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VRWC Results - Summer Season 2017/2018

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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 ROADWALKS, MIDDLE PARK, SUNDAY 21 JANUARY

Last Sunday saw the last of the summer roadwalks for the Victorian Race Walking Club, with 29 walkers in attendance on a typically hot Melbourne summer morning. The most popular distance was 10km and it was two of our young walkers who showed the way in first time efforts – 15 year old Will Thompson with 52:45 and 14 year old Charlotte Hay with 57:47. Well done! The top effort of the day went to Daniel Walters, back from a long layoff from walking – 22:24 for 5km. And welcome to first time VRWC walkers Marcus Wakim (17:46 for 3km) and Emily Smith (13:25 for 2m).

10km Open
1.  Will Thompson          52:45    First one
2.  Corey Dickson          55:45       
3.  Charlotte Hay          57:47    First one
4.  Andrew Jamieson      1:02:33
5.  Donna-Marie Elms     1:09:18
6.  Sandra Howorth       1:21:55
7.  Ian Beaumont         1:34:12
    Margaret Beaumont         DQ
    Albin Hess                DQ
    Mark Donahoo             DNF
    Mark Blackwood           DNF
    Pramesh Prasad           DNF
    Kelly Ruddick            DNF
    Rhydian Cowley           DNF
       
5km Open
1.  Daniel Walters         22:24
2.  Terry O'Neill          31:40
3.  Ralph Bennett          32:15       
4.  Karyn O'Neill          35:19
5.  Gwen Steed             36:47
    Geoff Barrow              DQ
       
3km Open       
1.  Merilyn Thompson       23:36
2.  Marcus Wakim           17:46    First timer
3.  Angus Hay              17:47   
       
2km Open
1.  Hamish Blackwood       12:00       
2.  Eliza Thompson         13:17
3.  Emily Smith            13:25    First timer
4.  Beverly Hugo           17:21
5.  Pam Mews               22:36

1km Open       
1.  Sophie Blackwood       09:22

Lots of great photos by Terry Swan at http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/index.php?/category/456.

VRWC AND AV RACES, MENTONE ATHLETICS TRACK, MENTONE, WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY

A joint AV/VRWC race meet was held at the Mentone track on Wednesday 19 January. With 5000m, 3000m and 1500m AV and VRWC races on offer, the turnout was good. Best performances to Rebecca Henderson (24:33) and Pramesh Prasad (24:24 and 6:52). This special meet was to allow metropolitan AV walkers to gain points for AV Shield Round 12.
   
AV 5000m Walk
1.  Rebecca Henderson    Mentone         24:33
2.  Rupert Van Dongen    Mentone         29:26
3.  Lachlan Feain        KSB             30:31
           
AV 3000m Walk       
1.  Pramesh Prasad       Collingwood     14:25
2.  David Smyth          Collingwood     16:55
3.  John Kondogonis      KSB             17:47
4.  Kym Osmand           VMA             18:02
5.  Heather Carr         Glenhuntly      18:06
6.  Ralph Bennett        Glenhuntly      18:14
7.  Terry O'Neill        Gippsland       18:26
8.  Julian Boland        Mentone         19:25
9.  Albin Hess           Invitation      19:26
10. Donna Elms           Preston         19:37
11. Ian Handasyde        Mentone         20:05
12. Kuniko Bowden        Knox            20:26
13. Geoff Barrow         Mentone         20:28
14. Karyn O'Neill        Gippsland       20:39
15. Gwen Steed           Glenhuntly      21:04
16. Isabella Dingli      Sandringham     21:32
17. Sharon Meager        Box Hill        22:10
    Pia Hunter           Box Hill        DQ
           
AV 1500m Walk
1.  Brianna Briet        Casey           08:25
2.  Alannah Dingli       Sandringham     09:12           
           
VRWC 5000m Walk           
1.  Pramesh Prasad       VRWC            24:24
2.  Terry O'Neill        VRWC            31:29
3.  Gerard Feain         VRWC            31:39
4.  Kym Osmand           VMA             30:08
5.  Donna Elms           VRWC            33:24
6.  Karyn O'Neill        VRWC            34:59
           
VRWC 3000m walk           
1.  Kevin Cassidy        VRWC            15:56
2.  Marcus Wakim         VRWC            18:47
3.  Marcus Wakim         VRWC            18:49

VRWC 1500m Walk   
1.  Pramesh Prasad       VRWC             6:52
2.  Nicolaj Djordjevic   VRWC             8:52
3.  Albin Hess           VRWC             9:03
4.  Emily  Smith         VRWC             9:47
5.  Darcy Roberts        VRWC            10:16
6.  Margaret Beaumont    VRWC            13:39
7.  Pam Mews             VRWC            17:10

VRWC ROAD WALKS, MIDDLE PARK, SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER

Last Sunday morning saw the VRWC summer roadwalk championships at Middle Park in Melbourne. I am told that conditions were good, with overcast cool weather.  Thanks to Mark Donahoo for the results -I am still in Colombia so working in remote mode! Well done to club champions Rhydian Cowley, Karyn O'Neill, Rebecca Henderson, Corey Dickson, Charlotte Hay, Luke Epps and Hamish Blackwood. Well done also to the following for PB efforts: Claire Samanna (10 km 1:00:45), Will Thompson (5km 24:11), Eliza Thompson (3km 22:39) and Alannah Dingli (3km 20:13).

The meet was followed by the VRWC AGM and by the Runners World Kew Winter Season Awards. Although Runners World Kew proprieter Neil Ryan could not be present, we thank him for his continuing very generous support of the club. For all your sports shopping needs, visit Neil at  http://www.runnersworld.com.au.
        
20km Open Men VRWC Championship - Gus Theobald Trophy        
1.  Rhydian Cowley          1:30:31
2.  Adam Garganis           1:36:52
3.  Bernie Keirl            DNF

10km Masters Women VRWC Championship - Heather Carr Trophy        
1.  Karyn O'Neill           1:09:27

5km U20 VRWC Championship        
1.  Rebecca Henderson         24:53
2.  Jasmin Hass               28:27
3.  Kathleen O'Mahony         31:32

1.  Corey Dickson             30:12
    
3km U15 VRWC Championship        
1.  Charlotte Hay             15:11
2.  Alannah Dingli            20:13    PB 0:22
3.  Isabella Dingli           20:56

1.  Luke Epps                 15:39
2.  Heath Beveridge           15:51
3.  Angus Hay                 19:04

1.5km U12 VRWC Championship        
1.  Hamish Blackwood          08:27
2.  Sebastian Weickhardt      09:18

We also had a number of non-championships walks, with results as shown below.
        
10km Open        
1.  Simone McInnes            51:14
2.  Mark Donahoo              58:41
3.  David Smyth             1:00:13
4.  Claire Samanna          1:00:45    PB 4:37
            
5km Open        
1.  Mark Blackwood            23:42
2.  Will Thompson             24:11    PB 0:26
3.  Adam Patterson            30:01
4.  Ralph Bennett             33:03
5.  Gerard Feain              33:06
        
3km Open
1.  Lachlan Feain             15:59
2.  Simon Evans               16:38        
3.  Heather Carr              19:03
4.  Gwen Steed                20:38
5.  Eliza Thompson            22:39    PB 0:11
6.  Merilyn Thompson          22:44
7.  Margaret Beaumont         27:24
8.  Ian Beaumont              27:26

Thanks as always to our many judges, officials and helpers. Apologies for anyone I have missed.

Judges: Peter Vysma (Chief), Gordon Loughnan, Stu Cooper, Terry O'Neill, Shane Dickson
Officials: Mark O'Mahony, Margaret Huis, Mark Donahoo, Terry Swan, Ralph Bennett, Simon Baker, Karyn O'Neill
Canteen: Wendy Cooper, Kate Suich
Photos: Terry Swan (See https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214252589489458&set=oa.10155769735168911)

AV/VRWC TRACK WALKS, CLIFTON HILL, WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER

AV Shield Round 4 completed with 5000m and 3000m walks at the George Knott Athletics Track in Clifton Hill last Wednesday evening. Conditions were perfect for the 7PM start and Rhydian Cowley led from start to finish to record an excellent 5000m time of 19:55.9. PBs to Madeleine Feain and Claire Samanna and lots of good walks overall.

AV 5000m Walk
1.  Cowley, Rhydian        M     GLENHUNTLY A        19:55.9
2.  Garganis, Adam         M     COLLINGWOOD         23:03.1
3.  Kozica, Jason          M     ST KEVIN'S A        23:03.5
4.  Henderson, Rebecca     W     MENTONE ATHL        23:47.7
5.  Feain, Madeleine       W     KEILOR ST BE        29:52.7    PB 1:13
6.  Van Dongen, Rupert     M     MENTONE ATHL        29:55.5
7.  Samanna, Claire        W     COLLINGWOOD         30:18.1    PB 1:56

AV 3000m Walk
1.  Dynes, William         M     DIAMOND VALL        15:26.8
2.  Beveridge, Heath       M     WESTERN ATHLETICS   15:44.0
3.  Geisler, Sandra        W     RINGWOOD ATH        15:57.4
4.  Donahoo, Mark          M     ATHLETICS ESSENDON  16:02.1
5.  Smyth, David           M     COLLINGWOOD         16:17.3
6.  Evans, Simon           M     BOX HILL ATH        16:38.8
7.  Keirl, Bernie          M     DIAMOND VALL        17:12.4
8.  Rosenbrock, Carol      W     ATHLETICS NU        17:26.3
9.  Bennett, Ralph         M     GLENHUNTLY A        17:59.9
10. Carr, Heather          W     GLENHUNTLY A        18:25.8
11. Elms, Donna-Marie      W     PRESTON ATHL        18:56.1
12. Dunstone, Phillip      M     WESTERN ATHLETICS   19:26.8
13. Riddoch, Clyde         M     ATHLETICS WAVERLEY  19:42.2
14. Dickenson, Russel      M     VICTORIAN MA        19:50.3
15. Cashin, Brenda         W     WESTERN ATHLETICS   22:57.1
16. Howorth, Sandra        W     GLENHUNTLY A        23:42.1
17. Anderson, Brian        M     ATHLETICS ESSENDON  DQ

VRWC 3000m Walk
1.  Young, Grace           F    COLLINGWOOD-LA       17:20.1
2.  Feain, Madeleine       F    VRWC                 17:39.9    PB 0:40
3.  Bird, Kyle             M    MORNINGTON PENINS    15:22.3

VRWC 1500m Walk                
1.  Young, Mikaila         F    COLLONGWOOD-LA       07:43.4
2.  Briet, Brianna         F    CASEY CARDINIA       07:41.5

Thanks as always to our many judges, officials and helpers. Alpologies if I have missed anyone.

Judges: Peter Vysma (chief), Stuart Cooper, Shane Dickson, Judy Mason
Officials: Mark Donahoo, Tim Erickson, Ralph Bennett, Bob Hallett, Brendan Ferrari, Lavinia Petrie
Lapscorers: many! 

VRWC ROAD WALKS, MIDDLE PARK, SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER

Our first VRWC roadwalks for the summer were held at our headquarters at Middle Park on Sunday morning, in pleasant sunny conditions, but with a wind that gradually strengthened during the morning. Good to see 31 walkers in action. A number of our top walkers were in action but for training sessions rather than flat out races. Excellent 15km by Mark Blackwood (1:15:20).  3km PBs by Dee Holohan (19:45) and Alannah Dingli (20:35).

VRWC 20km Walk
1.  Quentin Rew           Open     1:35:34
    
VRWC 15km Walk
1.  Mark Blackwood        M40-59   1:15:20
2.  Kyle Swan             Open     1:19:23
3.  Jason Kozica          Open     1:19:24
4.  Albin Hess            M40-59   1:42:09
    
VRWC 10km Walk
1.  Jemima Montag         Open       51:22
 
1.  Adam Garganis         Open       47:30
2.  Pramesh Prasad        M40-59     49:25
3.  David Smyth           M40-59   1:01:44
4.  Mark Donahoo          M40-59   1:03:23
5.  Ross Reid             M60+     1:05:27
    
VRWC 5km Walk
1.  Charlotte Hay         U14        28:04
2.  Paige De Lisen        Open       30:24
3.  Kathleen O'Mahony     Open       31:40
4.  Donna-Marie Elms      M40-59     32:43
5.  Heather Carr          M60+       33:31
6.  Karyn O'Neill         M60+       33:49
7.  Gwen Steed            M60+       35:52
    
1.  Will Thompson         Open       25:06
2.  Heath Beveridge       Open       30:59
    
VRWC 3km Walk
1
.  Dee Holohan           M40-59     19:45    PB 0:18
2.  Alannah Dingli        Open       20:35    PB 0:12
3.  Isabella Dingli       Open       21:17
4.  Merilyn Thompson      M40-59     23:12
5.  Sandra Howorth        M40-59     23:35
     
1.  Corey Dickson         Open       15:20
2.  Luke Epps             U12        16:33
3.  Simon Evans           M40-59     16:55
4.  Angus Hay             U14        19:10
5.  Sebastian Weickhardt  U12        20:34    First one
            
VRWC 2km Walk
1.  Beverly Hugo          M60+       16:41

Thanks as always to our officials, helpers and judges. Apologies if I have missed anyone

Officials: Ralph Bennett, Tim Erickson, Mark Donahoo, Terry Swan
Judges: Peter Vysma (chief), Stuart Cooper, Mark O’Mahony, Shane Dickson
Canteen: Donna Elms

AV/VRWC TRACK WALKS, CLIFTON HILL, WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER

Round 2 of the AV Shield competition was completed last Wednesday evening, with 5000m and 3000m walks on offer as part of the VRWC meet at the George Knott Athletics Track in Clifton Hill. A good turnout of 44 walkers ensured lots of good racing on a warm Melbourne evening.

The 10,000m walk was first up at 6:30PM, with Quentin Rew taking fastest time with 44:33, ahead of junior walkers Jemima Montag, Kyle Swan and Bec Henderson. The 5000m and 3000m walks kicked off at 7PM, with Adam Garganis well in control in the 5000m and doing a fine 21:33.6 ahead of Jason Kozica (23:29.4). Stuart Kollmorgen was quickest in the 3000m with 15:16, ahead of William Dynes (15:40).

VRWC 10,000m Walk
1.  Rew, Quentin           M  VRWC                44:33
2.  Montag, Jemima         W  VRWC                48:56
3.  Swan, Kyle             M  VRWC                49:42
4.  Henderson, Rebecca     W  VRWC                53:09
    Howorth, Sandra        W  VRWC                DQ

AV 5000m Walk
1.  Garganis, Adam         M  COLLINGWOOD         21:33.6
2.  Kozica, Jason          M  ST KEVIN'S A        23:29.4
3.  Prasad, Pramesh        M  COLLINGWOOD         24:20.2
4.  Bertei, Frank          W  INVITATIONAL        25:55.2
5.  Jamieson, Andrew       M  OLD SCOTCH C        28:57.8
6.  Van Dongen, Ruper      M  MENTONE ATHL        30:20.5
7.  Samanna, Claire        W  COLLINGWOOD         32:14.9
8.  Elms, Donna-Marie      W  PRESTON ATHL        34:27.3
9.  Barrow, Geoff          M  MENTONE ATHL        35:25.3

AV 3000m Walk
1.  Dynes, William         M  DIAMOND VALL        15:40.0
2.  Beveridge, Heath       M  WESTERN ATHLETICS   16:06.7
3.  Geisler, Sandra        W  RINGWOOD ATH        16:11.9
4.  Hay, Charlotte         W  KNOX ATHLETIC CLUB  16:20.6
5.  Donahoo, Mark          M  ATHLETICS ESSENDON  16:24.5
6.  Smyth, David           M  COLLINGWOOD         16:31.1
7.  Feain, Lachlan         M  KEILOR ST BE        16:59.5
8.  Keirl, Bernie          M  DIAMOND VALL        17:39.1
9.  Rosenbrock, Carol      W  ATHLETICS NU        18:06.7
10. hay, Angus             M  KNOX ATHLETIC CLUB  18:14.0
11. Dunstone, Phillip      M  WESTERN ATHLETICS   18:21.2
12. Anderson, Brian        M  ATHLETICS ESSENDON  18:48.3
13. Carr, Heather          W  GLENHUNTLY A        18:53.3
14. Briet, Brianna         W  CASEY CARDIN        19:11.1
15. Imbriano, Joel         M  ST KEVIN'S A        19:32.9
16. Murfett, Grant         M  VICTORIAN MA        20:01.0
17. Riddoch, Clyde         M  ATHLETICS WAVERLEY  20:04.4
18. Dickenson, Russel      M  VICTORIAN MA        20:22.7
19. McGougan, Tracy        W  KEILOR ST BE        20:25.9
20. Steed, Gwen            W  GLENHUNTLY A        20:29.9
21. Hodgart, Janice        W  WESTERN ATHLETICS   20:31.0
22. Gardiner, Robert       M  COLLINGWOOD         22:26.3
23. Parker, Fabienne       W  BRUNSWICK AT        23:52.3
24. Cashin, Brenda         W  WESTERN ATHLETICS   23:53.7
25. Sofianos, Gerald       M  ST KEVIN'S A        24:07.2
26. Rickard, Tess          W  BRUNSWICK AT        24:42.7
    Rickard, Ian           M  BRUNSWICK AT        DNF

VRWC 5000m Walk
1.  Tindal, Pam            W  VRWC                28:07
2.  Feain, Gerard          M  VRWC                32:40

VRWC 3000m Walk
1.  Kollmorgen, Stuart     M  VRWC                15:16

Thanks to all our officials and helpers and judges.
Terry Swan has his usual great event photos at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10155705569613911