Round 8
Burnley Half Marathon & 6km Road Race

Perfect conditions and a strong Geelong presence made for a great morning for GRCC yesterday. There was some really great running for the Burnley Half and there are a number of individual performances that deserve to be highlighted.

Georgina Hagan - New to GRCC in 2016, Georgie is consistently present and impressive. She ran a big PB  - 1:28:21 - and finished second in her age group. She has been key to the improvement we've seen in the Geelong Women in 2016. Well done and thank you Georgina.

Brent Lalor ran 1:12:58 today. How good is that?! Another big PB and a beautifully paced race. Great work Brent.

And Rochelle Brennan - another reason the Geelong Woman have lifted in 2016. Rochelle ran 1:22:53 and came 11th, winning the silver medal for Country competitors. Rochelle seems to excel at every distance and on every terrain. Champion effort.

And finally, great to have both Renee and Brad Fuller don the navy and white for Burnley. The Fullers are the back bone of the club and while work and family commitments mean they can't make every event, their presence is always so positive and appreciated when they do. 

And a big thank you to all the runners who went way beyond their comfort zone to complete the Half on Sunday. That selfless commitment to the team helps bring success to the wider group by filling division numbers and definitely deserves to be recognised.


Juniors - 6km
Solely and impressively represented by Skye Ellis - 26:31.2
Thank you Skye!

Open and Masters - 21.1km

8th Julian Spence - 1:09:23.4
27th Brent Lalor - 1:12:58.1
31st Shane Keddie - 1:13:45.9   2nd in age group
35th Brett Coleman - 1:14:02.7   3rd in age group
42nd Jarrod McMullen - 1:15:48.2
46th Brad Fuller - 1:16:02.2
50th Michael Low - 1:16:29.0
97th Harry Smithers - 1:20:48.3

3rd Ellie O'Kane - 1:16:59.8
11th Rochelle Brennan - 1:22:53.3
18th Cara Peake - 1:26:56.3
22nd Georgina Hagan - 1:28:21.6   2nd in age group
39th Renee Fuller - 1:31:25.2

So with the closing off of Round Nine all focus is on THE TAN RELAYS. Saturday 17 September sees the final XCR race for 2017. It is an iconic event, draws huge numbers of participants and is a most spectacular way to end the season. If you're up for the 3.8km please respond to this email at your earliest convenience. Lets get the maximum number of teams entered for the season finale. Teams will be compiled and entered early next week. Let us know if you are available and keep an eye out for email updates.
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