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This week

How it Happened Jan 28  BeSocial 6

Thumbs down to the weather gods for a hot Sat

Thumbs up to the weather gods for the late cloud cover ... it wasn't so bad in the end

Thumbs up to Council for grading our track

Thumbs down to Council for not adding some gravel fill ... just joking ... but it would be nice, no joke

Thumbs up to John for timing duties

Thumbs down to John for not giving a start warning ... I want those ten seconds back!

And what is it with these first few times?  27:54, 28:54, 29:54, 30:54, 31:54 ... hmmm!?

Thumbs up to all the oldies turning out in the heat, finishing without stress

Thumbs up to Ruby and Nate for representing the Juniors

Thumbs down to Ruby and Nate for not understanding the meaning of the word BeSocial

Thumbs up to the 8min group of Gary, Jeremy, Ron, Michael, Richard and Anthony, winning the MostSociable award

Thumbs down to the 2min group as being LeastSociable ... John and Wendy dashing ahead right from the start ... deserving of a promotion to the 6min group, I say

Thumbs up to Adrian and Lachlan who had to suffer being in groups of one

Thumbs up to Maryanne for the fine hose work

Thumbs down to Ron for the misinformation about where she would be found

Thumbs up to Elio and Bob for managing the run without a punch-up

Thumbs up to the good showing from the Feral riders in Bright ... Peter 250km ... Derek, Rodney and Sincas 130km ... and others

Thumbs down to a breakdown in the drinks supply ... we only have drinks when I am away!?

The Feral’s meet at the green water tower opposite pioneer park for a 5:30pm start during daylight savings. 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.


Whipper Snippers Needed

The next Feral competition is the Bacchus course and the excessive winter  / spring rains mean that the short course needs whipper-snipping before the first run on the 4th of February.

Individuals or small groups are invited to clean up a section of the course.

Track Manager, Allan Jones,  is coordinating the work. Please give him a call 0458 622 340 and he can advise what is to be done and what has been completed.


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


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.