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15 May 2019
After 2 consecutive second place events, scholarship recipient Benjamin Findlay finally broke through for a win in the handicapped Newstead Athletics Division One race at Carrick park on Saturday. Findlay raced strongly finishing well over a minute before second place Tony Brazendale. Laxman Balisampangrai was fastest in the event with an impressive time of 21.53 for the 6km course. Jen Tait was the fastest female.
Newstead held its other divisions on the day as part of their Northern All Schools event and first round of their School Series races, making it a very busy day for volunteers. Club Vice President and school series coordinator Barbara Clayton noted excellent participation especially in the senior school competition after its reintroduction to the series a couple of years ago.
Its not too late to join the school series competition with our next event this Saturday at Hagley Farm Primary School.
Other club results on the day included a win to Alexander Wood in the Division 2 competition and Ben Berlese in the Division 3 competition.
Results of the Northern All Schools Junior competition, Under 7 winners were Hayden Brewster (M) and Hunter Howard (F), Under 9 Lachlan French and Alexis Harmey, Under 11 Ben Berlese and Ava Eccles, Under 13 Xavier Davie and Abbe Berlese.
In the senior competition Under 15 male was Jai Eccles, Female Averyl Quinn, Under 17 Hayden Arnold and Erin Giles, Under 20 Jonathon Clarke and Nicole Patrick
Week 6 - Carrick Park - Club Results
Results for the Club are now online (School series and Northern all Schools hopefully tomorrow)
Reminder on how a sealed handicap works. We take your actual time and add it to you handicap time to get your race time if it had been a normal handicap. So even if you come last, because its a sealed handicap you could actually win the race .
How we calculate your handicap time, is in your booklet and on the web site under the top menu called Documents and Policies. And if you are confused Mick is happy to explain one on one if you prefer.
This Saturday we will be at Hagley Farm School, convenient if you have to vote as there will be a polling booth there. Hagley P&F will be selling BBQ and drinks and Swirlies Icecream are trying to get there too.
Summary of Week 6: Division 1 handicap was won by Benjamin Findlay, second Tony Brazendale and third Roger Williams. Division 2 sealed handicap was won by Sandy Wood with Ben Adams second and Erin Giles third. Division 3 was won by Ben Berlese followed by Amelia Holmes and Savannah McKenzie.
PB’s for the course from last year from Tony Brazendale, Seona Findlay, Jen Tait, Ben Adams, Brenda Giles, Maddie Bakes, Jessica McCallumSmith, Demi Petterwood, Ben Berlese, Savannah McKenzie and Adrian Tew
Fastest Males and Female went to Jen Tait and Laxman Balisampangrai, Erin Giles and Jai Eccles and Ben Berlese and Savannah McKenzie