Sweeney Cup 2014 Results

When I arrived at the Horsham Downs hall a few people were already there. I got out of my car to a fresh breeze, best I leave the track pants on for a while.
 
We had the advantage/disadvantage of choosing our own handicap.
Shall I use my cross county time? Shall I use my park run time? What did I do last year?  Or hmmm shall I see what time everyone else takes?
It was a very interesting result with quite a few running a lot faster than what they thought they would/could do.

The kids went first with their handicap times worked out quickly.  Lucy Farrell was the first home while Charli Miller had the fastest time. 
 
The clock for the adults then started and a few took off, as the clock counted down it got closer to my easy run with Bridget, off we went chatting. Within 20 metres we experienced the headwind, that made the fast downhill a slower run.
 
The new course is great for a club run, you get to see everyone running towards you or past you and the hill to the finish gets everyone digging deep for that last bit of energy.
 
Chris Rogers was the 1st home but unfortunately ran a lot faster than he thought he would. Bridget and Maureen 2nd and 3rd racing, not steady running as first thought. Terry Hannett through years of experience and good steady running got the closest to the clock and walked away the winner. Jai had a fantastic run and broke the course record.

Afternoon tea was worth hanging around for with lots of chocolate, cakes and other goodies. Thanks to the organisers, a great afternoon out.

Report by Trish Stockman

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12km Sweeney Course
Place Name Surname Finish Start Time
1 Chris Rogers 40:26 02:42 37:44
2 Bridget Deverell 42:32 09:06 33:26
3 Maureen Leonard 42:49 09:41 33:08
4 Malesa McNearney 42:56 09:06 33:50
5 Emerson Deverell 43:05 12:26 30:39
6 Matt Finnie 43:59 08:11 35:48
7 Kovo Kowalewski 44:23 13:52 30:31
8 Oliver McLean 44:25 16:12 28:13
9 Lisa Joblin 44:29 08:08 36:21
10 Clare Montgomery 44:31 05:17 39:14
11 Connor Tristram 44:35 14:51 29:44
12 Terry Hannett 44:42 00:00 44:42 Sweeney Cup
13 Kevin Knowles 44:53 14:22 30:31
14 Toshimi Farrell 45:08 06:13 38:55
15 Jean Dorrell 45:19 07:41 37:38
16 Jai Davies-Campbell 45:22 19:37 25:45
17 Janine Joubert 45:32 02:53 42:39
18 Kris Moore 45:39 15:54 29:45
19 Mike Harris 45:41 14:50 30:51
20 Michael Hooge 45:52 12:26 33:26
21 Sunil Fernandez-Ritchie 45:53 16:16 29:37
22 Katy Dawson 45:57 14:06 31:51
23 Evan Primmer 46:14 07:40 38:34
24 Oscar Emery 46:18 12:27 33:51
25 Andrew Wark 47:04 17:35 29:29
26 Gordon Spiers 48:18 02:42 45:36
Juniors  2km
Place Name Surname Finish Grade
1 Lucy Farrell 10:04 01:59 08:05
2 Sophie Harris 10:11 00:00 10:11
3 Charli Miller 10:23 02:54 07:29
4 Max Field 10:26 02:00 08:26
5 JP Joubert 11:21 01:04 10:17