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VRWC Results - Summer Season 2002/2003

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The Summer Season occurs between October and March and coincides with the long hot Australian summer. The emphasis in on track walking and most races are over the shorter track distances. There is also a strong walking presence in the 'Interclub' Track Competition with all Athletics Teams fielding walkers in their regular competitions.

For this reason, VRWC only holds a small number of events during this period.

ALBERT PARK - SUNDAY 27 OCT 2002

A small number of walkers took the opportunity to have a walk in the first of our 4 scheduled walk days at Albert Park this summer. We can expect the numbers to grow for our next 2 walks as walkers get back into training for the summer and want to do some longer races. We had a variety of events and the day was windy with the occasional shower.

OPEN 10KM
1. Andrew Cochane      54·06
2. Bob Gardiner        56·48
3. Simon Evans         58·10
4. Liz Feldman         58·36
5. Alan Lucas          58·48
6. Celia Johnson       65·04
7. John Bunker         ab 8k 43·49
8. Robin Wood          ab 6k 42·28

OPEN 15KM              10 km 15 km
1. Kylie Bonney        57·13  ab 12k 71·23

OPEN 20KM              10 km 20 km
1. Brian Trower        56·35  113·08
2. Rachel Loone        54·25  ab 16k 81·57

OPEN 5KM               3 km 5 km
1. Janet Holmes        17·44  29·32
2. Gwen Steed          19·10  32·06
3. Jane Carter         20·14  33·45
4. Heather Lancaster   21·21  35·46
5. Shirley Coppock     22·06  37·15
6. Andria Loughnan     22·15  39·07
7. Jennifer Graham     24·50  41·45
8. Christine Griffiths 26·48  44·09

UNDER 9 1KM
1. Jasmine Irshad      8·09

WALK JUDGES - Michael Bodey, Gordon Loughnan, Lloyd Nichols.
 

VRWC EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2002

We were pretty worried with a forecast of a sunny windy 34o but the expected change came through early and cooler cloudy conditions made for perfect racing conditions. A good turnout of 30 walkers competed and Brian Trower was our gamest competitor, doing a solid 20 km performance.

OPEN 20KM
1 Brian Trower      53·41  109·38

Rachael Loone had a good win in the 15 km event while Jared Tallent and Duncan Knox had a good  training session and finished fresh.

OPEN 15KM
1 Rachael Loone     57·30  85·18
2 Erin Adamcewicz   63·50  97·58
3 Ezo Girgin        67·36  102·04
1 Jared Tallent     62·06  88·42
2 Duncan Knox       62·06  88·42
3 Andrew Blood      63·50  97·58

The 10 km event attracted a mixed field. New walker Simon Evans won overall with a very good 56:20 and we welcomed John Banks back to his first walk since the early 50’s when he last competed. John walked a brisk 5 km before retiring. Welcome back John.

OPEN 10KM
1 Simon Evans         56·20
2 Bob Gardiner        58·29
3 Alan Lucas          59·45
4 Robin Wood          70·24
5 Ian Beaumont        77·16
· Mark Donahoo        ab 6km 31·05
· John Banks          ab 4km 31·20

1 Celia Johnson       63·52
2 Margaret Beaumont   74·05
3 Shirley Coppock     78·27
· Megan Peters        ab 6km 30·15

OPEN 5KM
1 Heather Carr        28·35
2 Eda Girgin          30·12
3 Gwen Steed          31·02
4 Janet Holmes        32·01
5 Marlaine Stanway    32·45
6 Jane Carter         33·52
7 Heather Lancaster   34·54
8 Christine Griffiths 45·05

1 John Bunker         27·07
2 Timucin Girgin      30·09
· Robin Wood          ab 3km 19·50

Under 15 3KM
1 Ergenekon Girgin    14·45
1 Sarah Alexander     18·38

WALK JUDGES           Michael Bodey, Gordon Loughnan, Lloyd Nichols, Peter Vysma.
TIMEKEEPERS/RECORDERS Paul Kozaris, Ron Miller.
 

VRWC CHRISTMAS RACES, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER 2002

We are always at the mercy of the weather for these annual races and this year we copped a beauty – 35oC and lots of sun. We had quite a number of walkers who came down hoping for good times – including AIS walkers Claire Woods and Cheryl Webb. And young Irish walker Hugh Fitzpatrick who is over here with his family on holidays must have wondered what struck him! Last year at this time, conditions were good and the times were scorchers but on this occasion the day was a scorcher and the times suffered.
The two main events from our perspective were out two memorial races and they were ably won by Paul Van Kopplen and Heather Carr. Well done to Paul and Heather.

GUS THEOBALD MEMORIAL - 20 KM FOR OPEN MEN
1. Paul Van Kopplen      48:25   99:59
2. Brian Trower          54:31  108:59
3. Simon Evans           58:43  126:50
   Jared Tallent         49:01  ab 12km  60:36
   Michael Beaton-Wells  53:12  ab 12km  65:19

STELLA MURNANE MEMORIAL - 10KM FOR VETERAN WOMEN
1. Heather Carr          59:32
2. Celia Johnson         66:30
3. Gwen Steed            69:49
4. Shirley Coppock       84:54

20KM OPEN WOMEN
1. Justi Tonti-Filippini 57:39 121:00
   Claire Woods          ab 10km 52:12
   Megan Peters          ab   8km 52:36
   Cheryl Webb           ab   8km 39:28
   Sandra Howarth        ab   6km 39:26
   Rachael Loone         ab   2km 10:22

10KM OPEN
1. Wendy Muldoon         52:45
2. Jamie Barnes          53:02
3. Duncan Knox           54:18
4. Hugh Fitzpatrick      57:14
5. Adam Barnes           58:19
6. Bob Gardiner          62:20
7. Robin Wood            71:43
8. Christine Griffiths   85:27

5KM OPEN
1. Mark Donahoo          24:43
2. Stuart Kollmorgen     26:14
3. John Bunker           26:35
4. Grant Saunders        27:41
5. Erin Adamcewicz       27:52
6. Alan Lucas            29:28
7. Janet Holmes          31:07
8. Murray Dickinson      32:25
9. Marlaine Stanway      33:46
10. Ron McGregor         35:34
11. Michael Bodey        36:41
12. Tina Baarslag-Leb    38:25

3KM VRWC CHAMPIONSHIP UNDER 15 MEN & WOMEN
1. Sarah Alexander       19:04
   Bradley Elms          ab 2km 15:25

1500M VRWC CHAMPIONSHIP UNDER 12 BOYS & GIRLS
1. Jayson Stoddart       10:46

WALK JUDGES: S. Barnes, K. Bowyer, K. Hall, A. Johnson, G. Loughnan, D. Lowden. D. Middlemiss, L. Nichols, P. Vysma
 

VRWC ROAD EVENTS, ALBERT PARK, SUNDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2003

Our monthly summer race at Albert Park was very well attended and we used a fast 1 km course that everyone seemed to enjoy. The early pace was set by Simone Wolowiec (down from Canberra) and Megan Peters while Chris Erickson and Jared Tallent were content to sit back and enjoy a quieter pace. Simone held it all together very well to record an excellent 47:21 in her first race since the Commonwealth Games. Megan went through the 10 km mark in a quick 49:24 to also beat the 50 min barrier.

Amongst the other good performers were Brian Trower who improved a couple of mins on his recent 20 km form and Simon Evans who did a huge 10 km PB – Simon has only been walking since the World Masters and is improving very quickly.
We now have a new category of race – the fitness walk – and 3 first time walkers took up the challenge for the 5 km distance and did very well. Let’s hope it marks the start of this event as a valuable contribution to the scene.

Open 15 km              5km    10km   15km
1. Erin Adamcewicz      28·46  59·13  90·12
   Megan Peters         24·05  49·24  ab 12k 60·25

1. Chis Erickson        28·15  52·27  78·31
2. Duncan Knox          28·46  59·11  90·13
   Andrew Blood         ab 5k 33·14

Open 20 km              10km   20km
1. Brian Trower         51·14  105·48
2. Jared Tallent        57·47  109·44

Open 10 km              5km    10km
1. Simone Wolowiec      23·31  47·21
2. Celia Johnson        30·57  62·30
3. Margaret Beaumont    36·17  72·48

1. Simon Evans          25·38  51·48
2. Bob Gardiner         28·16  56·45
3. Robin Wood           34·00  68·43

Open 5 km               5km
1. Nicole Sansonetti    28·47
2. Janet Holmes         29·16
3. Gwen Steed           29·36
4. Tina Baarslag·Leb    36·52
5. Andrea Loughnan      38·33
6. Shirley Coppock      39·02
7. Christine Griffiths  39·45
   Marlaine Stanway     ab 3k 19·59

1. John Bunker          25·49
2. Murray Dickinson     28·01
3. Anthony Doran        30·38
4. Ron McGregor         34·24
5. Ian Beaumont         37·10

Fitness 5km [unjudged]
1. Janet Riddell        39·13
2. Judy Brennan         46·39
   Margaret Carey       ab 2k 16·17

Under 15 3 km
1. Sarah Alexander      16·26