Open Traralgon Marathon website in a new window
Open Harriers' Facebook page in new window
Link to: Athletics Victoria
Link to: The Foot & Ankle Clinic
Link to: Saucony Australia
Link to: Traralgon Little Athletics Centre

03/11/2016 Newborough Botanic Gardens



The venue for last Thursday’s Traralgon Harriers’ weekly handicap event was the leafy southern side of Newborough, not far from the railway line. The new 5km route included a single lap of flattish to undulating terrain and a section of local rail trail.

In the aftermath of some recent major running events, including the Melbourne Marathon and the Bright 4-Peaks Alpine Climbs, numbers were down on Thursday but enthusiasm and competitive spirit were still evident amongst the 31 runners and walkers who joined in.

First, second and third in the handicap component were Liz Kenney, 23:28, Alison Whiter, 29:10 and Tim Buckley, 26:22.

Liz Kenney, seemingly little affected by her Melbourne Marathon effort just three weeks ago, has now won the handicap twice in her two Thursday races since.

Alison Whiter has finally returned to the Thursday event, apparently in good form, after a long parenting absence; whilst Tim Buckley continued to maintain his first- three finishing position in the handicap of the previous two events.

Fastest overall of the evening were: Glenn Graham, 20:18; Des Paynter (pushing his son Dylan), 21:40; Kayla Gallert, 22:21; Georgia Pearson, 22:25; Warren Shields, 23:09 and Karen Graham, 23:23.


This Thursday’s (10/11/2016) run is the Tour De West 6km handicap, as well as an intermediate race of 3km and a junior event of 1.5km. Meeting point is the Harrier’s clubrooms at the corner of Douglas Parade and Grubb Avenue, Traralgon. Starting time is 6pm but please arrive early to register and warm up for the event. Newcomers are invited to join in, whether they are dabblers in running/walking or have a more competitive motivation.


Liz Kenney 23:28, Alison Whiter 29:10, Tim Buckley 26:22, Des Paynter (and Dylan) 21:40, Warren Shields 23:09, Bob Bickett 27:14, Kayla Gallert 22:21, Georgia Pearson 22:25, David Mann 25:27, Sue Elsdon 23:38, Michelle Colwell 29:54, Chris Vallak 23:56, Mandy Ellis 30:57, Simon Hemming 28:15, Glenn Graham 20:18, Ian Heafield 30:31, Barry Higgins 29:56, Kaye Livingstone 27:03, Diana Van Rhine 29:10, Karen Graham 23:23, Bob Duljas 28:32, Edi Murat 23:46, Peter Grixti 32:29, Georgia Callaway 30:09, Phil Mayer 27:20, Helen Reeves 38:39.

Training Run, 3km: Rick Mann 22:53, Bruce Salisbury 23:55, Barry Summersgill 25:55, Mike Bridle 28:12, Ray Ellis 28:19.