07/07/2016 Park Lane/Smith Street 5km

Smith Street/Park Lane, Traralgon 5km

The Traralgon Harriers weekly run took off from Smith Street in Traralgon, near the old service station off Park Lane last Thursday night. With the annual Athletics Victoria Sandown Road Relays being held in two days’ time and approximately 20 harriers heading up for the event, this week’s run did not deter 26 keen runners from having a triple-lap trot around the Park Lane area. The run took in sights of Park Lane, before making a sharp right onto and up Morgan Drive that consisted of a slight incline, just before turning right again onto Strathcole Drive and then back onto Park Lane.

The first three home on handicap for the night were three of the top improving runners including Kayla Gallert 22:51, Steve Oates 22:53 and Jenny Northe 22:44. All three of these runners have been consistently picking away at their times and it just goes to show that practice really does make perfect!

It was a great run by Glenn Graham on the night who took the victory for the gents by around one minute in a time of 20:15. Steve McLeod came in next with a time of 21:02, followed by Jack Murray 22:38.

The top three fastest times for the ladies belonged to Karen Graham 22:25, followed by Jenny Northe 22:44 and Kayla Gallert 22:51, with all three girls finishing within 30 seconds of each other.

Next week’s run is the Stockdale Road 5km course, which starts at the clubrooms on the corner of Douglas Parade and Grubb Avenue, Traralgon.

Join us in the clubrooms at 6:45pm (after the run) for some hot pizza for dinner.

Pos    Name Time
1 Kayla Gallert 0:22:51
2 Steve Oates 0:22:53
3 Jenny Northe 0:32:44
4 Tim Buckley 0:28:45
5 Phill Mayer 0:24:57
6 Glenn Graham 0:30:15
7 Barry Higgins 0:29:19
8 Karen Graham 0:32:25
9 Georgia Pearson 0:23:28
10 Steve McLeod 0:31:02
11 Peter Grixti 0:31:14
12 Tania Whitehead 0:25:21
13 Jack Murray 0:32:38
14 Bob Duljas 0:28:57
15 Gary Fox 0:24:59
16 Darrel Cross 0:34:21
17 Helen Whitby 0:31:09
18 Tanya Rong 0:32:40
19 Georgia Callaway 0:31:09
20 Molly Irvine 0:25:23
21 Andrew Legge 0:27:36
Training Run/Walk 3.4 KM
Anne Davidson 0:25:34
Michelle Sawyer 0:25:35
Ray Ellis 1:23
Training Run/Walk 5 KM
Belinda Heafield 0:47:19
Ian Heafield 0:47:19