Still catching up on events from around the Territory:
Track season is underway on Saturdays with three weeks of interclub competition having been completed.
100m Thea Zimpel 16.20
400m Thea Zimpel 1:17.40
1500m Thea Zimpel 6:01.36
100m Thea Zimpel 15.92
3000m Kathy Southgate 10:42.87 (Australian W50 record)
5000m Thea Zimpel 22:15.98
60m Thea Zimpel 10.06
300m Thea Zimpel 52.50
1000m Thea Zimpel 3:42.87
There are two more interclub competitions before Christmas. The middle distance races at these are
Then on 3 and 10 January, ACT Athletics and Vets will be combining as they did this year.
There are no ACT W35 records for 4x800m or 4x1500m, and the W45 records are soft ones. The first opportunity to set a new record is on 29 November when the 4x1500m relay will be held. I know there are a number of speedygeese who are in those age groups. There's a 1500m this coming Thursday when you can try yourself over the distance and stake a claim for a team!
Race Report - Mt Majura Vineyard Two Peaks Classic and One Peak Challenge, 10 November (by John Harding)
Scott Imhoff of Weston Creek and Narelle Patrick of Yass took advantage of the cool overcast conditions to break the course records in today's Mt Majura Vineyard One Peak Challenge. Imhoff clocked 62 mins 25 seconds for the 15 km circuit up and down Mt Majura to finish almost 5 minutes ahead of runner up Travis Haslam with 67:10 and third placed Brent Rebecca with 67:53. Patrick finished fifth outright in running 71:08, with former champion Judith May next with 75:38 and last minute entrant Helen Larmour third in 77:45.
Stuart Doyle of Hackett took out the 26 km Two Peaks Classic for the second year running in 1 hr 48 mins 25 secs, defeating 2007 Brindabella Classic winner Damian Green who ran 1:54:40 and world M55 mountain running champion Trevor Jacobs who clocked 1:56:04.
There was no fairy tale 40th birthday victory for Jackie Fairweather in the women's field as Angela Bateup of Yass produced a scintillating performance, running 1:54:44 to be only a minute outside the course record of former world champion Emma Murray. Fairweather was runner-up in 2:01:46 and immediately headed out for extra kilometres to chalk up 40 kms for the day to mark her birthday. Orienteering international Jo Allison was third in 2:16:56.
Helen in very good company
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