Some new pics from yesterday in the new slideshow above. Did you know you can hurry it up, go back and forth, by clicking with the mouse?
Lucky only three Jones' run on the Hill ... it leaves a few places in the top ten for the rest of us. This week the family took 2nd, 5th and 6th. Runners might have noticed that the handicaps were eased off this week due to inablilty to get anywhere near handicap. Allan took full advantage of this to lead the family home, his small increase in pace probably significant given the state of the track. He is running better than ever this year.
Bronwyn put in one of her better runs for the year for 5th and fastest, and one place clear of Digby who would have made up that deficit if he had repeated his time of last week, but as we always say, you can't run full speed every week, and he is probably playing a longer game.
But line honours this week went to Georgia running a minute faster, and she celebrated by staying on for the celebratory drinks and fire bucket ... maybe she thought they were for her ... and why not! Given the state of the track, dodgy in places and drizzle adding to that during the run, we can only expect Georgia to go quicker on a firmer track.
The rest of the top ten were Adrian, Ron and John (looking like the only challengers for Digby in the pointscore), Tony and Maggie, and Aidan fastest at 4th. Further back at mid-field, Anthony added to his Life Member honour by also becoming the latest Golden Jogger ... the two biggest milestones you can claim in the Joggers ... it's been a big week.
In the Short, Nate was the sole representative of the juniors who obviously have new shoes and don't want to get them muddy, and so the adults took all the other big placings and points. Nate ran well for 2nd and fastest, but nothing seems able to stop the ramaging Jessica at 1st and fastest, who now has four wins in a row. Come on Juniors, pull your socks up. Tammy was 3rd.
You may have noticed John is cruising along in the WardleWaddle stakes. He won it the past two years and looks like he wants it three times running. Moreno two runs back, and these two are the first to qualify for the 26 week award sponsored by Franks Service Centre. Unfortunately the actual prizes are somewhere in China, or the Sth China sea, or even elsewhere, so we need to be patient.
The Feral’s meet at the green water tower opposite pioneer park for a 4:30pm start. There is a 6.1 km long course and a 3.3km short course. 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 to join us.
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.