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How it Happened September 17 Arsova Comp Race 3

Saturday’s four seasons in a day resulted in a few Feral’s choosing to stay at home by the heater rather than hitting the tracks. As luck would have it, it fined up for the run and post run socializing.

This week Rita Fascianelli-McIvor lead the long course field home, starting from a 1m.45s handicap she spent 35m11s out on the track. Meanwhile Allan Jones with his foot on the pedal powered up “prune pickers pinch”, posted his best time in the competition (24m11s) gained 35 points for 2nd place and propelled himself from 5th to 3rd in the competition point score. Then came Georgia Grimmond (31m53s) one second ahead of John Farronato (27.54) with both recording a PB. Gary Andreazza’s PB of (28m15s) and 5th placing gained him 26 points and he maintains 2nd place in the competition with 83 points, ahead of Jones on 82 points.

It then became very busy at the finish line as in the space of four seconds the next five runners crossed the line. Ashley Pianca (28m15s) 6th, followed by Mark Andreazza (22m50s) and Tony Rokov (27m50s) crossing the line together for 7th then came Keith Riley and Tania Moore. Rokov still leads the competition with 89 points but the gap to 2nd place is narrowing as Gary Andreazza is only 6 points behind.

Connor Moore was surprised to find he still had the same handicap despite blitzing the field last week, so he did it again taking 42 seconds off last week’s run time, finishing 1st again (15m17s). Connor on 106 points leads the competition 15 points. Nate Mingay was back after several other sporting commitments and come home in 2nd place (13m36s) which was also the fastest time for the short course. Callum Vecchio changed into top gear for this week’s run and was 3rd (14m08s), Milla Vecchio (20m11s) was 4th and fastest short course female. Veteran Elio Minato was the 5th one back and then for the third week in a row Peggy Carpenter finished in 6th place.

Next week Tom Mackerras with reach his 2,000km milestone and has promised to bring more than a few lemons to share.                                                         

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.

New members are always welcome.

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PLEASE BE ON TIME           ENTER BEFORE 4:20               RACE STARTS 4:30

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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.