Do conditions get any better? Would Captain Spence, sitting on a beach in Bali, have been jealous? Can Nick Wightman be beaten?!!

Bundoora is always a long day with events running from 10am 'til 3.30pm. But it was a day for sunscreen and to lap up the perfect conditions. This round of XC was the Victorian XC Championships and selection trial for the National XC Champs in Melbourne late August. And Geelong now has 3 Victorian XC Champions!

Early in the day, 2014 U15 state champ Heidi Demeo held on for the win by 4 secs in the U16 4km Women's race in 14.11. That's a time that would have just missed the podium in the U18 event!

Cassidy Shaw, 2nd last year in the U17 event went one better this year in the U18 6km race to take the crown also by 4 secs in a time of 19.28. Super fast running over that course - well done!

And in the final race, Nick Wightman made it 3 wins in a row this season by storming home over the last lap. Box Hill's Rhys Jones held a commanding lead out in front through the 2nd of three 4km laps, but Nick kicked hard with about 3km to go to take the lead 300m from the finish - amazing effort & he looked justifiably pleased with himself as he crossed the line!

Also on the podium after brilliant runs were Sarah Waters, 3rd in the open women's 8km, Claudia Verstraten 3rd in the women's U20 6km and Jacques Verstraten 3rd in the U18 men just 8 secs behind Cassidy. 

And we managed to field an open women's team - woohoo! But only just. Hopefully a stronger women's team again at the next round. 

Check out all the pics courtesy of Paul Bruniera & Sarah Walker HERE. Check out the Geelong results on our website HERE or see below. 

Congrats and thanks to everyone who competed and supported at Bundoora today!

Next up is the Albert Park Road Race Sunday June 28 (NOTE SUNDAY NOT SATURDAY). Julian will be back for that, hoping they'll have a best tan category! 
Open Men Div 1 (12k)  
Nick Wightman        37.32 1st
Harry Smithers 40.06 18th
Brett Coleman 41.20 30th
Daniel Hutchinson  41.33 35th
Riley Shaw 41.49 39th
Jarrod McMullen 43.12 56th
Open Men Div 3 (12k)   
Darren Riviere 43.56 73rd
Brad Fuller 44.48 84th
Michael Low 45.40 103rd
Grant Simpson 47.30 155th
Chris Palermo 50.21 206th
Open Men Div 6 (12k)   
Ben Lyons 51.26 229th
Jack Verstraten 53.22 260th
Shane Holliday 58.42 328th
U20 Men (8k)     
Lachlan Barber 27.24 13th
Eamon Anderson 27.41 16th
Isaac Hockey 27.45 18th
Jack Stekelenburg 27.46 19th
Jack Hockley Samon 29.18 30th
U18 Men (6k)     
Cassidy Shaw 19.28 1st
Jacques Verstraten 19.36 3rd
Lucas Shugg 19.48 6th
U15 Men (4k)     
Oliver Loughnan 13.58 21st
U14 Men (3k)     
Oliver Wiltshire 10.23 7th
Tom Hockley Samon 10.39 15th

Open Women Div 1 (8k)  
Sarah Waters 29.15 3rd
Susan Howell 36.01 80th
Katherine Frick 36.29 89th
Michelle Martin 38.18 117th
Cathryn Hoare 38.49 122nd
U20 Women (6k)     
Claudia Verstraten 22.27 3rd
Meg Kent-Spark 28.29 26th
U18 Women (4k)     
Corrin Demeo 15.24 7th
Morgan Costelloe 18.55 37th
U17 Women (4k)     
Crystal Larcombe 14.36 6th
U16 Women (4k)    
Heidi Demeo 14.11 1st
Georgia Quick 14.30 5th
U15 Women (4k)     
Olivia Hobbs 14.42 8th
Rebecca Waters 14.47 9th
Mimmi Balaam 15.25 17th

If any junior results missing, please let us know as they are harder to find being in the schools section rather than under Geelong!
If you've won an award at any of the first 4 races, please see Julian to collect your vouchers!
Grant Simpson
Sarah Waters
Lachie Barber
Scott and the team at The Running Company Geelong are still the MAJOR SPONSOR of the Geelong team.
Luke Madeley (Podiatrist) - Health E Allied Services, Shannon Avenue, Geelong West.

Geelong Anaesthetic Group

Trent Beaton from Geelong Myotherapy will keep your engine running smoothly and sort out any niggles that slow you down.

Louis Rowan, founder and Director of Steigen performance apparel provides the team with quality Geelong branded uniform. 
Steampocket Restaurant and Cafe on Pakington Street
MuzzBuzz Drive Thru Coffee
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