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XCR’18 Round 6 – Albert Park 10 km

Glenhuntly Open & Masters Men

Before the XCR season starts, many AV athletes choose Albert Park 10km as the race to target. On a cool and blustery morning last Sunday, the Glenhuntly men did not disappoint. We had 23 starters across Open and Masters Men.

Our Division 1 team equaled its best result for the season, finishing 6th. Rhydian Cowley led from the front, recording a blistering 30.34 to place 14th. Jack Bullock broke his PB to achieve arguably his best result of the year. David Ceddia made a great return from injury, exceeding his own expectations in stopping the clock at 33.36.

Division 2 finished 10th. Pat Beguely smashed his 2017 result, recording a very quick 37.07. Peter Rushen was just behind him, continuing his stellar season.

Division 3 finished 11th. The ever dependable Simon Bowly and Joel Samsu almost ran a dead heat, both recording 38.03.

Division 4 finished 9th. Beau Lang ran a brave race as he continues to manage an injury. Mick Ryan ran really well off the back of Gold Coast Marathon only three weeks before.

After 6 rounds, our 40+ team continues to show the way, sitting equal 2nd place on the ladder. They are closely followed by 60+ who are 3rd. Division 1 and 4 are 6th, Division 2 is equal 8th and Division 3 11th. Division 5 are 12th and 50+ are 15th.

We now head to Lake Wendouree for the 15km. Many clubs struggle to get numbers to this race so it’s a great opportunity to consolidate our ladder positions.

Glenhuntly Open Women

Albert Park was a morning for fast running. Anna Kentwell was the first Hunter home with an incredible PB time of 36:14! Amelia Aslanides produced a great run of 37:03 recovering after the Gold Coast Marathon and Vanessa Wilson flew through the course in a speedy time of 37:18! Not far behind, Cass Mesta produced another fantastic run with 37:23 and Dana Dekkers scored another PB for the season with 37:26. Rebecca Beagley ran another consistently great race with a time of 38:48 and Erika Florez claimed a 10km PB running a super 38:59! Cass Little once again impressed and inspired everyone running an amazing 39:46 and Erica Patterson smashed out the course in 41:39! Anung Samsu showed she’s got what it takes not only on the trails but on the road too with an impressive PB of 43:43 and Linda McCaffrey comfortably went sub 50min with a great time of 49:31! Genevieve O’Brien flew the flag for the Junior Women and had a stellar run over 3km, running 11:41! Overall for the teams Div 1 placed 2nd, Div 2 placed 3rd and Div 3 placed 2nd, which is an amazing effort!

Glenhuntly Junior Men

On an early, sunny and very nippy morning four of our junior men tackled the 3kms at Albert Park on Sunday morning. There was good racing from all of our team members. Sam Lindsay and Mark Rainey competed in the U14s and Sam placed third whilst Mark in his second run for the club is building his fitness nicely. Logan Janetzki and Max Nichols ran in the U16s with Logan just outside the top 10 and it was good to see Max back racing after an extended break through injury.

Go Hunters!

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