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A GOOD turn-up of seniors meant a night
of fairly intense racing at the Leongatha Ve-
lodrome on Friday night and perfect condi-
While junior numbers were down, they
still enjoyed some competitive racing.
As usual, racing started with the custom-
ary one lap time trials.
The juniors rode strongly recording
times not far off their PBs.
Jack Allen recorded the best time of
37.45 secs, Felicity Waddell with 38.65 and
Caleb Murphy 43.16.
In the senior time trial, Thomas McFar-
lane recorded 30.16secs and Will Lumby
30.41, both PBs for the season.
The others may have been a bit off their
best after racing the Gippsland Twilight Se-
ries at Hazelwood Pondage on Wednesday
Junior Scratch Race (5 laps): Riders set
off in an orderly fashion swapping turns for
the first four laps. Approaching the bell lap
Felicity Waddell lifted the pace to gain a bit
of distance on the other two, but Jack Al-
len upped his effort coming around Felicity
in the home stretch to finish strongly for
Senior Scratch Race (8 laps): With a big-
ger field than usual the riders set off at a
leisurely pace until they got themselves or-
ganised and then they lifted the pace. With
three laps to go, Steve Allen took off to gain
a considerable lead on the others. Some
strong chasing was required by the bunch
and they responded with Thomas McFar-
lane and Will Lumby leading the way. At the
bell Steve still had a 40 metre lead but it
was eaten up in the back straight as Thom-
as, Will and Harry McLean were keen for a
win. A close finish saw Thomas in front by
a nose from Will and Harry. Junior Handi-
cap (1 lap): Felicity Waddell (20m) soon
rounded up Caleb Murphy (30m) but they
needed to work hard if they were to hold off
Jack Allen (Scr). Jack pushing hard over-
took Caleb at the end of the back straight
and managed to pass Felicity on the home
stretch to take the win.
Senior 2 Lap Sprints: Thomas Fitzger-
ald took off quickly just before the bell lap
to establish a handy lead. Kevin Feely and
Dane Herbert gave chase but didn’t quite
have enough fire power to bridge the gap.
It was a good win to Thomas with Dane
second and Kevin third. In Heat 2, Harry
McLean, Dylan Adams and Chris Ray
fought it out. They started off at a pedes-
trian pace. Harry was keeping Chris up on
the fence, when Dylan from behind took
them both by surprise as he ducked down
on the inside to gain a handy lead. Harry
and Chris chased hard and as they came
to the line, it was a photo finish with Harry
pipping Chris for the win with Dylan edged
out for third. Heat 3 saw a contest between
Thomas McFarlane, Will Lumby and Steve
Allen with a little bit of cat and mouse to
start the race. The boys settled half way
into the first lap, but then with 40 metres
till its end Will went and quickly had a sub-
stantial lead. Steve looked at Thomas to
chase and he did, leaving him in his wake.
Thomas was flying but it wasn’t enough as
Will took the win on the line.
Junior Handicap (take two): A slight
change to the handicaps saw Jack Allen
still on scratch but Felicity Waddell out to
30 and Caleb Murphy to 50 metres. Again
Felicity was quickly up to Caleb with Jack
catching quickly. Felicity was not going to
let this one go, holding off Jack for the win
with Caleb taking third.
Senior Olympic Pursuit: Uneven num-
bers saw Thomas McFarlane having to do
extra work for his team of Dane Herbert,
Thomas Fitzgerald and Harry McLean. The
other team was made up of Kevin Feely,
Steve Allen, Chris Ray, Dylan Adams and
Dane Herbert had the steam train fired
up and led his team out well, but a strong
turn by Steve Allen bought his team back
into the contest. Harry McLean pushed
hard to hand Thomas McFarlane a slight
advantage which he extended on the first
half of his double turn, but the second half
saw a fresh Will Lumby put in a great turn
to bring home the win for his team.
Junior Sprint (1 Lap): Caleb Murphy
caught the other two napping to establish a
handy lead, but a strong finishing Jack Al-
len got him on the line with Felicity Waddell
coming in third.
Senior Elimination: On the last bend of
the free lap Dane Herbert came around the
top to try and open up an advantage but
this was quickly covered by Will Lumby
and then the rest of the field. They contin-
ued past Dane to see him the first out. Poor
positioning saw Steve Allen out on the next
lap. A tight finish on the next had Thomas
Fitzgerald boxed in with nowhere to go and
was the next out. Kevin Feely, Chris Ray
and Dylan Adams went with the pace lift-
With only three left it looked like Harry
McLean might cause an upset coming
around the outside of Will Lumby and
Thomas McFarlane but he ran out of gas
down the straight to be the next out.
On the final lap Thomas snuck on the in-
side of Will on the final bend and held on
for the win.
Junior Sprint (2 Laps): With Felicity re-
tiring for the night it was a race between
Jack Allen and Caleb Murphy. Jack proved
too strong for Caleb on the second lap and
took the win.
Senior Scratch (12 Laps): After a fairly
intense night the riders were happy to roll
around swapping turns. A few breaks away
attempts failed and in the end Thomas Mc-
Farlane was too strong riding over the top
of Will for the win with Steve Allen rolling
in for third and Thomas Fitzgerald fourth.
Many thanks to the Loves for their do-
nation of the raffle; won by Kevin Feely. A
reminder that the club track titles will be
held on Friday, February 10.
Thomas McFarlane claims the win over Will Lumby in a close finish to the eight
lap scratch race.
on the track
PERFECT weather last Saturday
morning attracted a near record field
of 224 runners for the 128th running
of the Inverloch Parkrun, a number
eclipsed only by the 260 that partici-
pated on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, De-
cember 31, 2016.
At least half of the runners there on
Saturday were visitors to Inverloch,
enjoying some great beach weather
and the last few days of the summer
And it was only the second time in
the event’s history that an ‘Unknown’
or unregistered runner led the field
home with a creditable time of 18.22
ahead of the main organiser of the Two
Bays Trail Run, Rohan Day 18.46, pe-
rennial winner Glenn Sullivan 19.03
and a super-fit looking Rhett McLen-
nan of Leongatha in 19.07, a personal
best, in fourth place from Dale Dono-
hue of Wonthaggi.
With no wind to speak of and the sun
already shining through, it was the ide-
al start to the weekend, whether walk-
ing or running, so why not come along
and join them.
Go online and Google the Inverloch
Park Run, register, get your barcode
and make a start on your New Year’s
resolution, to get fitter in 2017. There
are plenty of walkers and lots who jog-
walk-jog, so do it your way on a Satur-
day at Inverloch.
The Australia Day weekend theme continued on to the Inverloch Parkrun last Saturday with
race director Bill Barry donning the Australian flag as he welcomes 224 runners and walkers to
the morning event. m250517
Parkrun perfect for 224 starters
Race director at the Inverloch Park Run, Bill Barry, wel-
comed Two Bays Trail Run Director Rohan Day to the In-
verloch event last Saturday. While Inverloch’s is a 5km run,
Two Bays is for serious runners over a 28km and 56km ul-
tra marathon course each January. Their next event is on
January 14, 2018. m240517
for Wonthaggi Little Aths
PERFECT conditions prevailed
on Saturday morning for Wonthaggi
Little Athletics and 73 athletes en-
joyed the fine conditions.
Camryn McKenzie had a brilliant
morning collecting a swag of per-
sonal bests and breaking the Under
9 Girls 700m record with a time of
Hayden Purton (U6B), also set a
new record, with a time of 1:23.39
in the 300m.
Our three duel athletes; Ra-
chel Aitken (U15G), Nicola Slade
(U14G) and Tevuro Ihomana Mont-
gomery (U12G) also competed at
Casey Fields this week in the Ath-
letics Victoria Country Champion-
ships and performed well against
top notch state wide competition.
The Gippsland Regional competi-
tion at Berwick is fast approaching
and we wish all our competitors
well for the two day championships.
The best performances for this
week are listed below.
5PBs. U9B: Jake Marotta, 60m
Hurdles, triple Jump, 70m, Discus,
700m. U11G: Ella Smith: 800m,
60m Hurdles, Long Jump, 70m,
4PBs. U6B: Jaedon Kindom:
60mH, 70m, Long Jump, 300m.
U6G: Daisy Marotta: 300m, 60m
Hurdles, Triple Jump, 70m. U9G:
Camryn McKenzie and Chelsea
Dalton, 70m, 60m Hurdles, 700m,
Triple Jump. U10B: Archie Terlich
and Saxon Saunders, Discus, 60m
Hurdles, 70m, Triple Jump. U12G:
Maya Fraser, 800m, 60m Hurdles,
Long Jump, 70m.
Jack Howell flies over the
high jump bar in the Under 8
Boys competition at Wonthaggi
Little Aths last weekend.
Saxon Saunders jumps a PB in
the Under 10 Boys Triple Jump
at Wonthaggi Little Aths..
Alana Daikin (U9G) shows
her determination in the 60m
hurdle event at Wonthaggi Little
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