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17/11/2017 Crinigan Rd 5km




Set amongst the trees of the scenic but hilly Crinigan Road Bushland Reserve, last Thursday’s 5km handicap race over winding, criss-crossing trails and held in summery conditions was a winner. The route was twiddled a bit  and well-marked to create an exhilarating single circuit of 5km, rather than the usual 6km two lapper but still, despite plentiful bright pink direction arrows (blue for the 3km), mild confusion reigned at some of the intersections, creating an unusual results list.

A total of forty two runners and walkers took part in the events, with the 5km handicap being lead home by:  Michelle Sawyer, first  – 24:10; Warren Shields, second  – 24:32 and Simone Forbes, third – 24:50.

Michelle Sawyer’s finishing time looks vastly quicker than her typical speed and so she is either running fantastically well or got mixed up in the course confusion.

Warren Shields, having regained much of his old form, is running strongly and this week came out ahead of his traditional rival, Simone Forbes, who has been placing reliably in the top five finishers for some weeks.

The Harriers welcomed two new participants to their event: Steve Reside and Tim Fleay. Steve finished in fourth position in the handicap, whilst Tim Fleay finished with the tenth fastest time overall – both strong efforts.

This Thursday’s (24/11/2016) event is the Traralgon Glenview Park Race Course 5km handicap, just off McNairn Road, at 6:00 pm. The intermediate race is 3km and the junior event is 1km. Registrations for the races are at 5:30 pm.

The public is encouraged to join in.



Michelle Sawyer 24:10, Warren Shields 24:32, Simone Forbes 24:50, Steve Reside 29:00, Belinda Heafield 31:29, Ian Cornthwaite 21:00, Peter Grixti 32:00, Darrel Cross 24:28, Kayla Gallert 25:35, Lance Thomas 25:38, Glenn Graham 22:40, Steve McLeod 22:48, Georgia Pearson 25:52, Edi Murat 25:14, Tim Fleay 25:47, Gary Fox 27:10, Diana Van Rhine 32:22, Tylah Whitehead 29:43, Karen Graham 26:46, Cheryl Thomas 29:49, Kaye Livingstone 31:28, Pete Sanders 26:30, Ian Heafield 35:39, Tanis Whitehead 29:40, Ann Bomers 40:47, David Mann 33:17, Barry Higgins 36:26, Phil Mayer 31:40, Helen Whitby 37:02.

TRAINING RUN:  Sue Elsdon, Liz Kenney.

3 KM:  Georgia Callaway 21:50, Kathy Quinn 29:39, Debbie Henry 29:40, Bruce Salisbury 26:35, Ben Bailey 23:16, Hunter Bailey 23:14, Ray Ellis 31:06, Barry Summersgill 26:36.

2 KM:  Becky Matthews 16:04, Cassie Matthews 16:04

1 KM:  Ameli Krafft-Murat 8:05