The under 20 event over 6km was closely fought with several interstate runners finishing in the top 10. Chris Hamer was the third Victorian across the line, winning a bronze medal.
Team Result: Under 20: 1st 3. Chris Hamer 18:50 5. Matt Coloe 19:15 9. Navin Arunasalam 19:58 13. Steve Kelly 21:10
Cameron Nagle ran well to finish 17th in the under 18 event over 8km in a time of 36:26
Unfortunately a number of our best runners were unavailable for this event, injured, ill or overseas. We had 10 runners in the men’s open 16km event, just one short of filling our division 3 team. Andrew White was the team’s best finisher, coming 9th.
Team Result: Division 1: 5th 9. Andrew White 54:23 17. John Meagher 55:09 34. David Jiminez 57:12 55. Graeme Olden 59:21 81. Chris O’Connor 61:14 102. John Vaitkunas 62:33 106. Andrew Robinson 62:43 189. Bill Dyer 68:26 234. Barry Whittle 72:12 266. David Stevens 79:09
Welcome to new member Antony Van Eeten who ran by invitation and finished in the very respectable time of 63:59
Despite having several runners unavailable for this event, we still had seven competitors in the women’s open 4km race. Jocelyn Keage continues to improve and was our first finisher. It was also good to see sprinters Kate Ackland and Erryn Barlow pushing themselves over the cross country.
Team Results: Division 1: 8th, Division 2: 10th 33. Jocelyn Keage 15:38 44. Amanda Harper 16:06 61. Emma Steer 16:44 70. Margie Conley 16:59 77. Megan Sloane 17:13 100. Kate Ackland 17:50 106. Kerry Putt 18:03 117. Erryn Barlow 18:38
Congratulations to Hayley Tomlinson who won the under 20 3km event in a time of 11:34. In a closely fought race with the first 5 runners finishing within 10 seconds, Hayley took the lead at about halfway and ran strongly up the last hill to record a good victory.