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OGG RUNNING CLUB - JUNE 4TH REPORT

OGG RUNNING CLUB - JUNE 4TH REPORT

SATURDAY 4TH JUNE – CHURCHILL PARK (Report from Simon Hinckfuss)
 

5 brave OGGS presented today at Churchill Park. A chilly day, but thankfully no rain. Notably, all were former members of Allen House in the late 80’s! The running club is looking forward to some more ex-boarders joining in 2023.


Scotty Austin came from out of town for his second run of the season and we were happy to welcome back Cam Macca for his second run of the season. There was a bit of haggling over whether to commit to the 12klm course or to just go for the  6km event. Cam, scotty Mic and myself started off on the 12km with a staggered start reflecting our handicaps. The course was part trail and part unsealed track winding through the bush including a nasty uphill section. Two laps of the circuit ensured we had the pleasure of doing the hill twice. Runners like myself who primarily train on the flat Yarra Trail were well and truly punished whilst those with stronger legs were able to make good gains on the uphill and downhill sections.
 

The results were good. Cam was the fastest in our group and came in a very respectable 13th place overall on time. Scotty was only 2 places behind. Not bad considering the number of guys in their 20’s that were ahead of them. Mic achieved our best result on handicap, coming in 8th. Some of the old magic Jules was known for at TT is starting to show, with a 38th place in the 6klm event putting him towards the middle of the field rather than near the rear where he was at the start of the season. He’s looking like a serious contender for most improved when it come to medal night at the end of the season.
 

Next week is the 8km McPhail at Yarra Bend Park in Fairfield. It’s a 9am start. Would be great to get a big show of OGGS strength there as it is a championship points event.

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