15/10/2015-Chook Hill 6km


Chook Hill 6km.

Summer is on its way, Daylight Saving is here and so the Harriers are now embarking on their trail and gravel road dominated season. For many runners and walkers this is their favourite time because it incorporates varying terrain with bush scenery and a chance to get away from traffic and off bitumen roads and town streets.

The Chook Hill 6km is over a rolling gravel route, occasionally a bit rough under-foot, but ultimately fast and enjoyable.

The handicap component last Thursday was won by a long- time doyenne of adventure racing and distance running, Kathryn Preston, 24 minutes 43 seconds. This time over a challenging 6km route indicates Kathryn is on the come back trail after a lengthy hiatus in her optimal training and racing program. She also finished in the quickest time amongst the females, beating the usually dominant Molly Irvine, 24:58.

Second and third handicap placings went to the dynamic duo, Colby Morley, 22:46 and Tyler Morley, 23:38.  The Morleys could have an interesting athletic career ahead if they continue on in this vein.

The quickest males and fastest times overall were those of Riley Evans, 22:01, Colby Morley, 22:46 and Bryan Cake, 22:48.

Amongst the three quickest females were Kathryn Preston, Molly Irvine and Tylah Whitehead, 28:31.

This Thursday’s (22/10/15) race is over a new course, the Rail Trail 5km, beginning from Burnets Road, Traralgon. Starting time is 6pm, but please report in by 5:30pm if you are a slower runner or walker. New participants are invited to join in.


Pos Name Time
1  Kathryn Preston  24:43
2  Colby Morley  22:46
3  Tyler Morley  23:38
4  Michael Duck  26:53
5  Phil Mayer  29:26
6  Katie Ryan  32:10
7  Lance Thomas  26:20
8  Tylak Whitehead  28:31
9  Bryan Cake  22:48
10  Riley Evans  22:01
11  Jeff Xu  30:53
12  Molly Irvine  24:58
13  Mark Van Der Muelen  27:56
14  Belinda Ruff  41:13
15  Michelle Colwell  40:17
16  Sue Elsdon  29:18
17  Steve McLeod  24:33
18  Tania Whitehead  28:31
19  Gary Fox  28:40
20  Sarah Hill  41:44
21  Georgia Pearson  29:05
22  Robbie Preston  24:12
23  Michael Walker  30:36
24  Tim Northe  27:33
25  Michelle Sawyer  32:20
26  Andrew Legge  28:51
27  Megan Harper  36:48
28  Glenn Graham  26:49
29  Col Metcalf  35:24
30  Natalie Caprara  36:23
31  Miranda Chapman  36:24
32  Pete Sanders  29:42
33  Diana Van Rhine  N/A