Jandakot 25km 15.7.84 State Championship Road Race, Wa Australia.the Lovely Pancake Run 19-8-84.running

The Jandakot 25Km State Championship Road Race.WA Australia.
The Lovely Pancake Run -19-8-84.Perth.Running.

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In what was probably the worst conditions in memory ,Alan Thurlow , in his first serious race since an Achilles injury, stormed home to win the Jandakot 25Km State Championship Road Race by 12 seconds in a time of 1hr 21min 14 secs from Martin Asmussen and pre-race favorite Peter Taylor.

Peter Taylor lead by 20 seconds at 5Km mark from Clive Hicks and Stuart Gee. Thurlow was in the next batch with Asmussen, Hambleton, Woolrych and Maslen. With 10Km to go the race developed into a three way tussle between Asmussen Thurlow and Taylor. Finishing strongly through the last two hills Thurlow made his break with approximately 1Km to go. Winner of the womens 25Km was Carol Pickard at the excellent time of 1hr 38min 56sec from Jackie Baxendine.

In the 10Km event Ray Boyd easily won in 31.58 from Brad Delbridge with the womens 10Km state title going to Lykke Assmussen in 37.58 from Robyn Wolfsbauer.

Congratulations to all the runners who finished having run under such cold ,wet,windy conditions. Special thanks to all the officials , most of whom were thoroughly drenched and frozen by the end of the day.

C. Van Weert

Race Director.

The ‘Lovely’ Pancake Run 19-8-84.

The “Lovely ” Pancake run was again sponsored by “Pancakes at Carillon” for the second year in succession. The 15Km course through King’s Park was as demanding as ever, with the inclement weather making it equally demanding for the Marshals and Supporters. However,not to despair,the pancakes,icecream and maple syrups certainly helped to forget the Winter woes.

The race itself was a contest between Dick Martin and Tony Heppener, with Dick proving the stronger on the day, pipping Tony into second place, (the winning time was only 17 seconds off Graham Clew’s 1981 course record of 49.03). A strong run was also produced by Graham Harry showing how effortless running can be, in one of his few W.A.M.C. appearances this year.

It is a pleasure to see such talent in action. Carol Pickard continued making her mark on the women’s running scene by comfortably being the first woman home in front of Ellen Kennedy and Anne Wison. Carol’s time of 58.48 was a woman’s course records, (previously held by Debbie Niedzwiecki 59.28 set in 1982) – congratulations Carol!!.

My sincere thanks to our Sub-committee , the many helpers and Marshals that brought it all together. For the extra frills that help to put “the icing on the cake” (pancakes??). Thanks also go to the minor sponsors:-

City Motors for the donation of the prizes, Peters for the icecream and Masters for the Orange Juice.

Patronage of our sponsors is encouraged by the W.A.M.C. as they support the cub, but the benefits must be reciprocated if continued support is to be forthcoming. With this in mind, I am going to give the “Panckes at Carillon” a plug, although their panckes speak for themselves:-

Bob Braid – Race Director.

George T Saviel

14 July 2010

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  1. Posted July 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    You should try some poetry or short stories for hits on your pages George cheers

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