Bobs Up Winner.
A fine clear day greeted the
22 senior runners who fronted for the Troopers Camp
Handicap, held from Troopers Camp on the Roses Gap
to Wartook Road, in the Grampians.
Run as a sealed
handicap, all runners set off together to tackle
the challenging 11km course, which took in a very
steep climb over one of the foothills of the Grampians
Adrian Tyler soon took the
lead, with Owen Roper, Nathaniel Warren and invitational
runner Chris Barlow not far behind. However, the
gradual uphill climb soon started to sort the field
out, compounded by the steep climb over the ridge.
remained in the lead, and came home first, with Barlow
gradually working his way into second place, followed
by Warren, then Ray Scott and Gary Howden.
Tylers time was 44 minutes
51 seconds. Susie Ellis came home in 6th place, and
was the fastest female in a time of 51 minutes 55
After handicaps were applied,
Bob Freeland was awarded first place by just eight
seconds, from Susie Ellis in second place, just one
second ahead of Nathaniel Warren in third place.
This is Bob's first win for several seasons.
junior runners ran a 5 kilometre out and back race,
with Bianca Robertson taking the honours ahead of
Liam Scott. Emily Parnaby came home third.
ran the fastest junior time of 23 minutes 49 seconds.
good field of seven sub-junior runners competed over
a one kilometre out and back course. Somer Darnell
ran hard to come home first, ahead of Aleesha Robertson,
who always is a consistant performer. Georgia
Barnett got those arms working hard to come home
Tobias Blair ran the fastest
sub-junior time of 4 minutes 11 seconds, just one
second ahead of Aleesha Robertson.