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Run Melbourne 2015

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The Geotech Group had 24 runners go round in Sunday’s The Age Run Melbourne event, where over 23,000 participants challenged themselves in the 3km Kids event, 5km run/walk, 10km run or Brooks half-marathon. The weather was cold, but relatively kind, given the dire forecast.

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Ryan Walkenhorst absolutely destroyed the half-marathon in 1:16:28.1. That is elite running and at that speed he would have won any category.

The controversial winner in the 10km category was Chris Spinella in the unofficial time of 43:23. Unofficial because the Spaz forgot to collect his runner’s pack and went around sans bib and timer. A point quickly seized upon by Bede Noonan, next home in 44.50.5 but happy to declare himself the official champion.

Bill Kirk was first home in the 5km, but gets no kudos for downsizing from the 10km last year.

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The incentive to train and run in the middle of winter was our fundraising for the Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund via UNICEF. On that, we must thank our corporate partners in BJ Safety Supplies, as well as the major contributions we received from the following clients:

  • Hamilton & Marino Builders
  • Crema Construction
  • Champions Lawyers
  • Caterina Loverso from BJS Insurance Group
  • Luka Tippers & Excavations
  • The O'Neill Group
  • Figurehead
  • Adams Consulting Engineers
  • GeoAust Geotechnical Engineers
  • Cockram Construction
  • Redgum Wealth Group
  • Chun Group

With donations still coming through, we will raise over $15,300 thanks to the generous support of family, friends, colleagues and clients. And donations can still be made until Friday, August 28 via the following link:

https://runmelbourne2015.everydayhero.com/au/geotech-group

A short video of the event is available via the following link:

https://vimeo.com/105519055

Hopefully more will join us in 2016, though good luck running down Walks…

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P.S. As an example of how easy it is to spruik about running immediately after the event, the lumbering Ty Newman scoffed at people taking 50+ minutes to run 10km. So we’ll watch his 2016 debut with interest.

Results:

Half-Marathon

 

Time

Ryan Walkenhorst

 

1:16:28.1

10km

   

Chris Spinella

 

0:43:23.0

Bede Noonan

 

0:44:50.5

Jim Shaw

 

0:45:24.7

John Fogarty

 

0:45:42.0

John Dynan

 

0:46:12.1

Mark Opitz

 

0:47:28.8

Cameron Dunlop

 

0:47:38.6

Fleur Shaw-Jones

 

0:49:13.4

Sean Holt

 

0:49:35.1

Sam Cranston

 

0:50:33.2

Nic Morgan

 

0:51:06.9

Jose Sorto

 

0:53:01.8

David Chaffey

 

0:55:49.3

Ed Malibunas

 

0:56:35.0

Sam Osoba

 

0:57:48.0

Dene Macleod

 

0:58:21.8

Jessie Ly

 

1:12:15.1

Elise Dodd

 

1:14:56.7

5km

   

Bill Kirk

 

0:23:54.5

Lachlan McNab

 

0:24:00.0

Tracey Rogers

 

0:33:15.8

Georgina Lucas

 

0:44:40.0

Esther Lethlean

 

0:44:41.0

 

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