How it Happened June 3, Winter Comp Race 8
Last week the new guy James Wythes impressed us with 7th placing, turns out it was just an orientation run because this week with no alteration to his handicap he came in 1st. Bronwyn Jones’s rest last week proved to be a good strategy for attaining 2nd place this week then came Tom Mackerras followed by Steven Munro. Jessica Dalton claimed 5th place and Lachlan Date who arrived on a hill with toddler Amelia was fortunate mum Brooke turned up rescuing him from having to carry an additional handicap. Rodney Savage was 7th followed by Richard West then Mark Andreazza and Digby Jones, just missing out on a top ten placing was Allen Jones.
We often forget that the Feral’s include people who will just walk and while there is no competition with the walkers it is acknowledged that Michelle Signor can out strut most of the others. The walk and talk group included Janelle Toole and Donna Jackson, Val Centofanti and Judith Cimador as well as Anna Gesuale and Juliana Provera.
Sally Fisher combines a bit of walk and run as she is managing three junior runners on course. Ivan Gesuale chose a bush walkers outfit for Saturday’s walk. There was a photographer on course this week and Bob Barker decided to create the illusion that he's still an Olympic athlete by running across the mat when we all know based on his time there was a fair amount of walking.
In the short course Alana Restagno was first home followed by a new runner Harrison Palmer who was up with his dad who is back after a three-year absence. Parental duties precluded him from coming for a few years and now that Harrison has reached a competitive age it's game on again for Chris. Nate Mingay the most heavily handicapped short course runner came in 3rd seconds ahead of Lucy Johns. It is commendable that a number of mums and dads choose to ignore the competition rules and handicaps and run with emerging offspring athletes.
This week the Feral’s acknowledged the sponsor of the Frank’s Service Centre 26-week awards. Anthony Trefilo outlined the services the business offered and when asked who was his favourite chemistry teacher replied, “Yours Truly”?
The Feral’s meet at the green water tower opposite pioneer park for a 4:30pm start. Newcomers are warmly welcomed.
Registrations for the 21km “Half On The Hill” to be held on the 25th of June are now open. Visit griffithhalf.org.au There are 3 events you can enter:
- Individual half marathon;
- 2. Team of 2 people where each competitor completes half the course;
- 3. Junior 4km run for competitors who are 16 years or under.
PLEASE BE ON TIME ENTER BEFORE 4:20 RACE STARTS 4:30
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.