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GEELONG REGION CROSS COUNTRY

SEASON 2015
LAKE WENDOUREE WRAP UP
The clouds looked menacing as Geelong XC runners headed down the highway to the infamous sunny Ballarat. The weather didn't disappoint with rain squalls to complement the atrocious 50km wind gusts.

The one thing about running the Lake is that eventually the head wind becomes a tail wind and surprisingly, some fast times were run.

Most impressively, Nick Wightman backed up his Lardner Park win with another 1st in the Open Men. Breaking away from a pack that included another Geelong runner, Brady Threlfall with 1km to go, Nick sprinted home to beat highly fancied Steve Kelly. Don't dominate too much Wightman as there's rumours that ASADA have been sniffing around your Ocean Grove palace...

Congrats must go to Darren Riviere for his big run yesterday. Daz finished 2nd in the 50+ category and recorded his fastest Ballarat time in many years! 

Nearly as old as Daz, Brett Coleman sprinted in for 2nd in the 40+ age group. Nice work Silver Fox.

Heidi Demeo (2nd) and Olivia Hobbs (3rd) both put in a great team effort in the U16 girls. They ran within a second of each other setting up a powerhouse combo both on the training track and also for the rest of the XCR15 season!

Claudia Verstraten was our other Podium athlete at Ballarat, running 18:11, a great time, given the challenging conditions. 

Katherine Frick, on debut for Geelong, was the first OPEN lady home in 75th position. Well done and welcome to the team Katherine!

Geelong only managed to register 2 finishers for the ladies which is again very disappointing. Hopefully we can get some ladies come and support the team even if it's just for a training run.

Next up is the Victorian XC Championships which will be held at Bundoora on 13th of June. Brett Coleman will be handling the organisation.
Full results can be found here

MENS OPEN (15km)

Nick Wightman 45:49 1st
Brady Threlfall 46:35 4th
Julian Spence 48:05 12th
Daniel Hutchinson 49:53 33rd
Brett Coleman 50:02 37th
Jarrod McMullen 51:15 48th
Darren Riviere 53:17 76th
Grant Simpson 53:46 84th
Shane Keddie 53:49 86th
Michael Low 54:08 87th
Ben Lyons 1:03:24 265th
Jack Verstraten 1:03:43 271st
Peter Samon 1:22:10 401st

MISSING - SHANE HOLLIDAY (pls contact xcr@athsvic.org.au)


MEN U20 (5km)
Isaac Hockey 15:59 5th
Lachie Barber 13.54 10th
Eamon Anderson 17:11 24th

MEN U18 (5km)
Jacques Verstraten 16:27 5th

MEN U16 (5km)
Oliver Loughan 18:23 12th

MEN U14 (5km)
Tom Hockley-Samon 18:17 5th
Oliver Wiltshire 18:31 7th

 
WMN OPEN (15km)
Katherine Frick 1:04:22 75th
Cathryn Hoare 1:11:17 141st

WMN U20 (5km)
Claudia Verstraten 18:113rd

WMN U18 (5km)
Crystal Larcombe 19:40 6th
Morgan Costelloe 23:5715th

WMN U16 (5km)
Heidi Demeo 19:04 2nd
Olivia Hobbs 19:04 3rd
 
ROUND 2 AWARDS
If you've won an award at any of the first 3 races, please see me to collect your vouchers!
SUBWAY "PHOTO OF THE WEEK"
Darren Riviere
GEELONG MYOTHERAPY "NEED SOME TREATMENT" AWARD
Brad Fuller (bbq maestro)
MUZZ BUZZ "ENHANCED PERFORMANCE" AWARD
Heidi Demeo
ROUND 3 BALLARAT ROAD RACE
Next up on the XCR'15 calendar we head to Bundoora Park for the Victorian XC Championships 

Please check the handbook for start times and age group/gender race distances. 

This is an individual race. Entries are via the AV portal and require payment if no series entry has been purchased. 

A reminder email will be sent closer to the date. 

Another week without a WMNS team filled. Let's try and at get least get 5 finishers at Bundoora!
2015 SPONSORS
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
SUBWAY
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