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How it Happened 13 April 2024 - Winter Comp race 2

Once again, the Feral’s found themselves on the wet weather track not because of wet weather rather because the Rural Fire Service hazard reduction burn-off was taking place on the winter competition course. It was definitely Ladies Day as women dominated top placings in both the long and short courses. In the long course the podium placings were an all-women affair and out of the first eleven back 6 were women. In the short course four of the top five were women.

Starting from a 4 minute 15 second handicap Nicole Dehnert led a long course field of 42 home with a net time of 34m30s. Rita Fascianelli-McIver was 2nd starting from a 2m30s handicap she posted a net time of 36m37s. Joining them on the podium was Mia Stockwell handicapped at 13m0s she had to overtake 29 runners to grab 3rd place. Her net time of 27m05s was the fastest for the females. John Dodd provided some dignity for the male runners coming 4th with a net time of 36m56s, ten seconds later Andrea Cromack arrived back with an impressive 32m51s net time. Steven Bourke in 6th place was the 2nd male then came Sheila Marcus, Simon Fattore, David Heffer the tying for 10th was Simon and Lisa Croce.

There were 21 starters in the short course, Ruben Fattore crossed the line first with a net time of 19m14s. The next four placings went to female runners. Milla Vecchio (15m42s) from a handicap 6m15s was 2nd, followed by the fastest female Chloe Morshead (14m32s) seven seconds ahead of her mum Kate Morshead (16m09s). 5th place went to Karen Edgcome-Lucus (16m09s). The fastest male runner was 6th placed Callum Vecchio (10m32s).

It was a big day for Gary Workman who joined the Feral’s in 2010, he clocked up his 2,000km milestone, in addition his pace of 6m35s per kilometre was possibly his fastest long course pace, amazing what excitement and a adrenalin rush can do. His family joined him for the occasion, and we all congratulated him and thank him for providing post run refreshments.

The Feral’s meet at the green water tower opposite pioneer park for a 4:30pm start. Some people chose to run, and others enjoy a walk and a chat, either way all are welcome to join us. 

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PLEASE BE ON TIME           ENTER BEFORE 5:20               RACE STARTS 5:30

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Things to Remember each week

Runners must wear tags when participating in Feral events.  Apart from the timing, it is a saftey measure.   The tags serve to monitor those runners who have commenced their run and are still out on the track.   It is not appropriate to turn up on the Hill on a regular basis without wearing a tag.

Zero start times

Zero handicaps are only for the slowest runners and for the walkers, so if you do not fit this description and you are given zero, please enquire with the race director.  It is not usually our mistake, just that prior circumstances have dictated a zero which may need to be changed back (see below).

Also, if you have a Short course handicap (say 8min) and you want to walk, we prefer if you walk off that handicap (8min) ... you won't finish far behind, and it saves us a lot of time and possible mistakes in adjustments to and fro (see above).

We do allow Long course walkers to start off zero ... just let the race director know ... otherwise it is disq

Did Not Finish?  We need to know. All non-finishers / short cutters / other issues - report to the race director

 Instant Results ... we are putting the results online, at the finish line, so your loved one can know what mood you're in before you get home.  (Will it be a hot bath or a cold shower?  Champagne, or a beer in the dog house?) However ... be aware that these are preliminary results and will almost always change when joggers are added, deleted and edited.  You may drop a few places, rise a few places, or even, heaven forbid, get disq'd.  So if the fine details matter to you, drop back again later.