The 2024 Geelong Half Marathon will be held on Sunday April 7th, 2024.
As well as being the Geelong Cross Country Club’s annual fundraiser, your entry fees will directly help raise funds for community organisations. Thanks to your support, last year we donated $20,000 to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre at Barwon Health.
A perfect New Year’s Eve morning saw a bumper field of 407 turn out for the thirty-second running of the 5 km Dawnbuster organised by the Geelong Cross Country Club. The total profit of around $6 800 goes to Geelong’s Give Where You Live, to continue their work for a fairer community in Geelong and our region.
The new course which started and finished at Steampacket Gardens was mainly off-road with two short steep inclines to negotiate. Isaac Hockey was a runaway overall winner whilst Maddie Kerr was the winning female. Many competitors went away with one of the numerous spot prizes thanks to the generous sponsors..
Thanks to the numerous club members who marshalled, manned the drink station and took the morning entries. And a huge thankyou to Jo and Meg from Give Where You Live.
Section winners and their times are listed below.
See you again on Dec 31st 2024 for the 33rd running of Dawnbuster.
Our next event is the Geelong Half Marathon and 5 Km Run, on April 7th. See the website for details.
A field of 55 assembled in perfect conditions for the time honoured Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator at the Canoe Club. All entrants had to complete both the 4 km and 3 km events with the best performed twenty athletes qualifying for the 2 km final.
Louis Rowan and Shaun Coffey took over the lead with 250 metres to go and try as he might Coffey could not overtake Rowan who triumphed by a metre with Sabine Hamilton 45 metres back in third place. For Rowan who represented Australia in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, it was his fifth club win and his first since 2005. A member for 28 years, Rowan has also sponsored the club for the past 13 seasons through the Steigen business.
Thanks to Mitch Geall who was the turnaround marshal. Club President, Kevin McNulty was commended on reaching his 400 club run milestone.
Top 10 Placings
L. Rowan 7.01, S. Coffey 7.41, S. Hamilton 8.31, S. Thompson 7.59, M. Minney 6.50, S. Pedersen 7.50, K. McNulty 7.43, J. Foran 7.56, S. Andrews 8.16, D. Marshall 8.21.