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VRWC Results - Summer Season 2006-2007

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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.

VRWC RACES, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY 21 JANUARY 2007

Sunday saw our last Albert Park races for the summer and unseasonally cool weather meant good racing conditions. With the Victorian Country and Overage championships being held in Bendigo, we were missing a lot of regulars but still had some 45 entrants, including a number of first time walkers.

Top walks for the day were by Russ Dickenson (27:01 for the 5 km walk), Pam Tindal (27:31 for the 5 km walk) and Cindy Collins (5:55 for the 1 km walk).

The Australian Grand Prix Motor Race setup and scheduling will now lock us out of the Park until mid April. Club members can expect the winter fixture to be posted some time in the next month.

15 km Open Walk
1. Tony Johnson          89:44
 
10 km Open Walk
1. Mark Donahoo          49:52
2. Stuart Kollmorgen     50:36
3. Simon Evans           59:12
4. Tim Girgin            61:29
5. Stu Cooper            62:38
6. Celia Johnson         68:57
   Clyde Riddoch         DNF (4 km in 21:43)
   Rudolf Skrucany       DQ (68:52)
 
5 km Open Walk
1. Russ Dickenson        27:01
2. Pam Tindal            27:31
3. Ralph Bennett         28:08
4. Alan Lucas            28:37
5. Bob Gardiner          28:29
6. Ezo Ali               28:42
7. Adam Patterson        29:22
8. Graeme Davis          29:29
9. Liz Feldman           30:00
10.Gayle McIntyre        30:21
11.Janet Holmes          30:52
12.Gwen Steed            32:08
13.Sylvia Machin         33:10
14.Harlene Hercules      37:40
15.Ron Hugo              38:09
16.Bev Hugo              38:09
17.Andrew Piercey        38:35
18.Jean Knox             39:52
19.Christine Griffiths   45:34
   Brenda Riley          DNF
   Carmel Drennan        DNF

3 km Open and Under 15 Walk
1. Taylah Watt           16:57
2. Ayla Collins          17:38
3. Chris Brunton         18:28
4. Adrianna Crea         19:07
5. Tim Erickson          19:07
   Gordon Onley          DQ
   Lindsay Harrison      DQ
 
2 km Under 12 Walk
1. Amelia Finnegan       10:58
2. Talie Collins         11:53
3. Ashley Albert         12:13
4. Ali Brunton           12:37
5. Beth Barbour          13:40
6. Stacey McLaren        14:13
7. Annalise Harrison     15:52

1 km Under 9 Walk
1. Cindy Collins          5:55
2. Ryan Dossetor          7:09
 
Special Appearance - Mark Dossetor 11:47 for 2 km

VRWC RACES, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER 2006

Our December races last weekend at Albert Park were well supported as a number of walkers backed up from their Saturday Shield Competition walks. The big news was around the wonderful performances by Masters champions Brenda Riley and Andrew Jamieson. Brenda, walking her first ever 20 km event, took some 9 minutes of the World Masters W65 20 km record to record a fantastic 117:39. Brenda's records, set in W55 and W60 and now W65 are going to take some beating! And Andrew Jamieson, fresh from his World Masters M60 3000m track record yesterday, backed up and took 11 secs off his World Masters M60 10 km record.  Megan Szirom walked a very even 20 km time of 100:37 while Chris Erickson sped over the 10 km distance in a very  brisk 44:56. Stuart Kollmorgen walked a PB of 50:31 while Tamara Attard walked her first ever 10 km with a great time of 60:55.
br>20 km Open Walk
1. Megan Szirom            49:30    100:37
2. Mark Donahoo            52:02    107:51
3. Brenda Riley            57:07    117:39 (World Masters W65 record)

10 Km Open Walk
1. Chris Erickson          44:56
2. Andrew Jamieson         47:06 (World Masters M60 record)
3. Stuart Kollmorgen       50:31
4. Duncan Knox             56:05
5. Regan Lamble            56:16
6. Tamara Attard           60:55
7. Stuart Cooper           61:48
   Robin Wood              DNF (6 km in 39:45)
   Tim Girgin              DNF (2 km in 10:41)

We also had lots of walkers contesting the shorter distances. John Bunker and Heather Carr walked together and crosed the line together, making sure that the judges could not separate them. Cherylanne Campbell and Sandra Bertrand showed that mums can do it too. Robert Walsh walked excellently for his 16:20 over the 5 km. And finally, we had a great battle in the U12 division between Talie Collins and Chris Brunton who was having his first walk with the club.

5 km Open Walk
E1 John Bunker             26:44
E1 Heather Carr            26:44
3. Murray Dickinson        29:18
4. Bob Gardiner            30:28
5. Carmel Drennan          30:33
6. Janet Holmes            31:36
7. Gayle McIntyre          31:55
8. Steve Jordan            35:54
9. Harlene Hercules        36:47
10.Margaret Beaumont       38:23
   Gwen Steed              DNF (3 km in 19:20)
   Russ Dickenson          DNF (4 km in 21:57)

3 km Open Walk
1. Adam Patterson          17:57
2. C Taylor                21:58
3. Cherylanne Campbell     22:30
4. Christine Griffiths     28:53
   Sandra Bertrand         DNF (2 km in 15:42)

3 km Under 15 Walk
1. Robert Walsh            16:20
2. Taylah Watt             16:50
3. A Callaway              19:11
4. Lindsay Harrison        22:08

2 km Under 12
1. Talie Collins           11:15
2. Chris Brunton           11:17
3. Carly Bertrand          12:15
4. Stacey McLaren          14:52
5. Annalise Harrison       15:24
   Rebecca Campbell        DNF

1 km Under 9
1. Chloe McNicol Davidson  5:54
2. Corey McNicol Davidson  6:04
3. Georgia Bertrand        6:44
3. Cindy Collins           6:19
4. Kristina Collins        8:41

VRWC RACES, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2006

The second of our VRWC summer racing days was held at Albert Park on Sunday and we were very pleased with the large number of competitors (nearly 50) and the qualify of performances on what was a windy and troublesome day. It was our summer championship day and was followed by a very successful Annual General Meeting and annual club luncheon.

10 km Gus Theobold Club Championship for Open Men
1. Mark Donahoo             108:23
2. Stuart Kollmorgen        117:16

10 km Stella Murnane Club Championship for Masters Women
1. Heather Carr              57:23
2. Barbara Bryant            58:58
3. Annette Major             64:34
4. Celia Johnson             67:56
5. Carmel Drennan            72:47

10 km Open
1. Kyle Bryant               50:51
2. John Bunker               57:23
3. Tony Johnson              58:40
4. Alan Lucas                59:26
5. Jessie Palfreyman         54:34
6. Stuart Cooper             64:38
7. Robin Wood                65:29
   Russ Dickenson            DNF (5 km in 29:21)
   Murray Dickenson          DNF (4 km in 24:19)

5 km Open
1. Clyde Riddoch             27:31
2. Ralph Bennett             28:28
3. Ezo Ali                   29:21
4. Janet Holmes              31:05
5. Gwen Steed                31:57
6. Gayle McIntyre            32:05
7. Anthony Doran             32:40
8. Harlene Hercules          37:09
9. Donna Elms                37:44
10.Cherylanne Campbell       40:04
11.Sandra Bertrand           40:04
12.Christine Griffiths       43:58
   Pam Mews                  DQ
   Gordon Onley              DQ

U20 5 km Club Championship
1. Bradley Elms              31:57
2. Jason Elms                35:24
   Rhydian Cowley            DNF

1. Tamara Attard             31:47

U15 3 km Club Championships
1.Tim Girgin                 17:04
Damien Elms                  DQ

1.Beth Alexander             14:55
2.Rachel Tallent             16:53
3.Taylah Watt                16:54
Hilary Brazel                DNF

U12 1500m Club Championships
1. Ryan Antidormi             7:30

1. Amelia Finnegan            7:32
2. Caitlin Campbell           8:02
3. Carly Bertrand             8:44
4. Rebecca Campbell           9:10
5. Stacey McLaren            11:10

U9 1500m Club Championships
1. Georgia Bertrand          12:44

VRWC RACES, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 2006

A good field of 44 walkers turned out for our first VRWC Summer Season races on Sunday. Yolanda Russell, Siobhan Donovan and Simon Baker challenged themselves with the longer distances of 20 km and 15 km but the vast majority were content with the intermediate distances. Mark Donahoo was the pace maker and he and Heather Carr, not surprisingly, took the points in the 10 km event. Clarrie Jack made one of his rare appearances and showed that he has lost little of his competitive edge with a fine time of 58:21 (Clarrie is in the M60 division nowadays).

20 Km Open Walk
1. Yolanda Russell      2:01:23

15 Km Open Walk
1. Siobhan Donovan      1:28:13
2. Simon Baker          1:28:30

10 Km Open Walk
1. Mark Donahoo           53:33
2. Heather Carr           57:09
3. Alan Lucas             57:53
4. Clarrie Jack           58:21   
5. Russ Dickenson         58:50
6. Bob Gardiner           60:33
7. Tyne Boddy             62:15
8. Caitlin Brunton        64:04
9. Clyde Riddoch          65:11
10.Robin Wood             67:10
11.Carmel Drennan         68:41
   Murray Dickenson       DNF

5 Km Open Walk
1. Ralph Bennett          29:15
2. Janet Holmes           30:02
3. Liz Feldman            30:04
4. Gwen Steed             31:22
5. Celia Johnson          31:44
6. Harlene Hercules       37:09
7. Christine Griffiths    43:50

The 3 km event was an interesting event with Natalie Laurie and Beth Alexander battling it out in front (great times by both girls) while John Bunker was next over the line, with his hand heavily bandaged after a work accident. Rachel Tallent left her racing shoes at home in Ballarat and her family had to search the shops in Melbourne to find a pair for her to wear. Sandra Bertrand (Carly's mother) had her first walk with the club and will improve quickly on this first effort. We have seen quite a number of parents donning the shoes in the last couple of years – it's the way to go!

3 Km Open Walk
1. Natalie Laurie         14:50
2. Beth Alexander         15:14
3. John Bunker            15:49
4. Rachel Tallent         16:23
5. Bradley Simpson        16:57
6. Robert Walsh           17:01
7. Tony Doran             18:17
8. Jason Elms             18:48
9. Lindsay Harrison       21:57
10.Damien Elms            22:13
11.Sandra Bertrand        24:21
12.Pam Mews               25:34

We saw some great times in the 2 km event with Amelia, Ryan and Caitlin all under 11 minutes and Ebony breaking 12 minutes. Georgia Bertrand had her first walk in the 1 km event and impressed with a very good time of 6:40.

2 Km Under 12 Walk
1. Amelia Finnegan        10:34
2. Ryan Antidormi         10:40
3. Caitlin Campbell       10:47
4. Ebony Tallent          11:53
5. Ashley Albert          12:26
6. Rebecca Campbell       12:58
7. Carly Bertrand         12:12
8. Stacey McLaren         15:02
9. Annalise Harrison      15:39

1 Km Under 10 Walk
1. Georgia Bertrand        6:40