The threatening weather did not deter 89 hopefuls from lining up for the East Geelong Discount Drug Store 8 km handicap at Inverleigh. The very strong wind affecting parts of the hilly course seemed sure to advantage the backmarkers and so it proved with Dom Godfrey storming through the field to win comfortably from Luke Ryan and the scratchman, Ron Thomas. Godfrey has just returned to racing after a fractured shoulder sidelined him. Invitation athlete, Kate Child, was easily the fastest female whilst Ron Thomas gained more points in the battle for a second male club championship. Geoff Kanga Wilks was recognised for running his 200th club race.
Top 10 Results
D. Godfrey 31.13, L. Ryan 34.52, R. Thomas 30.14, K. Walker 32.40, D. Wright 33.26, C. Collins 36.32, P. McDonough 36.25, G. McIntosh 38.54, D. Tarrant 36.14, N. Muscroft 32.22.
Under 40 Male: A. Bird 35.24.
Under 20 Female: M. Crawford 45.37.
Under 40 Male: D. Godfrey 31.13, C. Lockwood 31.37.
Under 40 Female: K. Child 36.16, B. Kohnert 38.40.
Veteran Male: R. Thomas 30.14, N. Muscroft 32.22.
Veteran Female: M. Paull 43.45, T. Harding 44.26.
Masters Male: P. Shay 34.21, S. Crossfield 36.08.
Masters Female: S.Howell 37.49, C. Crawford 46.03.
Legends Male : K. Walker 32.40, D. Elward 33.53.
Legends Female: J. Austin 42.18, C. Brigland 49.11.
Supervets Male: G. Marshall 50.13, J. Weiler 52.55.
Supervets Female: M. Blood 63.58 .