Ellis too Strong
Months of endurance training
for a half ironman event later this year helped
Stawell Amateur Athletic Club runner Susie Ellis
to victory during the final stages of last Saturdays
16km Charlie Jones Handicap.
The race was held
through the Iron Bark Reserve north of Stawell.
keen but smaller group of 17 senior runners lined
up for the second longest race of the season.
Recent form had Ellis as a strong chance, along
McDonald, Peter Steggall and Col Barnett, and
they all figured prominently in the closing stages
With 3km to go, Axel
Meumann had overtaken early race leader Gary
Ellis was running very
strongly and soon
overtook McDonald but Peter Steggall and
Col Barnett were not too far behind.
Over the final kilometre,
reeled in Meumann to hit the lead, and powered
on home for a clear win over Peter Steggall
in second place, while Ivan McDonald managed
to oust Meumann for third.
Col Barnett finished fifth,
with the fastest race time of 61 minutes 21 sec.Susie
female in a time of 69 minutes 48 sec.
juniors ran two laps of a 2km course, with backmarker
Emily Parnaby surging to
with 700m to go, scoring a good win from
the ever improving
Emma Kelly. Sarah Ellis ran well for
Emily Parnaby also ran the
fastest junior time of 20 minutes
The sub-juniors ran a 2km
race, with Liam Scott showing the rest of the
field a clean
of heels, winning easily from India
Burns in third place.
Liam Scott ran the
fastest sub-junior time of 9 minutes
Elly Barnett was the
fastest sub-junior girl in 12 minutes