Last night was a night of miscellaneous handicaps and award events before the 800m and 1500m championships in a week's time (Friday night & Saturday respectively) and the 5000m championship in two weeks time along with end-of-season presentations.
The 3000m highlight was a pb by the much improved Rachelle, who finished second in the Moore series as a result.
M50 Ewen Thompson 11:58.44 70.0% fastest goose!
W40 Amanda Walker 12:42.58 68.8
W35 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee 12:49.54 66.1 pb!
M45 Roger Pilkington 12:52.10 64.6
W35 Bronwyn Calver 13:16.24 64.9
M65 Tony Booth 15:23.68 64.4
The Pennington 1500m handicap had some good performances, not least Ken running ~5:06 - most consistent that man - and Kevin improving yet again to ~5:10 - good for an M60!
It turned bitterly cold after the Pennington. Not quite as cold as this though!
In the cold wind, and a small field, Roger dropped into top gear for the 8 lap spiral. I suppose he may have won the series. I didn't notice him running flat out in every race this year though. On the other hand, he did run a few marathons through summer as well! The Adler results will come out Sunday afternoon.
Stromlo this Saturday
There are two more Stromlo Saturday sessions before winter training starts. Saturday 1 March and Saturday 15 March, both at 7:30am. (8 March is the 1500m at Bruce as well as the World Cross Country selection trials at Stromlo; 22 March is Easter; and 29 March is the start of Cross Country Club's winter series)
I wonder if this is as painful as men's nipple chafing? I think she will have been sore afterwards? The hot shower is the killer.
Work Group Bush Walk
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