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Walhalla History and Results

Walhalla Wound-up 2016 50km Results
Name Category Gender Place Gender Time Overall Place
Joel Claxton Open 1 m 4.13.37 1
Marcus Volz Open 2 m 4.36.47 2
Katherine MacMillan Open 1 f 4.40.31 3
Glenn Taylor Vet 3 m 4.48.19 4
Ian Twite Vet 4 m 4.53.35 5
Graham Challice Vet 5 m 5.00.14 6
Brendan Miller Vet 6 m 5.02.26 7
Thor Sonnichsen Open 7 m 5.05.50 8
Karina Taylor Vet 2 f 5.13.38 9
Geoff Timms Vet 8 m 5.15.13 10
Paul Mahoney Vet 9 m 5.18.36 11
Julia Thorn Vet 3 f 5.46.48 12
David Styles Vet 10 m 5.48.02 13
Toby McKinnon Open 11 m 5.49.15 14
Langdon Rodda Vet 12 m 5.55.45 15
Brian Glover Vet 13 m 7.10.33 16
Walhalla Wound-up 2016 21km Results
Name Category Gender Place Gender Time Place
Ian Cornthwaite vet 1 m 1.32.31 1
MathewGriffith open 2 m 1.36.32 2
Daniel Broadbridge open 3 m 1.38.52 3
Clinton Jolly vet 4 m 1.39.20 4
Tristan Gogan vet 5 m 1.39.24 5
Anthony Arrowsmith vet 6 m 1.41.04 6
Nathan Sargent open 7 m 1.43.25 7
Glenn Crawford open 8 m 1.43.50 8
Stephen Mcleod vet 9 m 1.43.57 9
Rob Iremonger open 10 m 1.44.20 10
Shaun Mallia open 11 m 1.45.03 11
Katie Stringer open 1 f 1.45.30 12
Cameron White open 12 m 1.45.34 13
Giovanni Marino open 13 m 1.45.42 14
Andrew Young vet 14 m 1.45.43 15
Mark Van Der Meulen vet 15 m 1.45.55 16
Yani Cornthwaite open 2 f 1.46.01 17
Stephanie Thomas open 3 f 1.47.13 18
Lloyd Felber open 16 m 1.47.37 19
Jane White open 4 f 1.47.37 20
Daniel Furmston open 17 m 1.49.15 21
Kevin Lugg open 18 m 1.49.39 22
Kris Harris vet 19 m 1.49.54 23
Jenny Northe vet 5 f 1.51.01 24
Sean Wolfe open 20 m 1.51.10 25
Bryan Cake open 21 m 1.53.04 26
Stuart Jennings vet 22 m 1.53.20 27
Gary Fox vet 23 m 1.53.34 28
Mark DeBono vet 24 m 1.53.59 29
Jamie Smith open 25 m 1.54.42 30
Matt Veenstra open 26 m 1.54.42 31
Ray Larsen vet 27 m 1.54.55 32
Andrew Murphy open 28 m 1.55.14 33
Christopher Francis open 29 m 1.57.18 34
Matt Robinson open 30 m 1.58.15 35
Emma Bates open 6 f 1.59.37 36
John Crosby vet 31 m 2.00.15 37
David Cameron vet 32 m 2.00.19 38
Carolyn Gilcrist open 7 f 2.03.03 39
Kelli Beer vet 8 f 2.04.27 40
Nigel Royce vet 33 m 2.06.04 41
Anthony Ingram open 34 m 2.06.44 42
Renato Mota vet 35 m 2.06.52 43
Hayley Bartlett open 9 f 2.09.53 44
Aaron Falzon open 36 m 2.11.42 45
Tania Whitehead vet 10 f 2.12.17 46
Angeline Diamente open 11 f 2.14.51 47
Catherine Hunter vet 12 f 2.15.12 48
Taz VanLeeuwen open 13 f 2.15.19 49
Lynda McRae vet 14 f 2.15.27 50
Fiona O’Donnell vet 15 f 2.15.27 51
Melanie Mawley open 16 f 2.18.03 52
Bob Bichet vet 37 m 2.20.55 53
Georgia Callaway open 17 f 2.24.16 54
Simon Hemming vet 38 m 2.24.26 55
Jodie Mason open 18 f 2.24.27 56
Donna Brown vet 19 f 2.24.28 57
Kaye Livingstone vet 20 f 2.27.55 58
Ian McDonald vet 39 m 2.28.12 59
Matthew Briggs open 40 m 2.34.01 60
Chris Gallivan vet 41 m 2.34.03 61
Becky Matthews open 21 f 2.42.55 62
Sue Duggan vet 22 f 2.43.10 63
Meng Koon Ong open 23 f 2.55.01 64
Meng Yean ong open 24 f 2.55.01 65
Ruijie Ang open 42 m 2.55.01 66
Walhalla Wound-up 2016 10km Results
Full Name Category Cat Place Gender Time Place
Aitken, Lorraine Open 1 F 51.24 1
Thomas, Abigail Open 2 F 56.13 2
Fontaine, Amanda Open 3 F * 3
Pearson, Georgia Open 4 F 57.25 4
King, Clare Open 5 F * 5
Hanson, Carly Open 6 F * 6
Fontaine, Sophie Open 7 F * 7
Watson, Amy Open 8 F * 8
Finn, Chloe Open 9 F * 9
Parry, Maddison Open 10 F * 10
Fleming Emerald Open 11 F * 11
Johnson, Jess Open 12 F * 12
Redaelli, Courtney Open 13 F * 13
Grylls, Bonnie Open 14 F * 14
Burton, Bree Open 15 F * 15
Clisby, Laura Open 16 F * 16
Jonston, Marley Open 17 F * 17
Mota, Sandra Vet 1 F * 18
Makowski, Michelle Open 18 F * 19
Ellis, Mandy Vet 2 F 1:16.00 20
Colwell, Michelle Vet 3 F 1:16.14 21
Collins, Stephanie Open 19 F * 22
Thompson, Dani Open 20 F 1:18.00 23
Duddington, Rebecca Open 21 F * 24
Roberts, Madison Open 22 F * 25
Langley, Rachael Open 23 F * 26
Naismith, Lea Open 24 F * 27
Wilson, Melanie Open 25 F 1:24.13 28
Lane, Ruby Open 26 F * 29
Evans, Riley Open 1 M 41.34 1
Paynter, Des Open 2 M 45.29 2
Mattern, Ben Open 3 M 48.56 3
Twomey, Charlie Vet 1 M * 4
Cluderay, Darren Vet 2 M * 5
Claxton, Anthony Open 4 M * 6
McColl, Shane Open 5 M * 7
Cleaver, Thomas Open 6 M * 8
Clarke, Nathan Open 7 M * 9
Firmin, Neil Vet 3 M * 10
Allison, Matthew Open 8 M * 11
Southwell, Will Open 9 M * 12
Simsek, Ernesto Open 10 M * 13
Smith, Glen Open 11 M * 14
Francis, Geoff Vet 4 M * 15
Mayer, Phill Vet 5 M * 16
Gul, Emre Open 12 M * 17
Chisholm, Tanner Open 13 M * 18
Bolding, Mick Vet 6 M * 19
Collins, Jason Open 14 M * 20
Hanson, Ian Vet 7 M * 21
McDonald, Jordan Open 15 M * 22
Statham, David Open 16 M * 23
Hilton, Grant Vet 8 M * 24
Jacobson, Dylan Open 17 M * 25
Maxwell, Bronson Open 18 M * 26
*NB. Apologies Times N/A due to timing error.
 WALHALLA RESULTS 2015
10kms No Female Names Time Male Names Time
Outright 1 Lynda McRae 52:00:00 Riley Evans 43:40:00
  2 Molly Irvine 54:26:00 Des Paynter 45:46:00
  3 Bernie Larsen 56:42:00 Campbell Pike 47:09:00
Open 1 Molly Irvine 54:26:00 Riley Evans 43:40:00
  2 Sophie Fontaine 57:05:00 Des Paynter 45:46:00
  3 Georgia Pearson 1:00:23 Campbell Pike 47:09:00
Veteran 1 Lynda McRae 52:00:00 Peter Evans 48:01:00
  2 Bernie Larsen 56:42:00 Charlie Twomey 49:35:00
  3 Rachael Henderson 1:03:05 Gerard Callinan 54:36:00
21kms No Female Names Time Male Names Time
Outright 1 Katie Stringer 1:43:35 Ian Cornthwaite 1:29:20
  2 Catherine Wilson 1:44:28 Jason Hilder 1:32:53
  3 Yani Cornthwaite 1:49:08 Greg Semmler 1:33:25
Open 1 Katie Stringer 1:43:35 Greg Semmler 1:33:25
  2 Catherine Wilson 1:44:28 Kieran Ryan 1:34:39
  3 Yani Cornthwaite 1:49:08 Scott Bermingham 1:34:47
Veteran 1 Jenny Northe 1:53:57 Ian Cornthwaite 1:29:20
  2 Robyn Fletcher 1:56:35 Jason Hilder 1:32:53
  3 Pauline Lawerence 1:56:50 Murray Brady 1:39:27
50kms No Female Names Time Male Names Time
Outright 1 Katherine McMillan 4:48:09 Dan Langelaan 3:57:28
  2 Liz Kenny 5:40:27 Joel Claxton 4:17:55
  3 David Wilson 4:29:49
Open 1 Katherine McMillan 4:48:09 Dan Langelaan 3:57:28
  2 Natasha Sekulic 6:49:39 Joel Claxton 4:17:55
  3 Sandra loft 7:07:37 Bryan Cake 5:00:54
Veteran 1 Liz Kenny 5:40:27 David Wilson 4:29:49
  2 Ian Twite 5:01:31
  3 Langdon Rodda 5:32:14

 

Full results Walhalla Wound-up 2015 by event
No Full Name (Last, First) Event Time
1 Langelaan, Dan 50km 3:57:28
2 Claxton, Joel 50km 4:17:55
3 Wilson, David 50km 4:29:49
4 Macmillan, Katherine 50km 4:48:09
5 Cake, Bryan 50km 5:00:54
6 Twite, Ian 50km 5:01:31
7 Gee, Jonathan 50km 5:16:34
8 Smith, Jamie 50km 5:28:44
9 Veenstra, Matt 50km 5:28:44
10 Rodda, Langdon 50km 5:32:14
11 Orgill, Codey 50km 5:34:44
12 Hill, Thomas 50km 5:35:20
13 Sutton, Rob 50km 5:39:58
14 Kenney, Elizabeth 50km 5:40:27
15 STYLES, DAVID 50km 5:43:33
16 Byrne, Patrick 50km 5:50:29
17 Uhe, Colin 50km 5:55:26
18 Attrill, Michael 50km 5:58:35
19 Mark Falls 50km 6:04:57
20 Embleton, Robert 50km 6:49:01
21 Sekulic, Natasha 50km 6:49:39
22 Loft, Sandra 50km 7:07:37
23 Shaw, Trent 50km 7:07:37
24 Glover, Brian 50km 7:09:55
No Full Name (Last, First) Event Time
1 Cornthwaite, Ian 21km 1:29:20
2 Hilder, Jason 21km 1:32:53
3 Semmler, Greg 21km 1:33:25
4 Ryan, Kieran 21km 1:34:39
5 Bermingham, Scott 21km 1:34:47
6 Brady, murray 21km 1:39:27
7 Buckland, Matthew 21km 1:39:42
8 GRAHAM, GLENN 21km 1:40:43
9 Saxon, Ben 21km 1:40:44
10 Mcleod, Stephen 21km 1:43:01
11 Stringer, Katie 21km 1:43:35
12 Wilson, Catherine 21km 1:44:28
13 Jolly, Clinton 21km 1:46:13
14 Broadbridge, Daniel 21km 1:46:52
15 Marino, Giovanni 21km 1:47:10
16 Semmler, Robert 21km 1:47:33
17 Cornthwaite, Yani 21km 1:49:08
18 Allison, Matthew 21km 1:49:11
19 Harris, Kris 21km 1:50:48
20 Crawford, Glenn 21km 1:51:27
21 White, Jane 21km 1:52:46
22 Northe, Jennifer 21km 1:53:57
23 Meier, Kristen 21km 1:54:03
24 Fox, Gary 21km 1:54:17
25 Comber, Richard 21km 1:55:02
26 Thompson, Nick 21km 1:55:34
27 Fletcher Robyn 21km 1:56:35
28 Lawrence, Pauline 21km 1:56:50
29 Harkin, Brad 21km 1:57:40
30 Rossiter, Mark 21km 1:58:07
31 Bartlett, Hayley 21km 1:58:21
32 Walker, Michael 21km 1:58:33
33 Cleaver, Thomas 21km 1:58:34
34 Crosby, John 21km 1:58:34
35 Harris, Simon 21km 1:58:37
36 Hilder, Kathryn 21km 1:58:51
37 Harris, Michelle 21km 2:00:09
38 Evers, Liz 21km 2:00:48
39 Horgan, Patrick 21km 2:01:36
40 Faithful, Fraser 21km 2:01:52
41 Hauxwell, Nicole 21km 2:02:00
42 Mckenzie, Justin 21km 2:05:14
43 White, Cameron 21km 2:06:11
44 Bates, Emma 21km 2:06:33
45 WHITEHEAD, TANIA 21km 2:08:57
46 Welsh, Brandon 21km 2:14:25
47 Mesaric, Steve 21km 2:20:08
48 Ryan, Katie 21km 2:21:43
49 Pryce, James 21km 2:23:14
50 Do, Duc 21km 2:25:42
51 Hanson, Ian 21km 2:26:46
52 Houghton, Todd 21km 2:35:15
53 Harper, Megan 21km 2:35:18
54 Ashton, Paul 21km 2:38:07
55 Riley, Michael 21km 2:42:38
56 Bickett, Bob 21km 2:43:10
57 Maya, Shohei 21km 2:46:29
58 Mark, Peek 21km 2:52:25
59 Matthews, Becky 21km 2:56:49
60 Swinkels, Mark 21km 4:37:05
61 Jones, Kate 21km 4:37:06
62 Blackney, Andrew 21km 4:37:06
63 Henning, Stuart 21km DNF
64 Barkley, Emilie 21km DNF
65 Elsdon, Sue 21km DNF
No Full Name (Last, First) Event Time
1 Evans, Riley 10km 43:40:00
2 Paynter, Desmond 10km 45:46:00
3 Pike, Campbell 10km 47:09:00
4 Havilah, Jason 10km 47:20:00
5 Evans, Peter 10km 48:01:00
6 Twomey, Charlie 10km 49:35:00
7 Lynda McRae 10km 52:00:00
8 Bugeja, Josh 10km 53:24:00
9 Steven Wallace 10km 53:44:00
10 Donnelly, Eanna 10km 54:12:00
11 Irvine, Molly 10km 54:26:00
12 Gerard Callinan 10km 54:36:00
13 Murat, Edi 10km 55:36:00
14 Furmston, Daniel 10km 56:19:00
15 Borg, Shane 10km 56:30:00
16 COLLINS, JASON 10km 56:34:00
17 Larsen, Bernie 10km 56:42:00
18 Crawford, Ashley 10km 57:01:00
19 Fontaine, Sophie 10km 57:05:00
20 Sheppard, Tim 10km 57:11:00
21 Jansen, Ben 10km 58:38:00
22 Robertson, Barry 10km 1:00:14
23 Pearson, Georgia 10km 1:00:23
24 Rawson, Clare 10km 1:01:02
25 Timmer-Arends, Allen 10km 1:01:03
26 Fontaine, Amanda 10km 1:03:04
27 Harding, Gaz 10km 1:03:04
28 Henderson, Rachael 10km 1:03:05
29 Bassett, Peta 10km 1:03:52
30 Lawton, Alan 10km 1:04:13
31 Donlon, Jenny 10km 1:04:14
32 Savage, Scott 10km 1:04:18
33 Lawrence, Murray 10km 1:04:44
34 Musgrove, Katharine 10km 1:05:26
35 Irvine, Jason 10km 1:05:28
36 Carpinteri, Rhianna 10km 1:06:22
37 McLennan, Dani 10km 1:06:24
38 Hemming, Simon 10km 1:06:38
39 King, Clare 10km 1:07:24
40 Robinson, Adam 10km 1:07:25
41 Hurst, Kel 10km 1:07:58
42 Kay, Kate 10km 1:08:02
43 Marino, Giuseppe 10km 1:08:20
44 Ingram, Anthony 10km 1:08:26
45 Chapman, Miranda 10km 1:08:58
46 Mason, Jodie 10km 1:10:08
47 Kilgower, Tanya 10km 1:10:20
48 Booth, Lisa 10km 1:10:35
49 Johnson, Kelly 10km 1:10:51
50 Syme, Fiona 10km 1:12:11
51 Crawford, Caroline 10km 1:12:59
52 Marino, Emma 10km 1:13:45
53 Livingstone, Kaye 10km 1:13:47
54 Leemon, Heather 10km 1:14:09
55 Gangur, Catherine 10km 1:14:20
56 Aitken, Christina 10km 1:15:21
57 Gathercole, Joelene 10km 1:15:40
58 Dalla Valle, Daniel 10km 1:17:06
59 Semmler, Renee 10km 1:17:22
60 Feistl, Regan 10km 1:17:23
61 Van Rhine, Diana 10km 1:18:17
62 Purtell, Caitlyn 10km 1:18:54
63 Attard, Michael 10km 1:26:28
64 Sertori, Natasha 10km 1:26:28
65 Taylor, Rhiannon 10km 1:26:40
66 Colwell, Michelle 10km 1:27:58
67 Wilson, Melanie 10km 1:29:24
68 Dalla Valle, Ali 10km 1:35:04
69 Glass, Kristy 10km 1:35:06
70 Ruff, Belinda 10km 1:48:01
71 Lanigan, Carly 10km 1:48:20
72 Robbins, Annmaree 10km DNF
73 Smyth, Nicky 10km DNF
RESULTS Walhalla Wound-up 2014
Full Name (Last, First) AGE Gender Town/City Event Time Place
Staehr, David 37 M Kaniva 50km 3.53.27 1
Bunney, Chris 46 M South Yarra 50km 3.58.07 2
Overend, David 37 M Abbotsford 50km 4.12.58 3
Pryor, Luke 33 M Wendouree 50km 4.32.00 4
Carlsson, Mathias 27 M Point Cook 50km 4.51.15 5
Twite, Ian 58 M Traralgon 50km 4.52.11 6
Fisher, Dean 39 M Bunyip 50km 4.53.01 7
Claxton, Joel 20 M Warragul 50km 4.58.17 8
Sutton, Rob 52 M Templestowe 50km 4.58.25 9
Bartholomew, Ash 52 M Balwyn North 50km 5.01.40 10
STYLES, DAVID 64 M Bayswater Nth 50km 5.44.40 11
Swinkels, Mark 46 M Melbourne 50km 5.48.06 12
Falls, Mark 54 M Glen Waverley 50km 5.53.27 13
Uhe, Colin 47 M Traralgon 50km 5.57.19 14
Mihalakellis, George 37 M mt waverley 50km 6.04.48 15
Cassidy, Kevin 54 M preston 50km 6.36.14 16
Alexandropoulos, George 28 M Melbourne 50km 7.20.37 17
Allan, Pauline 53 F Camberwell 50km 5.16.53 1
Thorn, Julia 57 F Brighton 50km 5.40.57 2
Ahale, Anja 47 F Beaumaris 50km 6.04.48 3
Jones, Michelle 48 F Glen Waverley 50km 6.04.48 4
Macguire, Cathy 40 F 50km 6.04.48 5
Full Name (Last, First) Age Gender Town/City Event Time Place
Cornthwaite, Ian 52 M Allambee 21km 1.29.35 1
Cross, Darrell 48 M Traralgon 21km 1.31.19 2
Semmler, Greg 28 M Richmond 21km 1.34.00 3
Cowley, Jordan 23 M East Sale 21km 1.34.31 4
Forbes, Simon 41 M yinnar south 21km 1.35.12 5
Shane, Davin 31 M 21km 1.37.40 6
Godden, Brett 42 M Hughesdale 21km 1.40.38 7
Semmler, Rob 31 M 21km 1.41.56 8
McLeod, Steve 38 M Traralgon 21km 1.42.04 9
O’Brien, Andrew 27 M berwick 21km 1.44.54 10
Snell, Ryan 24 M hazelwood north 21km 1.45.12 11
White,Travis 35 M 21km 1.47.20 12
Koerntjes, Chris 25 M 21km 1.50.37 13
Henning, Stuart 46 M Mirboo North 21km 1.52.50 14
Crawford, Glenn 35 M MAFFRA 21km 1.53.50 15
Fox, Gary 54 M Tyers 21km 1.54.44 16
Cake, Bryan 33 M Moe 21km 1.55.33 17
Harrop, Gerard 23 M Croydon 21km 1.55.59 18
Hellings, Josh 27 M Traralgon 21km 1.57.20 19
Walker, Michael 56 M Newborough 21km 1.57.34 20
Faithfull, Fraser 55 M 21km 1.58.25 21
Beckett, Anthony 38 M Koo Wee Rup 21km 2.04.34 22
Murray, Lawrence 60 M 21km 2.10.31 23
Houghton, Todd 40 M hazelwood north 21km 2.12.25 24
Peek, Mark 46 M Jeeralang Junctn 21km 2.19.15 25
Blackness, Andrew 44 M 21km 2.20.56 26
Parlevliet, John 38 M Belgrave 21km 2.24.08 27
Saxon, Brett 48 M 21km 2.24.12 28
Saxon, Tom 14 M 21km 2.24.12 29
Bicket, Bob 55 M Morwell 21km 2.37.15 30
Bormanis, Paul 33 M Morwell 21km 2.44.40 31
Lancaster, Ken 64 M Morwell 21km 2.53.05 32
Ashton, Paul 58 M 21km 3.03.55 33
Kylie Murray 38 F Traralgon 21km 1.36.23 1
Robyn Fletcher 44 F Carnegie 21km 1.58.25 2
Liz Kenney 45 F Traralgon 21km 2.04.19 3
Ford, Candice 32 F Glengarry 21km 2.11.44 4
Essex, Kim 47 F Traralgon 21km 2.11.57 5
Nowak, Becky 36 F Glengarry 21km 2.12.26 6
Mawley, Melanie 33 F Drouin 21km 2.15.23 7
Moxham, Alison 40 F Upwey 21km 2.20.56 8
Van Rhine, Diana 48 F Yinnar 21km 2.32.10 9
shepherd, Karen 62 F south yarra 21km 2.37.38 10
Thompson, Dani 31 F Glengarry 21km 2.39.45 11
Zoe Bormanis 31 F Morwell 21km 2.44.40 12
Gamble, Elizabeth 45 F Traralgon 21km 3.03.12 13
Full Name (Last, First) Age Gender Town/City Event Time Place
Evans, Rylee 13 M Toongabbie 10km 46.24 1
Broadbridge, Daniel 17 M Sale 10km 46.26 2
Evans, Peter 44 M Toongabbie 10km 48.16 3
Twomey, Charlie 46 M Yinnar 10km 48.56 4
Havilah, Jason 26 M 10km 51.19 5
Bugeja, Josh 14 M Yinnar 10km 52.54 6
Buckland, Mathew 25 M 10km 53.16 7
Harper, Adrian 35 M Traralgon 10km 53.36 8
Callinan, Gerard 50 M Sale 10km 54.25 9
Bugeja, Matt 43 M Yinnar 10km 54.32 10
Meyer, Jean-Pierre 29 M Traralgon 10km 54.47 11
Firmin, Neil 48 M Yinnar 10km 56.08 12
Collins, Jason 26 M 10km 56.41 13
Murat, Edi 43 M Traralgon 10km 57.05 14
McInnes, Travis 36 M Traralgon South 10km 57.08 15
DeBono, Mark 57 M longford 10km 57.56 16
Townsend, Owen 35 M Traralgon 10km 58.23 17
Comber, Richard 49 M Rosedale 10km 58.35 18
Timmer-Arenss, Allen 47 M Traralgon 10km 61.48 19
Hanson, Ian 59 M 10km 62.43 20
Findlay, Simon 51 M 10km 64.59 21
Monacella, Frank 45 M Newborough 10km 67.32 22
Linke, Brendan 34 M Churchill 10km 74.42 23
Newman, Glenn 27 M Traralgon 10km 83.26 24
Meyer, Hilary 26 F Traralgon 10km 55.15 1
Fontaine, Amanda 16 F Hernes Oak 10km 58.23 2
Carpinteri, Rhianna 29 F Thorpdale 10km 61.45 3
Hanson, sally 30 F 10km 61.49 4
Fontaine, Sophie 16 F Hernes Oak 10km 61.58 5
Diamente, Angeline 23 F traralgon 10km 62.58 6
Mills, Brooke 17 F Traralgon 10km 68.58 7
Crosby, Michelle 57 F Hill End 10km 69.13 8
Blizzard, Sharon 42 F Glengarry 10km 69.42 9
Murphy, Kristen 35 F Traralgon South 10km 73.43 10
Robertson, Ashleigh 26 F Point Cook 10km 74.17 11
Ryan, Katie 28 F Traralgon 10km 75.06 12
Syme, Fiona 35 F Traralgon 10km 75.06 13
Hunter, Pia 48 F 10km 79.19 14
Bannister, Kirsty 40 F Morwell 10km 80.16 15
Newman, Julie 32 F Traralgon 10km 83.25 16

Reflections on Walhalla Wound-up 2014

Perfect conditions greeted the 116 entrants for the 2014 Walhalla Wound Up.  Bruce, Margaret and their merry band of friendly volunteers turned out another super event.

Gerard Callinan – 10kms

Like all Gippslanders I’d been to Walhalla several times. To be honest I’d always found the experience slightly underwhelming.  I’d drunk the nice coffee, consumed yummy ice creams, marvelled at the clear air and taken pics at the rotunda but still left the village wondering whether the trip was worth the effort?    Obviously what I should have done on those previous trips was put down the latte and picked up the runners! The 10k run was just a wonderful introduction to running on the trails that Walhalla has to offer. Gently climbing out of town I was, like all runners, hoping that the bitumen to the first turn was the extent of the climbing for the day. Clearly that wasn’t the case with a two k climb at around the 4k mark the time when you just put it into a low gear and grind your way up the track.    Once at the peak the descent makes the climb worthwhile with around 3 k of speed running down tracks and eventually onto the road below and back to the start/finish line with supportive onlookers cheering and banging bells to welcome runners home.    Great day, great run organised by a wonderful club in the Harriers. When do we go back to Walhalla??

Brendan Linke – 10km poem

Driving into town what a sight to see
It had been 20 odd years since
The last time for me
Not much has changed you could agree
Walhalla’s a time capsule that
Is a must see

Nearing the start of the 10km event
I knew post race I would be spent
Off the start at a steady pace
I didn’t see the point in making it a race

Too much speed off the line
Would leave little in the tank
For the long climb
There was no escaping
Happy go lucky mine.

Cresting the top of the 3km peak
You could almost see Coopers Creek
Now was a chance to find some pace
What crept into my mind though
Was a cold beer post race

Nearing the end of the muddy trails
The sight of hard bitumen
Was like the Holy Grail

What an adventure I’d had
A final sprint to the line
Well done Traralgon Harriers
I’ll be back next time!

Simon Forbes – 21 km course

The day presented picture perfect conditions for runners. No wind, cool temperatures and the sun slowly making its way over the mountain range. As is usual for Harriers staff runners were met with a warm welcome, always a great start to the day. Unfortunately I missed the start of the longer run, pity because I admire the road or in this case trail warriors that put their body on the line.

The usual suspects were lining up on the start line for the 21 km event, Ian Cornthwaite and Darryl Cross, my 2 nemesis in the veteran category. I have not competed in too many trail runs so the air of uncertainty was clouding my thoughts. My preparation was sound but running trails throws a few more challenges into the mix than road running.

The clock ticked over 1 hour and we were off. A relatively easy start to the run along the Walhalla bitumen road for a km and then we hit dirt, straight up hill, beauty I thought may as well get the climbing out of the way early. Corny and Darryl led the field of eager chasers but it quickly became apparent that they would rule the day. Both men ran out of sight as the trail traversed the ridge above the town.

The trails and surrounding scenery provided a welcome distraction to the uneven and at times slippery surface. But don’t take your eyes off the trail for too long as the result could be disastrous. The trail was peppered with fallen trees which played on your rhythm and your climbing skills, just another challenge added to the mix.

The gradient of the course was pretty gentle most of the way until you turned off the main road after the Thomson River bridge. It was more of a mountain pass rather than a gentle hill climb. I ran the first 100 or so metres then thought why, so hands on thighs I trudged up keeping pace with the runner in front of me who much to his credit trotted the whole way up.

The legs were pretty spent at the top of the rise but alas there was only a few kilometres to go. I knew I was pretty close to the finish when I passed the train station. Not long after I hit the bitumen again on a short steep descent which gave the thighs one more workout. Back onto the main road for a short burst and across the finish line. Satisfied with the time I did what all dedicated runners do, I cracked a beer to savour the moment.

Thanks to the Harriers for organising the event, best trail run I have done, will be definitely back next year, maybe to give the long course a crack, and with a bit more PR work this event could become event bigger and better.

 

Walhalla Woundup Results 2013
There were a total of 139 entries 39 in the 50kms, 49 in the 21kms and 51 in the 10kms, however 10 did not start so a total of 129 participated in the event.
Results of the 50kms event are:
Full Name (Last, First) Gender TIME Place Awards
Macmillan, Katherine F 4:27:09 1 1st Open
Gayle Couling F 5:07:04 2 1st Vet
Allan, Eliza F 5:13:14 3 2nd vet
Allan, Pauline F 5:14:27 4 3rd Vet
Bartholomew, Lucy F 5:36:43 5 2nd Open
Orr, Anna F 5:48:56 6 3rd Open
Timmer-Arends, Sandra F 6:17:29 7
Cathy Maguire F 6:38:35 8
Michelle Jones F 6:38:35 9
Morgan, Marina F DNS 10
Full Name (Last, First) Gender TIME Place Awards
Rob Preston M 3:52:18 1 1st Open
Langelaan, Dan M 4:11:20 2 2nd Open
Chris Bunney M 4:11:52 3 1st Vet
Claxton, Joel M 4:15:01 4 3rd Open
Clark, Robert M 4:16:01 5 2nd Vet
Finlay, Rory M 4:41:10 6
Lewis, Joe M 4:45:00 7
Sutton, Rob M 5:03:22 8 3rd Vet
Owen Evans M 5:07:41 9
Josephs, Derek M 5:11:10 10
Semmler, Greg M 5:28:06 11
Twite, Ian M 5:29:21 12
Rickerby, Shane M 5:31:48 13
Bartholomew, Ash M 5:36:43 14
Foti, Daniele M 5:47:54 15
Tucker, Morgan M 5:48:29 16
Watson, Tristan M 5:49:31 17
Bell, Matthew M 5:54:59 18
Jansen, Erwin M 6:06:44 19
Mihalakellis, George M 6:17:23 20
Rob Embelton M 6:17:29 21
STYLES, DAVID M 6:17:29 22
Ian Michelon M 6:28:35 23
Mark Falls M 6:38:36 24
Ken Lancaster M 6:47:34 25
Glover, Brian M 7:17:52 26
Barry Higgins M 7:31:45 27
Results of the 21kms event are:
Full Name (Last, First) Gender TIME Place Awards
Ian Cornthwaite M 1:31:30 1 1st Vet
Shane Davin M 1.35.59 2 1st Open
Cross, Darrel M 1.36.06 3 2nd Vet
Mark Vander Meulin M 1.42.00 4
Kathryn Preston F 1.42.15 5 1st Open
Murray Brady M 1.43.26 6 3rd Vet
McGrath, Sean M 1.44.07 7 2nd Open
MacGregor, Chris M 1.44.07 8 3rd Open
Mcleod, Stephen M 1.44.38 9
Veenstra, Matt M 1.45.48 10
Hauxwell, Nicole F 1.48.22 11 2nd Open
Comber, Richard M 1:48:45 12
Fox, Gary M 1:50:36 13
Vaux, Neville M 1:53:05 14
Crosby, John M 1:54:27 15
Murray Lawrence M 1:55:23 16
PRESTON, TREVOR M 2:07:27 17
Larsen, Bernie F 2:08:05 18
Essex, Kim F 2:11:05 19
Micheal Walker M 2:15:30 20
Kevin Cassidy M 2:26:11 21
John Jervis M 2:35:56 22
Bicket, Bob M 2:43:40 23
Thom Sokol M 2:57:10 24
Brett Saxon M 2:57:10 25
Elizabeth Gamble F 3:37:00 26
Cotterill, Beth F 4:11:21 27
Pia Hunter F 1.49.22 28 1st Vet
Robyn Fletcher F 1.55.12 29 2nd Vet
Green, Siobhan F 1.56.41 30 3rd open
Griffiths, Steve M 1.56.56 31
Kooyman, Trent M 1.57.00 32
Fraser Faithful M 1.57.21 33
Deborah Piercy F 1.57.39 34 3rd Vet
Kenney, Elizabeth F 2.02.30 35
Crosby, Michelle F 2.04.45 36
Bransgrove, Clint M 2.05.30 37
Eli Thurrowgood M 2.21.46 38
Mckenzie, Justin M 2.23.48 39
Grylls, Bonnie F 2.38.10 40
Mawley, Melanie F 2.38.15 41
Vaux, Debra F 2.38.38 42
Tom Saxon M 2.57.10 43
LANE, MADELON F 3.23.40 44
Results of the 10kms event are:
Full Name (Last, First) Gender Times Place Awards
Tom Werner M 47:56:00 1 1st Open
Charlie Twomney M 49:52:00 2 1st Vet
Broadbridge, Daniel M 51:25:00 3 2nd open
COLLINS, JASON M 53:56:00 4 3rd open
Ian Macmillan M 55:14:00 5
Firmin, Neil M 57:13:00 6 2nd Vet
McInnes, Travis M 58:24:00 7
Phil Mayer M 58:49:00 8 3rd vet
Brick`, Daniel M 59:23:00 9
Lawton, Alan M 1:02:29 10
Carly Hanson F 1:02:33 11 1st open
Todd Haughton M 1:02:33 12
Glenn Crawford M 1:02:35 13
Hay, Lynette F 1:03:20 14 1st Vet
Ian Hanson M 1:03:55 15
Irvine, Jason M 1:04:00 16
Jake Tobiyama M 1:04:08 17
Beale, Sara F 1:05:44 18 3rd Open
Lockwood, Anna F 1:05:56 19
Sally hanson F 1:05:56 20 2nd Open
Lisa Hamley F 1:06:03 21 2nd Vet
Griffiths, Jo F 1:06:15 22 3rd Vet
Josh Hoffman M 1:06:36 23
Pattinson, Becky F 1:06:42 24
MacGregor, Anita F 1:08:19 25
Brinsmead, Nichole F 1:09:04 26
Mills, Brooke F 1:09:22 27
Jen Houghton F 1:11:29 28
Johnson, Anne F 1:12:01 29
Leemon, Heather F 1:13:12 30
Whitby, Helen F 1:13:57 31
Diana Van Rhine F 1:15:00 32
Rong, Tanya F 1:15:21 33
Thompson, Dani F 1:18:19 34
kathy Collison F 1:18:36 35
Johnson, Robert M 1:18:36 36
Ellis, Mandy F 1:18:37 37
Wilson, Melanie F 1:28:13 38
Nikolajew, Kylie F 1:28:13 39
Bugeja, Josh M 1:31:50 40
Bugeja, Matt M 1:31:50 41
Collins, Kim F 1:33:47 42
Townsend, Adam M 1:33:47 43
Comber, Jenny F 1:53:43 44
Sarah Charlton F 1:59:10 45
Sarah Hume F 1:59:10 46
Natalee Pearson F 2:11:04 47

3 distances that take in this historic Gold mining district of Gippsland 50km, 21km and 10km

The Traralgon Harriers’ 12th annual Walhalla Wound up trail running races were held at the picturesque and quaint historic gold-mining village of Walhalla on Sunday, Sep. 15th.

The event consisted of three separate races :50km, 21km and 10km- all starting from the valley floor outside the Star Hotel and  proceeding through the rustic beauty of Walhalla. The two longest events then continued into the surrounding rugged, Spring-flowering bushland and mountainous terrain.

On a day of glorious sunshine the event reportedly attracted twice the participants of the previous year and despite the obvious difficulties of marking out the longer trails the overall organization of the races appeared excellent in all aspects. As usual the emphasis was concentrated on retaining a welcoming, informal atmosphere whilst offering the chance to test mind and body over some of the most challenging and beautiful terrain available.  Entry fees were very minimal and the local eateries catered nicely throughout the day.

The prima donna of the three races was the 50km trail run which covered historic features that included the old steel bridge at Poverty Point and the 1886 Victorian heritage-registered Brunton’s Bridge on the Thompson River southeast of Walhalla. The 50km event is an exhausting race that requires a large dose of stamina and sustained determination to complete.

Rob Preston, an accomplished orienteer, was the outright winner of the 50km and also first in the open male category. In a very well judged run with an impressively strong finish he broke the course record by two minutes in a time of 3:52:18.

Dan Langelaan finished second in 4:11:20 and was second fastest in the open category followed by Joel Claxton, 4:15:01.

The fastest female in the 50km open category and outright was Katherine Macmillan in 4:27:09. This was the second fastest time in the history of the current 50km course being just 8 minutes outside Sandra Timmer-Arends 2004 record.

Second and third females in the open category were Lucy Bartholomew, 5:36:43 and Anna Orr, 5:48:56.

In the 50km veteran (40 and over) categories first, second and third females were: Gayle Couling, 5:07:04, Eliza Allan, 5:13:14 and Pauline Allan, 5:14:27.

Gayle was also the second fastest female finisher outright.

The first three male Vets were: Chris Bunney, 4:11:52, Robert Clark, 4:16:01 and Rob Sutton, 5:03:22. Chris was also the third fastest male outright. Although less taxing, the 21km trail run was awe-inspiring in its scenic beauty and challenging nature over a route that includes rocky creek crossings, a multitude of fallen logs and branches and a steep 500m climb just after half way.

The first three in the open male section for the 21km were: Shane Davin (second fastest outright), 1:35:59, Sean McGrath, 1:44:07 and Chris MacGregor, 1:44:07.

First, second and third females in the open category were: Kathryn Preston, 1:42:15, Nicole Hauxwell, 1:48:22 and Siobahn Green, 1:56:41

Kathryn was also the fastest female outright and broke the course record and Nicole was second fastest female outright.

Of the 21km veteran categories, the firt three females were: Pia hunter, 1:49:22, Robyn Fletcher, 1:55:12 and Deb Piercy, 1:57:39. Pia was the third fastest female outright as well.

Amongst the veteran males, first, second and third were: Ian Cornthwaite, 1:31:30, Darrel Cross, 1:36:06 and Murray Brady, 1:43:26.

Ian was also the fastest male outright and Darrel the third fastest.

The 10 km course wound up through the hills at the back of Walhalla to the ‘Happy Go Lucky’ mine and back. The common verdict of this course was “bloody hard’ but satisfying.

The fastest three males in the open category for the 10km were:

Tom Werner, 47:56, Daniel Broadbridge, 51:25 and Jason Collins, 53:56. The first three open females were: Carly Hanson, 1:02:33, Sara Beale, 1:05:44 and Sally Hanson, 1:05:56. First to third amongst the males in the open section were: Tom Werner, 47:56, Daniel Broadbridge, 51:25 and Jason Collins, 53:56,

Of the veteran females Lynette Hay was first in 1:03:20 followed by Lisa Hamley, 1:06:03 and Jo Griffiths, 1:06:15. Finally, the quickest three male vets were: Charlie Twomey, 49:52, Neil Firmin, 57:13 and Phil Mayer, 58:49.

Charlie was also the second fastest outright.

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Directors Report:

Another great day at Walhalla on Sunday. The weather gods smiled on us and why not? It is after all God’s Country. Thank you to all the runners who supported the event as a good event only becomes great if it is supported. A big thanks to all who keep coming back every year and are spreading the word. Thank you to the people who made me look like I knew what was going on as they covered my arse. Thank you to Ben Bailey who has apparently set a new standard in course marking the Poverty Point Loop and for giving up time with his family. A BIG BIG thank you to Kylie Murray who was thrown in the deep end and was under the pump all day and her very tolerant children. Without her it would of fallen over. Thank you to Barry and Carol Summersgill to whom I owe so much. Without their support I would have been in really deep s–t. To Margaret Salisbury for the long hours before, during and after the event and putting up with all the crap, some it even from me. Michael Leany of the Walhalla Star Hotel generously supported the run once again. To Shannon Bailey who had an out but came as quick as she could to help a fat old man and her tolerant children. It was pleasing for me to see Sandra Timmer-Arends ,a four time winner, after a long absence have a crack at the 50k. Katherine MacMillan won for a third time and I hope she will be back though I believe she conquered her demons this time around. A great run by Rob Preston to win the 50k by taking the lead in the Bruntons Bridge section. Again a big thank you to all the runners, newbies and those who have been there from the start. It has been a great journey over the last 12 years. Finding the courses, redefining some (not always to the pleasure of some) in the hope of making it a family friendly event. Sometimes the dream has been a nightmare but we have got through. I hope the event will get even bigger. But it will be without me. As in all journeys people eventually reach their destination, and I have reached mine. Thank you all for the good times.

Bruce.

Walhalla 50km as good as it gets

I was never going to do anything else but the 50km at Walhalla even though there were easier options available. For anyone who loves a great physical challenge with a back drop of endless views and historic landmarks then there is nothing better than the Walhalla 50km. Having missed doing the original course last year due to bad weather and with a record of D.N.S., D.N.F. and D.N.S. at my last three Marathons I was hungry to complete this one. 6 Hours, 7 Hours who cares when you are in an environment like this, it is not a race but an adventure. What a day greeted us glorious right from the start. All through the run everybody I talked to who were not locals just kept saying to me how good is this run. They were blown away by the scenery and challengers the run presented them with. Then there was the finish I will never forget. I was on a big high as I plunged down the final hill to Walhalla. I had overcome many obstacles to finally get to the point where I was going to start and finish a long race. As I could see Walhalla down below me I could hear the sounds of bagpipes echoing through the quite valley below. I could not believe my eyes there up on the old tram track was a guy dressed up in his full Scottish Kilt playing the bagpipes. It blew me away I was going to finish to the sounds of bagpipes echoing through this normally quite peaceful valley. It was just another unexpected memory doing great events like this often brings. I would like to thank Bruce for all his hard work over the years that have given me the opportunity and privilege to complete 8 Walhalla 50km. They have given me great memories that will last a lifetime.

There is more to this run than just the run. There is the friendship extended by the regular helpers which has also made this run even more special. There is Barry and Carol at the Thompson River Bridge, Margaret is always a welcome sight at the Brutons Bridge turn off and then Shannon and Ben at the finish. Also the generous hospitality extended by Michael Leaney and the Star Hotel. Congratulations to Barry Higgins for completing his 11th Walhalla 50km and Brian Glover on his 8th Walhalla 50km and 200th Marathon/Ultra. There is only one Walhalla 50km and it is as good as it gets.

Twitey.

I had a great time with the Walhalla Wound-Up 21km yesterday. The trail was fantastic, especially the “hill” coming up from the bridge. The run was very well marked and organized and I couldn’t have asked for a better trail, weather or running companions! If you, or any of the other runners ever make it to Georgia, please visit some fantastic trail running groups around Atlanta:Georgia Ultrarunning and Trail Society (http://www.getguts.com/) or Yeti Trail Runners (http://yetitrailrunners.com/) are two groups I would highly recommend!

Thanks again for the great run and Best Regards,

Thom Sokol

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 Rob’s sensational record breaking run

I’ve been keen to run Walhalla 50km again since I did it two years ago. I really like the course, terrain and history of the area. But with only two weeks til the Aus Sprint and Long Distance O Champs I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to run the full course. Anyway I couldn’t resist and so it was an early, windy drive to Walhalla. It’s a beautiful sunny morning, unlike 2011 which was wet and cold. I lined up with 38 others (not a big event but there is also a 21 and 10km race) and headed out of town. No one took off too quick so I found myself leading, but trying hard not to get into racing mode. The first 9km is a gentle downhill sloping old tram line with tree ferns, some nice views. At the first drink stop one of the guys (Chris Bunney) behind took the lead and quickly build a 100m gap. But after crossing the Old Steel Bridge there are a few fallen trees and landslips and it didn’t take long to catch back up. We were together at the Railway station but he pulled away again up the hill, then descent to Coopers Creek. The climb out of Coopers creek is pretty steep for 3km up to the Walhalla/Tyers Rd, and I was surprised how warm it felt. After crossing the main road (20km) there are a few undulating k’s on a slippery fire road but quick interesting so it didn’t feel like long before I was popping out to the Cowwarr Rd (23.6km). Here I scrolled through my Garmin and found the virtual partner screen and realised I was 5mins in front of my 2011 time. This was a huge confidence boost as I thought I’d been pretty conservative.

The next section to the Old Coach Rd turn off (33km) is probably the easiest, wide dirt road and quite flat. I was planning to run 4.50min/km along here but was pleasantly surprised to GPS showed 4.35min/km and still felt quite comfortable. I also put in the ipod to keep me entertained for the final two hours. Before long I was chatting to Margaret at the 33km CP and slamming down another cola drink and a massive handful of jelly beans. Margaret said I was probably 3 mins behind which didn’t sound too bad. The descent down the old coach road to Brunton’s Bridge is one probably my favourite parts of the course (though its even more fun on a mtb). Nice views and good fast gradient. I crossed the bridge, had another Shotz gel, filled my water bottle and put some electrolyte in. The long climb to Happy Go Lucky was the section that destroyed me in 2011, and my focus had been to try and run this section strongly. I hit the climb hard and thought if I was going to finish 2nd I’d at least go down swinging. After a few km’s I still hadn’t seen the leader Chris.So I was then very surprised to come around a corner and see him have a quick break watering the foliage on the edge of the road. I quickly continued pushing to the limit hoping he wouldn’t recover and hang on. I had my last gel at the 41km drink stop and was wondering now if I could now break 4hrs, something I didn’t believe I could achieve. But the legs still felt awesome and by the time I reached Happy Go Lucky I realised if I just kept a good pace down the last 5km to the finish I could break the previous record of 3hrs54mins. I saw Bruce at the last drink stop but didn’t stop to hat, just a bit of water over the head and then enjoyed the last winding descent to Walhalla. Crossing the finish was a great experience as there were lots of spectators from the shorter races and there seemed to be plenty of visitors in town too. I managed to take 17mins off my 2011 time, and finished in 3hrs52mins18secs. It was one of those days where all the training seemed to pay dividends, and the race plan just fell into place. I would rarely train faster than 4.38mins/km, besides one intervals session and a Harriers race, but somehow kept that up for 50km off road. Perhaps all the coaching advice from Father Ian is finally sinking in! Now I really need a good recovery before Kathryn and I head to Canberra in two weeks’ time for the Orienteering national champs. Thanks to Bruce and the Salisbury/Bailey family for their huge workload putting this event on. It was great to see big numbers this year and I’m sure we can continue to build the event over coming years. And also thanks to Star Hotel for their very generous prizes.

Rob Preston.

2012 – TBC

Results,  2011  Walhalla Wound-up carnival.

10 kilometres “Walhalla town run”: Shane Pettingill 45.36, 1st veteran male; Isaac Van Rhine 49.46,1st open male; Dianna Van Rhine 1.02.45, 1st veteran female; Adrian Crawford 1.18.35, 2nd veteran male; Kathy Cullison 1.19.33, 1st open female.
21 kilometres half-marathon: Peter Cutler 1.28.10, 1st open male; Matt Irons 1.31.05, 2nd open male; Hamish Beaumont 1.34.05 3rd open male; Greg Semmler 1.36.54; Murray Brady 1.39.43, 1st veteran male; Kathryn Ewels 1.43.08, 1st open female; Darrel Cross 1.45.06, 2nd veteran male; Chris Degruyter 1.46.31; Karen Tainton 1.47.16, 1st veteran female; Richard Comber 1.49.50, 3rd veteran male; Robyn Fletcher 1.55.27, 2nd veteran female; Jon Gee 1.57.43; Nick Schilling 1.57.28; Deb Piercy 2.04.28, 3rd veteran female; Ian Hanson 2.10.06; Liz Kenny 2.16.01; Emilie Cutter 2.16.02, 2nd  open female; Julia Thorn 2.18.58; Frazer Faithfull 2.19.33; John Jervis 2.28.11.
50 kilometres trail run: David Staehr 3.54.24, 1st open male; Rob Preston 4.08.59, 2nd open male; Tristan Melchiori 4.51.58, 3rd open male; Luke Perraton 4.56.39; Daniel Horstey 4.56.41; Katherine Macmillan 4.58.54, 1st open female; Scott Tuddenham 5.07.34; Duncan Allen 5.09.25, 1st veteran male; Jamie Smith 5.11.49; Hugh Hunter 5.12.08, 2nd veteran male; Barry Higgins 6.39.40, 3rd veteran male; Ken Lancaster 6.40.28; Nick Thompson 6.46.30; 14 Brian Glover 7.21.11.

 TRARALGON HARRIERS REPORT

 

Sunday 11 September 2011 – 50 km run record broken at Walhalla

Despite horrendous conditions underfoot, Melbourne endurance runner David Staehr ran 50 kilometres in 3 hours 54 minutes to set a new course record in last Sunday’s Walhalla Wound-up trail race.
His 3.54.24 time was inside Trevor Wayth’s 3.57.07 record set in 2008, although slower than John MacKenzie’s 2002 time of 3.51.55 – is not counted as a record as the course was slightly different then.
Staehr sharpened his form for Walhalla by running the iconic 50 km “Tan Ultra” in 3.18, around Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens, in mid-August.
The Alpine Walking Track section of the course was muddy, with fallen trees, boulders and wet undergrowth blocking the narrow pathways, and when the runners reached the main tracks further on the surfaces were also wet and slippery.
Orienteering Australia high performance manager Rob Preston was second to Staehr in 4.08.59, with Tristan Melchiori finishing third in 4.51.58.
The women’s winner was Staehr’s fellow Melburnian, Katherine Macmillan, who improved on her last year’s winning time by three minutes to achieve her goal of breaking the elusive 5-hour mark.
Peter Cutler won the half-marathon race ahead of Matt Irons and Hamish Beaumont. Traralgon Harrier and Australian cross country and orienteering representative Kathryn Ewels was the women’s winner in sixth place overall, with Karen Tainton and Robyn Fletcher next women finishers.
Yallourn North ultra-marathon runner Shane Pettingill won the 10 km event ahead of talented junior Isaac Van Rhine, with Adrian Crawford third. Isaac’s mother Dianna Van Rhine was first women finisher, ahead of Kathy Cullison.
Race director Bruce Salisbury thanked all of the helpers who marked the route and set up and manned drink stations around the tortuous 50 km course.
On behalf of the Traralgon Harriers he also thanked Michael Leaney, proprietor of Walhalla’s Star Hotel, and the hotel staff, for their sponsorship and material support for the running carnival.

Submitted by Barry Higgins

Walhalla Wound-Up 2010:

Walhalla Wound up on a new date with new worries but the same faithful crew to make sure all was well and that I didn’t implode. I thank Richard Comber for carrying a chainsaw and dragging 75 kilos of useless fat for 7k to clear fallen trees enough so that the runners could at least get past them. Ben Bailey for his assistance on the Saturday marking up and dragging the drinks up to the top of the hill for the first drink station. Carol and Barry Summersgill for their assistance at the start area and the drink station at Thompson River and at the finish. Shannon Bailey for the timing and all the other stuff at the finish line. Margaret Salisbury for all the effort and work she put in not only on the day but the weeks leading up to the event. Jemma and Hunter Bailey for allowing me into their world and keeping the shadows at bay and allowing me to sing, dance and be the wicked witch in Walhallas Rotunda as they waited for the boring day to end.
Again I am humbled that these people give up their day to assist me to make your day enjoyable. I was worried because there seemed so few people but then the numbers increased which made me much happier. I think it was the second largest field we have had in the 50k, though the 19k was a little down. The locals cleaned up in this event with our own Peter Evans and Kylie Murray making it two in a row and Harriers featuring strongly in the placings as well.
In the 37k Nick Schilling took out the honours making him the 4th winner of this event with Robyn Fletcher winning for the 5th time in 7 starts.
In the 50k the winning male came all the way from Tasmania just to run this event (how do you feel now “It starts too early and it’s a long drive” local person) while the winning female came from the burbs of Melbourne. The majority of runners were from out of the area with a few returning to what I believe is a beautiful place to run or visit. One person had dragged his wife and children along and roughed it in two twoman tents in the Walhalla camping ground and others had booked accommodation in Walhalla and Rawson just for the event and I believe that they all enjoyed their day. The sad news is that next year the 19 and 37 may well be given the flick as we look at a different format. So once again the gods smiled on us and gave us some perfect weather for running marred only by the few small puddles on the 37 course (ask JJ) and the absence of trees on part of the 50 course. There were some happy runners who ran good times and some runners who ran but most of all there were plenty of good happy runners whom I hope will return to run the Walhalla Wound up. Race Director Bruce Salisbury.

Traralgon Harriers Walhalla Wound-up Sunday 12 September 2010 (media report):

Tasmanian ultra-marathon runner Allan Hood was outright winner of last Sunday’s 50 km Walhalla Wound-up trail race, finishing in 4 hours 10 minutes, 15 minutes ahead of second placed Toby Wiadrowski of Mount Evelyn. After 50 km of slippery rain soaked tracks and steep climbs Joshua Street finished only one minute behind Wiadrowski to claim third place.
Pitted against a strong field of endurance runners from across Victoria Hood flew across Bass Strait from his hometown Hobart to win at his first attempt. Katherine MacMillan of Park Orchards won the women’s section ahead of Michelle Donnelly, the first woman veteran home.
Traralgon runner Nick Schilling broke the three-hour barrier to win the 37 km event in horrific muddy conditions, ahead of Melbourne siblings Stuart and Craig Elliott who ran, and finished, together. Robyn Fletcher, also from the city, won the women’s section for the fifth time in seven starts, with local Madelon Lane the first woman veteran.
Toongabbie’s Peter Evans was first outright in the 19 km race, ahead of Kylie Murray, closely followed by Nick Macreadie and David Griffiths who crossed the line together two minutes behind Murray.
Murray was outstanding, with her outright second over the 19 kilometres course winning her the women’s division for the second successive year. Kate Scarlett was next placed woman – outpacing her father John – ahead of Tyers resident Sue Elsdon and this year’s Traralgon marathon winner Jenny Northe.
The 50 km runner-up Toby Wiadrowski, who’s training partner and younger brother Jordan was fourth in the 37 km event, said they enjoyed running through the delightful mountain country around Walhalla.
“The track-marking was excellent, and the facilities provided were very supportive,” he said. The three events began and finished in front of Walhalla’s Star Hotel, with hotel owner Michael Leaney firing the pistol for the joint start.
Race director Bruce Salisbury expressed the Traralgon Harriers thanks to Mr Leaney for strongly supporting the Walhalla Wound-up over its nine years. Barry Higgins:

Walhalla Snippets:

Outstanding performances: Apart from the performances of Peter, Kylie and Nick there were many other winners on the day and their deeds need to be highlighted.
Ken Lancaster: I passed Ken at the 27km mark and he looked in a bad way. To have continued on and finished this race must have taking a lot of courage and determination.
David Styles: David completed his 8th Walhalla 50km only missing out on one. Kevin Cassidy: A legend of Ultra Marathons Kevin hasn’t run one since completing his 6th Walhalla 50km in 2007. He actually has only started getting back into running recently. He entered the 19km but at the 12km drink station decided to press on and do the 37km. At the top of the hill he decided dame it went pass the 37km turn around and completed his 7th Walhalla 50km run.
Rob Embelton: A club legend at Ultra marathon running with a chequered career. Rob hasn’t run much lately but was making a come back at Walhalla where he has completed 5 Walhalla 50km events. Unfortunately rolled his ankle and couldn’t continue after 12km hopefully he will be back again.
Brian Glover: A legend of 110 pure Marathons all walked, he completed his 8th Walhalla 50km.
Sue Elsdon: Took a tumble in the 19km event and badly gashed her knee. This didn’t stop her continuing and running a great race.
Alisha Twite: Coming back after her second knee reconstruction she hadn’t ran more than 5km since starting back. She remembered the 19km as being a fantastic experience and was determined to complete it. Did well to do it all by herself in under 3 hours.
Madelone Lane: What a tough trooper she is turning out to be. GOR Half Marathon, Traralgon Marathon, Prom Country Challenge and now the 37km at Walhalla:
Memorable Moments: Running the first 12km with Shane chatting all the way encouraging all the other runners and yelling abuse at Des when we got the chance. The 12km drink station is always a great place for a chat and to catch up with Barry and Carol Summersgill. They have been doing this job for years and Barry is always good with the gab. The 33km drink station where that champion of helpers Margaret Salisbury has positioned her self for the last 9 years to make sure all the runners go the right way and is always ready to hand out food and drink to often dazed and disorientated runners. It is always great to make it to here and catch up with Margaret. Playing Chicken with a Bus wasn’t a great way to finish a 50km run but I survived.

Walhalla Wound up Results 2010:

19 Km.
1/ Peter Evans 1.20.51 1st VM 1st outright, 2/ Kylie Murray 1.27.40 1st OF 1st outright Female, 3/ Nick Macreadie 1.29.34 1st OM, 4/ David Griffiths 1.29.34 2nd VM, 5/ Stephen McLeod 1.33.06 2nd OM, 6/ Richard Comber 1.38,17 3rd VM, 7/ Matt Irons 1.39.10 3rd OM,8/ Brett Kennedy 1.40.07, 9/ Kate Scarlett 1.42.15 2nd OF, 10/ Sue Elston 1.44.38 1st VF, 11/ Jenny North 1.45.04 2nd VF, 12/ Jason Mulvogue 1.45.04, 13/ Jenny Mitchell 1.45.08 3rd VF, 14/ Des Paynter 1.45.30, 15/ Ben Bailey 1.45.30, 16/ Allen Timmer-Arends 1.45.41, 17/ Kellie Shandley 1.52.43 3rd OF, 18/ Fraser Faithfull 1.54.57, 19/ Mark Peek 1.59.07, 20/ John Scarlett 2.02.55, 21/ Janita Keating 2.07.51, 22/ Alisha Twite 2.58.12.   37Km
1/ Nick Schilling 2.56.15 1st OM, 2/ Stuart Elliot 3.17.25 2nd OM, 3/ Craig Elliott 3.17.25 1st VM, 4/ Jordan Wiadrowski 3.33.07 3rd OM, 5/ Robyn Fletcher 3.35.53 1st OF, 6/ Craig George 3.55.40 7/ John Jervis 4.41.37 2nd VM, 8/ Madelon Lane 4.50.55 1st VF:   50Km.
1/ Allan Hood 4.10.36 1st Outright 1st VM, 2/ Toby Waidrowski 4.26.51 1st OM, 3/ Josh Street 4.28.04 2nd OM, 4/ Ian Twite 4.33.21 2nd VM, 5/ Peter Bignell 4.42.13 3rd VM, 6/ Shane Pettingill 4.44.21, 7/ Myles Bouvier-Baird 4.54.22 3rd OM, 8/ Peter Mulins 4.55.18, 9/ Kathrine MacMillan 5.02.01 1st OF, 10/ Rob Sutton 5.02.11, 11/ Scott Mitchell 5.13.01, 12/ Toby McKinnon 5.31.23 13/ Kevin Cassidy 5.39.53 14/ Robert Boyce 5.43.34, 15/ Dave Styles 5.44.24, 16/ David Hughes 5.55.02, 17/ Michelle Donnelly 6.15.37 1st VF 18/ Mark Falls 6.15.38 19/ Barry Higgins 6.17.01 20/ Brian Glover 6.51.33, 21/ Ken Lancaster  6.52.50. 22/ Rob Embleton Retired Injured.

2009 – TBC

7th Annual Walhalla Wound-up
Sunday May 11th 2008
50km, 37km & 19km Mountain Trail Runs.

19km Results
Pl Name Time Category Place
1 John MacKenzie 1:18:21 1st Open Male
2 Bert Pelgrim 1:19:45 1st Vet Male
3 Chris Joustra 1:22:23 2nd Vet Male
4 Shane Pettingill 1:22:37 2nd Open Male
5 Luke Yeatman 1:24:15 3rd Open Male
6 Morgan Tucker 1:28:10 3rd Vet Male
7 Keith Tomholt 1:28:13
8 June Petrie 1:29:24 1st Overall & Vet Female
9 Shane Moon 1:30:26
10 Stephen McLeod 1:31:38
11 Richard Lowe 1:36:53
12 Lee Rice 1:37:13
13 Norm Lasara 1:38:44
14 Simon Masselli 1:41:41
15 Lisa Luckie 1:42:09 2nd Vet Female
16 John Kennedy 1:42:52
17 Chris Ballie 1:43:03
18 Cairen Hunter 1:44:56 1st Open Female
19 Anna Orr 1:45:05 2nd Open Female
20 Fraser Faithful 1:46:02
21 Kristi Davidson 1:47:36 3rd Open Female
22 Nick Schilling 1:52:00
23 Alan Timmer-Arends 1:52:05
24 Bridget Rutherford 1:52:12
25 Curtis Lloyd Webb 1:53:01
26 Sue Eldson 1:53:06 3rd Vet Female
27 Ian Heafield 1:53:28
28 Ron Purcell 2:03:11
29 Rose Spicer 2:03:55
30 Dianna Schneider 2:03:55
31 David Jones 2:11:07
32 Jacky O’Sullivan 2:12:57
33 Angie Gilchrist 2:12:57
34 Erin Schilling 2:14:17
35 Paula Pettingill 2:18:17
36 Ros Matheson 2:34:35
37 Belinda Issell 2:34:37
38 Graham Smith 2:41:54
39 Paul Aston 2:58:39
40 Bill Rutherford 3:19:21
37km Results
Pl Name Time Category Place
1 Darrel Cross 2:43:15 1st Overall & Vet Male
2 Stewart Elliot 2:46:41 1st Open Male
3 Robyn Hodge 3:22:18 2nd Open Male
4 Sandra Timmer-Arends 3:22:43 1st Overall & Vet Female
5 Robyn Fletcher 3:27:39 1st Open Female
6 Carol Anne Lancaster 3:55:40
7 Allan Green 3:59:07 2nd Vet Male
50km Results
Pl Name Time Category Place
1 Trout Wayth 3:57:07 1st Open Male
2 Julian Callahan 4:07:27 1st Vet Male
3 Stephen Callahan 4:09:28 Equal 2nd Vet Male
4 Greg Love 4:09:28 Equal 2nd Vet Male
5 John Duck 4:17:47 3rd Vet Male
6 Rob Grey 4:17:56
7 Paul Monks 4:22:40 2nd Open Male
8 Sean Williams 4:25:20 3rd Open Male
9 Lochlan Frazier 4:44:02
10 IanTwite 4:46:02
11 Ian Clarke 4:46:51
12 Richard Comber 5:06:13
13 Kelly Duhig 5:06:40
14 Maureen Wilson 5:06:15 1st Overall & Vet Female
15 Kevin Smart 5:07:37
16 Sharon Scholtz 5:21:22 1st Open Female
17 Bruce Salisbury 5:22:35
18 David Styles 5:31:49
19 Mark Peek 5:51:12
20 Barry Higgins 6:04:34
21 Ken Lancaster 6:06:40
22 Sue Smart 6:22:56 2nd Vet Female
23 Brian Glover 6:41:24
24 Peter Gray 9:54:26

WALHALLA WOUND UP May 13th 2007

Walhalla 50km Results
Pos Name Time Overall Position
1 Trout (Trevor) Wayth 4:07:21 (CR) 1st Open Male & Outright Male Winner.
2 Siri Terjesen 4:45:14 1st Open Female & Outright Female Winner .
3 Sandra Timmer-Arends 4:45:14 1st Veteran Female.
4 Chris Wight 4:59:04 2nd Open Male.
5 Paul Monks 5:00:19 3rd Open Male.
6 Kelvin Marshall 5:01:54 1st Veteran Male.
7 Robert Boyce 5:11:38 2nd Veteran Male.
8 Steve Hyde 5:30:55 3rd Veteran Male.
9 Peter Mullins 5:33:22
10 David Styles 5:34:50
11 Matthew Franke 5:35:52
12 Robert Embelton 5:46:57
13 Kevin Cassidy 6:06:07
14 Sharen Callister 6:09:46 2nd Veteran Female.
15 Brian Glover 6:36:19
16 Barry Higgins 6:40:45
17 Trevor Marsh 7:08:00
18 Peter Gray 10:38:12
19 Richard Comber D.N.F.
20 Bruce Salisbury D.N.F.
Walhalla 37km Results
Pos Name Time Overall Position
1 Daryl Cross 2:43:39 1st Vet Male & Outright Male Winner.
2 Stuart Elliot 2:49:11 1st Open Male..
3 Robin Fletcher 3:26:39 (CR) 1st Open Female & Outright Female Winner .
4 Steve McLeod 3:30:48 2nd Open Male.
5 Deb Piercy 3:42:27 1st Veteran Female.
6 Leanne Keating 3:42:27 2nd Open Female.
7 Carolanne Leiceste 3:52:17 3rd Open Female.
8 Ed Steenbergen 4:10:19 3rd Open Male.
Walhalla 19km Results
Pos Name Time Overall Position
1 Bert Pelgrim 1:17:10 (CR) 1st Vet Male & Outright Male Winner.
2 Greg Semmler 1:21:06 1st Open Male..
3 Ian Cornthwaite 1:22:31 2nd Veteran Male.
4 Jeremy Mannix 1:23:50 2nd Open Male.
5 June Petrie 1:24:45 (CR) 1st Vet Female & Outright Female Winner .
6 Murray Brady 1:24:49 3rd Open Male.
7 Jeff Van Den Brand 1:28:24 3rd Veteran Male.
8 Rob Semmler 1:29:06
9 Daniel Sinclair 1:29:14
Walhalla 19km Results
Pos Name Time Overall Position
10 Neil Griffiths 1:30:34
11 Lynda McRae 1:31:13 1st Open Female.
12 Nick Schilling 1:34:49
13 Ben Bailey 1:35:50
14 Keith Hmieleski 1:36:27
15 Matthew McKendry 1:37:42
16 Michael Kohorty 1:37:42
17 Lee Rice 1:37:59
18 Nick Manning 1:38:01
19 Lavinnia Petrie 1:44:32 2nd Veteran Female.
20 Lisa Luckie 1:44:52 2nd Open Female.
21 Kristi Davidson 1:44:53 3rd Open Female.
22 Fraser Faithful 1:44:58
23 Kim Essex 1:47:00
24 Anna Cardillo 1:47:24
25 Bianca Craddock 1:47:24
26 Andrea Henderson 1:49:15
27 Sue Eldson 1:49:07 3rd Veteran Female.
28 Louise McMahon 1:50:56
29 David Jones 1:54:17
30 Wayne Gilmour 1:55:54
31 Shane Worthington 1:56:48
32 Carmel Quirk 2:02:25
33 Annie Schiefer 2:06:09
34 Rod Atkinson 2:06:09
35 John Jervis 2:08:16
36 Paula Lucas 2:17:27
37 Ros Matheson 2:19:02
38 Erin Schilling 2:20:45
39 Fay Tomholt 2:21:28
40 Paul Ashton 2:24:08
41 Rachael Nuttal 2:25:41
42 Greg Rose 3:02:37
43 Rosie Spicer 3:13:07
44 Rachael Taylor 3:17:31
45 Graham Smith 3:46:59
46 Jenny Prucsino NTR
47 Lee Graham NTR

50km Event
Male Winners
2006- Kelvin Marshall 4:18:05.
2006- Sandra Timmer-Arends 4:28:31.

37km Event:
2006- Roger Maximiw 3:05:03, Robyn Fletcher 3:39:17.

19km Event:
2006- Luke Yeatman 1:23:02, Female Cindy Neilsen 1:28:56 (Course Record)

WALHALLA WOUND UP May 8th 2005

Sunday 8th of May 2005 dawned a cold, foggy morning promising a chilly start to the race. The skies soon cleared providing fine perfect conditions again for this years event. My luck was against me though and a bad case of tonsillitis meant I would have to be a reluctant spectator. Probably good for me though because as a runner you sometimes take for granted the work some people put in to make a run successful. I stood in awe of the commitment of Bruce’s wife Margaret, daughter Shannon, son in law Ben, friends Barry and Carol Summersgill, Belinda Issell. Geoff Duffell and nephew Letch with girl friend Catherine as they forged a committed bunch of Marshal’s, Timekeepers and Drink station operators. Combined this with the enthusiasm of race director Bruce Salisbury and the support and sponsorship of the Star Hotel proprietor Michael Leaney and all the Walhalla townspeople and it becomes a memorable event for everyone. The setting was always going to make it a great event but with the addition of top runners like Mike Wheatley, Mal Grimmet and Tim Cochrane. Add them to the list of regulars, which included Sandra Timmer-Arends, Roger Maximiw, Kelvin Marshall and Darrell Cross there was also going to me some great racing. Also not forgetting the ultra Marathon regular characters in Kevin Cassidy, Rob Embelton and Bruce Salisbury and I found myself starting to feel comfortable about enjoying being a spectator.

19km event.
With course record holder Bert Pelgrim, pumped up youngster Matt Mullens and last years winner Dan Kirby toeing the line for this race it was always going to be a fast race. I stood ¾ of the way up the Mormon track hill at about the 6km mark where the runners cross on their way to Poverty Point Bridge . It was a good place to view how the race was going. Bert Pelgrim looked in magnificent form as he led them past with Tim Cochrane (50km) and Darrel Cross (37km) not far behind. It was good to stand here and give support and cheek to all the runners as they went past. After the last two went through which was my wife and daughter I had time to gallop down too the bottom of the hill and with a giggle direct the 19km runners back up the hill after they crossed the Thompson river bridge on the main road. Again Bert Pelgrim looked good and I felt his own course record was in danger. Matt Mullens was doing a good job, as was Dan Kirby. New runner to the club Richard Clavarino was also putting a top run in and certainly looks like making a good runner. In the females it was great to see Australian Mountain running team member June Petrie back running and moving well out in front. Deanne Nobbs was putting in a good chase as was our own Deb Piercy. It was great to see the smile on everyone’s faces but I couldn’t see their expressions when they turned the corner and saw the hill climb they faced. I did hear a few swear though. Bert Pelgrim went on to smash his own course record and his wife June Petrie the winning female was also thought to have set a new record. A check of June’s official time against Peta’s course record showed her 12 seconds short of making it a record breaking double for her and Bert.

Results 19km event.

1. Bert Pelgrim 1:17:25 (1 st Vet Male), 2. Matthew Mullens 1:23:44 (1 st Open Male), 3. Dan Kirby 1:25:44 (2 nd Open Male), 4.Richard Clavarino (3 rd Open Male), 5. June Petrie (1 st Open Female), 6.Nick Manning 1:29:32 (2 nd Vet Male), 7. Peter Bignell 1:29:49 (3 rd Vet Male), 8. Benjamin Bailey 1:31:58, 9. Stephen McLeod 1:33:08, 10. Shinichi Taniguchi 1:35:40, 11. Deanne Nobbs 1:36:52 (2 nd Open Female), 12. Deb Piercy 1:38:39 (1 st Vet Female), 13.Gary Hughes 1:41:01,14. Ruth Butter 1:41:35 (3 rd Open Female), 15. Rob Donaldson 1:42:56, 16. Maureen Wilson 1:43:22, 17. Rod Atkinson 1:43:30, 18. Warren Harriss 1:46:03, 19. Cathy Philo 1:46:21, 20. Kim Essex 1:46:39, 21. Ian Heafield 1:49:40, 22. Leanne Knights 1:50:58 (2 nd Vet Female), 23. Tony McEntee 1:54:15, 24. Carmel Quirk 1:55:43 (3 rd Vet Female), 25. Sharyn Fitzgerald 1:58:21, 26. John Jervis 1:59:42, 27. Peter Grixti 2: 05:55 , 28. Pauline Lindsay 2: 06:38 , 29. Nathan Jones 2: 17:01 , 30. Denise Strang 2:37:56, 31. Jenny Pruscino 2:38:03, 32. Marissa Schill 2:38:04, 33. Denise Twite 2:49:58, 34. Alisha Twite 2:49:58.

Winners of Star Hotel Accommodation Packages.

Fastest Male Bert Pelgrim , Fastest Female June Petrie and lucky finisher Peter Bignell.

After watching all the 19km runners come through I waited under the bridge to see how the 37km and 50km runners were going. I was not surprised to see Darrell Cross well out in front. Darrel who has won the whole three 37km events contested has been in awesome form this year. When I said to him early in the week that there were some good runners coming to try and knock him off he just said bring them on. Not far behind was leading 50km runner Mike Wheatley with a fair gap to 37km runners Mal Grimmet and Roger Maximiw. Interest now was to get back to the finish and see how much Darrel would knock of his record he looked in awesome form. Sure enough he came across the line nearly 9 minutes under his own course record and 16 minutes in front of the next 37km runner. In the females last years winner Robyn Fletcher broke her own course record by 19 seconds and just finished in front of the fast improving Louise McMahon.

37km Results-

1. Darrel Cross 2:31:59 (1 st Open Male), 2. Mal Grimmet 2:47:53 (2 nd Open Male), 3. Roger Maximiw 2:49:29 (3 rd Open Male), 4. Robyn Fletcher 3:28:38 (1 st OpenFemale), 5. Louise McMahon 3:29:31 (1 st Vet Female), 6. Cameron Gillies 3:36:00, 7. Ken Lancaster 4:10:42 (1 st Vet Male), 8. Mark Peek 4: 10:42 , 9. Russell Mullens 4:12:38 (2 nd Male Vet), 10. Claudia Boyles 4:30:23, 11. Bob Bickett 4:52:58 (3 rd VetMale), 12. Nicole Morrison 5: 03:07 (3 rd Open Female), 13. Ros Nicolson 5:03:07 (3 rd Vet Female), 14. Matthew Franke DNF.

Winners of Star Hotel Accommodation Packages.

Fastest Male Darrel Cross, Fastest Female Robyn Fletcher and lucky finisher Cameron Gillies.

I guess the good part about Brutons Bridge being closed was the 50km runners would came past the finish line at the 37km mark. This was good for spectators but tempting for some of the 50km runners to pull out. Also being hopefully a one off emergency course it was disappointing to not be able to include Mike Wheatley’s time as a new course record. He was certainly flying and was back finished before the likes of Bruce and Rob came past at the 37km mark. Mike is a sensational ultra marathon runner and looks in great shape to lead the Australian team in the world 100km championships in Japan in June. Sandra Timmer-Arends team’s mate of Mikes 10 years ago at the 100km World titles in France won her third female title in a row. Robert Gray also ran a good race coming in less than 4hours. Kelvin Marshall came storming into town with one of the biggest sprint finishes to a 50km run you would ever see. The whole town stood and cheered and one onlooker asked me how far he had run. When I said 50km he couldn’t believe someone could still run like that after running that far. Brian Glover put in another top effort walking the whole event.

 

A Big thank you to all the helpers from Sunday especially Margaret Salisbury, Carol and Barry Summersgill, Shannon and Ben Bailey, Geoff Duffell, Belinda Issell, Letch and Girlfriend Catherine. Race Director Bruce Salisbury and Mike Leaney and Star Hotel Walhalla for their sponsorship and support.

Roger Maximiw wins Back to Back Wahalla 50km In Walhalla Wound-Up 2nd Way 2004.

50km. Event.

Roger Maximiw ran his second 50km event in two weeks to win the Walhalla Wound-Up for the second year running. He didn’t have it so easy though as he struggled near the end Sandra Timmer-Arends in setting a new female record nearly ran him down. Sandra broke last year’s record by over 15mins to finish outright second. Kelvin Marshall kept his consistent record by finishing third. Unfortunately Warren Hoist was an early casualty with a sprain ankle and with Ian Twite and Ernie Hartley taking a spill we were lucky there was only one starter who failed to complete the course.

50k – 1. Roger Maximiw (1 st Vet) 4.16.02, 2. Sandra Timmer-Arends (1st Open Female) 4.19.02, 3. Kelvin Marshall (1st Open Male) 4.21.40, 4. Ian Twite (2nd Vet) 4.31.40, 5. Steve Hyde (3rd Vet) 4.50.41, 6. Matt Franke (2nd Open Male) 4.58.52, 7. David Styles 5.00.40, 8. Kevin Cassidy 5.01.08, 9. Rob Embelton 5.27.37, 10. John Dobson 5.30.39, 11. Barry Higgins 5.46.44, 12. Bruce Salisbury 5.40.04, 14. Ernie Hartley 6.25.47.

37km. Event:

Darrel Cross made it three in a row but was 10mins outside his course record set last year. Jacques Coetzee made a welcome return back to racing finishing second with Danny Schranz finishing third. Robyn Flether set a new female record to win the open female section. Richard Comber finished fifth with Penny and Neil Burgess winning the Veteran sections.

37km. Results:

1. Daryl Cross (1st Open Male) 2.50.12, 2. Jaceques Coetzee (2nd Open Male) 3.00.10, 3. Danny Schranz (3rd Open Male) 3.28.57, 4. Robyn Flether (1st Open Female) 3.28.57, 5. Richard Comber, 3.36.00, 6. Penny Burgess (1st Vet Female) 3.39.52, 7. Neil Burgess (1st Vet Male) 3.39.53.

19km. Event.

Dan Kirby led a large field of runner’s home in the 19km race to record the fastest time ever record for that event. David Panton also recorded a good time with Jeff Van Den Brand and Warren Harriss also running well. Fastest female was Winni FiField with Karen Tainton, Karen O’Keefe and Louise McMahon also running good times.

19km . Results:

1. Dan Kirby (1st Open Male) 1.24.22, 2. David Panton (1st Vet Male) 1.26.24, 3. Jeff Van Den Brand (2nd Open Male) 1.31.02, 4. Warren Harriss (3rd Open Male) 1.34.44, 5. Winni Fifield (1st Open Female) 1.37.01, 6. Karen Tainton (1st Vet Female) 1.38.15, 7. Neil Griffiths 1.39.10, 8. Andrew Wear 1.43.48, 9. Ian Heafield (2nd Vet Male) 1.43.59, 10. Karen O’Keefe (2nd Vet Female) 1.46.02, 11. Louise McMahon (3rd Vet Female) 1.48.18, 12. Ken Lancaster (3rd Vet Male) 1.49.12, 13. Stephen McLeod 1.54.31, 14. Lee Graham 1.55.06, 15. David Graham 1.55.07, 16. Nicole Morrison (2nd Open Female) 1.55.12, 17. Fiona Straffon (3rd Open Female) 1.56.28, 18. Mark Peek 1.58.08, 19. Elaine Coetzee 1.58.51, 20. Nathan Jones 2.02.41, 21. Sandra Stewart 2.03.20, 22. Jenny Pruscino 2.06.27, 23. Wayne Gilmour 2.09.28, 24. Matthew McKendry 2.10.32, 25. Mick Bridle 2.13.43, 26. Ros Nicholson 2.15.56, 27. Claudia Cooke 2.21.42, 28. Christine Bourchie 2.21.42, 29. Sandra Howorth 2.27.30, 30. Denise Strang 2.36.13, 31. Belinda Issell 2.36.13, 32. Fay Tomholt 2.36.13.

SUNDAY 4th MAY 2003

Roger Maximiw continues to grow in stature.
In only its second year the Walhalla Wound-up is showing signs that it will become one of Traralgon Harriers most successful events. The brainchild of club member Bruce Salisbury he has gained the support of the local town folk of Walhalla and the event can only get better. Mike Leaney the proprietor of the famous Star Hotel again was right behind the event giving away accommodation packages to the main winners. Set in the picturesque hills of the famous historic gold fields of Walhalla the race takes in many famous sites. The 50km, 37km and 19km events take in the historical areas of the Poverty Point (old steel) bridge, Coopers Creek and Bruntons Bridge as well of the township of Walhalla.

Mike Leaney sent the 54 runners of at 8:00 A.M. with Roger Maximiw 50km and Darrel Cross 37km taking off with a real purpose. There were several early casualties trying hard to win the much prized arrows given to Roger Maximiw and Ian Twite at the start of the race for becoming totally lost last year. Early contenders were Jodie Healey, Rod Aitkison and Richard Comber but none of their efforts could compare with those of Fay Tomholt and Belinda Issell. Be sure to be there next year girls as I expect a special award will be given to you both. Roger Maximiw made good use of his arrow by winning the 50km event in 4:12:12. His time a little slower than John MacKenzie’s time last year but I believe the course may be a little tougher and longer due to the cutting out the 4 or 5km ran along the bitumen road last year. Not that this spoils the event it probably makes it better because who wants to go bush and run on a bitumen road. Roger has added this event to his Victorian 50km Track title and Australian 100km road title. Champion ultra marathoner Kelvin Marshall was second with Matt Franke third. Australian 50km record holder Sandra Timmer-Arends made a strong return to ultra Marathon running winning the female section in 4:34:36. Ian Twite was the first veteran male winner from Dennis Stevens and Ian Fromholtz with Bruce Salisbury the only one of the 15 starters not to finish.
Former Traralgon Marathon winner Darrel Cross blitz the field winning the 37km event in 2:40:45. Top Triathlete Jason Cheers was second with Richard Comber third. In the veteran section 60 year old Rodney Goodwin was too good winning in 3:36:08 from Ken Lancaster and Steve Hyde. Penny Burgess took out the open women’s and veteran women’s in 3:47:07. 13 runners contested the 37km section.
Veteran Bert Pilgrim led the field home in the 19km event winning in 1:20:42 from Keith Tomholt and Rod Aitkinson. In the open section top Junior Matthew Mullens ran 1:27:00 to beat Nick Manning and Nick Schilling. In the open females it was another top junior Peta Mullens who ran 1:29:12 to beat June Petrie and Kerryn Flatt. In the veteran females top veteran athlete Lavinia Petrie ran 1:49:52 to beat Denise Twite and Jenny Prucsino.
Sean Quinlan from Zimbabwe ran the 50km event in 5:21:30.

50Km Winners
Results 50km:- Open Male Roger Maximiw 4:12:12, Kelvin Marshall 4:18:53 ,
Matt Franke 4:34:35, Peter Gray 7:08:13, Open Female; Sandra
Timmer-Arends 4:34:36, Veteran Male Ian Twite 4:54:27, Dennis Stevens
4:56:31, Ian Fromholtz 4:57:55, David Styles 4:59:11, Rob Embleton
5:04:41, Kevin Cassidy 5:13:56, Sean Quinlan 5:21:30 Zimbabwe, Barry
Higgins 5:46:22, Ernie Hartley 6:04:02, Bruce Salisbury DNF.

37Km Winners
37km:- Open Male Darrel Cross 2:40:45, Jason Cheers 3:17:56, Richard
Comber 3:26:34, Neil Griffiths 3:27:51, Danny Schranz 3:35:52, David
Jerram 3:42:13,
Veteran Male Rod Goodwin 3:36:08, Ken Lancaster 3:59:11, Steve Hyde
4:05:36, Neil Burgess 3:47:07, Russell Mullens 4:26:45, Brian Kelly 4:40:15.Veteran Female Penny Burgess 3:47:07.

19Km Winners
19km:- Open Male Matt Mullens 1:27:00, Nick Manning 1:30:17, Nick Shilling
1:30:33, Allen Timmer-Arends 1:32:01, Geoff Ludemann 1:45:46,David Graham
1:53:53, Dale Ingleton 3:03:7. Open Female Peta Mullens 1:29:12, June
Petrie 1:30:55, Kerryn Flatt 1:32:40, Jodi Healey 1:45:46, Lee Graham
1:53:53, Bridget Rutherford 1:57:02, Sandra Stewart 2:03:18, Kathryn
Timmins 2:04:20, Claudia Cooke 2:15:36, Veteran Male Bert Pelgrim 1:20:42,
Keith Tomholt 1:29:45, Rod Atkinson, 1:51:26, Nick Bridle 2:00:45, Bill
Rutherford 2:03:52, Veteran Female Lavina Petrie 1:49:52, Denise Twite 2:04:20, Jenny Pruscino 2:04:20.
Lost Wally Club Belinda Issell and Fay Tomholt.

 

Walhalla 50 km Trail Race…….Australia
Sunday May 5th 2002

Results
1.John Mackenzie 3:51:55
2.Nigel Aylott 4:28:29
3.Robert Embleton 4:42:34
4.Kelvin Marshall 4:44:36
5.David Styles 4:47:01
6.Garry Wilson 5:04:12
7.Kevin Cassidy 5:23:53
8.Lee Graham [F] 5:25:33
9.Bruce Salisbury 5:27:48
10.Barry Higgins 5:41:33
11.Ian Fromholtz 5:51:34
12.Ernie Hartley 5:57:18
13.Peter Gray 6:37:07
14.Stan Miskin 7:29:30
DNF. Ian Twite [got lost]

Report by Kevin Cassidy

Just a three hour drive east of Melbourne lies the beautiful and
historic goldmining township of Walhalla with a history dating back to
the mid 1800’s. Nestled in the valleys at the south end of the Baw Baw
national park, Walhalla has undergone a restoration over the last eight
years that has recaptured its former glory. Even the old miners train
has been restored and now runs over a short rail link to the Thompson
River.

Bruce Salisbury and the Traralgon Harriers [along with Bruce’s long
suffering wife, Margaret!] organised an excellent event. 15 runners
lined up in the 50km with another 17 tackling the 37km or 19km options.

The course was as scenic as you could get. Running out of Walhalla past
the old mines via the old tramway trail, across the historic Poverty
Point Bridge to the imposing Thompson River. The old rail trail then
takes you through some beautiful forests to the historic Coopers Creek
Township before crossing the historic [again] Bruntons Bridge before a
10km climb to the summit of the ridge. The final kilometres are similar
to the finish at the Six Foot Track event in that you drop steeply into
the small township below before a very sharp turn in the final 100
metres. The warm sunny weather added to the day and the course was very
well marked, however Ian Twite managed to get himself lost and his
Traralgon Harriers “friends” have promised not to let him forget it!!

Nigel Aylott got the “Gong” award for turning up late and missing the
start by 40 minutes…”I took a wrong turn on the way here” he said
flatly as he ran past me at the 30km mark. Stan Miskin [76 years young]
provided some entertainment when he toed the starting line with his
hands and knees covered in bandages and scars. Stan finally admitted
that he had had a fall during the week when he was walking in his local
suburb and found a “Hopscotch” drawn on the footpath..Stan just couldn’t
help himself.”I made it all the way to the final hop before I lost my
balance” he laughed..”I should know better at my age!”

The inaugural Walhalla 50 was as good as any event that I had been to in
many years and is well worth the trip to Gippsland. Michael Leaney of
the Star Hotel kindly provided showers and a variety of prizes as well
as taking a number of photos that will appear in the next “Ultramag”. If
you are heading to Walhalla at any time, make sure you look up Michael
or visit their website at www.starhotel.com.au

Walhalla Woundup 5th May 2002.
You sick puppy was all I could say to John as I picked him up at 6:20 A.M. Sunday morning to drive to Walhalla for Bruce’s Walhalla Woundup. Why would you even contemplate running 50km after spending all Saturday down Melbourne the day before racing the first Cross-Country of the A.V. winter season. Simple we are loyal clubmen and we love bush running so the opportunity to have a Sunday run in the bush was not going to be passed up. Sure we could choose the lesser distances of 37km and 19km. The thought may have passed through our minds but it was never really going to be an issue. John and I both felt that it was important that in its first year we supported fellow club member Bruce by doing the long event. Everything went perfect the weather was brilliant a good crowd of runners turned up. At the start everyone was chirpy and the atmosphere was great as we rolled along the trail above the sleepy town of Walhalla with its great views. It was very much this for the next 6km to 8km enjoying the views and having a good chat as we rolled along. John and several others had taken off ahead and I started to think about getting a move on. I picked up a bit to see how I felt. Yes not bad I will cruise along at this pace until the two hour mark and then if I still feel good I will give it a belting for the third hour then cruise for the last hour and a bit until I finish. Plan goes well pass another runner and at the two-hour mark I pick it up a bit more. Good running now though open bitumen road leading onto a wide soft dirt road with steady flat terrain. I pass Kelvin who is suffering from a sore ankle and running 84km the previous weekend. Only John in front of me now but I am use to that. Plan goes well as I approach the three-hour mark I am well past the 33km mark and heading down towards Bruttons Bridge. I am feeling pretty good, enjoying the scenery and figure I will be in Walhalla just under the 4hr 30min mark. Then it all went wrong. Forgot to look at the map. Now Leanne Mullens will tell you it is useless me looking at a map because I cannot read one. I may have taken many a wrong turn when people have followed me on some endless circuits around the countryside looking for our running destinations. The likes of John & Tina, Rob & Leanne and Sandra & Al will tell you it is usually the road signs or maps we had used. This time I hadn’t looked at the map so I made the wrong turn and got totally bushed. Being lost running is different than driving because you get tired. So I was a tired soul when I made it back to the main road about an hour and half later. Fortunately Sandra and Al came from the opposite direction because I was not having much luck hitch hiking back to Walhalla. I wasn’t disappointed about getting lost it happens and it was my own fault I just wish I had been able to finish such a great race. Now I will still have to wait five years to be a Wally.
Results– Open Female 19km 1st Bridget Rutherford 1:58:27, 2nd Nicole Austin 2:23:12.
Open Male 19km 1st Graham Challice 1:42:07, 2nd Neil Burgess 1:47:14, 3rd David Arnup 2:10:28.
19km Vet Males 1st Rob Donaldson 1:46:56, 2nd Ken Lancaster 1:53:01, 3rd Steve Eagle 1:54:11, 4th Peter Gritxi 2:00:13, 5th Bill Rutherford 2:45:54.
Open 37km Males 1st Darrel Cross 2:44:30, 2nd Matt Frankie 2:59:59, 3rd Richard Comber 3:02:15, 4th Neil Griffiths 3:16:51, 5th Roger Maximiw 3:20:44#
#Roger also took a wrong turn when sitting in second place he probably ran his first Marathon.
37km Vets 1st Denis Stevens 3:16:51, 2nd Brian Glover 4:44:00.
Open 50km Males 1st John MacKenzie 3:51:55, 2nd Kelvin Marshall 4:44:36, 3rd Gary Wilson 5:04:12, 4th Nigel Aylott 5:08:16, 5th Peter Grey 5:37:07.
Open 50km & Vet Female 1st Lee Graham 5:25:33.
50km Vets 1st Rob Embelton 4:42:34, 2nd David Styles 4:47:01, 3rd Kevin Cassidy 5:23:53, 4th Bruce Salisbury 5:27:48, 5th Barry Higgins 5:41:33, 6th Ian Fromholtz 5:51:34, 7th Ernie Hartley 5:57:18. (age 76), 8th Stan Miskin 7:29:30.
Lost- Ian Twite Distance unknown, time 4:50:07.

Winners are grinners but they are not grinning because they won but at me getting out of the car at the finish. Kelvin Marshall left Rob Embelton centre have both been my long time nemesis in any race over 30km and they are just loving this. John MacKenzie the 50km winner is just happy that he does not have to go looking for me as he had been nominated by the other two to do the right thing and go look for me. Photo on the right is me finding a new way to D.N.F. in a 50km race and give victory to Kelvin and Rob. Well run boys.