Coburg 6hr Track results

Posted on March 30, 2008 by



Coburg Harriers 24 Hour Carnival 2008
Coburg 6 Hour Championships
Sunday 30 March 2008
Harold Stephens Athletics Track, Coburg, Victoria
This year, responding to the increasing popularity of our event, we split the Coburg 6 Hour Championships off to a
separate date – Sunday 30 March.
The day was perfect for ultra running with cool overcast conditions for the 9AM start and temperatures that stayed in
the mid teens for the duration of the event. Conditions threatened to worsen at various times during the 6 hours but any
rain and wind seemed to bypass us.
Of the 31 entries (21 in the runs and 10 in the walks), 24 made it to the start line and 23 finished the event.
Essendon Harriers runner Danny Hawksworth made his intentions clear from the start, heading out briskly and
maintaining his form superbly through the early hours. He passed the marathon mark in just under 3 hours and looked
set for a distance well in excess of 80 km. Unfortunately, he slowed in the second half but still won convincingly in the
wonderful time of 77.802 for a new Championship record. Last year Danny won our 6 Hour event with 72.146 km so
this year’s winning distance was an improvement of over 5 km and pushes him right up in the all-time 6 Hour run
rankings. Behind him, Garry Wise held second place ahead of Robert Boyle with lots of runners close on their heels.
Eventually Garry slowed and that left Robert to come through and take second with 66.907 km. Third place went to
Malcolm Gamble who had been back in 8th place at the 3 hour mark before storming home with a negative split second
half to record 65.302 km. Although Garry Wise slowed to fourth, his distance of 64.253 (subject to confirmation) looks
like a new Australian M60 record (the existing record stands at 63.600 km).
In the women’s run, little more than 1 lap separated Jane Sturzaker and Michelle Thompson throughout the event but it
was Jane who eventually forged the winning break and took the the honours with 58.4300 km as against Michelle’s
distance of 57.596 km. Kaye Ervin, running her first track ultra, took third in 54.200 km.
In the men’s walk, Terry O’Neill and Clarrie Jack battled it out for the first 3 hours before Terry eventually broke free.
From then on, it was plain sailing for Terry as he powered home with 52.983 km for a new Coburg Championship
record and a new Australian M50 walk record. Clarrie hung on for second with 47.046 km ahead of Steve Jordan who
walked a big PB with 45.043 km
In the women’s walk, Karyn O’Neill (used to be Karyn Bollen until she married Terry just two months ago) was another
competitor to do a big PB with her winning distance of 46.182 km. That made a walking double for the two newly
weds. Dawn Parris walked fantastically to take second place with 43.737 km ahead of AURA committee person Sandra
Howorth with 38.491 km.
Results are provisional at this stage until we do our final reconciliation. Watch the Coburg Harriers website for updates.
We expect final confirmation by the end of the week. Once this is done, individual lapsheets will be available for
download from the website (http://www.coburgharriers.org.au/joomla1/)
Provisions results follow:
6 Hour Run Women Num Laps Distance Extra Dist Total Distance
1. Jane Sturzaker 33 146 58.400 0.030 58.430
2. Michelle Thompson 34 143 57.200 0.396 57.596
3. Kaye Ervin 32 135 54.000 0.200 54.200
6 Hour Run Men Num Laps Distance Extra Dist Total Distance
1. Danny Hawksworth 16 194 77.600 0.202 77.802
2. Robert Boyce 11 167 66.800 0.107 66.907
3. Malcolm Gamble 27 163 65.200 0.102 65.302
4. Garry Wise 24 160 64.000 0.253 64.253
5. Colin Brooks 13 154 61.600 0.148 61.748
6. Allan Devine 14 153 61.200 0.027 61.227
7. Ken Marsh 18 149 59.600 0.145 59.745
8. Lawrie Lolait 17 145 58.000 0.106 58.106
9. Trevor Marsh 19 142 56.800 0.332 57.132
10. David Brelsford 12 132 52.800 0.208 53.008
11. Paul Monks 26 121 48.400 0.104 48.504
12. John Timms 23 59 23.600 0.000 23.600
6 Hour Walk Women Num Laps Distance Extra Dist Total Distance
1. Karyn Bollen 51 115 46.000 0.182 46.182
2. Dawn Parris 53 109 43.600 0.137 43.737
3. Sandra Howorth 52 96 38.400 0.091 38.491
6 Hour Walk Men Num Laps Distance Extra Dist Total Distance
1. Terry O’Neill 45 132 52.800 0.183 52.983
2. Clarrie Jack 42 117 46.800 0.246 47.046
3. Steve Jordan 43 112 44.800 0.243 45.043
4. Alex Poore 46 110 44.000 0.165 44.165
5. Rudolf Skrucany 47 107 42.800 0.177 42.976
6. Ken Carter 41 72 28.800 0.113 28.913
Tim Erickson
For the Coburg 24 Hour Carnival Committee
Sunday 30 March 2008