Sep 232019
 
Hi everyone


The Victorian Long-Distance Championships at Linton was lucky to have the best weather of the weekend on Sunday morning – and the results certainly showed that EU made the most of the opportunity. Congratulations! 

EU V

15 starting competitors

Plac Name Class Time Diff Km time R
1 Eleanor Williams W12A (1) 1:03:14 21:48
1 Judy Prendergast W55+AS (1) 1:10:01 24:47
1 Geoff Lawford M35A (3) 1:25:02 8:51
1 Jenny Bourne W55A (4) 46:54 9:34
2 Gary Buchan M40A (4) 2:03:55 +19:37 14:42
2 Margaret Kertesz W45AS (3) 1:02:21 +23:00 22:04
3 Blake Gordon M75A (10) 1:00:03 +14:39 15:41
3 Warwick Williams M50A (6) 1:14:45 +5:33 10:10 Download route in GPX format
4 Dale Ann Gordon W75A (6) 57:01 +13:18 20:10
5 Heather Bice W70A (7) 1:00:26 +21:30 21:23
6 Michael Wyatt M50A (6) 1:36:13 +27:01 13:05
6 Aislinn Prendergast W21E (6) 1:28:48 +15:36 10:32
8 Ken Dowling M70A (9) 1:05:25 +27:03 17:06
Anitra Dowling W65A (9) mispunched
Roch Prendergast M65A (6) mispunched
Rod Gray M60A (7) did not start
Peter Jones M70A (9) did not start


Meanwhile in Geelong – same Sunday but starting a bit later – Eureka hosted the 2019 Victorian Teachers Games aMAZEing Race for over 450 keen teachers. It is not often at an event to see everyone so enthusiastic and pumped (fancy dress included!). Was particularly impressed with the Valentine combo – Sam and father Mark – who made such a big event run so smoothly. Thanks to Toby’s great help with the program and registration of teams,  Monica’s running of the old ‘shovel and bucket’ relay down on the foreshore, and Blake adding up the scores at Denny’s Restaurant in Brougham Street (first time we’ve ever finished in commercial restaurant!) and several very useful helpers from the teachers and volunteers. Medals for top 3  three teams – and “wooden spoons” for the team that tried but scored fewest points were awarded to the screams from the crowd. Four ‘waves’ of about 30 teams (each team had 2 hours to complete the race) made the staggered start/finish possible for the EU team without long waiting times. Great fun for everyone and so many ’thank you’s’ from the teachers for our efforts made for a terrific buzz as we packed up – and it’s on again in 2020!

Cheers
Blake