03/11/2016 Newborough Botanic Gardens

Newborough Botanic Gardens Results – 03/11/2016



The venue for last Thursday’s Traralgon Harriers’ weekly handicap event was the leafy southern side of Newborough, not far from the railway line. The new 5km route included a single lap of flattish to undulating terrain and a section of local rail trail.

In the aftermath of some recent major running events, including the Melbourne Marathon and the Bright 4-Peaks Alpine Climbs, numbers were down on Thursday but enthusiasm and competitive spirit were still evident amongst the 31 runners and walkers who joined in.

First, second and third in the handicap component were Liz Kenney, 23:28, Alison Whiter, 29:10 and Tim Buckley, 26:22.

Liz Kenney, seemingly little affected by her Melbourne Marathon effort just three weeks ago, has now won the handicap twice in her two Thursday races since.

Alison Whiter has finally returned to the Thursday event, apparently in good form, after a long parenting absence; whilst Tim Buckley continued to maintain his first- three finishing position in the handicap of the previous two events.

Fastest overall of the evening were: Glenn Graham, 20:18; Des Paynter (pushing his son Dylan), 21:40; Kayla Gallert, 22:21; Georgia Pearson, 22:25; Warren Shields, 23:09 and Karen Graham, 23:23.


This Thursday’s (10/11/2016) run is the Tour De West 6km handicap, as well as an intermediate race of 3km and a junior event of 1.5km. Meeting point is the Harrier’s clubrooms at the corner of Douglas Parade and Grubb Avenue, Traralgon. Starting time is 6pm but please arrive early to register and warm up for the event. Newcomers are invited to join in, whether they are dabblers in running/walking or have a more competitive motivation.


Liz Kenney  23:28
Alison Whiter  29:10
Tim Buckley  26:22
Des Paynter (and Dylan)  21:40
Warren Shields  23:09
Bob Bickett  27:14
Kayla Gallert  22:21
Georgia Pearson  22:25
David Mann  25:27
Sue Elsdon  23:38
Michelle Colwell  29:54
Chris Vallak  23:56
Mandy Ellis  30:57
Simon Hemming  28:15
Glenn Graham  20:18
Ian Heafield  30:31
Barry Higgins  29:56
Kaye Livingstone  27:03
Diana Van Rhine  29:10
Karen Graham  23:23
Bob Duljas  28:32
Edi Murat  23:46
Peter Grixti  32:29
Georgia Callaway  30:09
Phil Mayer  27:20
Helen Reeves  38:39
Training Run 3km:
Rick Mann  22:53
Bruce Salisbury  23:55
Barry Summersgill  25:55
Mike Bridle  28:12
Ray Ellis  28:19