After a delayed
start to the season and struggling for early form,
Stawell Amateur Athletic Club runner
Ivan McDonald finally found his rhythm in last
Saturday’s Oscar Furniture 8km Handicap,
scoring an impressive win from the 22 strong senior
Carolyn Lehmann and Marg Hyde led the field away,
with McDonald giving chase
his mid field mark.
By the half
way point he still had plenty of work to do, with
ahead of him. Gary Saunders had taken the lead,
and was proving had to catch.
With only 500m
to go, McDonald reeled in Saunders, but had Paul
hot on his heals. The back markers Jon Dugdale,
Col Barnett and Ray Scott were also closing in
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With 200m to
go the backmarkers had the leaders in their sights,
but McDonald found something extra to propel
the line, and take out his first victory
the season, and also the final race of the Grand
Prix series as well.
just withstood a final
from Jon Dugdale to hold onto second place,
with Gary Saunders relegated to fourth.
ran the fastest race time of 29min 2sec, and
Fiona O’Brien was the quickest
female in 37min 24sec.
set off over a 3km course, with Hugh Scott setting
early pace. Try as
the rest of the field could not peg him
back, and he crossed the line for a clear win.
Blair worked his way through the field to claim
second place, with Ilana Jorgensen
holding off some
late challenges to take third place.
Dugdale was the fastest junior in a swift time
of 11min 1sec. Emily Parnaby
junior girl in 13min 7sec.
ran a 1km course, with Tobias Blair scoring a
good win from
Liam Scott scorching through the field
to claim third.
was the fastest sub-junior in
an great time of 3min 55sec. Stacey
sub-junior girl in 4min 12 sec.