MELBOURNE PACK Running Group have had a busy week of racing.
Last Sunday D Jay Geb came second in the Hobart Run the Bridge 10km in a very commendable 29.22 on the hilly course. Well done to the winner Liam Adams.
Last weekend Hudson Bucci, Alexander Gibson and Edward Gibson competed in the Little athletics regional champs. Alexander came third in the u/13 boys 800 m final in 2.21 and second in the under 13 boys 1500 meter final and 4.45, both PBS. Hudson came 7th in the u13 boys 800m final in 2.26 and 6th in the u13 boys 1500m in 4.58. Edward Gibson came 8th in the u/11 boys 800m final a PB of 2.43.
This weekend at the Victorian Junior Champs William Carter came 8th in the u/20 boys 800m final in 2.01.30 and Lucy Burgess came 7th in the u/18 girls 800m final in a PB of 2.24.40 in gale force conditions.
At Chelsea Little athletics on the slow grass track Alexander Gibson broke a 22 year old club record in the u/13 boys 1500m running 5.04. This record had been held by Australian Flame rep Clint Perrett.
Greg Watson was the star of the show at the Wangaratta Half Marathon coming 2nd overall and 1st 40+ in 1.17.58. Lachie Moorhouse ran a superb 35.41 to come 3rd overall in the 10km.
At the Carrum Coastguard trail race a large contingent of Packers succeeded- some are seen in the photo above.
In the 6km Caitlin Dent was first female in 26.06 and Siorcha Creaton was second female (and 1st u17) in 26.54. Frankie Damn-it continues her rise to glory coming 63rd in 40.40 and Susan Northover enjoyed her strongest race of 2018 coming 73rd in 44.45.
In the 12km Sean Williams had a battle Royale for first place with Stuart J Capel with Sean edging ahead in the final 3km running 46.04 to Stu’s 46.18. Six Packers made the top ten females with Susan Michelsson 2nd in 50.11, Cindy King 4th in 50.51, Louisa Hamilton-White 5th in 51.05, Nikki Lesberg 6th in 52.05, Geraldine Creaton 7th in 52.48 and Lynda Dickson 10th in 57.01
A big thanks to Lyn for hosting a lovely morning tea and to Kerrie Gibson for taking some amazing photos.
Meanwhile, at The Rollercoaster Run 21.5km, on a murderous course, one of Melbourne’s most versatile runners Rohan Day came 5th (1st 40-49) in 2.04.49.