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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RESULT:
Pos  Name  Time
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