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Summer Series 2013/14 Results

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Thursday April 3rd 2014

The end of the Summer Championship season was brought to a close with an informal novelty relay event to bring together members from all levels to form teams for an enjoyable social event. As a variation to the traditional format, the relay had each runner completing 3 legs of 500m, 1000m and 1500m, and takling a different style of running.

The 500m course enabled runners to add some speed to their running with a short uphill push to warm up each lap before cruising downhill back to the starting line to the cheering group.

Everyone put in a terrific effort and created an enjoyable evening supporting runners of all levels, encouraging them to push their limits. It was terrific to see Venice Inott putting in some serious speed as a junior runner, and to welcome Caitlyn Eddy who easily found her stride over the course and will prove a competitor amongst not only the younger runners but also some of the more seasoned athletes.

The Winter series kicks off next Thursday with the Rocla Road 5km, commencing at 5:50pm for the early group or 6:00pm for the second group. The club would like to invite runners and walkers of all levels to join in the clubs regular running and social activities. See the club website for more details: www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Brad Harkin. Michael Walker, Caitlyn Eddy 40.33.

Kathryn Preston, Biasi Silvestro, Peter Grixti 41.38.

Jason Irvine, Rob Preston, Belinda Heafield 42.00.

Karen Graham, Phill Mayer, Michelle Colwell 42.20.

Trevor Preston, Anna Orr/Venice Inott, Darren Fletcher 42.58.

John Jervis, Steve McCloud, Bob Bickett 43.13.

Liz Kenney, Madelon Lane, Michael Abbott 43.24.

Cathy Quinn, Mark Van Der Mullen, Todd Houghton 44.41.

Pete Sanders, Barry Higgins, Ian Heafield 45.28.

Mandy Ellis, Owen Notting, Fay Tomholt 47.43

 

27/3/2014 Hourigans Road

Zoe Bormanis lead the field home in last Thursday’s Hourigan Road 5km handicap. Zoe, off a four minute handicap and seemingly undaunted by the warm, muggy conditions, held off the field and a looming challenge by Glenn Graham to gain the maximum 100 race points with her corrected time of 27min.50sec.

Second finisher was Glenn Graham in a creditable 23:01 off a nine -minute handicap, followed just twenty seconds behind by Harriers’ regular Bob Bickett in a corrected time of 27:21. This appears to be Bob’s fastest 5km result for at least the last six months.

Elsewhere in the field and third fastest with 19:35, Mark Rossiter in one of his infrequent appearances was able to showcase the fruits of his dedicated training program. With coach Ben Bailey’s guidance Mark has been carefully combining track speed sessions with distance and well-chosen races, including a personal best at a recent Milers Club 5km race in Melbourne. Mark has been training five days a week including a longer run on weekends of about 16km with the immediate goal of competing in the 5km and half marathon in the Vic. Police and Emergency Games in Melbourne.

He also has longer- term goals of running in the Traralgon Marathon in June and the Melbourne Marathon a few months later.

Brendan Woodman ran the fastest corrected time, 19:05 and Charlie Twomey, 19:30 the second fastest.

Amongst the females Karen Graham, 21:38, was number one, this time outgunning Molly Irvine by a mere four seconds. Jenny Northe was third fastest with 22:51.

Along with fellow Harrier, Sue Elsdon, Karen appeared well-recovered from their recent participation in the Roller Coaster Run in the Dandenong Ranges.

This Thursday’s (3/4/14) run will be a novelty relay from the corner of Breed Street and Bradman Avenue, Traralgon. Starting time: 5:50pm onwards.

Traralgon Harriers website:  www.traralgonharriers.org.au

Results in handicap order:

1) Zoe Bormanis 27:50

2) Glenn Graham 23:01

3) Bob Bickett 27:21

4) Ian Heafield 30:22

5) Michelle Colwell 31:23

6) Travis White 21:24

7) Charlie Twomey 19:30

8) Mark Rossiter 19:35

9) Owen Notting 21:36

10) Karen Graham 21:38

11) Molly Irvine 21:42

12) Jenny Northe 22:51

13) Matt Buckland 21:54

14) Brooke Mills 27:02

15) Brendan Woodman 19:05

16) Allan Timmer-Arends 22:15

17) Michelle Sawyer 25:24

18) Joelly Firmin 28:34

19) Darren Fletcher 21:35

20) Michael Abbott 22:37

21) Lynda Jones 31:53

22) Sheryl Millar 24:55

23) Steve McLeod 20:56

24) Pete Sanders 22:00

25) Gary Fox 23:03

26) Diana Van Rhine 28:05

27) Liz Kenney 23:07

28) Belinda Heafield 31:20

29) Mandy Ellis 31:30

30) Michael Walker 24:30

31) Alison Triggs 31:35

32) Anne Johnson 29:38

33) Warren Shields 21:40

34) John Jervis 30:41

35) Sue Elsdon 24:42

36) Helen Whitby 28:54

37) Tania Whitehead 24:56

38) Peter Grixti 29:59

39) Neil Firmin 22:59

40) Rick Mann 33:07

41) Phill Mayer 25:28

42) Jen Houghton 31:40

43) Trevor Preston 26:46

44) Mick Beeck 24:55

45) Kristy Burns 32:43

46) Erin Sutherland 32:48

 

Walker:

Bob Duljas 41:27

 

20/3/2014 Railway Reserve 6km

Last week’s Traralgon Harriers’ Thursday handicap run was held on gravel walking tracks and adjacent streets in the picturesque Railway Reserve off the upper end of Hickox Street, Traralgon.

The advertised 5km handicap run was actually 6km whilst the individual handicaps were for a 5km event thereby favouring the faster runners.

Despite the disproportionate handicaps there were still some stand-out performances based on actual running times and notable amongst these was Dave Graham’s four minute improvement over the previous week’s 6km run despite a hillier, tougher course. Dave also was third over the line in a field of 53 runners.

First home in the handicap was very experienced Harrier Kevin Piercy in a solid corrected time of 24minutes 36seconds, a two minute improvement over his previous 6km result and just 90seconds slower than the fastest time of the race.

Kevin’s performance is remarkable considering he lacks cartilage in his knees. He said he “went hard” and was also assisted by his new ultra-cushioned running shoes, a New Zealand brand called Hoka One One.

Despite his knee toubles Kevin still leads a very athletic life, sustained by concentrating on bike and adventure racing. His next major goal is the 100km Otway Classic mountain bike race in April, 2014 – a large event attracting 5000 entries.

Matt Buckland, a relative newcomer to the Harriers, finished third in the handicap in 26:13, another strong effort.

Matching the theme of the event there were a swag of participants who were comparatively outstanding improvers. Included are Pete Sanders by 4min., Glenn Crawford 3min. and Ian Heafield, Liz Kenney, Todd Houghton, Fay Tomholt and Belinda Heafield all by about 2min.

The fastest female and male runners included Molly Irvine 26:53, Karen Graham 27:33, Liz Kenney 28:36, Ian Cornthwaite 23:02, Brendan Woodman 23:37 and Charlie Twomey 24:21.

In addition to the 6km event there was also a 2km event , a 1.6km event and an 800m event for the kids.

This Thursday’s (27/3/14) run is the Hourigan Road 5km, off Minniedale Road in Traralgon’s east. Starting time is still 6pm so please join in and make the most of Daylight Saving and balmy Autumn weather before Winter sets in.

Harriers’ website: www.traralgonharriers.org.au

Results in handicap order:

1) Kev Piercy 0:24:36

2) Matt Buckland 0:26:13

3) Glenn Graham 28:16

4) Charlie Twomey 0:24:21

5) Brendan Woodman 23:37

6) Molly Irvine 0:26:53

7) Ian Cornthwaite 23:02

8) Darren Fletcher 26:07

9) Glenn Crawford 0:26:15

10) Mark Peek 0:36:16

11) Michelle Sawyer 30:23

12) Michael Rosato 25:24

13) Karen Graham 27:33

14) Col Metcalf 31:36

15) Michael Walker 28:37

16) Steve McLeod 25:39

17) Ian Heafield 36:42

18) Michael Abbott 27:47

19) Pete Sanders 26:52

20) Siobhan Matthies 37:00

21) Warren Shields 26:01

22) Gary Fox 28:04

23) Zoe Bormanis 35:15

24) Owen Notting 0:28:18

25) Neil Firmin 27:19

26) Liz Kenney 28:36

27) Biasi Silvestro 25:41

28) Todd Houghton 30:42

29) Michelle Colwell 38:46

30) Diana Van Rhine 33:46

31) Bob Bickett 34:53

32) Sheryl Millar 30:54

33) Phill Mayer 0:29:56

34) Ken Lancaster 38:15

35) Mick Beeck 29:19

36) Tania Whitehead 30:22

37) Joelly Firmin 35:26

38) Brooke Mills 33:30

39) John Jervis 36:34

40) Fay Tomholt 38:09

41) Tylah Whitehead 33:09

42) Trevor Preston 32:12

43) Barry Higgins 37:15

44) Lynda Jones 39:21

45) Jenny Northe 31:26

46) Mandy Ellis 38:32

47) Belinda Heafield 38:34

48) Peter Grixti 36:59

49) Megan Harper 36:19

50) Alison Triggs 39:39

51) Madelon Lane 43:17

52) Jen Houghton 39:25

53) Kim Essex 35:27

 

Kids 2km:

Vernice Cardillo 16:54

Kids 1600m:

Jack Murray 10:30

Kids 800m:

1) Hunter Bailey 7:29

2) Adam Murray 7:30

 

Walker:

1) Bob Duljas 53:11

 

13/3/2014 Tour De West 6km

Thursday’s 6km Tour de West handicap run drew a large field of 61 runners. Perhaps an added attraction was the free pizza night at the clubrooms afterwards. The 6km route involved a single loop taking in streets and a bike track throughout a chunk of the northwest end of Traralgon.

Winners of the handicap and the most race points were: Mark Peek, first in 36minutes 43seconds, Bernie Larsen, second in 30:09 and third, Louise McMahon just a few minutes behind in 32:43.

Mark Peek has recently returned to distance running after two years respite and is just beginning to overcome a recent calf muscle strain – the bane of mature age running. At forty six Mark finds his 5 to 6km of running two to three times a week a useful means of de-stressing.

Amongst the fastest male and female runners were: Brendan Woodman 22:58, Ian Cornthwaite 23:07, Darrel Cross 23:26, Hillary Meyer 26:40, Molly Irvine 26:50 and Karen Graham 27:14.

Brendan Woodman is running strongly on a regular basis and may soon be challenging Stephen Rae for the fastest current Traralgon Harrier position. Fastest female, Hillary Meyer is obviously a talented runner, having claimed the rare honour of outpacing Molly Irvine.

Darrel Cross ran remarkably well, outdoing Robby Preston by a whisker, after having finished tenth in the 42km Baw Baw Trail Run less than a week prior. Darrel’s next goal is to compete in the 15km Run For The Kids event in Melbourne in April.

The Harriers’ welcomed two new participants: Bernie Larsen and Maggie Nowak.

This Thursday’s (20/03/14) run is the Railway Reserve 5km starting at 6pm from Hickox Street, Traralgon. New runners/walkers are welcome and extra information can be obtained from the website: www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Results in handicap order:

1) Mark Peek 36:43

2) Bernie Larsen 30:09

3) Louise McMahon 32:43

4) Michelle Sawyer 30:16

5) Glenn Graham 29:29

6) JP Meyer 27:04

7) Erin Sutherland 34:04

8) David Graham 32:08

9) Allison Khor 33:31

10) Michelle Colwell 38:34

11) Jason Irvine 31:05

12) Hillary Meyer 26:40

13) Sue Elsdon 27:40

14) Zoe Bormanis 34:44

15) Ken Lancaster 37:19

16) Molly Irvine 26:50

17) John Jervis 34:56

18) Brendan Woodman 22:58

19) Owen Notting 26:59

20) Karen Graham 27:14

21) Kristy Bannister 35:20

22) Darrel Cross 23:26

23) Nicole Hauxwell 27:27

24) Bob Bickett 34:34

25) Charlie Twomey 25:06

26) Diana Van Rhine 33:41

27) Steve McLeod 25:16

28) Gary Fox 27:50

29) Alison Triggs 37:29

30) Ian Cornthwaite 23:07

31) Michael Walker 29:08

32) Lee Graham 32:40

33) Ian Heafield 38:42

34) Mick Beeck 28:16

35) Joelly Firmin 35:19

36) Rick Mann 37:54

37) Mark Van Der Meulen 28:25

38) Anne Johnson 35:32

39) Darren Fletcher 27:04

40) Robbie Preston 23:35

41) Mandy Ellis 38:12

42) Kev Piercy 27:13

43) Jenny Northe 29:49

44) Helen Whitby 34:50

45) Phill Mayer 29:51

46) Bob Duljas 32:23

47) Warren Shields 26:52

48) Megan Harper 35:30

49) Peter Grixti 37:00

50) Tania Whitehead 31:06

51) Todd Houghton 32:18

52) Glenn Crawford 29:03

53) Michael Rosato 28:20

54) Belinda Heafield 40:22

55) Fay Tomholt 40:27

56) Liz Kenney 31:09

57) Pete Sanders 30:01

58) Neil Firmin 30:05

59) Biasi Silvestro 28:06

60) Chris Sharp 49:14

61) Brooke Mills 43:28

Kids Run:

Maggie Nowak

 

6/3/2014 Edward Hunter Reserve 5km

Perfect conditions greeted the fifty participants in last Thursday’s Harriers’ run from the shores of Edward Hunter Reserve Lake in Moe. The 5km course followed a figure-of-eight route throughout the scenic bushland reserve via winding walking tracks and included sharp climbs, steps, footbridges and rapid descents. Overall, the ingredients for a wonderful event.

Winner of the handicap component was Darren Fletcher in a crisp 21min. 7sec.;a strong effort which may see his handicap increased by one to two minutes for his next Thursday run.

Michelle Sawyer took out second place in 27:19; a notable 46seconds faster than for her previous result on this course back in Dec. 2013. Third over the line was David Graham, 28:30.

Amongst a host of improved times, Peter Grixti was a standout with a 3minute reduction on his December 2013 time. Evidence of some sustained training?

The single newcomer this week was Michael Rosato who finished 10th in an interestingly quick time of 22:18. Michael was 12th at the Community Fun Run on Sunday and he may be a runner to watch out for in future Harriers’ events.

The fastest three female runners included the indomitable Molly Irvine, 24:05, Karen Graham, 24:15 and Sue Elsdon, 25:13.

Amongst the males, Des Paynter, 4th home off the maximum 15min. handicap, was easily quickest in 19:34, followed by Ian Cornthwaite, 20:24 and Brendan Woodman, 21:06.

The Harriers invite the public to join in at this Thursday’s (13/03/14) 6km handicap event, the Tour De West 6km from the clubrooms at the corner of Douglas Parade and Grubb Avenue, Traralgon. Starting time is 6pm. It will be followed by a social night including free dinner. For more information see the club website www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Results in handicap order:

1) Darren Fletcher 21:07

2) Michelle Sawyer 27:19

3) David Graham 28:30

4) Des Paynter 19:34

5) Charlie Twomey 21:46

6) Molly Irvine 24:05

7) Brendan Woodman 21:06

8) Sue Elsdon 25:13

9) Karen Graham 24:15

10) Michael Rosato 22:18

11) Owen Notting 24:21

12) Gary Fox 24:23

13) Ian Cornthwaite 20:24

14) Bob Bickett 30:27

15) Michelle Colwell 34:31

16) Brooke Mills 29:33

17) Steve McLeod 22:40

18) Michael Walker 25:41

19) Warren Shields 22:46

20) Col Metcalf 28:52

21) Joelly Firmin 31:11

22) Erin Sutherland 32:16

23) Barry Higgins 32:19

24) Ian Heafield 34:29

25) Frank Monacella 28:35

26) Biasi Silvestro 22:38

27) Siobhan Matthies 34:51

28) Phill Mayer 26:57

29) Trevor Preston 27:59

30) Jen Houghton 33:00

31) Kristy Burns 33:00

32) Neil Firmin 25:05

33) Mick Beeck 26:06

34) Nicole Hauxwell 26:06

35) Mandy Ellis 34:12

36) John Jervis 33:13

37) Liz Kenney 26:29

38) Zoe Bormanis 33:34

39) Ken Lancaster 36:10

40) Madelon Lane 38:11

41) Rob Embelton 28:12

42) Geoff Duffell 32:13

43) Bob Duljas 30:16

44) Peter Grixti 33:24

45) Alison Whiter 35:26

46) Tania Whitehead 29:06

47) Helen Whitby 34:02

48) Megan Harper 36:00

49) Chris Sharp 43:53

50) Brittany Kinman 43:57

 

27/2/2014 Rose Rumble 5km

The club had another great turnout with 63 participants last Thursday as everyone went through their final hit out before the Community Fun Run.

The runners really enjoyed themselves this week with a mild night and some beautiful vistas at the top of Dunbar Rd and past the Traralgon Railway Reserve. The 5 km run was a two lap circuit heading down Hickox St, along Allard St then to the top of Dunbar Rd before running past the Traralgon Railway Reserve.

The club welcomed 3 new runners, David Jordan participated in the 5km run in a fantastic time, 25.02. It was also encouraging to see some more young runners having a go in the 2.5 km and 1.5 km, with Cody Siacci and Andrew Crawford.

First female runner home on handicap was Helen Whitby in 27.26 followed by Becky Pattinson in 27.43 and Michelle Colwell in 32.12, with the male runners led by Steve Bechaz in 23.53, Owen Notting in 22.39 and Glenn Graham third in a time of 24.41.

Darrel Cross, Biasi Silvestro, Kev Piercy and Darren Fletcher were fastest males home with times of 19.43, 20.33, 20.49 and 20.51, respectively. Fastest ladies home were Karen Graham in 22.14, Molly Irvine in 22.28 and Hillary Heyer in 23.00.

Next week’s 5km run is at the Edward Hunter Reserve, Moe at 6pm.   Traralgon Harriers welcomes runners of all abilities.

Results in handicap order:

1) Steve Bechaz 23:53

2) Helen Whitby 27:26

3) Becky Pattinson 27:43

4) Michelle Colwell 32:12

5) Owen Notting 22:39

6) Glenn Graham 24:41

7) JP Meyer 0:22:42

8) Kev Piercy 20:49

9) Darren Fletcher 20:51

10) Michelle Sawyer 26:00

11) Karen Graham 22:14

12) Brooke Mills 27:19

13) Ken Lancaster 31:23

14) Diana Van Rhine 27:25

15) Molly Irvine 22:28

16) Darrel Cross 19:43

17) Erin Sutherland 29:44

18) Bob Bickett 28:52

19) Zoe Bormanis 29:54

20) Kristy Bannister 29:55

21) Glenn Crawford 21:57

22) Tylah Whitehead 25:57

23) Terry Anders 26:58

24) Hillary Meyer 23:00

25) Michael Abbott 23:01

26) Siobhan Matthies 32:02

27) David Jordan 25:02

28) Gary Fox 23:06

29) Louise McMahon 27:14

30) Edi Murat 24:19

31) Roger Maximiw 22:26

32) Ian Heafield 32:29

33) Biasi Silvestro 20:33

34) Michael Giddens 28:37

35) Belinda Heafield 31:43

36) Phill Mayer 0:24:45

37) Pete Sanders 22:46

38) Frank Monacella 26:53

39) Mick Beeck 23:57

40) Charlie Twomey 22:00

41) Rick Mann 32:02

42) Liz Kenney 24:04

43) Trevor Preston 26:07

44) Anne Johnson 30:08

45) Warren Shields 22:11

46) Tania Whitehead 25:13

47) Steve McLeod 22:14

48) Todd Houghton 26:24

49) Belinda Hoffard 32:32

50) Peter Grixti 30:36

51) Mandy Ellis 32:44

52) Bob Duljas 27:46

53) Neil Firmin 23:47

54) Nicole Hauxwell 24:57

55) Michael Walker 26:09

56) Lynda Jones 33:25

57) John Jervis 30:28

58) Paul Bechaz 29:47

59) Barry Higgins 31:17

60) Chris Sharp 43:16

 

2.5km Kids Run

Cody Siacci 16:46

 

1.5km Kids Run

Jack Murray 11:20

Andrew Crawford 11:23

20/2/2014 Donut Course 5km

The cooler conditions this week made Traralgon Harriers Thursday night’s run another good turn-out. The 5 km run was basically a two lap circuit heading from the clubrooms towards Crosses Rd, down Gilmour St to Grey St and back via Grubb Ave.

The club welcomed 2 new runners, Terry Anders and Sheryl Millar who did extremely well. Terry coming in first on handicap with a time of 26.07 and Sheryl in 29.17.

First female runner home on handicap was Michelle Sawyer in 24.53 followed by Michelle Colwell in 32.02 and Becky Pattinson in 28.07, with the male runners led by Terry Anders in 26.07, JP Meyer in 22.42 and Darren Fletcher third in a time of 21.59.

Darrel Cross, Biasi Silvestro and Kev Piercy were fastest males home with times of 19.33, 20.05 and 21.18, respectively. Fastest ladies home were Karen Graham in 21.54, Molly Irvine in 22.15 and Hillary Meyer in 22.32.

The Community Fun Run and Walk is on Sunday 2 March, 9am. Don’t forget that registrations close Friday 28 March. For all the details visit traralgonharriers.org.au.

Next week’s 5km run is the Rose Rumble, starting from corner of Rose St and Hickox St, Traralgon at 6pm.   Traralgon Harriers welcomes runners of all abilities, details about club activities see our website www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Results in handicap order:

1) Terry Anders 26:07

2) Michelle Sawyer 24:53

3) Michelle Colwell 32:02

4) Becky Pattinson 28:07

5) JP Meyer 22:42

6) Kristy Bannister 28:45

7) Zoe Bormanis 28:45

8) Karen Graham 0:21:54

9) Brooke Mills 26:55

10) Darren Fletcher 21:59

11) Jason Irvine 26:00

12) Molly Irvine 22:15

13) Sheryl Millar 29:17

14) Erin Sutherland 29:17

15) Ian Heafield 31:17

16) Kev Piercy 21:18

17) Owen Notting 23:18

18) Michael Abbott 22:19

19) Leanne Carter 29:21

20) Gary Fox 22:29

21) Hillary Meyer 22:32

22) Darrel Cross 19:33

23) Diana Van Rhine 27:38

24) Phill Mayer 23:43

25) Geoff Duffell 27:58

26) Todd Houghton 25:03

27) Biasi Silvestro 20:05

28) Tania Whitehead 24:08

29) Megan Harper 28:16

30) Warren Shields 21:20

31) Steve McLeod 21:25

32) Pete Sanders 22:25

33) Trevor Preston 25:41

34) Sue Elsdon 24:59

35) John Jervis 29:14

36) Mandy Ellis 32:20

37) Peter Grixti 30:43

38) Liz Kenney 24:59

39) Bruce Salisbury 31:29

40) Madelon Lane 36:34

41) Belinda Heafield 33:58

42) Claire Issell 34:59

43) Brittany Kinman 38:27

44) Chris Sharp 38:27

45) Kylie Murray 26:31

 

13/2/2014 Water Tower Run 5km

It was another great turn out for Harriers this week with 63 runners attending Thursday night’s Water Tower run. The 5 km run started from the clubrooms on Douglas Parade heading down Grubb Avenue to Crosses Road, past the Traralgon Water Treatment Plant, with a quick lap down Ashworth Drive and then back to the clubrooms. It was a little humid but was a lovely night for a run and the monthly dinner which was also well attended.

The club welcomed 3 new runners, Allison Khor, 27.36 min, Zoe Bormanis 29.00, and Kristy Bannister, 29.00. Allison, Zoe and Kristy all did extremely well coming in first, second and third on handicap. Brittany and Chris the newcomers from last week stepped it up this week to the 5 km course after completing the shorter distance last week. It was great to see a few more young kids join in the running this week with Jack Murray, Jorja Cardillo and Venice Inot and Adam Murray enjoying the kids run.

Stephen Rae, Brendan Woodman and Sam Beveridge again were the fastest male home with times of 17.20, 18.15, 19.07, respectively. Fastest ladies home were Briony Shaw in 19.08, Karen Graham in 21.01 and Molly Irvine in 21.10.

Traralgon Harriers and Latrobe City are holding a 5 km Community Fun Run and Walk on Sunday 2 March at 9am. Please join us for a morning of fun and fitness, it also includes a BBQ and loads of spot prizes. Funds raised go towards supporting the essential work of the Gippsland Rotary Centenary House.

Next week’s 5 km run is the Crinigan Road Reserve course, Morwell at 6pm. Traralgon Harriers welcomes runners of all abilities, details about club activities see our website www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Results in handicap order:

1) Allison Khor 27:36

2) Zoe Bormanis 29:00

3) Kristy Bannister 29:00

4) Edi Murat 23:17

5) Ken Lancaster 29:53

6) David Graham 25:33

7) Kate Mayer 25:53

8) Karen Graham 21:01

9) Kev Piercy 20:04

10) Glenn Graham 24:07

11) Michelle Sawyer 25:08

12) Molly Irvine 21:10

13) Ian Heafield 30:14

14) Brendan Woodman 18:15

15) Jenny Northe 22:17

16) Stephen Rae 17:20

17) Brooke Mills 26:25

18) Hillary Meyer 21:28

19) Rob Embelton 22:35

20) JP Meyer 22:36

21) Madelon Lane 32:45

22) Glenn Crawford 20:45

23) Bob Bickett 27:49

24) Michael Abbott 21:51

25) Diana Van Rhine 26:54

26) Erin Sutherland 28:56

27) Gary Fox 22:00

28) Helen Whitby 29:04

29) Allan Timmer-Arends 22:06

30) Kathy Quinn 33:06

31) Mark Van Der Meulen 22:07

32) Briony Shaw 19:08

33) Belinda Hoffard 30:09

34) Michael Walker 23:14

35) Mandy Ellis 30:16

36) Roger Maximiw 21:18

37) Warren Shields 20:22

38) Jason Irvine 26:28

39) Anne Johnson 28:38

40) Bob Duljas 25:38

41) Pete Sanders 21:39

42) Steve McLeod 20:43

43) Phill Mayer 23:46

44) Peter Grixti 28:49

45) Tylah Whitehead 25:59

46) Richard Comber 22:04

47) Sue Elsdon 24:06

48) Sam Beveridge 19:07

49) Trevor Preston 25:10

50) Tania Whitehead 24:13

51) Mick Beeck 23:27

52) Megan Harper 28:30

53) Liz Kenney 23:43

54) Alison Whiter 31:59

55) Kayla Gallert 25:18

56) Todd Houghton 26:18

57) Darren Fletcher 23:41

58) Brittany Kinman 38:08

59) Chris Sharp 40:12

 

Kids Run:

Jack Murray 8:29

Venice Inot 10:18

Adam Murray 10:30

Jorja Cardillo 12:18

 

6/2/2014 Race Course 5km

The popularity of Traralgon Harriers has been increasing over this current summer series, with an impressive 63 runners attending Thursday night’s run. The 5 km run started from McNairn Road at the Traralgon racecourse. It followed along the side of the racecourse, meandered through Ellavale estate to Melrossa Road and finished back on McNairn Road. The conditions again were quite warm and with little shade along the course made it hard going.

The club welcomed 5 new runners, Catherine Head, Siobhan Matthies, Jorja Cardillo, Brittany Kinman and Chris Sharp. Brittany and Chris ran great times for the 3 km course in 27.13 and 27.26, respectively. Catherine, Siobhan and Jorja also fared well completing the course in the trying conditions.  It was great to see young Jorja Cardillo and Venice Inot enjoying the 1km kids run.

First female runner home on handicap was Diana Van Rhine in 27.11 followed by Hillary Meyer in 22.35 and Catherine Head in 23.36, with the male runners led by Ken Lancaster in 32.04, Michael Abbott in 22.17 and David Graham third in a time of 27.32.

Sam Beveridge, Stephen Rae, Des Paynter and Brendan Woodman battled it out for fastest male home with times of 17.55, 18.17, 18.29 and 18.41, respectively. Fastest ladies home were Karen Graham in 21.46, Hillary Meyer in 22.35 and Molly Irvine in 22.49. Catherine Head a first timer was not far behind in a time of 23.36.

Next week’s run is the Water Tower 5 km, starting from the Harriers club rooms on Douglas Parade, Traralgon at 6pm.  Traralgon Harriers welcomes runners of all abilities, details about club activities see our website www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Results in handicap order:

1) Ken Lancaster 32:04

2) Diana Van Rhine 27:11

3) Michael Abbott 22:17

4) David Graham 27:32

5) Hillary Meyer 22:35

6) Catherine Head 23:36

7) Brendan Woodman 18:41

8) Karen Graham 21:46

9) Kev Piercy 20:49

10) Sam Beveridge 17:55

11) Madelon Lane 33:00

12) Michelle Sawyer 26:03

13) JP Meyer 23:05

14) Brooke Mills 27:06

15) Stephen Rae 18:17

16) Gary Fox 22:19

17) Bob Bickett 28:20

18) Rob Embelton 23:21

19) Des Paynter 18:29

20) Charlie Twomey 20:35

21) Glenn Crawford 21:39

22) Molly Irvine 22:49

23) Phill Mayer 23:58

24) Mark Van Der Meulen 23:00

25) Darrel Cross 20:02

26) Michael Walker 24:07

27) Tylah Whitehead 26:09

28) Sue Elsdon 24:13

29) Bob Duljas 26:13

30) Mark Peek 34:22

31) Belinda Heafield 31:25

32) Megan Harper 28:30

33) Ian Twite 22:30

34) Todd Houghton 25:32

35) Kate Mayer 28:35

36) Anne Johnson 29:38

37) Pete Sanders 22:39

38) Biasi Silvestro 20:45

39) Peter Grixti 30:01

40) Lee Graham 28:02

41) Mick Beeck 24:03

42) Owen Notting 25:07

43) John Jervis 29:13

44) Mandy Ellis 32:26

45) Warren Shields 22:27

46) Trevor Preston 26:34

47) Tanya Rong 33:38

48) Tania Whitehead 25:44

49) Barry Higgins 29:51

50) Kristy Burns 31:53

51) Helen Whitby 31:58

52) Liz Kenney 25:03

53) Erin Sutherland 32:04

54) Claire Issell 31:15

55) Ian Heafield 33:52

56) Darren Fletcher 23:58

57) Kayla Gallert 28:53

58) Georgina Molinari 33:18

59) Siobhan Matthies 36:19

3km Runners:

Brittany Kinman 27:13

Chris Sharp 27:26

1km Runners:

Venice Inot 10:14

Jorja Cardillo 10:15

 

30/1/2014- Clarkes Road 6km

The Traralgon Harriers ventured out to Hazelwood North last week, to tackle the scenic but hilly Clarke’s Road 6 kilometre course. Over 40 runners braved the summer conditions to complete the mainly bush road tracks.

The club welcomed three new runners in Venice Inot, Briony Shaw and Brendan Linke

who all ran respectable times for their first hit out with the club, enjoying the camaraderie and support of other Harriers members.

First male runner home on handicap was Brendan Woodman in 23:08, followed by Roger Maximiw in 27:19 and Rob Embelton in 29:30, with the females led by Brooke Mills in 34:13, Hillary Meyer in 28:36 and Karen Graham in 27:43.

Brendan Woodman was again the fastest male followed by Darrel Cross in 24:43 and the consistent Biasi Silvestro in 26:12. Fastest of the ladies was Briony Shaw in 24:03with Karen Graham second in 27:43, and Molly Irvine third in 28:20.

This week’s run is the 5k Glenview Racecourse run starting on McNairn Road Traralgon, with handicaps starting from 6pm.

The Harriers 16th Annual Community Fun Run and Walk is also coming up on Sunday 2nd of March, starting in Kay Street Traralgon. Information and entry can be sourced on the Harriers website at www.traralgonharriers.org.au, with funds raised going to support Gippsland Rotery Centenary House. All entries received by the 26th of February go into the draw to win an Ipad Mini from Telstra Country Wide or other fantastic prizes.

The Harriers welcomes all runners irrelevant of ability and for further details about club activities contact President Todd Houghton on 0429 940 029.

Results in handicap order:

1) Brendan Woodman 23:08

2) Brooke Mills 34:13

3) Roger Maximiw 27:19

4) Rob Embelton 29:30

5) Hillary Meyer 28:36

6) Michael Abbott 28:37

7) Karen Graham 27:43

8) Briony Shaw 24:03

9) Gary Fox 28:06

10) JP Meyer 29:06

11) Sue Elsdon 29:07

12) Ken Lancaster 30:09

13) Kate Mayer 34:12

14) Rob Donaldson 41:13

15) Molly Irvine 28:20

16) Michelle Sawyer 32:55

17) Brendan Linke 39:02

18) Richard Comber 27:03

19) Darrel Cross 24:43

20) Steve McLeod 26:23

21) Owen Notting 29:58

22) Bob Bickett 36:00

23) Glenn Crawford 27:32

24) Allan Timmer-Arends 29:27

25) Pete Sanders 29:28

26) Phill Mayer 30:28

27) Warren Shields 27:02

28) Michael Walker 30:37

29) Jason Irvine 34:38

30) Biasi Silvestro 26:12

31) Madelon Lane 43:17

32) Peter Grixti 37:26

33) Trevor Preston 32:31

34) Bob Duljas 34:08

35) Mark Peek 44:08

36) Mandy Ellis 40:39

37) Barry Higgins 37:28

38) John Jervis 37:32

39) Anne Johnson 38:34

40) Kristy Burns 40:01

41) Erin Sutherland 41:21

42) Liz Kenney 34:42

 

2km Runners:

1) Venice Inot 31:29

2) Anna Orr 31:30

3) Jade Howell 35:14

 

23/1/2014 Churchill 5km

The first timed Traralgon Harriers Thursday group run for the year was held last week, with a 5 kilometre two lap course around Lake Hyland in Churchill. Almost 40 runners turned out to work their way around the part-road, part-sand track.

The club welcomed first time runner Kristy Burns who ran a respectable 33 minutes flat, and enjoyed the camaraderie and support of the club.

First male runner home on handicap was Brendan Woodman in 18:34, followed by Phill Mayer in 23:09 and Michael Abbott in 23:35, with the females led by Madelon Lane in 32:31, Michelle Colwell in 33:14 and Diana Van Rhine in 28:35.

Brendan Woodman was also the fastest male followed by Ian Cornthwaite in 19:11 and Biasi Silvestro in 20:52. Fastest of the ladies was Karen Graham in 22:43, with second Molly Irvine 23:24 and third Hillary Meyer in 23:36.

This week’s run is the Clarke’s Road 6k in Hazelwood North.

The Harriers 16th Annual Community Fun Run and Walk is also coming up on Sunday 2nd of March, starting in Kay Street Traralgon. Information and entry can be sourced on the Harriers website at www.traralgonharriers.org.au, with funds raised going to support Gippsland Rotery Centenary House. All entries received by the 26th of February go into the draw to win an Ipad Mini from Telstra Country Wide or other fantastic prizes.

The Harriers welcomes all runners irrelevant of ability and for further details about club activities contact President Todd Houghton on 0429 940 029.

Results in handicap order:

1) Brendan Woodman 18:34

2) Madelon Lane 32:31

3) Phill Mayer 23:09

4) Michelle Colwell 33:14

5) Diana Van Rhine 28:35

6) Michael Abbott 23:35

7) Hillary Meyer 23:36

8) Karen Graham 22:43

9) Kate Mayer 27:50

10) Jean’pierre Mayer 23:59

11) Owen Notting 24:00

12) Gary Fox 23:03

13) Ian Cornthwaite 19:11

14) Molly Irvine 23:24

15) Sue Elsdon 24:44

16) Michael Walker 24:47

17) Bob Duljas 26:48

18) Biasi Silvestro 20:52

19) Neil Firmin 22:53

20) Darrel Cross 20:56

21) Pete Sanders 23:58

22) Mick Beeck 24:15

23) Mark Peek 35:16

24) Ken Lancaster 35:16

25) Trevor Preston 26:22

26) Belinda Heafield 32:36

27) Peter Grixti 30:42

28) Mandy Ellis 32:52

29) Barry Higgins 29:57

30) Megan Harper 30:03

31) Helen Whitby 32:15

32) John Jervis 30:21

33) Liz Kenney 25:27

34) Ian Heafield 33:48

35) Kristy Burns 33:00

36) Erin Southerland 33:13

37) Joelly Firmin 32:23

38) Whitney Johnson 37:31

39) Brooke Mills 35:34

 

9/1/2014 5,000m Track Run

Early January doesn’t look like a good time to have the 5,000m track championships as numbers where down. With the track being repaired in March 2014 we didn’t have much choice. Still we had enough numbers to run the event and had a good night. Popular harrier and club legend Ian Cornthwaite added the A’Grade 5,000m Championship to his great list of achievements running 18:13 to win the title. Second place went to 2011 B grade winner Mark Rossiter who recently embarked on doing regular track sessions with Ben Bailey to improve his technique  and help rid himself of those nagging hamstring injuries. The sessions already seem to be paying of with a 35 second P/B for 5,000m on the track in 19:29 in tough conditions. Third was Ben Bailey who ran an impressive 9th at Portsea on the weekend and followed that up with a 26:03 in the 200m and 4:56 in the 1500m at the Vern Curnow Shield Tuesday night cruised around the 5,000m in 19:45. Winning female was Karen Graham in 21:52 adding the A’grade Championship to her growing list of achievements.
In the B grade final first home was Jenny Northe back from injury and running an impressive 22:54. Twins Sophie and Amanda Fontaine completed their first 5,000m on the track coming in second and third running 24:01 and 24:12. In the men’s race Mick Beeck was first in 23:31 followed by Michael Walker who had recovered from his 50km effort to run 24:07. Third home was club president Todd Houghton who ran 24:27.
Many thanks to the large band of helpers in Alison Whiter, Des Paynter, Kylie Murray and Margaret Salisbury. Special mention to Carol and Barry Summersgill it was good to see you there and have you helping out. Also Will Hanrahan and Tim Grainger for taking photos.
Please find attached the 5,000m results and information on Coaching sessions offered by the club.

A Grade 5,000m Final

PL Name Time Category

1) Ian Cornthwaite 18:13:00 1st Male

2) Mark Rossiter 19:29:00 2nd Male

3) Ben Bailey 19:45:00 3rd Male

4) Steve McLeod 20:29:00 4th Male

5) Tim Grainger 20:47:00 5th Male

6) Karen Graham 21:52:00 1st Female

 

B Grade 5,000m Final

PL Name Time Category

1) Jenny Northe 22:54:00 1st Female

2) Mick Beeck 23:31:00 1st Male

3) Sophie Fontaine 24:01:00 2nd Female

4) Michael Walker 24:07:00 2nd Male

5) Amanda Fontaine 24:12:00 3rd Female

6) Todd Houghton 24:27:00 3rd Male

7) Phill Mayer 24:36:00 4th Male

8) Megan Harper 25:29:00 4th Female

9) Adam Hogan 26:14:00 5th Male

10) Bob Bickett 28:07:00 6th Male

11) Geoff Duffel 28:25:00 7th Male

12) John Jervis 28:45:00 8th Male

13) Leigh Albion 29:23:00 9th Male

14) Tom Northe 29:38:00 10th Male

15) Ian Heafield 29:44:00 11th Male

16) Peter Grixti 29:53:00 12th Male

17) Jen Houghton 30:02:00 5th Female

18) Michelle Colwell 32:18:00 6th Female

 

12/12/2013 Edward Hunter Reserve 5km

The Traralgon Harriers Thursday group runs continue to grow in popularity, with almost 50 runners turning out to work their way around the challenging 5 kilometre Edward Hunter Reserve track in Moe last week.

The club welcomed seven first time runners in Rob Semmler, Leanne Carter, Sally Neenan, Kym Charalambous, Kristy Burns, Carly Karob and Jono Anderson who all performed admirably in their first run with the club, obviously enjoying the camaraderie and support of group running.

First male runner home on handicap was Jack Moon in 26:20 followed by Rob Semmler in 24:40 and Brendan Woodman in 21:01, with the females led by Kym Charalambous in 30:10, Carly Karob in 30:11 and popular club member Diana Van Rhine in 29:38.

Club stalwart Ian Cornthwaite was fastest male in 19:40 followed by Des Paynter (19:42) and Darrel Cross (20:56). Fastest of the ladies was ever-improving youngster Molly Irvine in 24:20, Karen Graham in 25:41 and Sue Elsdon in 25:58.

This week’s run incorporates the club’s Christmas break up and starts from the Harriers Clubrooms on the corner of Douglas Parade and Grubb Avenue Traralgon.

The Harriers welcomes all runners irrelevant of ability and for further details about club activities contact President Todd Houghton on 0429 940 029.

Results in handicap order:

1) Jack Moon 26:20

2) Rob Semmler 24:40

3) Brendan Woodman 21:01

4) Kym Charalambous 30:10

5) Carly Karob 30:11

6) Diana Van Rhine 29:38

7) Ian Cornthwaite 19:40

8) Des Paynter 19:42

9) Darrel Cross 20:56

10) Spencer McIntosh 24:59

11) Michelle Sawyer 28:03

12) Flynn Shields 24:05

13) Michelle Bremner 27:05

14) Michael Walker 25:09

15) Molly Irvine 24:20

16) Gary Fox 24:33

17) Allan Timmer-Arends 24:46

18) Pete Sanders 24:47

19) Steve McLeod 22:50

20) Jono Anderson 23:52

21) Sue Elsdon 25:58

22) Leigh Albon 31:02

23) Warren Shields 23:03

24) Leanne Carter 32:11

25) Frank Monacella 28:13

26) Jason Irvine 29:19

27) Todd Houghton 27:20

28) Rob Embelton 27:32

29) Tom Northe 29:40

30) Karen Graham 25:41

31) Trevor Preston 27:52

32) Bob Bickett 31:54

33) Ian Heafield 34:01

34) Alison Whiter 34:20

35) Jenny Northe 27:24

36) Michelle Colwell 37:24

37) Megan Harper 31:39

38) Bob Duljas 29:54

39) Mick Beeck 26:57

40) Helen Whitby 33:59

41) Tim Northe 25:09

42) Jen Houghton 34:23

43) Sally Neenan 34:50

44) Kristy Burns 34:50

45) John Jervis 33:05

46) Phill Mayer 29:50

47) Peter Grixti 36:26

 

5/12/2013 Railway Reserve 6km

Despite summer being upon us the first run of the season looked as though it would be off to a wet start. This week’s race circuited Railway Reserve three times and despite the steep hill section adding a challenge on each lap some fast times were clocked.

In total there were 48 runners who were awarded with a break in the rain, including 3 newcomers; Hillary Meyer and JP Meyer who are beginning to embrace the temperate summers of Gippsland after some time in Queensland; and Edi Murat, who unfortunately arrived late but still completed the full course solo.

This week Chandler Whitehead took out the handicap race (30:22) with another strong run backing up last weeks race. Molly Irvine continues to show impressive form, taking out second place in the handicap race along with fastest female runner with a quick 6km (26:58), and third Glenn Crawford (26:26) with another strong performance.

The three fastest female runners were Molly Irvine (26:58), Karen Graham (27:25) and Kayla Gallert (28:31); while the male’s race was led by Des Paynter (22:25), Darrel Cross (24:14) and Charlie Twomey (24:17).

Next week’s Summer Championship race will take in the sights (and hills) of Edward Hunter Reserve in Moe. The club extends an invitation to runners and walkers of all skill levels to take part in their regular running and social events. Please see the website for more details: www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Amended-Results in order of handicap:

1) Chandler Whitehead 30:22

2) Molly Irvine 26:58

3) Glenn Crawford 26:26

4) Tom Northe 32:30

5) Todd Houghton 30:12

6) Diana Van Rhine 33:46

7) Charlie Twomey 24:17

8) Michael Walker 27:57

9) Alison Whiter 36:36

10) Frank Monacella 30:40

11) Gary Fox 27:11

12) JP Meyer 28:14

13) Jason Irvine 31:46

14) Mark Rossiter 24:54

15) Des Paynter 22:25

16) Karen Graham 27:25

17) Kayla Gallert 28:31

18) Leigh Albon 34:40

19) Richard Comber 26:11

20) Owen Notting 28:45

21) Tania Whitehead 28:52

22) Belinda Hoffard 37:22

23) Steve McLeod 25:30

24) Warren Shields 25:33

25) Ian Heafield 37:35

26) Pete Sanders 28:09

27) Stephen White 29:12

28) Darrel Cross 24:14

29) Eran Schilling 35:18

30) Bob Bickett 35:19

31) Greg Hoffard 29:20

32) Mandy Ellis 37:52

33) Neil Firmin 26:52

34) Barry Higgins 34:23

35) Bob Duljas 31:54

36) Sue Elsdon 29:35

37) Jen Houghton 36:44

38) Lynda Jones 38:26

39) Hillary Meyer 29:59

40) Biasi Silvestro 25:16

41) John Jervis 35:18

42) Laura Issell 39:17

43) Anne Johnson 36:49

44) Trevor Preston 31:54

45) Belinda Heafield 39:27

46) Michael Abbott 28:29

47) Liz Kenney 30:07

48) Edi Murat 30:05

 

28/11/2013 Cochranes Road 5km

Constant rain, mud , occasional rocky surfaces and hilly terrain made last Thursday’s 5km handicap run difficult yet exhilarating. The location was just off Cochranes Road south of Traralgon and the theme was a study in balance and bravado.

Apparently undaunted, Greg Hoffard won the handicap by nearly four minutes in 26min. 42 sec. and thereby inviting handicap punishment for his next effort.

Chandler Whitehead, one of a Whitehead family running threesome, took out second place in 28:21, followed hotly by Jack Moon, 27:42.

Amongst the big improvers for this location were Molly Irvine and Michael Walker. Despite the conditions, both these runners performed about 20 seconds faster per km compared with the Cochranes Road 6km just 4 weeks ago.

Experienced orienteer Rob Preston also ran strongly, going under 20 minutes for the first time for this course and providing some stiff uphill competition for Ian Cornthwaite.

The three fastest females were: Karen Graham, 23:45, Molly Irvine, 23:53 and Kayla Gallert, 24:58.

The Quickest males were: Ian Cornthwaite, 19:12, Robbie Preston, 19:45 and Charlie Twomey, 20:43.

This Thursdays’ (Dec. 5th) handicap run is 6km at the Railway Reserve adjacent to Rose Avenue, Traralgon.

The public is encouraged to join in. For more information visit the Harriers’ website: www.traralgonharriers.org.au

Results in handicap order:

1) Greg Hoffard 26:42

2) Chandler Whitehead 28:27

3) Jack Moon 27:42

4) Charlie Twomey 20:43

5) Tom Northe 27:44

6) Molly Irvine 23:53

7) Michael Walker 24:05

8) Ian Cornthwaite 19:12

9) Tim Northe 21:13

10) Karen Graham 23:45

11) Robbie Preston 19:45

12) Darrel Cross 20:46

13) Diana Van Rhine 29:50

14) Kayla Gallert 24:58

15) Gary Fox 24:01

16) Mark Rossiter 22:05

17) Warren Shields 22:11

18) Neil Firmin 23:13

19) Pete Sanders 24:18

20) Steve McLeod 22:23

21) Tylah Whitehead 27:28

22) Leigh Albon 30:36

23) Frank Monacella 27:51

24) Ian Heafield 32:58

25) Mick Beeck 25:05

26) Barry Higgins 30:10

27) Todd Houghton 28:13

28) Mandy Ellis 33:18

29) Helen Whitby 32:25

30) Bob Duljas 28:38

31) Tania Whitehead 26:45

32) Phill Mayer 27:10

33) Belinda Hoffard 34:11

34) Belinda Heafield 34:52

35) John Jervis 31:55

36) Brooke Mills 33:50

37) Liz Kenney 28:13

38) Brendan Woodman 44:26

21/11/2013 Crinigans Road Reserve 5km

Warm, sultry weather and a hilly, gravelly course through native forest and plantation just off Crinigan Road in Morwell created an inviting yet challenging setting for last Thursday’s 5km handicap run.

The winner of the handicap, amongst 48 participants, was Michelle Bremnar. Michelle finished her first ever Harriers’ Thursday run with a 31 second lead in 27min. 30sec., earning 100 race points.

Tim Northe dramatically improved his finishing position to take out second placing in 21:01, whilst also producing the fastest outright time of the evening and gaining a handy 96 race points.

Just sixteen seconds further back in third spot was club stalwart and master of consistency, Charlie Twomey in 21:17. He also finished with the second fastest time overall. Charlie feels his improved running strength is a direct result of the Melbourne Marathon race and training this year. He said he observed the same fitnees gains after last year’s marathon too.At age 45 Charlie is an ultra busy person, juggling three runs a week, including a long run on weekends, with part-time teaching, performing in a folk music band and dabbling in ceramics. He also enhances his fitness via the maintenance of a steep five acre house block at Yinnar South.

The third quickest time of the evening went to the ever- competitive Rob Preston, 21:42.

Once again Kathryn Preston was easily the fastest of the females, 22:59, followed by Karen Graham, 24:24 and with almost identical speed, Molly Irvine, 24:27.

Welcomed back to the Harriers’ run this week was Max Lane during a break from university commitments.

This Thursday’s (28th Nov.) handicap run is the Cochranes Road course beginning at 6pm. Cochranes Road comes off Mattingly Hill Road at Hazelwood North.

The Harriers invite the public to take advantage of the milder weather and extra daylight and join in for some exercise before dinner.

Results in handicap order:

1) Michelle Bremnar 27:30

2) Tim Northe 21:01

3) Charlie Twomey 21:17

4) Molly Irvine 24:27

5) Richard Comber 22:36

6) Michael Walker 24:52

7) Tom Northe 28:55

8) Michelle Sawyer 27:58

9) Joelly Firmin 30:00

10) Roger Maximiw 24:01

11) Brendan Woodman 22:04

12) Glenn Crawford 24:13

13) Karen Graham 24:24

14) Mark Rossiter 22:26

15) Owen Notting 25:28

16) Matt Bugeja 23:31

17) Madelon Lane 35:40

18) Jenny Northe 25:41

19) Neil Firmin 23:47

20) Todd Houghton 27:53

21) Diana Van Rhine 30:57

22) Kathryn Preston 22:59

23) Trevor Preston 27:03

24) Biasi Silvestro 22:10

25) Michael Giddens 30:20

26) Pete Sanders 25:21

27) Steve McLeod 23:27

28) Alison Whiter 33:29

29) Mick Beeck 25:42

30) Robbie Preston 21:42

31) Mandy Ellis 33:56

32) Frank Monacella 28:58

33) Allan Timmer-Arends 25:59

34) Sue Elsdon 27:05

35) Tania Whitehead 27:05

36) Jen Houghton 33:10

37) Darrel Cross 23:16

38) Leigh Albon 32:35

39) Kathy Quinn 37:45

40) Bob Duljas 29:45

41) Belinda Heafield 34:47

42) Lynda Jones 35:29

43) Liz Kenney 27:34

44) Ian Heafield 35:45

45) Max Lane 28:15

46) Megan Harper 33:22

47) John Jervis 33:24

48) Peter Grixti 34:56

 

14/11/2013 Tour De West 6km

Last Thursday’s 6km handicap run, over a gently undulating course from near the Traralgon clubrooms.   A warm welcome to newcomers Daniel McKay and Jack Moon.

It seems that married life is agreeing with Becky Nowak (Pattinson) who was recently married at Walhalla, she won with a resounding 3min. lead in 33min. 14sec. This result earns Becky a max.100 points towards the Summer Championship series.   Jack Moon, 32:01 claimed second fastest with young Tom Northe, 32:03, biting at his heels.

Amongst the week’s biggest improvers were Bob Bickett with a 3min improvement since the Chook Hill 6km in October and Ian Heafield with a 5min. improvement.

Ian and Belinda Heafield are gradually regaining their pre-holiday fitness since their African Safari tour in September 2013, where Ian says his chief form of exercise was “elbow bending” and avoiding predatory animals. Since returning he has gradually upped the kilometers to his current 6 to 12 four times a week and incorporating a session of fartlek training.

Kathryn Preston was easily the quickest female runner finishing mid-field and seventh fastest outright in 25:28.  Karen Graham, 26:39 and Molly Irvine, 27:32 finished second and third fastest outright.

Amongst the blokes, Robbie Preston was dominant with 22:47 followed by Darren Fletcher, 23:24 and Biasi Silvestro, 24:03.

This Thursday’s (Nov. 21st) is the Crinnigan Road Reserve 5km beginning opposite the Morwell Golf Club off Fairway Drive, Morwell. Starting time is 6pm.

Results in order of handicap:

1) Becky Pattinson 33:14

2) Jack Moon 32:01

3) Tom Northe 32:03

4) Russell Northe 32:44

5) Jo Parr 31:49

6) Molly Irvine 27:32

7) Brooke Mills 33:35

8) Karen Graham 26:39

9) Jenny Northe 27:42

10) Jason Irvine 31:14

11) Bob Bickett 33:50

12) Tim Northe 24:23

13) Gary Fox 27:02

14) Michael Walker 28:22

15) Darren Fletcher 23:24

16) Pete Sanders 27:26

17) Charlie Twomey 24:59

18) Tania Whitehead 28:37

19) Ian Heafield 37:11

20) Robbie Preston 22:47

21) Joelly Firmin 34:52

22) Kathryn Preston 25:28

23) Tylah Whitehead 31:32

24) Biasi Silvestro 24:03

25) Brendan Woodman 24:09

26) Mark Van Der Meulen 28:10

27) Helen Whitby 36:12

28) Trevor Preston 30:14

29) Warren Shields 25:46

30) Mick Beeck 28:24

31) Steve McLeod 25:59

32) Neil Firmin 27:00

33) John Jervis 34:38

34) Bob Duljas 32:14

35) Barry Higgins 35:05

36) Eran Schilling 36:18

37) Liz Kenney 29:21

38) Anne Johnson 36:26

39) Mark Rossiter 27:00

40) Phill Mayer 30:37

41) Michael Abbott 28:31

42) Leigh Albon 37:32

43) Daniel McKay 31:35

44) Owen Notting 32:35

45) Whitney Johnson 44:42

46) Brad King 31:44

47) Darrel Cross 28:59

48) Fay Tomholt 40:16

49) Belinda Heafield 40:16

50) Madelon Lane 41:14

 

7/11/2013 Traralgon Race Course 5km

Held from near the racecourse in upper, eastern Traralgon, last week’s run drew a large field of 52 participants.

Amongst the standout performances of the evening, the Northe family trio of Tom, Tim and their mother Jenny reigned supreme.

In just his third run with the Harriers thirteen year old Tom Northe won the handicap in 28min. 41sec. Tom, along with his brother Tim, is training casually two to three times a week during the football off-season and is already displaying potential.

Finishing second and third in the handicap category were Brooke Mills, 27:43 and Simon Findlay, 26:55 with about one minute between them.

Continuing in the same family theme, Jenny Northe finished third fastest amongst the females in 23:37, conceding the fastest times to Karen Graham, 22:08 and Molly Irvine, 22:35.   Incidentally, Jenny has spent the past five months recovering from patella tendonopathy of the right knee, so she is still treading gingerly.   She feels her injury may be the legacy of her earlier years playing netball.

Tim Northe, meanwhile, put in a strong run to finish third fastest overall in 19:40.   Tim was reportedly disappointed with his run at Wirilda Park the previous week so would have been pleased to make amends this time. Although his main sport is football, Tim at 21 years old has both the build and athleticism of a distance runner and could do very well.

The fastest and second fastest times were posted by Des Paynter, 18:30 and Darren Fletcher, 19:04.   Des, still sore from the recent Four Peaks series amongst Victoria’s highest mountains, says he is now inspired to increase his training.   This will include up to four runs a week, maybe two bike rides and a lot more lawn mowing!   Ever-modest yet talented Des says he has no particular goals in mind other than keeping fit.

Newcomers welcomed to last week’s run were: Jo Parr, Steve Bechaz, Kathy Quinn and Martin Legge.This Thursday’s (Nov. 14th) community run is a handicap event, the Tour De West 6km, beginning from the clubrooms at the corner of Douglas Parade and Grubb Avenue, Traralgon at 6pm.

This is a great opportunity to join in and have some fun whilst simultaneously fighting the battle of the bulge prior to Christmas.  For more details visit www.traralgonharriers.org.au

Results in handicap order:

1) Tom Northe 28:41

2) Brooke Mills 27:43

3) Simon Findlay 26:55

4) Diana Van Rhine 27:58

5) Mandy Ellis 30:26

6) Owen Notting 22:26

7) Molly Irvine 22:35

8) Roger Maximiw 21:36

9) Tim Northe 19:40

10) Jason Irvine 25:49

11) Glenn Crawford 21:53

12) Darren Fletcher 19:04

13) Gary Fox 22:05

14) Bob Bickett 28:06

15) Karen Graham 22:08

16) Charlie Twomey 20:15

17) Matt Bugeja 21:19

18) Michael Walker 23:24

19) Phill Mayer 25:29

20) Des Paynter 18:30

21) Helen Whitby 29:33

22) Jo Parr 27:36

23) Jenny Northe 23:37

24) Neil Firmin 21:37

25) Tanya Rong 31:40

26) Ian Heafield 30:42

27) Mark Rossiter 20:43

28) Paul Bechaz 26:54

29) Biasi Silvestro 19:56

30) Stephen White 23:56

31) Trevor Preston 24:59

32) Steve Bechaz 27:11

33) Todd Houghton 26:13

34) Valentina Bonatti 29:14

35) Kathy Quinn 34:16

36) Jen Houghton 30:22

37) Eran Schilling 29:30

38) Warren Shields 21:45

39) Anne Johnson 29:48

40) Steve McLeod 21:50

41) Martin Legge 27:02

42) Bob Duljas 27:02

43) Brendan Woodman 20:04

44) Alison Whiter 32:15

45) Barry Higgins 29:43

46) John Jervis 29:48

47) Melanie Riddle 36:03

48) Richard Comber 24:52

49) Ian Twite 26:12

50) Liz Kenney 27:13

51) Kieran Stewart 32:18

52) Madelon Lane 35:01

 

31/10/2013 Wirilda Park 6km

The Wirilda Park course in Tyres needs no introduction to the more experienced Harrier’s. Possibly the most challenging course on the Harrier’s Thursday night race calendar, it unites runners of all levels in the appreciation of the completion of a tough run.

After the initial warm-up and satisfaction of climbing Everest, the 38 runners were able to get into a good rhythm before doubling back and opening their strides back to the finish line. Well done to all runners who took part.

The handicap race leader was Leigh Peterson (31:58), followed by Tom Northe (40:30) and Ian Cornthwaite (24:03), who was also the fastest male runner on the night.

Closely behind him were Darren Fletcher (26:02) and Darrel Cross (26:18).

The fastest female runners had a close race finishing within 39 seconds of each other; Moly Irvine (30:30), Liz Kenney (30:52) and Karen Graham (31:09).

Next week’s race will be held at the less mountainous McNairn Road course in Traralgon. The club extends an invitation to runners and walkers of all skill levels to take part in their regular running and social events. Please see the website for more details: www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Results in handicap order:

1) Leigh Peterson 31:58

2) Tom Northe 40:30

3) Ian Cornthwaite 24:03

4) Charlie Twomey 26:42

5) Todd Houghton 33:00

6) Molly Irvine 30:30

7) Diana Van Rhine 37:59

8) Trevor Preston 32:02

9) Darren Fletcher 26:02

10) Michael Walker 31:10

11) Darrel Cross 26:18

12) Mark Rossiter 27:50

13) Kayla Gallert 31:36

14) Gary Fox 30:39

15) Brad King 30:39

16) Jason Irvine 35:11

17) Mandy Ellis 41:18

18) Tim Northe 28:21

19) Liz Kenney 30:52

20) Owen Notting 31:52

21) Spencer McIntosh 32:07

22) Joelly Firmin 38:08

23) Karen Graham 31:09

24) Neil Firmin 39:40

25) Jen Houghton 39:11

26) Bob Bickett 38:12

27) Tania Whitehead 32:42

28) Jenny Northe 32:52

29) Mick Beeck 32:01

30) Helen Whitby 40:03

31) Barry Higgins 39:00

32) John Jervis 39:08

33) Ian Heafield 42:47

34) Biasi Silvestro 29:42

35) Anne Johnson 40:47

36) Michelle Colwell 47:15

37) Steve McLeod 33:50

38) Madelon Lane 44:36

 

24/10/2013 Cochranes Road 5km

The summer series continued its wet start with the Cochrane’s Road 5km race on Thursday. There were 40 runners who shook off the winter stagnation and embraced the unpredictable spring weather taking in the sights of Traralgon South.

This weeks Handicap were Ben Scheffer (22:09), Brooke Mills (32:04) (her second run with the Harrier’s) and Tom Northe (31:10), well done!

This weeks fastest runners were Karen Graham (24:44), Kayla Gallert (24:52) and Tania Whitehead (25:49) in the female category, with Ian Cornthwaite (19:24), Charlie Twomey (21:04) and Robbie Preston (21:50) the for the male runners.

The Summer Championship series is a handicap competition, with weekly runs frequently taking in the parks and bush away from the hustle and bustle of the towns. They are a great way to enjoy the local area and add great variation to a weekly run. The Harrier’s is a social club that endeavours to cater to runners and walkers of all levels and ages, creating a welcoming atmosphere while encouraging health and fitness. For more information on the Thursday night and other frequent events please check out our new website: www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Results in order of handicap:

1) Ben Scheffer 22:09

2) Brooke Mills 32:04

3) Tom Northe 31:10

4) Todd Houghton 26:43

5) Kayla Gallert 24:52

6) Mandy Ellis 32:57

7) Charlie Twomey 21:04

8) Gary Fox 23:15

9) Michael Walker 24:18

10) Leigh Albon 29:20

11) Trevor Preston 25:22

12) Ian Cornthwaite 19:24

13) Richard Comber 22:28

14) Pete Sanders 23:34

15) Jason Irvine 27:42

16) Diana Van Rhine 30:52

17) Tylah Whitehead 26:59

18) Jen Houghton 31:01

19) Neil Firmin 23:02

20) Roger Maximiw 24:14

21) Bob Bickett 30:23

22) Owen Notting 25:38

23) Karen Graham 24:44

24) Tania Whitehead 25:49

25) Matt Bugeja 23:50

26) Glenn Crawford 24:54

27) Helen Whitby 32:28

28) Peter Grixti 31:42

29) Robbie Preston 21:50

30) Joelly Firmin 31:53

31) Ian Heafield 33:55

32) Biasi Silvestro 23:06

33) John Jervis 31:07

34) Bob Duljas 29:17

35) Lynda Jones 34:17

36) Rick Mann 34:29

37) Daniel Hahn 27:07

38) Claire Issell 33:09

39) Jenny Northe 31:11

40) Madelon Lane 46:13

17/10/2013- Chookhill 5km

Last Thursday’s challenge of Chook Hill stepped up another level with the elements posing an additional obstacle for runners to contend. Heavy rainfall and strong winds greeted the courageous 29 who took on a challenge that put Tough Mudder to shame. Well done to everyone who took part and didn’t let the weather dampen their enthusiasm.

The fastest three over the line were Tim Northe (25:14), Todd Houghton (33:02) and Michelle Sawyer (31:34) – earning 100, 96 and 93 club points towards the Summer Championship series handicap races.

The club would also like to welcome Joelly Firmin (44:10) who has run with the club in the past, and put in a terrific effort on a difficult first run in the series.

The fastest over the line contained the usual suspects: Molly Irvine (28:38) who has been having some great runs of late; Kayla Gallert (29:37) whose times continue to improve since joining the club earlier this year; and Tania Whitehead (30:13) who completed the half marathon in Melbourne on the weekend.

The three fastest male runners were Tim North (25:14), Warren Shields (26:19) and Matthew Mullens (26:50) in some good times given the conditions.

Next Thursday’s run is at Cochrane’s Road in Traralgon South with handicap starts from 6pm. The Traralgon Harriers is a social running club that caters for athletes from all levels who enjoy running or walking. Please refer to the new website for any details of the club’s regular races and social events: www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Results in handicap order:

1) Tim Northe 25:14

2) Todd Houghton 33:02

3) Michelle Sawyer 31:34

4) Jason Irvine 31:47

5) Pete Sanders 27:29

6) Kayla Gallert 29:37

7) Molly Irvine 28:38

8) Gary Fox 27:39

9) Michael Walker 28:46

10) Leigh Albon 35:10

11) Matthew Mullens 26:50

12) Warren Shields 26:19

13) Neil Firmin 27:35

14) Bob Bickett 36:10

15) Tania Whitehead 30:13

16) Trevor Preston 31:59

17) Phill Mayer 31:03

18) Glenn Crawford 30:03

19) John Jervis 36:29

20) Peter Grixti 37:50

21) Joelly Firmin 44:10

22) Rick Mann 41:04

23) Madelon Lane 39:01

24) Darrel Cross 28:31

25) Jen Houghton 40:36

26) Helen Whitby 40:37

27) Darren Fletcher 28:37

28) Ian Heafield 42:31

29) Claire Issell 38:23

 

10/10/2013- Water Tower 5km

Week 4 of the summer series kicked off on a drizzly evening, but did not deter a great turnout for this Thursday’s race. A large group of 47 runners headed out for the Watertower course in Traralgon’s north, and included several new faces.

The club would like to extend a warm welcome to Brooke Mills, James Thomas, Emma Angstmann, Mel Angstmann, James Angstmann, Ben Angstmann, and Kate Angstmann with a fantastic run in the Junior run. It is terrific to have you all join in, and put in some terrific performances. It was also great to see Laura Issell back after a break.

The fastest finishers on handicap this week were Emma Angstmann (24:24), Mel Angstmann (24:25) and Michael Walker (23:19).

Despite the upcoming Melbourne Running Festival and some long kilometers in some legs over the previous weeks, the times speak for themselves. The three fastest female runners were Molly Irvine (21:59), Nicole Hauxwell (22:05) and Liz Kenney (22:17) who have had some consistently great runs over the past few weeks. The fastest in the males were Des Paynter (17:54), Darren Fletcher (19:48) and Darrel Cross (19:57).

The social night after last Thursday’s run was a terrific success with a fantastic turnout; a great way to warm down and get to know the other Harriers. Thank you to all those who attended and especially to the volunteers for putting it all together.

The Traralgon Harriers are always happy to welcome new runners or walkers to join in their regular events, and hope to inspire those of all levels to take on new challenges. To find out more please see the new website www.traralgonharriers.org.au.

Results in handicap order:

1) Emma Angstmann 24:24

2) Mel Angstmann 24:25

3) Michael Walker 23:19

4) James Angstmann 22:28

5) Mandy Ellis 29:37

6) Owen Notting 21:31

7) Jason Irvine 24:35

8) Jason Thomas 23:39

9) Brooke Mills 31:46

10) Roger Maximiw 20:47

11) Jen Houghton 27:47

12) Diana Van Rhine 26:55

13) Molly Irvine 21:59

14) Ben Angstmann 32:16

15) Alison Whiter 29:20

16) Pete Sanders 21:29

17) Trevor Preston 23:39

18) Valentina Bonatti 28:41

19) Phill Mayer 22:50

20) Glenn Crawford 21:52

21) Des Paynter 17:54

22) Georgina Molinari 26:59

23) Brad Harkin 21:02

24) Nicole Hauxwell 22:05

25) Tania Whitehead 23:06

26) Madelon Lane 28:08

27) Ian Heafield 30:17

28) Liz Kenney 22:17

29) John Jervis 27:32

30) Stephen White 23:36

31) Mick Beeck 22:37

32) Warren Shields 20:43

33) Michelle Colwell 33:45

34) Megan Harper 27:46

35) Darren Fletcher 19:48

36) Darrel Cross 19:57

37) Frank Monacella 27:02

38) Whitney Johnson 34:12

39) Peter Grixti 29:23

40) Laura Issell 29:52

41) Eran Schilling 29:57

42) Claire Issell 27:31

43) Todd Houghton 29:32

44) Kev Piercy 24:27

45) Belinda Heafield 32:49

46) Fay Tomholt 32:49

 

Kids run:

1) Kate Angstmann 6.40.

 

3/10/2013- Clarkes Road 6km

Thirty-four enthusiastic runners arrived ready for the challenge of the Clarkes Road course in Hazelwood North last week. The 6km course through the pine trees had its own unique challenges, with a hill in the middle of the course that will warmed up even the more experienced legs, and a long steady incline on the final stretch with its deceptive false knoll. Kylie Murray took out fastest handicap time (33:00) blitzing ahead of the pack, with Michael Walker (29:37) and Nicholas Albon (31:24) taking out the next highest points. The fastest runners across the line this putting in some terrific times were Liz Kenney (27:36), Karen Graham (28:58) and Molly Irvine(29:30) the three fastest females, and Robbie Preston (22:52), Darren Fletcher (23:48) and Darrel Cross (23:51) for the males.

Results in handicap order:

1) Kylie Murray 33:00

2) Michael Walker 29:37

3) Nicholas Albon 31:24

4) Charlie Twomey 24:55

5) Liz Kenney 27:36

6) Leigh Albon 34:38

7) Darren Fletcher 23:48

8) Pete Sanders 27:50

9) Darrel Cross 23:51

10) Robbie Preston 22:52

11) Holley Bugeja 40:55

12) Matt Bugeja 26:26

13) Owen Notting 28:57

14) Gary Fox 27:57

15) Diana Van Rhine35:19

16) Jen Houghton 36:20

17) Molly Irvine 29:30

18) Trevor Preston 30:52

19) Karen Graham 28:58

20) Brad Harkin 27:40

21) Phill Mayer 30:22

22) Neil Firmin 28:00

23) Mick Beeck 29:34

24) Alison Whiter 39:33

25) Madelon Lane 37:19

26) John Jervis 36:21

27) Anne Johnson 37:37

28) Barry Higgins 36:48

29) Peter Grixti 38:15

30) Georgina Molinari 38:19

31) Robert Johnson 38:43

32) Michelle Colwell 37:53

33) Megan Baker 35:37

34) Biasi Silvestro 28:51

 

26/9/2013 – Rose Rumble 5km

Passing up the easier option of warmth, a cosy armchair and TV for the exhilaration of meeting last Thursday’s weather head on, 32 dedicated runners faced up to buffeting winds, cold and early driving rain. The event was the Rose Rumble 5km handicap beginning from the corner of Rose Avenue and Hickox Street in Traralgon’s southside. Fortunately the rain abated and most of the reduced field of participants this week escaped a complete drenching.

The first three finishers in the handicap event were Todd Houghton, 25:36; Michael Walker, 24:20 and Leigh Albon, 27:32.

Todd appears to be regaining his old form after months of recovering from surgery. His 5km time has improved by about 2minutes over recent weeks.

Meanwhile, Michael has jumped from finishing within the last 25% of the starting field to the front 10%, whilst Leigh continues to maintain a top 10 finish.

Diana Van Rhine shone amongst the remaining finishers for her sustained improvement, taking nearly one minute off in four weeks.

The fastest times this week were attributed to: Ian Cornthwaite, 18:40; Darren Fletcher, 19:30; Darrel Cross, 19:44; Karen Graham, 22:59; Liz Kenney, 23:47 and Molly Irvine, 23:40.

This Thursday’s Community Run is a 5km handicap event beginning from Clarkes Road at Hazelwood North at 6pm. The public is invited to seize the opportunity to get in some valuable aerobic exercise before dinner in an invigorating bushland setting.

Results in order of Handicap:

1) Todd Houghton 25:36

2) Michael Walker 24:20

3) Leigh Albon 27:32

4) Darren Fletcher 19:30

5) Molly Irvine 23:40

6) Ian Cornthwaite 18:40

7) Pete Sanders 21:43

8) Darrel Cross 19:44

9) Gary Fox 22:50

10) Diana Van Rhine 28:55

11) Karen Graham 22:59

12) Helen Whitby 30.08

13) Jen Houghton 30:09

14) Mark Rossiter 21:13

15) Tania Whitehead 24:18

16) Adam Hogan 26:19

17) Nicholas Albon 27:20

18) Morgan Tucker 20:23

19) Richard Comber 22:30

20) Madelon Lane 29:41

21) Liz Kenney 23:47

22) Jason Irvine 28:00

23) Neil Firmin 23:06

24) Bob Duljas 27:48

25) Peter Grixti 31:09

26) Stephen White 26:22

27) Kate Mayer 27:39

28) Phil Mayer 26:39

29) Kieran Stewart 31:47

30) Michelle Colwell 32:46

31) Megan Harper 32:46

32) Jenny Comber 38:46

19/9/2013 – Lake Hyland 5km

The Harriers’ Thursday Summer handicap series was kicked off amongst attractive scenery with the Lake Hyland 5km handicap. This was the first out –of –town run since Autumn and the Lakeside circuit was a welcome change.

Amongst a field of 46 participants the first three over the line were Elizabeth Gamble, 30:01, Leigh Albon, 27:09 and Pete Sanders, 21:31. These runners earned themselves 100, 96 and 93 club points respectively. These points count towards the Summer Championship series and the maximum points can be earned by anyone prepared to push past the confines of their handicap, regardless of ability.

Talented junior Molly Irvine ran well to finish 4th on handicap and with a top five result amongst the fastest females. She crossed the line just ahead of the finishing duel between Becky Pattinson and Tanya Rong.

Tanya seems to be benefiting from her training as part of the Melbourne Marathon Program.

Local cyclist and occasional runner Allan Timmer-Arends was welcomed back this week finishing with a sound time for a bloke with such a giant physique.

Predictably, the fastest runners this week included: Kathryn Preston 20:53, Nicole Hauxwell 21:18 and Karen Graham 21:59 amongst the females and Nick Schilling 18:30, Darren Fletcher 18:55 and Darrel Cross 19:46 for the males.

This week’s run (Sep. 26th) is the Rose Ramble 5km beginning from the corner of Dunbar Avenue and Hickox Street, Traralgon at 5:50pm.

Everyone is invited to participate in this event, which caters for social joggers and walkers as well as the more serious athletes.

Results in handicap order: 

1)Elizabeth Gamble 30:01

2)Leigh Albon 27:09

3)Pete Sanders 21:31

4)Molly Irvine 22:33

5)Becky Pattinson 31:40

6)Tanya Rong 29:40

7)Michael Walker 24:02

8)Kayla Gallert 23:07

9) Nicole Hauxwell 21:18

10)Owen Notting 22:30

11) Mark Van Der Muelen 21:38

12) Jason Irvine 25:50

13) Darren Fletcher 18:55

14) Gary Fox 21:56

15) Nicholas Albon 25:58

16) Karen Graham 21:59

17) Mandy Ellis 32:01

18) Bob Bickett 28:04

19) Tanya Whitehead 23:19

20) Trevor Preston 24:23

21) Liz Kenney 22:24

22) Georgina Molinari 28:29

23) Nick Schilling 18:30

24) Charlie Twomey 20:32

25) Frank Monacella 26:38

26) Chris McGregor 20:43

27) Warren Shields 20:45

28) Darrel Cross 19:46

29) Kathryn Preston 20:53

30) Brad Harkin 21:55

31) Diana Van Rhine 29:03

32) Mick Beeck 23:16

33) Mark Rossiter 21:2

34) Allan Timmer-Arends 23:46

35) Bob Duljas 26:48

36) Robbie Preston 20:01

37) Des Paynter 20:03

38) Whitney Johnson 35:13

39) Claire Issell 27:35

40) Anna Orr 24:46

41) Megan Harper 30:04

42) Peter Grixti 31:30

43) Madelon Lane 31:35

44) Kieran Stewart 32:46

45) Nick Carstairs-Prott 30:57

46) Katie Stewart 38:10.

 

12/9/2013- Riverslea Boulveard 5km

Attracting the handicapper’s attention amongst the first few finishers of the 47 who ran last week’s 5km Riverslea Boulevard Harriers’ run were: Spencer McIntosh, first in 22:16, Jen Houghton, second in 27:28 and Matthew Mullens, third, 20:41.

Spencer and Jen both finished amongst the top three positions for the second time in three weeks, whilst Matthew sliced two minutes off his previous Thursday 5km result.

Physiotherapist Claire Issell was back at the Harriers again after another sustained absence in her many years of involvement with the Traralgon Harriers; and new initiate this week into the pain and ecstasty of running with the Harriers was Michelle Colwell.

The fastest male trio, all finishing under 19 minutes in a strongly contested race and with a spread of just 16 seconds, were Nick Schilling, 18:43, Darren Fletcher, 18:54 and Biasi Silvestro, 18:59. The presence of talented local athlete Nick Schilking in one of his infrequent appearances added a new and interesting dimension to the race.

Fastest of the females and queen of consistency was Karen Graham, 20:51. Karen held off a sustained challenge by Nicole Hauxwell, 20:57 with third fastest claimed by the reliable Liz Kenney, 21:40

Nicole Hauxwell has slashed minutes off her recent performances and this bodes well for her marathon preparation and her as yet partially tapped potential. Nicole has been including in her training program some ‘enjoyable’ solo 30km training runs amongst the hills around Yarragon

This Thursday’s (Sep. 19th) run is the Churchill’s scenic Lake Hyland 5km course.

The Summer Handicap series starts at 5:50pm. The public is warmly invited to shake off the Winter stagnation by joining in..

Starting times are strictly adhered to and adjustments cannot be made for late arrivals so please be on time.

Results in order of handicap:

1) Spencer McIntosh 22:16

2) Jen Houghton 27:28

3) Mattew Mullens 20:41

4) Helen Whitby 27:46

5) Nick Carstairs-Prott 19:46

6) Leigh Albon 26:43

7) Darren Fletcher 18:54

8) Pete Sanders 21:02

9) Molly Irvine 22:23

10) Jason Irvine 24:40

11) Karen Graham 20:51

12) Nicole Hauxwell 20:57

13) Glenn Graham 24:00

14) Bob Bickett 27:11

15) Roger Maximiw 21:26

16) Alison Whiter 29:34

17) Mandy Ellis 31:35

18) Liz Kenney 21:40

19) Todd Houghton 26:45

20) Phil Mayer 22:47

21) Jenny Lewis 27:49

22) Nicholas Albon 25:51

23) Biasi Silvestro 18:59

24) Darrel Cross 19:00

25) Mark Rossiter 20:12

26) Madelon Lane 28:19

27) Warren Shields 29:19

28) Michael Abbott 21:33

29) Nick Schilling 18:43

30) Adam Hogan 25:52

31) Robert Johnson 29:00

32) Bob Duljas 26:43

33) Diana Van Rhine 29:44

34) Michelle Cowell 34:50

35) Morgan Tucker 21:11

36) Valentina Bonatti 30:26

37) Kieran Stewart 29:36

38) Becky Pattison 30:00

39) Des Paynter 21:13

40) Whitney Johnson 36:47

41) John Jervis 30:51

42) Megan Harper 34:51

43) Gary Fox 21:29

44) Trevor Preston 23:48

45) Jenny Northe 24:30

46) Claire Issell 28:32

47) Owen Notting 26:48.

 

5/9/2013- Stockdale Road 5km

Spring has arrived both in season and in the stride of the runners at last Thursday’s 5km event. There were 42 participants and of these, more than 50% of those who also ran the Stockdale Road 5km back in April ran quicker times in the September edition.

New to the Harriers’ Thursday run was Elizabeth Gamble who also ran strongly to take out first handicap position in 27:58.

Jen Houghton was second on handicap, 27:22, running a one minute PB for 5km and thus taking 15 seconds per km off her rate. Jen has been participating in the 10km ASICS Training Program with the intention of running in the Susan Classic womens’ half marathon in Melbourne. This will be her longest race ever.

Third in the handicap was Pete Sanders, 20:43. Pete is a strongly performing runner and this time sliced a massive three minutes off his previous Stockdale Road 5km.

Matthew Mullens, a talented runner of yore, was welcomed back to the Harriers after a long absence.

The quickest of the runners this time in both the female and male categories were: Kathryn Preston, 19:53: Karen Graham, 20:59: Liz Kenney, 21:36: Ian Cornthwaite, 18:05; Morgan Tucker, 18:40 and Robbie Preston, 18:41.

Kathryn and Robbie Preston both seem to have recovered well from their Vic. Long Course Orienteering Championship wins. Robbie attributes his stronger running performances of late to a more concentrated training program.

The Harriers invite all runners and walkers of any ability to participate in their events. The atmosphere is social and the club strives to be non-elitist.

This Thursday’s (12/09/2013) run is the Riverslea Boulevard 5km with the start being from near the Traralgon clubrooms at the corner of Douglas Parade and Grubb Avenue. The junior race is 1.7km and the action starts from 5:50pm.

Results in Handicap order:

1) Elizabeth Gamble 27:58

2) Jen Houghton 27:22

3) Pete Sanders 20:43

4) Leigh Albon 27:05

5) Travis White 20:29

6) Kayla Gallert 22:38

7) Mandy Ellis 30:39

8) Karen Graham 20:59

9) Lynda Jones 29:20

10) Madelon Lane 27:24

11) Liz Kenney 21:36

12) Morgan Tucker 18:40

13) Kathryn Preston 19:53

14) Ian Cornthwaite 18:05

15) Michael Giddens 27:09

16) Steve McLeod 20:11

17) Michael Abbott 21:18

18) Bob Bickett 28: 21

19) Mark Rossiter 20:24

20) Phil Mayer 23:25

21) Todd Houghton 27:25

22) Warren Shields 20:25

23) Jenny Northe 23:28

24) Cheryl Thomas 24:30

25) Robbie Preston 18:41

26) Biasi Silvestro 19:42

27) Nicholas Albon 26:43

28) Barry Higgins 27:49

29) Ben Bailey 19:49

30) Matthew Mullens 22:52

31) Valentina Bonatti 29:01

32) Bob Duljas 26:27

33) Diana Van Rhine 29:52

34) Melanie Riddle 35:19

35) Katie Gallip 29:53

36) Mick Beeck 26:57

37) Anna Orr 27:08

38) Sam Beveridge 23:38

39) Spencer McIntosh 21:36

40) Nick Carstairs 29:33

41) Trevor Preston 23:51

42) Tania Whitehead 24:04