Point Walter 8Km Time Trial./sidchrome Super Ten 9-9-84. Road Race, Wa Perth Australia
Point Walter Time Trial and Sidchrome Super Ten 9-9-84. Road Race ,WA Perth Australia.
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The Point Walter Time trial was started off on the 21st of February,1983 by Trevor Tyres who had to leave us for six months through work commitments in the E.S. ,but will be back soon. I am happy to say ,that it has been and still is, a very successful event. It is run every Monday night at 6 o’clock sharp,rain hail,or shine and is open to everyone who wishes to join us. Times are recorded and being kept by Brigitte and Sue to whom I am very grateful. I am sure that this sentiment is shared by all the regular runners. Thanks girls,you are doing a great job.
We are getting runners in all categories, fast and slow, but our aim is to improve on personal times. The record time for this event is held by Geoff Daniels with 27.17,closely followed by Jussi Vaalsta with 27.18 and Brian Marsland with 27.19. Our fastest girl is Carol Pickard with 29.56. Anyone who wants to join us on Monday night is welcome.
See you at Point Walter.
Sidchrome Super Ten 9-9-84.
Generally it takes several years for a race to establish itself on the calender but the Sidchrome Super Ten in it’s first year started with a bang: Six hundred and fifty entries,a good fast course and many runners posting personal best times.
The club is extremely gratefull for the sponsership and in particular for the support given by Wally McCabe, State Manager for Sidchrome. Next year we will see this event back on the calender bigger and better than in this inaugural year.
Conditions on the day were overcast to start,but warming up during the race. Stephen Spiers showed the rest of the field that he meant business by surging away from the field in the early stages. By the 2K mark he had a lead of 150 metres from Steve Stingemore,Frank Smith,and Dave Morley. He continued to increase the tempo so that by the half-way mark there was a 400 metre gap to Dave Morley. Dave showing some of the stamina built up with his heavier training programme stated to peg Stephen back ,but couldn’t quite bridge the gap finishing 21 seconds behind Spiers who won in 31-50. Third was Steve Stingemore in 32-59: are we about to see a return of the Stingemore who used to post times equal to the best in Australia?.
The ladies had a real battle on there hands with Carol Pickard and Jackie Baxendine only 13 seconds apart, with Pickard fist in the good time of 38-31. Third place went to Anne Wilson ,a newcmer to placings,posting a fine 40-16.
It was interesting to note that the next placing went to Angela Milnr, a junior athelete who had competed in the National Cross Country at Woroloo the previous day.
The presntation of medals will take place at on the 28 -October at the John Gilmour 10K Track Race ,Cannington. A special tribute to all the officals who made the race function so well….
P.S. The magnificent draw prize of the $1000.00 worth of Sidchrome tools was won by Barry O’Brien. There is a rumour that he has dismantled and rebuilt his car just for practise.
George T Saviel
19 July 2010