ACT Race and Fitness Walking Club News – 16th May

Cold and blustery condtions met thirty plus walkers on Saturday afternoon for the 7/2 and 1km options at Lennox Gardens.  The fight for first and second place saw another close tussle between the Reading brothers, Brendan and Michael.  Brendan was the victor by two seconds from his younger brother with a time of 34.27.  The leading female was Anne Jugovic who finished third overall in a time of 39.51. The Junior events were also hotly contested with over ten walkers taking part in the 2 and 1 km events.

Saturday 16 May 2009 Lennox Gardens
7K B Reading 34.27 M Reading 34.29 A Jugovic(f) 39.51 H Bialecki(f) 43.22 R Whyte 43.55 P Kallio 46.43 D Robinson 48.05 M Short(f) 48.07 M Worrall 49.01 L Wilkinson 49.01 B Chapman 49.06 P Fisher 49.30 R Parker(f) 50.04 B Parker 51.16 J Reading(f) 51.36 J Short 52.42 J Gloe 54.27 N Gloe 54.50 P Essam 57.28 C Chapman(f) 58.17 R Thompson(f) DNF G Barker DNF.  2K E Hosking(f) 9.27  H Bates 9.50 C Hosking(f) 10.46 M Griffin(f) 11.31 K Baker(f) 12.50 J Mitchell 13.28 K White(f) 13.44   1K A Hosking 7.12 R Hosking 7.59.

After the event saw the Annual General  Meeting for the ACT Race and Fitness Walking Club and the Annual Presentations. Congratulations to Mark Worrall who was elected as President for the upcoming year.   The winners of the major awards for the 2008 -2009 Season were:

Most outstanding male walker – Brendon Reading

Most outstanding female walker – Ann Jugovic

Most improved walker – Harry Bates

Fitness Walker award: Monika Short

Next Saturday the Race and Fitness Walking events will be held from the Black Mtn Peninsular Boat Ramp Map 58  L6  with a 17km/5/3 and 1km options all available.  The 17km event will start at 1.30pm and the other events at 2pm. The 17km option has been pu ton to help walkers competing in the 20 mile option of the LBG Carnival on the 7th June.

More information about the ACT Race and Fitness Walking Club can be found at: http://www.actwalkers.org.au/

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