEI, Frank         ANW   50:51  1:40:13  2:29:29.0
3. ERICKSON, Chris       ATE   50:51  1:40:28  2:38:36.0
   DONAHOO, Mark         ATE   54:01   DNF

OPEN WOMEN 20 KM ROADWALK AIS walkers Cheryl Webb and Claire Woods both recorded big PBs that qualified them for the forthcoming Racewalking World Cup. Both had to break 1:38:00 and were comfortably under that standard. Cheryl walked a very even race to shoot to the top of the Australian womens 2002 20 km ranking and Claire Woods hung in well after a very fast first 10 km to shoot up the rankings and confirm her position as an up and coming champion of the future. Local Wendy Muldoon claimed the resident Victorian championship and adds it to her 10 km and 15 km roadwalk titles won already this winter. Megan Peter and Kylie Bonney took out the minor medals in the AV championship

1. WEBB, Cheryl        AIS  46:45  1:33:42 1
2. WOODS, Claire       AIS  47:47  1:37:13 2
3. MULDOON, Wendy      BOH  50:49  1:47:08 3
4. PETERS, Megan       GHY  52:36  1:49:27 4
5. BONNEY, Kylie       KNA  53:39  1:53:18 5
6. LOVEDAY, Nardene    RIC  57:02  2:02:18 6
TONTI-FILIPPINI, Justi AJM  60:37  DNF

UNDER 20 MEN 20 KM ROADWALK Jared Tallent, just back from the World Junior Championships, walked a very consistent race for yet another State title. Travis Middlemis stayed with Jared for the first 13 km but faded slightly and had to be content with the silver medal. For both walkers, it was their first venture over the 20 km distance and their times were impressive first up performances.

1. TALLENT, Jared      BYC  49:19  1:40:21
2. MIDDLEMISS, Travis  KNA  49:20  1:42:27

UNDER 20 WOMEN 10 KM ROADWALK No entrants.

UNDER 18 MEN 8 KM ROADWALK
1. BARNES, Jamie       COR  9:58  20:24  31:00  41:35

UNDER 18 WOMEN 8 KM ROADWALK
1. WILKIE, Rebecca            KNA  11:08  22:37  33:54  45:16
2. VANDENHEILIGENBERG, Kylie  KNA   13:09  27:12  41:15  55:10

UNDER 16 MEN 5 KM ROADWALK
1. FAWKES, Leigh       ANW  4:51  14:45  24:46
2. STEVENSON, David    BYC   5:20  16:51  28:08

UNDER 16 WOMEN 5 KM ROADWALK
1. JACOBS, Fauve       DKN  5:19  16:51  28:02
2. BODDY, Tyne         COR  5:23  16:58  28:47
3. DONOVAN, Siobhan    KNA  5:38  8:08  30:23
4. PALFREYMAN, Brooke  SBE  5:52  18:56  32:15

 UNDER 14 MEN 3 KM ROADWALK
1. BRYANT, Kyle        SBE  5:09  15:57
2. GIRGIN, Timucin     RIC  5:17  16:22
3. RANGER, David       EKA  5:30  17:07
4. BURGESS, Shaun      ACW  5:41  17:23
5. BODDY, Reece        COR  5:47  18:07
6. PLATT, John         EKA  5:31  18:52
7. MIRARCHI, Nicholas  COR  6:23  19:43

 UNDER 14 WOMEN 3 KM ROADWALK
E1.ALEXANDER, Sarah    KNA  5:16  16:04
E1 ROTHWELL, Jessica   SHE  5:16  16:04
3. GIRGIN, Eda         RIC  5:16  16:18
4. PALFREYMAN, Jessie  SBE  5:24  17:25
5. PLATT, Tamara       EKA  5:43  18:14

VRWC UNDER 9 BOYS & GIRLS 2KM CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Jayson Stoddart       5·29 11·14
2. Ergenekon Girgin      5·29 11·27

1. Chloe McNicol-Davison 8·12 17·02
2. Josephine Mirarchi    8·36 17·59
3. Jasmine Irshad        9·25 19·29

VRWC UNDER 12 BOYS & GIRLS 2KM CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Chase Lurati          5·29 11·46

1. Natalie Laurie        5·52 12·18

VRWC OPEN 5KM
1. Kellie Wapshott       14·55 25·32
2. Sandra Geisler        15·30 25·50
3. Nicole Sansonetti     15·33 26·28
4. Rachael Loone         15·43 26·42
5. Mandy Emmett          16·38 28·08
6. Gwen Steed            17·23 29·10
7. Celia Johnson         17·45 29·35
8. Sandra Howarth        17·58 30·04
9. Janet Holmes          18·18 30·40
10. Lili·Ann Kreigler    17·50 31·15
11. Daina Nielsen        18·41 31·34
12. Marlaine Stanway     21·17 34·37
13. Maureen Binyon       20·53 34·58
14. Tina Baarslag-Leb    21·53 36·28

1. John Bunker           16·03 26·46
2. Harold Boddy          16·49 28·21
3. Caleb Van Cotton      17·26 29·35
4. Robin Wood            17·41 29·58
5. Ken Walters           18·81 31·24
 

VRWC EVENTS, COBURG, SATURDAY 27 JULY 2002

Better weather at last and good fields for what we thought would be a quiet day.

8km Leigh Fawkes was the outstanding walker of the week with a great time of 39:36 for his first outing over 8 km – and he’s only 14 (I keep saying that every week!). Of the ladies, Sandra Howarth continues to improve each week and won the handicap yet again.

1. Rebecca Wilkie            45:04
2. Gwen Steed                8:31
3. Celia Johnson             48:39
4. Janet Holmes              49:26
5. Sandra Howorth            50:56 Handicap first
6. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg  55:46
7. Liz  Feldman              Ab
8. Rachael Loone             Ab
1. Travis Middlemiss         39:18
2. Leigh Fawkes              39:36 Handicap first
3. Tim Erickson              42:00
4. John Bunker               44:31
5. Alan Lucas                48:42
6. Robin Wood                50:25

5km Nicole Sansonetti showed her best form of the year since her return to walking. It was also great to see Carolyn Ferguson back for a very impressive first up 27:59. Carolyn was testing herself out before deciding whether to enter the World Masters. I am sure she will be there after her performance on Sunday. And Erin Adamcewicz is getting back into shape after her bout of glandular fever. Of the men, Mark Donahoo showed a clean pair of heels to everyone with a very fast 22:35.

1. Nicole Sansonetti         26:33 Handicap first
E2 Erin Adamcewicz           26:47
E2 Sandra Geisler            26:47
3. Heather Carr              26:57
4. Carolyn Ferguson          27:59
5. Brenda Reily              29:07
6. Peta  Hodgkinson          30:38
7. Siobhan Donovan           30:49
8. Ezo Girgin                32:04
9. Fauve Jacobs              33:18
10. Tina Baarslag-Leb        35:57
11. Margaret Beaumont        36:12
12. Jean  Knox              37:08
13. Shirley  Coppock         38:03
14. Ruth Mary  Faulconbridge 40:17
15. Lynne  Moore             44:33
1. Mark Donahoo              22:35
2. Jamie Barnes              26:33
3. Adam  Barnes              29:35
4. Geoff  Barrow             29:51 Handicap first
5. Ian Beaumont              38:19

3km
1. Tyne Boddy                17:17
2. Jenny Fawkes              17:58
3. Daina Nielsen             18:01
4. Jessica Woodhouse         19:13 Handicap first
1. Harold Boddy              16:09
2. Murray  Dickinson         16:17
3. Daniel  Lineen            17:41
4. Shaun  Burgess            18:00 Handicap first

2km
1. Eda Girgin                11:06 Handicap first
2. Natalie  Laurie           12:01
1. Timucin Girgin            11:06
2. Jayson Stoddart           11:59 Handicap first
3. Nicholas Mirarchi         12:02

1km
1. Karla Nielsen             08:25 Handicap first
2. Josephine Mirarchi        08:44
1. Ergenekon Girgin          05:21 Handicap first
 

VRWC EVENTS, COBURG, SATURDAY 20 JULY 2002

The Coburg track was once again the venue for the annual winter track club championships and good fields came in spite of the wet, cold and windy conditions. The 2 hour event for men was keenly fought out between Chris Erickson and Mark Donahoo before Mark slowed with weather related problems and Chris got the upper hand.  John Bunker was a surprise performer and walked a fantastic race for third. It was John’s first long race and he showed good strength and maintained his form throughout.
Wendy Muldoon was untroubled to win the womens 2 hour event while Megan was the first club member to finish. Sandra Howarth was last here when she participated in the Coburg 24 Hour event in April as a runner. I had a chat with her before the walk started and the occasion was not lost on her! She also walked well for what must have been her longest walking race so far.

2 hour VRWC Championship Open
1. Chris Erickson        23.827 km
2. Mark Donahoo          21.647 km
3. John Bunker           20.845 km
4. Robin Wood            13.000 km (retired)

1. Wendy Muldoon         23.159 km (INVIT)
2. Megan Peters          21.721 km
3. Sandra Howorth        18.484 km

20km Alf Robinson Memorial Open Men The 20 km Alf Robinson Memorial was held in conjunction with the 2 hour event and Chris was a worthy winner with another good walk. His name is now engraved on the trophy which is on display in the clubrooms.

1. Chris Erickson         98.58
2. Mark Donahoo          106.51
3. John Bunker           113.11

1 hour VRWC Championship Open Junior Travis Middlemiss walked very well for yet another great 10 km split and then kept it going to also win the 1 hour event. Murray Dickinson and Bob Gardiner belied their age and did fine walks to take out the minor medals. Kylie had a very good comeback walk after a few weeks off with a broken arm. Nardene Loveday and Nicole Sansonetti also walked very well in the atrocious conditions to take out the minor medals.

1. Travis Middlemiss    12.523 km
1. Murray Dickinson     10.965 km
2. Bob Gardiner         10.428 km
3. Bruce Conboy         DNF

1. Kylie Bonney         11.133 km
2. Nardene Loveday      10.383 km
3. Nicole Sansonetti    10.000 km (?)
4. Tina Baarslag-Leb    7.596 km

10km Mabel Robinson Memorial Open Women This Memorial race was held in conjunction with the 1 hour race and Kylie Bonney won her second perpetual trophy in a row – she won the Elsie Jacobson trophy in May and now has her name on the Mabel Robinson Trophy as well. She is certainly having a great season and her 10 km time was near her PB.

1. Kylie Bonney             52:38
2. Nadene Loveday           55:49
3. Rebecca Wilkie           56:52
4. Nicole Sansonetti        57:14
5. Mandy Emmett             59:06
6. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg 65:15

A series of under age club championships were held for Junior and Under 15 walkers and it was good to see that we had finishers in all 4 races.

10km VRWC Championship Under 20 Men & Women
1. Travis Middlemiss        47:42

1. Rebecca Wilkie           56:52
2. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg 65:15
 
30 minutes VRWC Championship Under 15
1. Leigh Fawkes             6.147 km
2. Daniel Lineen            5.563 km

1. Sarah Alexander          5.578 km
2. Siobhan Donovan          5.547 km
3. Daina Nielsen            5.379 km

800m Under 9
1. Josephine Mirarchi       6:53

1600m Under 12
1. Jayson Stoddart          9:00
2. Natalie Laurie           9:04
3. Nicholas Mirarchi        9:46
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK SATURDAY 13 JULY 2002

Last week, all races were handicap starts so thanks to everyone for their patience – backmarkers had to wait up to 20 minutes to get their start. We are continuing to get new walkers each week – many preparing for the World Masters.

10KM OPEN
As usual, outmarkers proved hard to catch and in the womens race, Kylie Vandenheiligenberg walked well to hold off all challengers. In the mens event, David Armstrong had to do a PB to hold off Mark Donahoo and John Bunker (who also did a PB). Mark in particular is looking very sharp and will be hard to beat at the World Masters.

1. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg 69·05
2. Janet Holmes             61·10
3. Sandra  Howarth          64·26
4. Amanda Emmett            59·54
5. Celia Johnson            61·18
6. Gwen Steed               61·13
7. Wendy Muldoon            50·46
8. Heather Carr             55·55

1. David Armstrong          54·25
2. Mark Donahoo             46·50
3. John Bunker              56·02
4. Travis Middlemiss        48·36
5. Murray Dickinson         55·31
6. Robin Wood               64·05

5KM OPEN
Leigh Fawkes did a huge PB to win by the proverbial mile with a great 24:18 – and he turned 14 only a couple of months ago. Lynne Moore who is now a regular competitor each week, won the handicap once again and must be well up in the overall handicap points for the season. Well done Lynne.

1. Leigh Fawkes             24·18
2. Alan Lucas               30·17
3. Tim Erickson             25·32

1. Lynne Moore              44·34
2. Ezo Girgin               29·17
3. Shirley Coppock          38·13
4. Tina Baarslag-Leb        35·57
5. Nardene Loveday          26·56
6. Ruth-Mary Faulconbridge  41·19
7. Siobhan Donovan          31·09
8. Erin Adamcewicz          27·15

3 KM OPEN & UNDER 15
A number of  first time entrants chose the 3 km walk and David Wood walked very well in the mens event to record a sharp 20:37 and hold off the challengers. In the womens race, 14 year old Jessica Woodhouse improved her 3 km time by a minute to hold off Eda Girgin and Sarah Alexander.
1. Jessica Woodhouse        20·09
2. Eda Girgin               17·08
3. Sarah Alexander          16·21
4. Daina Nielsen            17·43
5. Tyne Boddy               17·01
6. Marlaine Stanway         19·32

1. David Wood               20·37
2. Harold Boddy             16·27
3. Timucin Girgin           17·13
4. Chris Lovett             20·02
5. Daniel Lineen            18·13

2KM UNDER12
1 Jayson Stoddart           13·10

1 KM UNDER 9
1. Ergenekon Girgin          5·54

1. Jasmine Irshad            8·41
2. Karla  Neilsen            8·39
3. Josephine Mirarchi        9·10
4. Chloe McNicol-Davison     9·12

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK SATURDAY 6 JULY 2002

Last week we had a ‘guess your time’ competition. No watches were worn and no times were called. The idea was to try to judge your pace and walk as close to your predicted time as possible. So it was not a case of fastest wins. Below is the results -  some walkers were able to overcome the blustery conditions and really walk spot on.-

8KM OPEN                    Timediff Guess    Actual time
1. Megan Peters             0:00:58  0:40:00  0:40:58
2. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg 0:01:33  0:57:30  0:55:57
3. Heather Carr             0:01:35  0:45:30  0:43:55
4. Gwen Steed               0:01:47  0:49:30  0:47:43
5. Janet Holmes             0:02:06  0:50:00  0:47:54
6. Ezo Girgin               0:02:21  0:48:00  0:50:21
7. Kellie Wapshott          0:02:22  0:41:10  0:43:32
8. Rebecca Wilkie           0:02:40  0:46:16  0:43:36

1. Robin Wood               0:00:11  0:50:00  0:49:49
2. Bruce Conboy             0:00:15  0:52:00  0:51:45
3. Travis Middlemiss        0:00:23  0:37:40  0:38:03
4. Tim Erickson             0:00:39  0:40:50  0:41:29

4KM OPEN & UNDER 15         Timediff Guess    Actual time
1. Lynne Moore              0:00:10  0:35:00  0:35:10
2. Celia Johnson            0:00:17  0:23:43  0:23:26
3. Sandra Howorth           0:00:17  0:24:40  0:24:23
4. Daine Nielsen            0:00:21  0:24:18  0:24:39
5. Tyne Boddy               0:00:33  0:22:50  0:23:23
6. Sarah Alexander          0:00:41  0:21:50  0:22:31
7. Tina Baarslag-Lebb       0:00:43  0:30:11  0:29:28
8. Jennifer Graham          0:00:57  0:31:35  0:32:32
9. Eda Girgin               0:01:23  0:23:00  0:24:23
10. Ruth-Mary Falconbridge  0:01:30  0:34:00 0:32:30

1. Mark Donahoo             0:00:05  0:19:26  0:19:21
2. Don Graham               0:00:09  0:30:00  0:29:51
3. Timucin Girgin           0:00:10  0:23:00  0:22:50
4. Harold Boddy             0:00:13  0:22:50  0:22:37
5. John Hallo               0:00:22  0:24:30  0:24:52
6. Alan Lucas               0:00:24  0:23:30  0:23:54
7. Leigh Fawkes             0:00:56  0:20:05  0:21:01

2KM UNDER 12                Timediff Guess    Actual time
1 Lana Boddy                0:00:32  0:13:30  0:14:02

1 KM UNDER 9                Timediff Guess    Actual time
1 Ergenekon Girgin          0:00:31  0:06:10  0:05:39
2 Jayson Stoddart           0:00:41  0:05:50  0:06:31
 

AV AND VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2002

OPEN MEN 20 KM ROADWALK Young NSW walker Troy Sundstrom was after a sub 88 minute walk to aid him in his bid for selection for the 2002 Racewalking World Cup and he walked from the front the whole way to be just outside the required time. Perhaps a lapse in form in the middle stages of the event cost him some time but it was still a stylish walk and a strong performance. Frank Bertei was the best of the Victorians but only after a spirited battle with Chris Erickson for the first 12 km. Frank won the 2001 AV 30 km title and has now added the 2002 20 km title to his list of achievements. He has also been selected for the 50 km event in the 2002 Racewalking World Cup so is having a vintage year. 20 year old Chris Erickson, having his first season as a senior, added the 20 km silver medal to his gold in the AV 15 km last month so is making his presence felt on the local scene. He currently leads on points in the AV based Norm Goble Trophy. The next 2 places were fought out between veteran walkers Mark Donahoo and Andy Jamieson with Mark gaining the upper hand with his best time for several years.

COMPETITOR        CLUB   2K   4K    6K    8K    10K    12K  14K   16K   18K    20K
SUNDSTROM, Troy   INVIT  8:41 17:17 26:09 35:27 44:25 53:27 62:30 71:25 80:11  88:53
BERTEI, Frank     ANW    9:26 18:45 28:07 37:23 46:48 56:13 65:47 75:15 84:52  94:20
ERICKSON, Chris   ATE    9:26 18:45 28:07 37:23 46:49 56:18 65:56 75:26 85:03  94:41
DONAHOO, Mark     ATE    9:48 19:25 28:54 38:17 47:43 57:13 66:37 75:57 85:57  95:38
JAMIESON, Andrew  OSC    9:32 19:01 28:33 38:11 47:54 57:45 67:42 77:40 87:44  97:29
KNOX, Duncan      ATE   12:26 23:27 34:29 45:27 56:41 68:45 80:15 92:15 104:09 116:07
ARMSTRONG, David  DIV   11:34 23:30 35:17 47:05 58:51 70:43 82:30 94:23 106:18 118:12
VAN KOPPLEN, Paul RWD   DNS

1. SUNDSTROM, Troy   INVIT 88:53
2. BERTEI, Frank     ANW   94:20  1st Victorian
3. ERICKSON, Chris   ATE   94:41  2nd Victorian
4. DONAHOO, Mark     ATE   95:38  3rd Victorian
5. JAMIESON, Andrew  OSC   97:29  4th Victorian
6. KNOX, Duncan      ATE   116:07 5th Victorian
7. ARMSTRONG, David  DIV   118:12 6th Victorian

Teams Race
1. ATE (ERICKSON,Chris, DONAHOO, Mark, KNOX, Duncan)

OPEN WOMEN 10 KM ROADWALK Wendy Muldoon was just too strong for her fellow walkers and she won yet another state title to add to her huge collection. Young Kellie Wapshott is coming back to her form of a couple of years ago and she and Megan Peters had to walk hard to hold off a fast finishing Nardene Loveday who is obviously benefiting from her first winter walking season.

   COMPETITOR             CLUB  2K   4K    6K    8K    10K
1  MULDOON, Wendy         BOH   9:23 19:13 29:16 39:24 49:26
2  WAPSHOTT, Kellie       KNA  10:26 20:47 30:56 41:20 51:54
3  PETERS, Megan          GHY   9:44 20:09 30:51 41:34 52:13
4  LOVEDAY, Nardene       RIC  10:22 20:56 31:37 42:17 52:40
5  BONNEY, Kylie          KNA  10:08 20:37 32:12 43:23 54:55
6  WILKIE, Rebecca        KNA  10:54 22:12 33:27 44:50 56:02
8  TONTI-FILIPPINI, Justi AJM  10:49 22:10 33:26 45:04 56:32
8  MAJOR, Annette         EAG  10:58 22:20 34:11 46:18 58:28
9  SANSONETTI, Nicole     DIV  10:54 22:32 34:20 46:44 58:45
10 EMMETT, Amanda         KNA  11:23 23:32 35:39 47:28 59:02
   LOONE, Rachel          ACW  DNS
   ROSENGRAVE, Tracy      KNA  DNS

UNDER 20 MEN 10 KM ROADWALK Travis Middemiss was a long way ahead of the other walkers in this race as he powered to another very good time (not far outside his PB of 46:30 done last week). Coming on top of his 4th place in the recent AA Junior Men 10 km roadwalk, he is now amongst our most consistent young walkers. 15 year old Jamie Barnes was a fine second although his time was slower than normal.

  COMPETITOR             CLUB  2K   4K    6K    8K    10K
1 MIDDLEMISS, Travis     KNA   8:59 18:22 27:57 37:38 47:12
2 BARNES, Jamie          COR   9:57 20:37 31:35 44:32 55:48
3 BARNES, Adam           COR  10:25 22:32 34:14 45:54 59:26

The schools championships were also held on Sunday and there were some interesting battles. Best performance of the day was without doubt that of Leigh Fawkes who did a 40 sec PB to record a fine 14:40 for the U15 3 km walk. Congratulations to all those who walked.

UNDER 19 MEN 10 KM SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
  COMPETITOR                  SCHOOL               2K    4K    6K    8K    10K
1 BARNES, Adam                Oberon H.S, Geelong  10:25 22:32 34:14 45:54 59:26
2 STEVENSON, David            St Patricks Coll     10:24 21:34 33:32 46:47 62:50

UNDER 19 WOMEN 10 KM SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
1. WILKIE, Rebecca            Eumemmerring S.C.    10:54 22:12 33:27 44:50 56:02

UNDER 17 MEN 5 KM SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
   COMPETITOR                 SCHOOL              2K    4K    5K
1 BARNES, Jamie               Oberon H.S                 22:03 27:49
2 STEVENSON, Tim              St Patricks Coll           22:24 28:15

UNDER 17 WOMEN 5 KM SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
1 BODDY, Tyne                 Norlane H.S.         11:05 23:00 28:34
2 JACOBS, Fauve               Kardinia Int Coll    10:58 23:09 28:44
3 VEN DEN HEILIGENBERG, Kylie Lyndale S.C.         12:27 26:25 33:00
4 TYMMS, Stefanie             Avila College        12:48 27:46 35:15

UNDER 15 MEN 3 KM SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
  COMPETITOR                  SCHOOL               2K    3K
1 FAWKES, Leigh               Vernont S.C.          9:50 14:40
2 GIRGIN, Timucin             Richmond West P.C.   11:08 16:45
3 PLATT, John                 Canadian Lead P.S.   11:06 16:55
4 RANGER, David               St Patrick's Coll.   11:18 17:42
5 MIRARCHI, Nicholas          St Margaret's P.S.   13:03 19:49
6 BURGESS, Shaun              Belmont H.S.         12:07 18:01 (INVIT)
  BODDY, Reece                Norlane H.S.         DNS
  BRYANT,Kyle                 Flora Hill S.C       DNS
  LINEEN, Daniel              North Geelong. S.C   DNS

UNDER 15 WOMEN 3 KM SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
1 ALEXANDER, Sarah            Karingal Park S.C.   10:45 16:17
2 DONOVAN, Siobhan            Boronia Heights S.C. 11:12 16:58
3 GIRGIN, Eda                 Richmond West P.S.   11:21 17:17
4 NIELSEN, Daina              Pres. L.C (?)        11:20 17:20
5 PLATT, Tamara               Mount Clear Coll.    11:55 18:40

VRWC  5KM A small number of walkers availed themselves of the opportunity of a club walk. It was good to see Ken Walters having his first walk since last year's World Veteran championships in Brisbane. Now that's what I call a good break!

1. Erin Adamcewicz      10.40 21.44 27.19
2. Sandra Geisler       10.53 22.22 28.19
3. Gwen Steed           11.12 22.52 28.43
4. Janet Holmes         11.35 23.30 29.15
5. Alan Lucas           11.43 23.57 30.14
6. Robin Wood           12.16 24.43 31.02
7. Ken Walters          12.31 25.29 31.52
8. Marlaine Stanway     12.58 26.10 32.47

VRWC U12 1500M BOYS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Chase Lurati         8:33

VRWC U9 1500M BOYS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Jayson Stoddart      8:53
2. Ergenekon Girgin     9:25

VRWC U9 1500M GIRLS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Josephine Mirarchi  12:53
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2002

Today was one of our handicap start days with the start spread across 20 minutes. It is the ideal opportunity for an outmarker to come home with a win and that was the case for Sandra Howarth who is enjoying her first winter season. She held out Wendy Muldoon who was fast closing but ran out of time. In the mens race, young Travis Middlemiss did a 40 sec PB to come through from scratch and record a great time. David Armstrong was unlucky to miss out on a win with a 2 min PB but was still very pleased with his effort – especially as it was after doing a 55 km bikeride in the morning. I prefer to ease up for races myself but I commend David on his enthusiasm!

10KM HANDICAP OPEN
1 Sandra Howarth        64·00
2 Wendy Muldoon         48·25
3 Celia Johnson         61·42
4 Rebecca Wilkie        58·27

1 Travis Middlemiss     46·30
2 David Armstrong       54·36
3 Bruce Conboy          64·13
4 John Bunker           55·57
5 Mark Donahoo          48·04
6 Bob Gardiner         59·21
7 Robin Wood            65·57

There were lots of entrants in the 5 km event and Jenny Fawkes walked a 1 min PB to take out the ladies handicap while son Leigh walked a very fast 25:22 for second to Jamie Barnes (who was back to his best with a fine 24:38) in the mens handicap. It was good to see Erin Adamcewicz back after a dose of glandular fever.

5KM HANDICAP OPEN
1 Jenny Fawkes              30·32
2 Kylie Vandenheiligenberg  32·40
3 Nardene Loveday           26·45
4 Janet Holmes              29·33
5 Heather Carr              26·12
6 Gwen Steed                29·00
7 Tina Baarslag-Leb         36·19
8 Fauve Jacobs              29·20
9 Rachel Loone              26·38
10 Marlaine Stanway         33·06
11 Ezo Girgin               30·52
12 Erin Adamcewicz          27·53
   Megan Peters             ab

1 Jamie Barnes              24·38
2 Leigh Fawkes              25·22
  Don Graham                ab

3KM HANDICAP OPEN & UNDER 15
1 Lynne Moore              26·28
2 Sarah Alexander          16·00
3 Tyne Boddy               16·24
4 Siobhan Donovan          17·21
5 Daina Nielsen            18·11

1 Harold Boddy             16·14
2 Shaun Burgess            18·54

1KM HANDICAP UNDER 9
1 Josephine Mirarchi       8·16
  Chloe McNicol-Davison    ab

1 Jayson Stoddart          5·53

2KM HANDICAP UNDER 12
1 Natalie Laurie           11·41
2 Eda Girgin               11·03
3 Lana Boddy               13·28

1 Timucin Girgin           10·46
2 Nicholas Mirarchi        11·52
3 Ergenekon Girgin         14·27

TIMEKEEPING/RECORDIN  P Kozaris, S Middlemiss, L Mirarchi, R Miller
WALK JUDGES           S Barnes, M Bodey, D Cash, G Loughnan, L Nichols [c], P Vysma

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2002

We thought it would be a quiet week after Canberra but over 40 walkers turned out, with most choosing the 8 km distance. John Bunker did a 2 minute PB with a great walk and young Leigh Fawkes had his first hitout at a longer distance with a very impressive performance. Travis Middlemiss and Wendy Muldoon had a battle early before Travis broke clear for a fine win.

VRWC 8KM OPEN                8km
1. Travis Middlemiss         38·21
2. Mark Donahoo              39·51
3. Michael Beaton·Wells      39·56
4. Tim Erickson              40·41
5. Leigh Fawkes              42·23
6. David Armstrong           43·23
7. John Bunker               43·52 1st in handicap
8. Bob Gardiner              44·50
9. Bruce Conboy              50·07
10. Robin Wood               51·04

1. Wendy Muldoon             38·47
2. R  Leeb                   44·00
3. Heather Carr              44·27
4. Sandra Geisler            45·28
5. Rebecca  Wilkie           45·37
6. Nicole Sansonetti         46·21
7. Mandy Emmett              47·11
8. Gwen Steed                47·51
9. Celia Johnson             48·14 1st in handicap
10. Janet Holmes             48·58
11. Sandra  Howarth          52·40
12. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg 56·20
13. Jean Knox                57·47
    Kylie Bonney             ab

VRWC 4KM OPEN                4km
1. Sarah Alexander           22·40
2. Siobhan Donovan           24·08
3. Daina Nielsen             24·17
4. Jenny Fawkes              25·02
5. Marlaine Stanway          25·38
6. Tina Baarslag·Leb         28·17
7. Margaret Beaumont         28·26
8. S  Cook                   30·25
9. S  Coppock                31·02
10. Lynne Moore              36·24 1st in handicap

1. Alan Lucas                23·51 1st in handicap
2. Geoff Barrow              23·58
3. Nicholas Mirarchi         25·04

VRWC 2KM UNDER 12            2km
1. Natalie Laurie            11·56 1st in handicap

VRWC 1KM UNDER 9             1km
1. Chloe McNicol·Davison     7·31  1st in handicap
2. Josephine Mirarchi        8·13

1. Jayson Stoddart           6·18  1st in handicap

WALK JUDGES:  M. Bodey, L. Nichols, P. Vysma.
TIMEKEEPING/RECORDING.  P. Kozaris, S. Middlemiss, L. Mirarchi,  R. Miller
 

CANBERRA CARNIVAL, SUNDAY 9 JUNE

A big contingent of Victorians travelled to Canberra for the annual AFRWC carnival in Canberra. We had 44 walkers as well as officials and supporters. For once, we did not have sub zero temperatures but it was still cold for competitors with a strong wind blowing off the lake. There were many fine performances and we won the perpetual team trophies for the Open men 20 miles team, the Veteran men 20 mile team and the Under 20 men 10,000m team. We also had a number of individual winners in Jared Tallent, Timucin and Ergenekon Girgin and Tim Erickson. As usual, the NSW Race Walking Club dominated with both numbers and quality, especially in the U12, U15 and U17 age groups. One day…..

AFRWC Men Open 20 Miles Definitely our strongest event, as usual. We nearly always win the team accolades for this event and this year was no exception. Frank, Chris and Andy walked together for the first 12 miles before their final positions were established. Frank did a 6 minute PB, Chris had his first outing as a senior walker in Canberra and did a superb 2:44 and Andy, at 56 years of age, finished his first Canberra 20 mile. They were all great performances.

4.  Frank Bertie     2:42:54
5.  Chris Erickson   2:44:37
6.  Andrew Jamieson  2:47:48
8.  Mark Donahoo     3:03:58
9.  Duncan Knox      3:10:02
12. Peter Blood      3:23:22
13. Andrew Blood     3:26:53
14. Daryl Biggin     3:31:42
Teams                1. VRWC (F Bertie, C Erickson, A Jamieson)
                     2. VRWC (M Donahoo, D Knox, P Blood)
Veteran Teams Award  1. VRWC (A Jamieson, M Donahoo, D Knox)
Veterans Race        1. Andrew Jamieson
                     3. Mark Donahoo
Handicaps            1. Duncan Knox
                     2. Chris Erickson

AFRWC Women Open 10 Mile A fine first up Canberra walk by Nardene who did the second half faster than the first half. It is her first winter season and she has lots of strength. We can expect her times next summer to really come down with the experience of the winter under her belt.
2.  Nardene Loveday        1:31:43
4.  Justi Tonti-Filippini  1:36:19
9.  Lili-Ann Kriegler      1:42:02
Teams                      2. VRWC (N Loveday, J Tonti-Filippini, L Kriegler)

AFRWC Men Open & Veteran 10 Mile With most of the younger men opting for the 20 mile event, this became a race for the veterans and the Victorians did well. Clarrie had his first Canberra since the early eighties and advised that the hills were as bad as ever!

1.  Tim Erickson     1:24:59
5.  Bob Gardiner     1:34:03
6.  Clarrie Jack     1:35:22
7.  Harold Boddy     1:43:06

AFRWC Girls U17 5000m Unfortunately we could not field full teams in our U17s but the 4 walkers all walked well despite that fact.

5.  Tyne Boddy       29:42
8.  Alex Dickson     32:18
Handicaps            2. Alex Dickson

AFRWC Boys U17 5000m
4.  Jamie Barnes     25:16
8.  David Stevenson  27:15
Handicap             2. Jamie Barnes
                     3. David Stevenson

AFRWC Girls U15 3000m We thought we might have a chance in the U15 teams events but NSW were too strong. But most of our walkers did PBs so no more could have been asked.

8.  Sarah Alexander  16:24
10. Fauve Jacobs     16:44
12. Lucy Ranger      16:57
16. Kate Ditchfield  17:23
17. Tamara Platt     17:39
Teams                3 VRWC (S Alexander, F Jacobs, L Ranger)

AFRWC Boys U15 3000m
4.  Tim Stevenson    16:17
8.  John Platt       16:46
9.  David Ranger     16:48
Teams                2. VRWC (T Stevenson, J Platt, D Ranger)

AFRWC Girls and Boys U9 1000m Wow..can they go! Ergenekon was in a class of his own as he streeted the opposition. Ebony and Chloe and Josephine all did PBs also.

1.  Ergenekon Girgin       5:50
6.  Ebony Tallent          6:47
8.  Chloe McNicol-Davidson 7:06
10. Josephine Mirarchi     7:46
Handicaps                  1. Ebony Tallent
                           2. Chloe McNicol-Davidson

AFRWC Girls U12 2000m Very good performances (and lots of PBs) once again by our U12 walkers with Eda and Timucin being the standouts. The Girgins are certainly making the Canberra carnival their own.

3.  Eda Girgin        10:35
11. Lana Boddy        12:12
12. Rachel Tallent    12:34
    Candice Kriegler  DQ
Teams                 3. VRWC (E Girgin, L Boddy, R Tallent)

AFRWC Boys U12 2000m
1.  Timucin Girgin    10:29
6.  Nicholas Mirarchi 12:13
7.  Ergenekon Girgin  12:22
10. Joshua Platt      12:57
Teams                 2. VRWC (T Girgin, N Mirarchi, E Girgin)
Handicaps             2. Ergenekon Girgin

AFRWC Women Open 5000m If only we could get some more of our many women walkers up to Canberra…perhaps next year. Ezo and Belinda were our sole reps in the biggest field of the day and they both walked well with Belinda winning the handicap with a surprise performance.

10. Ezo Girgin       29:28
21  Belinda Platt    32:59
Handicap             1. Belinda Platt

AFRWC Men U20 10,000m The U20 race was both a Federation event and the AA Title and Jared Tallent successfully defended his titles with a beautiful display of speed and rhythm. Travis walked very well and was not far off third place and Jamie fronted up after his U17 5000m walk to finish and make sure we won the teams event by 1 point from NSW! This was a great team performance. Unfortunately  Adam twisted his ankle and had to pull out, a great disappointment for him.

1. Jared Tallent     45:18
4. Travis Middlemiss 47:57
7. Jamie Barnes      56:12
   Adam Barnes       DNF
Teams                1. VRWC (J Tallent, T Middlemiss, J Barnes)
Handicaps            2. Travis Middlemiss

AA Men U20 10,000m CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Jared Tallent     45:18
4. Travis Middlemiss 47:57
7. Jamie Barnes      56:12
 Adam Barnes         DNF
Teams                1. VIC (J Tallent, T Middlemiss, J Barnes)
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 1 JUNE 2002

A final hitout before Canberra for a lot of our walkers and fast times were the order of the day. In the 12 km event, we saw 14 starters, our best long event field for the winter so far. Mark Donahoo started slowly but came through the field for a good win. Jamie Barnes and Kylie Bonney did good PBs and were the standout walkers.

VRWC 12KM OPEN                10km     12km
1. Mark Donahoo               47·37    56·51
2. Travis Middlemiss          48·39    58·36
3. Jamie Barnes               50·33    60·53
4. Tim Erickson               50·47    61·01
5. Duncan Knox                52·50    63·07
6. Andrew Cochrane            52·59    63·35
7. Bob Gardiner               56·55    68·36
8. Robin Wood                 61·14    73·48
   Bruce Conboy               ab 6km 38·02

1. Kylie Bonney               51·18    63·03
2. Mandy Emmett               59·15    71·16
3. Sandra Howarth             63·51    76·31
   Rebecca Wilkie             57·35 ab
   Megan Peters               49·03 ab

Heather Carr continues to improve with each race and she is approaching top form once again (watch out fellow competitors in the World Masters!). Young Leigh Fawkes may be only 14 but his walking is certainly worth watching – another great walk. What a pity he will not be going to Canberra.

VRWC 6KM OPEN                 2km      4km     6km
1. Heather Carr               10·08    20·41   31·22
2. Sandra Geisler             10·46    22·03   33·47
3. Gwen Steed                 11·13    22·54   34·36
4. Lili-Ann Kriegler          11·25    23·24   35·02
5. Janet Holmes               11·34    23·31   35·12
6. Celia Johnson              11·31    23·39   35·42
7. Jean Knox                  14·10    28·14   42·30
8. Margaret Beaumont          14·15    28·38   42·39
   Ezo Girgin                 ab

1. Leigh Fawkes               10·09    20·33   30·42
2. John Bunker                10·25    21·24   32·12
3. Harold Boddy               10·59   22·54   35·01
4. Geoff Barrow               11·58    24·24   37·11
5. Mike Porter                14·46    29·42   44·47

It was good to see Harry Summers getting out for a walk but young Sarah Alexander left the others in her wake once again. Jenny Fawkes (mother of Leigh) had a very good walk for 23:33.

VRWC 4KM OPEN & U15           2km      4km
1. Reece Boddy                12·27    25·03
2. Harry Summers              12·28    25·11
3. Chris  Lovett              12·55    25·50

4. Sarah Alexander            10·50    21·48
5. Tyne Boddy                 11·03    22·51
6. Jenny Fawkes              11·37    23·33
7. Kathryn Westhorp           12·27    25·14
8. Jayne Carter               12·02    25·23
9. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg   12·35    25·50
10. Tina Baarslag·Leb         13·44    27·02
11. S  Coppock                15·02    30·05
12. Jennifer Graham           15·44    31·18
13. M Petroff                 15·24    31·28
14. Lynne Moore               17·25    35·59

We had a bit of a hiccup in the 2.5 km event and the walkers were turned early so the times have been effected. Sorry about that – we will have to make sure this does not happen again. The 1.5 km walk was not effected and those times are correct.

VRWC 2.5KM  UNDER 12
1. Eda Girgin                 13·02
2. Lana Boddy                 14·48

1. Timucin Girgin             13·04
2. Nicholas Mirarchi          13·57

VRWC 1.5KM  UNDER 9           1.5km
1. Ergenekon Girgin           9·25
2. Jayson Stoddart            9·40

1. Josephine Mirarchi        13·24
2. Chloe McNicol-Davison     13·27

Handicap winners  4km    Lynne Moore, Reece Boddy
                  1.5km  Erg Girgin, Josephine Mirarchi
                  2.5km  Lana Boddy, N. Mirarchi
                  12km   Kylie Bonney, Duncan Knox
                  6km    Leigh Fawkes, Lili-ann Kriegler

WALK JUDGES.           G. Loughnan [c], M. Bodey. D.Cash, L. Nichols, P. Vysma.
TIMEKEEPING/RECORDING  A. Barnes. P. Kozaris A. Lineen L . Mirarchi. R. Miller.
 

ATHLETICS VICTORIA ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIPS, BENDIGO, SUNDAY 26 MAY 2002

These Victorian Roadwalk Championships were held at Lake Neangar in Eaglehawk, Bendigo over a 2 km road course n Sunday. Conditions were cool and sunny – ideal for walking. In the open events, Chris Erickson (with a 2 minute PB) and Wendy Muldoon were too strong for the other walkers. The numbers were disappointing for Victorian Championships but that does not detract from the performances of those who walked.

AV OPEN MEN 15 KM ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Chris Erickson     ATE   9.25 19:00 28:24 37:35 47:03 56:28 65:51 70:32.8
2. Duncan Knox        ATE  10:41 21:20 32:14 43:29 55:25 66:28 77:47 83:25.4
Duane Cousins         BYM  DNS
Mark Donahoo          ATE  DNS

AV OPEN WOMEN 15 KM ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Wendy Muldoon      BOH   9:30 19:13 29:03 39:08 49:28 60:02 71:13 76:49.1
2. Megan Peters       GHY   9:42 20:08 31:07 42:45 54:06 65:29 76:57 82:48.1
3. Annette Major      EAG  11:09 23:21 35:55 49:05 62:23 76:17 90:29 97:40.2
Tracy Rosengrave      KNA  DNS

The country championships were also held and a small group of enthusiastic walkers, mainly from Bendigo and Ballarat, contested the races. Standout walker was Jared Tallent who did a super fast 5000m in 21:46 to win the U20 men.

AV OPEN MEN 10 KM COUNTRY ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Andrew Blood      BYC  11:09 23:05 35:09 47:07 58:43.1
2. Harold Boddy      COR  11:28 23:38 36:04 48:23 60:32.0
Duane Cousins        BYM  DNS

AV OPEN WOMEN 10 KM COUNTRYROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Rachel Loone      ACW  10:26 21:27 32:38 43:59 55:07.0
2. Annette Major     EAG  11:09 23:21 35:55 49:05 62:23.7

AV U20 MEN 5 KM COUNTRY ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Jared Tallent     BYC   8:21 17:14 21:46.4
2. Adam Barnes       COR  10:05 21:02 26:18.0

AV U18 MEN 5 KM COUNTRY ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Jamie Barnes      COR   9:44 20:23 25:43.9
2. David Stevenson   BYC  10:19 21:05 26:27.9

AV U16 BOYS 3 KM COUNTRY ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Tim Stevenson     BYC  10:29 15:52.8

AV U16 GIRLS 3 KM COUNTRY ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Fauve Jacobs      DKN  10:37 15:58.8
2. Tyne Boddy        COR  10:37 16:07.4
3. Lucy Ranger       EKA  11:18 17:54.9
4. Brook Palfryman   SBE  12:55 19:32.6

AV U14 BOYS 3 KM COUNTRY ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Kyle Bryant       SBE  10:46 16:29.8
2. David Ranger      EKA  11:00 16:38.3
3. John Platt        EKA  11:18 16:55.9
4. Shaun Burgess     ACW  11:55 17:49.5
5. Reece Boddy       COR  11:53 18:15.9
6. Nicholas Mirarchi COR  12:19 18:25.6
Daniel Lineen        GLG  DNS

AV U14 GIRLS 3 KM COUNTRY ROADWALK CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Tamara Platt      EKA  11:29 17:30.9
2. Jessie Palfreyman SBE  12:34 19:14.9

Judges   P. Vysma (Chief), S. Barnes, D Biggin, J Major, P Rance.
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 25 MAY 2002

Perfect conditions and a new fast 2 km lap gave maximum opportunity to walkers and a number of big PBs were done. Travis Middlemiss took over a minute of his 10 km time with a great 47:08 but could not hold off Andy Jamieson who was 16 seconds clear at the end. Clarrie Jack came back for more punishment and walked well for his 57:21.

VRWC 10KM OPEN           8km   10km
1. Andrew Jamieson       37·58 46·52
2. Travis Middlemiss     37·40 47·08 PB
3. Tim Erickson          40·31 50·51
4. Clarrie Jack          45·40 57·21
5. Robin Wood            50·32 63·33
6. Bruce Conboy          51·53 64·26

1. Rebecca Wilkie        44·48 55·43
2. Jodie Emmerson        47·49 59·53
3. Sandra Howarth        52·00 65·18

VRWC 5KM OPEN
Leigh Fawkes was the outstanding walker in the 5 km with another big PB. Leigh just gets better each walk at the moment. John Bunker was another to do a big PB and Heather Carr is getting fit again and won the womens section.

1. Leigh Fawkes          25·27
2. John Bunker           27·01
3. Geoff Barrow          30·29
4. Ian Beaumont          37·27
5.
1. Heather Carr          26·29
2. Sandra Geisler        27·29
3. Nicole Sansonetti     27·56
4. Gwen Steed            28·52
5. Janet Holmes          29·25
6. Celia Johnson         29·45
7. Marlaine Stanway      31·07
8. Jenny Fawkes         31·13
9. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg 32·30
10. Margaret Beaumont    35·14
11. Christine Griffiths  41·37

VRWC 3KM OPEN & 15
Sarah Alexander took some 20 secs off her best time with a great sub 16 min walk while Kate Ditchfield, having her first walk as a club member, faded in the second lap but showed good form and will improve on this performance.

1. Sarah Alexander      10·39 15·59
2. Kate Ditchfield      11·14 17·40
3. Daina Nielsen        11·58 18·14
4. Tina Baarslag-Leb    13·58 21·03

1. Daniel Lineen        11·12 16·56

VRWC 2KM  U12
1. Natalie Laurie        6·14 12·12

1. Nicholas Mirarchi     6·37 14·20

VRWC 1KM  UNDER 9  1km
1. Chloe McNicol-Davison 7·58
2. Josephine Mirarchi    8·32
3. Jasmine Irshad        9·08

WALK JUDGES.            M. Bodey (c), D.Cash, L. Nichols, P. Vysma.
TIMEKEEPING/RECORDING.  P. Kozaris, A. Lineen, L . Mirarchi, R. Miller
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK,  SATURDAY 18 MAY 2002

We had our biggest field for the year with 49 starters – in spite of the cold windy weather. And there were a number of fine performances. Two of the best were in the 15 km where young Travis Middlemiss did a big PB of nearly 5 minutes to record 74:27 and newcomer Sandra Howarth showed very good style and endurance for a good 98:08.

VRWC 15KM OPEN               10km  15km
1. Travis Middlemiss         48·49 74·27
2. Sandra Howarth            64·48 98·08
Lili-Ann Kriegler            64·01 ab

The 8 km and 4 km events were very competitive with the majority of walkers opting for these shorter distances. Jamie Barnes walked well for his 41:44 and should do well in Canberra in the U17 event.

VRWC 8KM OPEN                4km   8km
1. Kylie Bonney              20·25 42·22
2. Heather Carr              21·43 44·18
3. Rachel Loone              21·55 45·05
4. Mandy Emmett              22·53 46·32
5. Gwen Steed                23·20 47·55
6. Janet Holmes              24·04 48·54
Rebecca Wilkie               21·52 ab 6km 32·46
Tracy Rosengrave             20·03 ab

1. Mark Donahoo              19·11 39·51
2. Michael Beaton-Wells      19·38 40·24
3. Tim Erickson              19·56 40·44
4. Jamie Barnes              20·23 41·44
5. Adam Barnes               21·33 43·13
6. Bob Gardiner              22·47 45·43
7. Harold Boddy              23·30 47·51
8. Robin Wood                24·45 50·29
9. Bruce Conboy              26·21 52·16

Sarah Alexander and Leigh Fawkes continue to dominate the U15 age groups and beat many of the senior walkers each week. The overall standard in this age group is very stong with a lot of good walkers vying for the honours.

VRWC 4KM UNDER 15           2km   4km
1. Sarah Alexander          10·52 22·19
2. Tyne Boddy               10·59 22·32
3. Eda Girgin               11·20 22·54
4. Daina Nielsen            11·20 23·03
5. Fauve Jacobs             11·12 23·25

1. Leigh Fawkes             10·14 20·34
2. Daniel Lineen            11·02 22·38
3. Timucin Girgin           11·14 23·10
4. Shaun Burgess            12·14 24·58
5. Reece Boddy              12·19 25·35
6. Nicholas Mirarchi        12·29 25·52

VRWC 4KM OPEN
1. Celia Johnson            11·54 23·50
2. Marlaine Stanway         12·24 25·04
3. Jenny Fawkes             12·33 25·11
4. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg 12·58 26·35
5. Margaret Beaumont        14·12 28·21
6. Tina Baarslag-Leb        14·56 30·13
7. Jennifer Graham          15·48 32·05
8. Lynne Moore              18·39 38·07

1. Geoff Barrow             11·52 24·17
2. Harry Summers            12·27 25·44

It is good to see our Under 12 and Under 9 numbers picking up a bit. Some of our U12 walkers are walking with the seniors in the longer events but the majority are content to stick to the shorter age distances.

VRWC 2·5KM  UNDER 12        1km  2km   2·5km
1. Siobhan Donovan          5·31 11·37 14·27
2. Natalie Laurie           5·57 12·26 15·39
3. Lana Boddy               6·13 13·03 16·25

VRWC 1·5KM  UNDER 9         1km  1·5km
1. Ergenekon Girgin         6·31 10·08

1. Candice Kriegler         7·49 12·01
2. Chloe McNicol-Davison    7·49 12·02
3. Josephine Mirarchi       8·14 12·54
4. Jasmine Irshad           8·57 18·53

WALK JUDGES     M. Bodey (c), G. Loughnan, L. Nichols, P. Vysma.
TIME/RECORDERS P. Kozaris, A. Lineen, L. Mirarchi, R. Miller.
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK,  SATURDAY 11 MAY 2002

Several times a year, we run a yacht handicap day where the walkers start in handicap order rather than all together. This was the case on Saturday and it gave everyone a chance to race for a win. On such occasions, the outmarkers, with the extra incentive, usually prove hard to catch and this was the case once again in several of the races.
Siobhan Donovan and Natalie Laurie walked very well in their first races at Albert Park and Sarah Alexander did another great time, being just a tad over 16 minutes for the 2 km walk.

VRWC 10KM OPEN HANDICAP    hcp    finish actual
1. Wendy Muldoon           17:07  65:23  48:16

1. John Bunker              4:34  62:36  58:02
2. Travis Middlemiss       14:18  63:14  48:56
3. David Armstrong          7:52  64:44  56:52
4. Mark Donahoo            16:58  65:00  48:02
5. Bruce Conboy             0:00  65:52  65:52
6. Robin Wood               3:56  67:08  63:12

VRWC 5KM OPEN HANDICAP
1. Ian Beaumont             0:00  37:32  37:32
2. Tim Erickson            13:42  38:32  24:50
3. Timucin Girgin           9:00  38:33  29:33
4. Geoff Barrow             9:08  39:52  30:44

1. Eda Girgin               7:24  37:15  29:51
2. Ezo Girgin               7:58  37:16  29:18
3. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg 5:06  37:29  32:23
4. Tina Baarslag-Leb        1:41  37:42  36:01
5. Nicole Sansonetti        8:42  37:44  29:02
6. Peta Hodgkinson          9:33  38:23  28:50
7. Gwen Steed               9:28  38:34  29:06
7. Heather Carr            12:08  38:34  26:26
8. Marlaine Stanway         7:19  39:03  31:44
9. Janet Holmes             8:42  39:09  30:27
10. Margaret Beaumont       3:39  39:43  36:04

VRWC 3KM OPEN & UNDER 15 HANDICAP
1. Sarah Alexander          2:25  18:38  16:13
2. Tyne Boddy               2:19  18:52  16:33
3. Daina Nielsen            1:09  18:58  17:49
4. Rebecca Wilkie           3:30  19:15  15:45
5. Jenny Fawkes             0:00  19:39  19:39
6. Lili-Ann Kriegler        1:35  19:40  18:05
7. Jodie Emmerson           3:10  19:51  16:41
8. Lynne Moore              0:00  28:53  28:53

1. Harold Boddy             2:01  18:29  16:28
2. Leigh Fawkes             3:13  18:53  15:40

VRWC 2KM UNDER 12 HANDICAP
1. Siobhan Donovan          0:00  11:41  11:41
2. Natalie Laurie           1:40  13:34  11:54
3. Lana Boddy               0:49  14:01  13:12

 1. Nicholas Mirarchi       1:12  13:22  12:10
2. Ergenekon Girgin         0:27  14:42  14:15

VRWC 1KM UNDER 9 HANDICAP
1. Josephine Mirarchi       0:54  9:03  8:09
2. Jasmine Irshad           0:00  9:32  9:32
3. Chloe McNicol-Davison    0:51  9:46  8:55
4. Candice Kriegler         1:22  9:58  8:36

WALK JUDGES     G. Loughnan [c], M. Bodey, N. Crew, L. Nichols, P. Vysma.
TIME/RECORDERS  P. Kozaris, L. Mirarchi, R. Miller.

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY MAY 5 2002

It was a big day with the Australian 50 km championship as well as a whole host of VRWC championships.

TELSTRA ATHLETICS AUSTRALIA 50KM OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP What a great event and what great times given the hot sunny conditions (25o) and blustery winds. The AIS walkers walked as a group for the first 23 km before Darren Bown dropped off the pace. By the time 35 km was reached, Luke Adams was also feeling the pinch and gradually slowed, leaving Liam Murphy, the current title holder, on his own to power home for a fine win. His winning time was a minute slower than his winning time last year but this year’s walk was a superior one, given the conditions. Duane Cousins walked a more conservative first half but came though the field to finish 2nd, break the 4 hour mark once again and hopefully earn a second Commonwealth Games berth. Luke Adams, walking his first 50 km, held on for 3rd place with a fine 4:04:03 while Darren Bown must have been disappointed with his race. Frank Bertei got a huge round of applause from the Victorian crowd when he crossed the finish line just under the 4:20 mark for a PB of some 11 minutes. The final finisher was Michael Harvey who had been hoping to make his 11th straight World Cup team – time finally caught up with Mike but he was determined to finish and help Victoria to the Team Gold Medal.
Now the walkers will have to wait for the official announcements for Commonwealth Games and Racewalking World Cup berths.

Frank Bertei    VIC      26.05 51.39 1.17.08 1.42.44 2.08.22 2.34.17 3.00.17 3.26.22 3.52.57 4.19.28
Duane Cousins   VIC      23.26 46.56 1.10.21 1.33.42 1.57.03 2.19.48 2.42.57 3.07.27 3.33.12 3.59.27
Michael Harvey  VIC      24.50 49.45 1.14.32 1.39.15 2.04.34 2.36.33 3.08.08 3.39.16 4.10.54 4.42.10
Nathan Deakes   VIC/AIS  DNS
Darren Bown     SA/AIS   22.58 45.52 1.08.43 1.31.38 1.54.28 2.17.46 2.44.28 3.16.17 3.44.38 4.12.53
Liam Murphy     SA/AIS   22.58 45.52 1.08.43 1.31.38 1.54.28 2.17.33 2.40.33 3.04.25 3.29.33 3.55.20
Richard Everson SA       26.06 51.39 1.17.08 1.42.42 2.08.22 2.34.17 3.03.26 Ab
Luke Adams      NSW/AIS  22.58 45.52 1.08.44 1.31.38 1.54.28 2.17.33 2.40.35 3.05.42 3.34.50 4.04.03

1. Liam Murphy     SA/AIS  3:55:20
2. Duane Cousins   VIC     3:59:27
3. Luke Adams      NSW/AIS 4:04:03
4. Darren Bown     SA/AIS  4:12:53
5. Frank Bertei    VIC     4:19:28
6. Michael Harvey  VIC     4:42:10
Nathan Deakes      VIC/AIS DNS
 Richrd Everson    SA      Ab

Teams Placings 1. VICTORIA (Cousins, Bertie, Harvey)

There were two open 20 km events that had been designated by AA as occasions when walkers could get 20 km qualifiers so we had some strong interstate representation with Troy Sundstrom, Claire Woods and Cheryl Webb. Unfortunately, none could do it on the day and it was left to locals Andy Jamieson and Megan Peters to win their prespective events.

20KM OPEN EVENTS
1. Andrew Jamieson   VIC      23.30 47.07 1.11.17 1:35:39
2. Brad Malcolm      VIC      22.57 47.32 1.12.58 1:39:51
3. Chris Erickson    VIC      23.50 49.02 1.15.05 1:42:09
4. David Armstrong   VIC      29.22 59.21 1.29.15 1:59:37
 Troy Sundstrum      NSW      Disq

1. Wendy Muldoon     VIC      23.48 48.34 1.14.40 1.43.44
 Megan Peters        VIC      24.26 50.33 Ab
 Claire Woods        NSW/AIS  23.44 Ab
 Cheryl Webb         NSW/AIS  Disq

There were a full compliment of VRWC championships on as well and a number of our walkers had very good walks. 12 year old Sarah Alexander did 27:32 for the 5 km walk, a State League Open Womens qualifier. What a great time! Andrew Cochrane did a very good first up 10 km walk in his first season on the road. Chase Lurati had a great battle in the U12 1 km walk and then fronted up and won the U14 5 km championship.

VRWC 35KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE RAY SMITH TROPHY
1. Mark Donahoo       3:34:03

VRWC WOMEN 15KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE ELSIE JACOBSON TROPHY
1. Kylie Bonney      26.06 54.04   1:23:33
2. Nardene Loveday   28.33 56.42   1:24:58
3. Ezo Girgin        31.02 1.02.23 1:34:40
4. Lili-Ann Kriegler 32.25 1.06.12 1:40:54

VRWC U20 MEN 15KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Travis Middlemiss 24.44 51.38 1:20:07

VRWC VETERAN MEN 10KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Ross Reid         12.22 25.38 39.23 53.21
2. Murray Dickinson  13.35 27.51 42.06 56.22
3. Clarrie Jack      13.43 28.03 42.29 56.56
4. John Bunker       14.10 28.53 43.42 58.12
 Trevor Mayhew       14.09 28.36 Ab
 Robin Wood          Ab

10KM OPEN EVENT
1. Andrew Cochrane   13.03 26.25 40.03 53.37
2. Kellie Wapshott   12.22 26.01 40.11 54.17
3. Adam Barnes       13.36 27.50 43.25 58.09
 Jamie Barnes        13.10 27.52 Ab

VRWC VETERAN WOMEN 5KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Heather Carr      13.12 27.18
2. Mandy Emmett      14.32 27.37
3. Gwen Steed        14.44 30.04
4. Celia Johnson     15.11 31.09
5. Tina Baarslag-Leb 18.20 36.54

VRWC U16 GIRLS 5KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Sarah Alexander          14.32 27.32
2. Kylie Vandenhelligenberg 16.5 34.47

VRWC U14 BOYS 5KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Chase Lurati          18.49 42.22

VRWC U12 GIRLS 1KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Eda Girgin            5:20
2. Daina Nielsen         5:28

VRWC U12 BOYS 1KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Timucin Girgin        5:04
2. Chase Lurati          5:08
3. Nicholas Mirarchi     6:01

VRWC U9 GIRLS 1KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Josephine Mirarchi    8:05
2. Candice Kriegler      8:13
3. Jasmine Irshad        8:29
3. Chloe McNicol-Davison 8:29

VRWC U9 BOYS 1KM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Ergenekon Girgin      6:37
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2002

An even bigger turnout of walkers this week with a lot of first timers taking the plunge. It is very pleasing to see the large number of women and girls taking part – this is also the case with the NSW Race Walking Club and indicates a bit of a national trend at the moment.   We also had Ray Smith and Mark Donahoo videoing the walkers and making the film available after the race as an aid to the walkers – there is nothing like seeing your own action to help you hone in on the areas where you can perhaps improve your technique. Thanks to Ray and Mark for their time and expert comments afterwards.

Only a few braved the 12 km and David Armstong and Sandra Howorth, both first time winter walkers, did well.

VRWC 12KM OPEN        5km    10km   12km
1. David Armstrong    28·17  56·44  67·59
2. Sandra Howorth     32·03  65·22  79·02
Robin Wood            32·48  ab 8km [52·19]

The 6 km event saw young guns Travis Middlemiss and Tom Barnes lead the pack and record good times but newcomer Andrew Cochrane showed very good form to win the handicap convincingly with a great display of walking. The women’s race was a closely contested affair with Heather Carr winning out (as usual) but the handicap winner was Marlaine Stanway who is improving with each race as she gets back into shape. There is nothing like the lure of the World Masters to get everyone training!

VRWC 6KM OPEN         3km    5km    6km
Men
1. Travis Middlemiss  14·00  23·50  28·49
2. Tom Barnes         14·14  24·29  29·32
3. Tim Erickson       14·53  25.17  30·29
4. Andrew Cochrane    15·40  26·31  31·58
5. Bob Gardiner       16·49  28·22  34·15
Women
1. Heather Carr       16·20  27·44  33·11
2. Sandra Geisler     16·20  27·21  33·53
3. Gwen Steed         17·30  29·37  35·43
4. Celia Johnson      17·57  30·22  36·33
5. Marlaine Stanway   na     31·53  38·27
Peta Hodgkinson       18·37  [ab 3km 18·37]

The 4 km was the favoured event for most of the walkers including most of our first season walkers. Rebecca Wilkie showed good form to win the womens race and young Sarah Alexander did what must have been a big PB for second overall but it was Ezo Girgin who won the handicap. Ezo is showing the benefit of walking State League regularly during the summer season. Nicole Sansonetti had her first race for some years and showed that she will not take long to get back into good shape.
In the mens race, Leigh Fawkes was too strong once again and was able to work off the 6 km walkers to help him through to a speedy time of 21:05. This actually won him the overall handicap points ahead of the other men who all contributed to a very high standard race.

VRWC 4KM OPEN & U15  1km  3km  4km
Women
1. Rebecca Wilkie           5·11  15·53  21·18
2. Sarah Alexander          5·12  16·58  22·43
3. Jodie Emmerson           na    na     23·14
4. Ezo Girgin               5·14  17·12  23·19
5. Tyne Boddy               5·30  17·33  23·35
6. Nicole Sansonetti        5·31  17·30  23·36
7. Daina Nielson            5·33  17·54  24·32
8. Jenny Fawkes             6·13  19·16  25·42
9. Kylie Vandenheiligenberg 6·05  19·30  26·04
10. Kathy Westhorp          6·11  19·35  26·13
11. Jayne Carter            6·26  19·41  26·26
12. Heather Lancaster       6·46  20·52  27·51
13. Margaret Beaumont       7·17  21·39  28·55
14. Tina Baarslag-Leb       6·59  21·45  29·09
15. Jennifer Graham         7·46  23·50  32·03
16. Samantha Cook           7·59  24·23  32·36
17. Kathy Cook              7·41  24·25  33·02
Men
1. Leigh Fawkes             5·06  15·42  21·05
2. Harold Boddy             5·25  16·58  22·46
3. Daniel Lineen            5·21  17·07  22·57
4. Timucin Girgin           5·26  17·25  23·28
5. Geoff Barrow             6·01  18·33  24·48
6. Ian Beaumont             7·18  22·25  29·59

It’s a bit of a Girgin/Mirarchi battle each week in the U9/U12 age groups with the handicap points being split between the 2  two families once again. In the Under 12 race especially, we are seeing good battles between Eda and Nicholas with Eda getting the upper hand this time around.

VRWC 1KM UNDER 9
1. Ergenekon Girgin     6·13
2. Josephine Mirarchi   8·27
3. Karla Nielson        9·19

VRWC 2KM UNDER 12
1. Eda Girgin          5·39 11·43
2. Nicholas Mirarchi   5·50 12·28
3. Lana Boddy          6·19 13·36

The handicap winners for the round are:
12km   Sandra Howorth,      David Armstrong
6km    Marlaine Stanway,    Andrew Cochrane
4km    Ezo Girgin,          Leigh Fawkes
2km    Eda Girgin,          Nicholas Mirarchi
1km    Josephine Mirarchi,  Ergenekon Girgin

WALK JUDGES   J. Mason [c], M. Bodey, D. Cash, E, Girgin, A, Johnson, G, Loughnan, P, Vysma
TIMEKEEPERS RECORDERS  P. Kozaris, G. Lineen, R. Miller
 

VRWC EVENTS - ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2002

AV 10K MEN ROAD WALKING CHAMPIONSHIP, INCORPORATING C.H. "BERT" GARDINER MEDAL A small field only a week after the Nationals but an interesting race with some good performances. Jared Tallent was obviously tired from his hard race in the Junior 10000m last week in Brisbane and he struggled midrace and came back to the field. But he was able to draw away from Paul Van Kopplen (used to be Paul Copeland for those who remember that far back!) to win clearly and retain his title. Paul, in his first State title race for some years, showed good form and would have been pleased with his 2nd place. Chris Erickson did a big PB by nearly 40 secs to clinch 3rd place over Essendon teammate Mark Donahoo who faced slightly.
                               3km    5km    10km
1. Jared Tallent     BALL YCW  13·26  22·54  45·55
2. Paul Van Kopplen  RING      13·42  22·54  46·23
3. Chris Erickson    ESS       13·42  22·54  46·27 (PB)
4. Mark Donahoo      ESS       13·42  22·58  47·33
5. Jamie Barnes      CORIO     14·52  25·40  54·01
6. Adam Barnes       CORIO     15·34  27·00  55·20
7. Andrew Blood      BALL YCW  16·30  28·07  56·18

VRWC 10KM OPEN John Bunker was 2 mins faster than last week and is showing good form for a first season walker (no wonder he won the handicap again this week). It is also good to see David Armstrong fronting for a winter season.

                    3km    5km    10km
1. Mark Donahoo     13·42  22·58  47·33
2. David Armstrong  17·03  28·35  56·55
3. John Bunker      17·13  29·10  58·14  handicap 1st

VRWC 5KM OPEN The 5 km proved the popular event this week and the womens race was especially competitive with Heather, Nardene, Kylie and Sandra all close on each others heels and Peta not far behind.

                     3km    5km
1. Heather Carr      16·06  27·14
E2   Nardene Loveday 16·28  27·16
E2   Kylie Bonney    16·28  27·16
3. Sandra Geisler    16·21  27·26  handicap 1st
4. Peta Hodgkinson   16·54  28·52
5. Mandy Emmett      17·13  29·11
6. Sarah Alexander   17·30  29·30
7. Gwen Steed        17·37  29·40
8. Celia Johnson     18·04  30·26
9. Lili-Ann Kreigler 18·37  31·16
   Marlaine Stanway  ab

1. Tony Barrett      16·22  27·27  handicap 1st
2. Bob Gardiner      16·42  28·00
3. Jeff Barrow       18·39  31·45

VRWC 3KM OPEN&15 The Under 15s are enjoying the chance to race against the ‘oldies’ and Leigh Fawkes once again produced the goods. Leigh was 3rd in the Australian Youth Championships 1500m in March and will be even better with a winter season behind him. His mother Jenny also had a walk and joined the club – it’s good to see a family affair!

1km  2km  3km
2. Leigh Fawkes      5·00  10·24  15·48  handicap 1st
3. Harold Boddy      5·20  10·52  16·46
4. Daniel Lineen     5·34  11·32  17·02
5. Harry Summers     6·13  12·48  19·31
6. Reece Boddy       6·09  13·01  20·04

1. Jodie Emmerson    5·13  10·56  16·38
2. Tyne Boddy        5·30  11·36  17·31
3. Daina Nielson     5·32  11·38  17·52  handicap 1st
4. Jenny Fawkes      6·21  12·55  19·24
5. Jessica Woodhouse 6·35  14·05  21·25
6. Karen Bunker      6·47  14·28  22·07

Our Under 12 and Under 9 fields are a bit low on numbers at the moment but we hope they will soon increase in size as happened last winter. Chase Lurati was the speedster for the day but Nicholas and Josephine Mirarchi were the handicap winners with very good walks.

VRWC 1500m U12        500m  1500m
1. Chase Lurati       5·43  8·43
2. Nicholas Mirarchi  6·00  9·03  handicap 1st

VRWC 1500m U9
E1   C. Kreigler      8·14  12·23
E1   C. Alexander     8·15  12·23
2. Josephine Mirarchi 8·03  12·59  handicap 1st
3. Jasmine Irshad     9·59  15·10

JUDGES R. Smith (chief), M. Bodey, D. Harvey, G. Loughnan, J. Mason, L. Nicholls
 

VRWC RACES, ALBERT PARK, SAT 13 APRIL

It was a quieter week with the Nationals and the Centurion walk on but a number of walkers still availed themselves of the opportunity to have a race. Kylie Bonney did a big BP to record 52:08 for the 10 km road while John Bunker, Trevor Mayhew and Mandy Emmett returned for another dose of torture and again recorded good times.

VRWC 10KM OPEN       3km    5km    10km
Men
1 Mark Donahoo       14·49  24·25  47·55
2 Bob Gardiner       17·18  28·51  57·58
3 Trevor Mayhew      17·01  28·28  56·59
4 John Bunker        17·20  29·21  60·38
Women
1 Kylie Bonney       14·58  25·33  52·08
2 Mandy Emmett       17·35  30·13  60·53
3 Jodie Emmerson     17·20  29·38  ab [6km 36·10]
4 Lili-Ann Kreigler  18·14  31·26  ab

VRWC 5KM OPEN        3km    5km
Men
1 Andrew Cochane     16·05  27·04
2 Bruce Conboy       19·32  32·37
Women
1 Heather Carr       16·35  27·49
2 Peta Hodgkinson    17·11  29·11
3 Gwen Steed         17·24  29·24
4 Celia Johnson      18·13  30·41
5 Eda Girgin         18·21  31·24
6 Ezo Girgin         18·04  31·33
7 Marlene Stanway    18·53  31·37

VRWC 3KM OPEN & U15  1km    2km   3km
Men
1 Leigh Fawkes       5·13  10·41  16·19
2 Daniel Lineen      5·13  11·10  16·57
Women
1 Sarah Alexander    5·13  10·58  16·38
2 Daina Nielson      5·32  11·50  18·05
3 Karen Bunker       6·12  13·30  20·47

VRWC 1KM U9          1km
1 Ergenekon Girgin   6·39
2 Josephine Mirarchi 8·17
3 Karla Neilson      8·37
4 Jasmin Irshad      9·44

VRWC 2KM U12  1km    2km
1 Timucin Girgin     5·32  11·21
2 Nicholas Mirarchi  6·23  13·11

The handicap winners for the round were:
10km    John Bunker,        Kylie Bonney
5km     Marlene Stanway,    Bruce Conboy
3km     Sarah Alexander,    Leigh Fawkes
2km     Timucin Girgin
1km     Josephine Mirarchi, Ergenekon Girgin
 

VRWC EVENTS - ALBERT PARK, SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2002

The opening race of the winter season saw a healthy field of 38 walkers over the various distances. There were a number of first time VRWC walkers and a lot of new registrations for the winter season. We used a 1 km loop which proved popular with the walkers but made it hard work for the recorders!
The 8/5/3 km started at 2:15pm and Mark Donahoo, fresh from his wins last weekend in the Australian Vets titles, shot to the lead and was untroubled to win in a quick 37:03. Chris Erickson and Tom Barnes also walked good races and were also rewarded with good times.

VRWC 8KM OPEN      3km    5km    8km
Men
1 Mark Donahoo     13·34  22·57  37·03
2 Chris Erickson   13·56  23·34  38·01
3 Tom Barnes       14·11  23·58  38·25
4 David Armstrong  16·50  28·19  45·38
5 Bob Gardiner     17·15  28·54  46·39
6 John Bunker      18·10  30·38  49·11
7 Robin Wood       13·35  30·51  49·37
• Duncan Knox      14·59  25·30  ab
• Alan Lucas       19·04  32·27  ab
Women
1 Jodie Emmerson        - 28·52  47·28
• Tracy Rosengrave 14·14  24·17  ab

In the 5 km open event, Tim Erickson and Kylie Bonney had a good battle before Tim got the upper hand. It was also a welcome back to Trevor Mayhew after many years away from the sport – and he walked very well for his first outing. But the big walk of the day was by 10 year old Tim Girgin whose 29:12 was outstanding and beat his older sister Ezo.

VRWC 5KM OPEN      3km    5km
Men
1 Tim Erickson     14·40  24·55
2 Tony Barrett     15·59  27·05
3 Trevor Mayhew    16·32  27·38
4 Timucin Girgin   17·10  29·12
Women
1 Kylie Bonney     14·59  26·22
2 Ezo Girgin       16·45 28·14
3 Mandy Emmett     17·21  29·23
4 Gwen Steed       17·36 29·37
5 Peta Hodgkinson  17·49  30·24
6 Marlene Stanway  19·04  32·04

The 3 km Open and Under 15 event was well supported and Erin Adamcewicz had a comfortable win from Harold Boddy and Heather Carr.  Youngsters Daniel Lineen and Sarah Alexander had a great battle with Sarah just holding on. 11 year old Eda Girgin, like her brother Tim, had a fine walk and recorded an impressive 17:16.

VRWC 3KM OPEN & U15 1km  2km   3km
Men
1 Harold Boddy    5·05  10·38  16·03
2 Daniel Lineen   5·07  10·57  16·27
3 Leigh Fawkes    6·17  11·04  17·02
4 Reece Boddy     5·47  12·35  19·19
5 James Curtin    6·45  13·21  20·38
Women
1 Erin Adamcewicz 5·01  10·02  15·08
2 Heather Carr    5·15  10·45  16·14
3 Sarah Alexander 5·05  10·46  16·26
4 Eda Girgin      5·32  11·21  17·16
5 Tyne Boddy      5·31  11·23  17·45

The 2km and 1 km events started at 2:30pm and a small field of fast walkers zoomed around the course for good times. Daina Nielson held out Nicholas Mirarchi and Kara Curtin for a good time of 11:51.

VRWC 2KM U12         1km    2km
Boys
1 Nicholas Mirarchi  5·46  12·08
2 Ergenekon Girgin   6·34  14·29
Girls
1 Daina Nielson      5·37  11·51
2 Kara Curtin        5·46  12·18
3 Lana Boddy         6·00  12·47

VRWC 1KM U 9         1km
1 Josephine Mirarchi 8·20

The handicap winners for the round were:
8km  Chris Erickson Jodie Emmerson
5km  Ezo Girgin Timucim Girgin
3km  Eda Girgin Harold Boddy
2km  Still to finalise
1km  Josephine Mirarchi