April 9, 2017
CLUB 5K HANDICAP
Congratulations to Steve Dinneen (fastest time) and to Brodie Cross (handicap winner) who were the victors at the Box Hill Athletic Club annual 5km handicap race at Gardiner’s Creek on Saturday.
Thank you to Ian Sloane, who set the handicaps and wrote the race report below.
Box Hill 5 K Handicap 8 April, 2017
Box Hill AC has run this event for 27 years at various venues but more recently, at the Bennettswood course. There were 38 entries but a number of athletes did not take their place on the start line
Apart from the inaccuracy of some of the earlier finishers in estimating their time, there were several highlights. Steve Dinneen, who ran 15:13 in 2016, ran even faster this year (15:10) holding off Sam Dipnall in a spirited contest by a mere one second margin, with Sam running 15:11.
There was only one watch recording at the finish and a number of runner’s times were what they recorded themselves, an estimate or no time taken. Brodie Cross was first over the line, running 2 minutes 59 seconds quicker than the time he submitted. The handicapper is sure to put a substantial amount of lead in his saddle bags next year and the same treatment will probably apply to Josh Macken and Michelle Biggs who finished second and third respectively.
Thanks to Peter Stefanos and Chris O’Connor who attended to the setting out of the course and the handicap marks and Andrew Egginton and Megan Sloane who assisted at the finish.
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