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08/10/2015-Lake Hyland 5km

TRARALGON HARRIERS’ RACE REPORT 8/10/2015

Lake Hyland 5km, Churchill

One of the more popular of the Harriers’ Summer season races, as evidenced by the large turn-up, the Lake Hyland 5km course was tweaked a bit this time to exclude the bitumen road. Instead it incorporated a short footpath section, then about 1km of grassy cross-country before a final 2.5 laps of the lake walking track. Overall it was an interesting route, enhanced by the park and lake setting and superb weather.

A feature of the event was a strong presence of junior runners.

Firstly there was the junior race of one lap of the lake. This involved about eight enthusiastic primary –age kids, who raced off at a very quick clip. Unfortunately, times were not supplied for this event.

Then there was the main 5km event, split up into two starts, the early and late fields. This race included about 6 junior runners, most of strong talent.               The Morely twins, Colby, 20:02 and Tyler, 20:08 and Michael Tripodi, 19:42 all newcomers to the Harriers’ Thursday race, were amongst the juniors, most of whom finished in the quickest half of the total field of 46 participants.

Also welcomed to the Harriers for her first time this week was Susan Poole, 27:29.

The winner of the handicap component was talented junior athlete, Jack Murray, 21:51.

Tylah Whitehead, another skilled junior, took out second place, 22:26, followed by Simone Forbes, 21:40.

Amongst the quickest athletes for the 5km were Molly Irvine, 20:52; Simone Forbes, 21:40;Karen Graham, 21:48; Ian Cornthwaite, 18:01, Bryan Cake, 19:02 and Matt Buckland, 19:11.

This Thursday’s (Oct. 15th) race is the challenging Chook Hill 6km handicap.

The location is just off the Old Melbourne Road, Morwell on the opposite side to the Water Factory. Starting time is 6pm, but be early to register.

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RESULTS:

 

  1. Jack Murray 21:51, 2. Tylah Whitehead 22:26, 3. Simone Forbes 21:40, 4. Phil Mayer 23:46, 5. Jeff Xu 23:47, 6. Matt Buckland 19:11, 7. Michael Duck 22:16, 8. Ian Twite 20:34, 9. Bob Bickett 26:40, 10. Michael Tripodi 19:42, 11. Michael Walker 22:53, 12. Barry Higins 28:00, 13. Ian Cornthwaite 18:01, 14. Bryan Cake 19:02, 15. Michelle Colwell 32:15, 16. Megan Harper 27:25, 17. Allison Triggs 30:31, 18. Charlie Twomey 19:38, 19. Georgia Pearson 22:42, 20. Karen Graham 21:48, 21. Molly Irvine 20:52, 22. Michelle Sawyer 24:58, 23. Pete Sanders 20:58, 24. Steve McLeod 19:58, 25. Tania Whitehead 24:12, 26. Bill Yeplaan 23:15, 27. Gary Fox 23:15, 28. Mandy Ellis 31:16, 29. Neil Firmin 22:16, 30. Andrew Legge 22:19, 31. Col Metcalf 27:21, 32. Belinda Heafield 30:22, 33. Susan Poole 27:29, 34. Georgia Callaway 27:34, 35. Colby Morely 20:02, 36. Belinda Ruff 35:05, 37. Riley Evans 20:07, 38. Tyler Morely 20:08, 39. Edi Murat 25:31, 40. Carly Lanigan 35:53, 41. Anne Davidson 36:00, 42. Helen Whitby 30:22, 43. Glenn Graham 22:33, 44. Spencer McIntosh 24:54, 45. Owen Notting 25:56, 46. Peter Evans 20:11.