It has been a wonderful last few days of racing and training for Melbourne Packers.
Today saw 30 runners work together to get their Sunday run done between Carrum and South Frankston on the coastal trail. Several made the return journey to the top of Oliver’s Hill and return and some went even longer. Drinks were enjoyed at Crackajacks Cafe right next to the finish area after the run.
The Victorian 5000m Championships were at Box Hill on Thursday night. Nikki Lesberg was 11th in the A race (and 11th overall) in a PB of 17.33. Michael Kernahan was 2nd in the B race (and 21st overall) in 14.57. Dion Finocchiaro was 8th in the B race ( and 28th overall) in 15.09.
At Athletics Victoria Shield events on Saturday at Burwood some Packers ran remarkably well.
Michael Kernahan backed up from his state 5000 race with a 4.09 for 3rd in the A race of the 1500m. Alexander Gibson blitzed the field in the 1500m B race with a PB of 4.26. This was only hours after he broke the Chelsea Little athletics u/15 boys 1500m centre record on our grass track with a 4.41.
Hudson Bucci ran a strong 1500m of 4.54 and was closely followed by Edward Gibson in 4.56. Will Orchard ran a super PB of 4.56 in the next heat. Vernon Gibson ran his first PB of the day to run 5.11 whilst Scotty Orchard continued his fine track form with a 5.19.
Jo Pratt loves her racing and her 1500m was a standout performance of 5.26.
The speed merchants came out to play with super PBS being recorded by Alexander Gibson (58.9), Vern Gibson (63.7), Will Orchard (69.2) and Edward Gibson (73.8))
ParkRun saw Greg Watson finding some form with 18.57, Alexander Bailey miss the start and still run 19.22, Anna Moore continue her sensational form with a win in 21.44, Benny Skurka running a strong 22.22, Lucy McGarva notch a fine 3rd in 23.19, Kerrie Gibson having the run of the day in her family in a PB of 23.57, Carissa Souroop flew around in 24.31, Brooke Gebbing rolling around in 27.27, Anna Gebbing finding her feet again with 28.07, Hannah Littler cruise in 31.46 and Gayle Evangelista rocking out a 37.42
At Queenstown Lynda Dickson was outstanding on the tough half marathon course with a 1.52.57 to come 8th in the 50-59 age group. Patricia Cavallo did well to be back training on the hills and supporting Lynda after her serious ankle unjustly sustained just months ago.