Kelly Baxter alerted me to the fact we had inadvertently linked another list of Fastest to Slowest instead of the actual placings of last week’s Gowans Feature Race. The fixed link now returns the actual placings PDF.
The 2017 registration form is available by clicking on the link below. Please download and print it. Then you can bring it filled in to your first race. This will save you time on the day.
This year’s programme is now available under the Programme TAB above.
To help you prepare for the club marathon on April 30, you might like to follow this guide.
This is an “intermediate” one. It should be fine for all regular runners (not beginners) so will be okay for club members. The better runners might like to do a more advanced schedule.
This schedule has the long run on Sundays, so if you are doing the club races (and we hope that you are) you will need to do your long run on another day – Saturday perhaps..
Here are the placings in the Jack Propsting Consistency Award and the Club Championships.
The Consistency Award is calculated by using a points system based on finishing positions in races and the Championships on fastest times. See page 28 of the Handbook for full details.
1st Mark Saint-John 147 points
2nd Thomas Murton 135 points
3rd Equal Judy Ray and Russell Horton 134 points
1st Thomas Murton 105 points
2nd Bryan Tuit 68 points
3rd Ben Hoare 51 points
Rebecca O’Grady 88 points
2nd Sally Haines 85 points
3rd Judy Ray 82 points
The PCCCT Trail Series final race was completed back at Penguin on a revised course of less bush and more gravel which was more accommodating of runners after a long season. The series attracted several new runners to the club. While the competition was fierce many ran to enjoy the change of scenery and to challenge themselves. The mud pools snatched a few loose fitting shoes, full speed wasn’t always possible and watching your feet led some to take the wrong turns. At times sure footing wasn’t guaranteed and unfortunately a few runners tumbled. An amusing sidelight was Michael Bates and Dallas van Rooyen’s cool-down, featuring a fall into a muddy pool, a push and emerging plastered in mud.
Two of the courses were tough with severe short hills, mud and rough surfaces. The other courses followed will defined gravel tracks with some short “watch-your-feet” sections.
Competition for fastest female was closely fought with the top three runners separated by 4 points (Rebecca O’Garey first). In the U23 section Kate Hawley and Maddie Baxter were separated by 3 points, while Keegan Powell was a clear first in the U23 Males. Keegan has shown much improvement over the season and found the trails to his liking – he finished a respectable third overall in the Open Male section.
The series winner was Mark Saint John who was overall fastest. Mark also set up three of the courses and the extra warm-up didn’t hinder him as he ran strongly on the tricky surfaces.
The overall consistency leader was Russell Horton. He was closely challenged by Tim Dowling who broke through with his maiden win in the fourth race of the series to capture a bundle of points.
Pts after race 4 (100 for first, 99 for second etc):
Fastest Male: Mark Saint-John 383, Greg Smith 377, Keegan Powell 350
Fastest Female: Rebecca O’Garey 397, Judy Ray 395, Michelle D’Monte 393
Fastest MU23: Keegan Powell 391, Andrew Aichberger 290, Thomas Wilson 199.
Fastest FU23: Kate Hawley 300, Maddi Baxter 297, Mollie Powell 100
Consistency (pts same as club consistency): Male – Russell Horton 29, Tim Dowling 26, Mark St John 24; Female – Kate Hawley 24, Judy Ray 22, Rebecca O’Garey 19.
A message from our handicapper, Dale Blyth: if you missed getting your entry in today for next Sunday’s King of the Mountains, contact Dale about a late entry – but please be quick. Phone: 0447 061 731.