Club Juniors lead the way to win the Theobald Shield for 2015

THEOBALD CHALLENGE at NORTONS PARK July 18 2015

 

The 69th staging of the Arthur Beames contest for the Mrs. A.A.Theobald Shield.

 

The Annual Challenge match between the Western Districts (Adelaide) club and Glenhuntly took place at Norton’s Park Glen Waverley on Saturday.

 

What a great day it was too. It was terrific to finally see some fine weather as well as some great racing, especially from our young competitors.

 

41 competitors faced the starter (TV) for the 5km race and handicap. Runners had to estimate their time for the handicap. There were 18 masters, 6 juniors (U18) and 17 open age. 12 WD district runners came across to defend the shield they won in Adelaide last year.

 

The race was followed by presentation of trophies and then a dinner at the Wheelers Hill Hotel; attended by about 50.

 

The race was won for the fourth time by junior Ben Kelly (U20) from two other juniors; Sam Toll (U18) and Will Ockenden (U17). What a great result for the future from these youngsters. Fourth was Rhydian Cowley (Open) who had just arrived home on Thursday from the World Universiade (20km walk).

 

Ben’s win takes him into third place for the most wins in this challenge, four times, behind club life members Keith Lyons 5 and Trevor Vincent 6.

 

 

Team Results:

Male (teams of four)   Female (Teams of three)
Ben Kelly                         GHY         1

Sam Toll                            GHY       2

Will Ockenden               GHY      3

Rhydian Cowley           GHY       4

Tim Callahan                 WD         5

Grenville Wood              WD        6

Geoff Troiano                WD          7

Gaetano Aiello                WD        8

  Cassie Higham       GHY       1

Karinna Fyfe           GHY       2

Dana Dekkers       GHY       3

Beverley Moss       WD       4

Lesley Rutherford   WD     5

No 6th runner.

 

GHY                 10 points                                           GHY                 6 points

WD                  26 points                                           WD                  15 points

 

This event has a lot of history attached to it, having been first run in 1947.

 

Trevor Vincent has been a member of GHY teams on 21 occasions, having been first home on 6 occasions. Life Member, Keith Lyons, had a magnificent stretch of 9 first GHY member home between 1947 and 1955. Murray Edwards holds that distinction with 4 first homes for WD from 1960 -63.

WD Club President made his 19th team and is closing fast on Trevor Vincent. What can TV do? A comeback in 2016? Or encouraging more WD athletes to run to make it harder for Gaet. Time will tell.

 

 

Full results below.

 

GLENHUNTLY v WESTERN DISTRICTS CHALLENGE 2015
Name Club Estimated Actual M/F Open Junior Masters Adjusted
Time Time U18 40+ Time
1 Ben Kelly GHY 16:00 15:53 M Y -7
2 Sam Toll GHY 16:15 16:10 M Y -5
3 Will Ockenden GHY 17:00 16:17 M Y -43
4 Rhydian Cowley GHY 15:59 16:32 M Y 33
5 Jack Bullock GHY 16:30 16:41 M Y 11
6 Simon Bowly GHY 16:52 16:53 M Y 1
7 Jake McCahon GHY 16:30 16:54 M Y 24
8 Beau Lang GHY 16:25 17:35 M Y 1:10
9 James Robertson GHY 18:52 18:04 M Y -48
10 Matt Wynne GHY 41:00:00 18:05 M Y 22:56
11 Andrew McEvoy GHY 19:00 18:06 M Y -54
12 Cassie Higham GHY 18:30 18:12 F Y -3
13 Karrina Fyfe GHY 18:15 18:30 F Y 15
14 John Baker GHY 17:30 19:03 M Y 1:33
15 Tim Callahan WD 19:25 19:23 M Y -2
16 Grenville Wood WD 19:30 19:39 M Y 9
17 Dana Dekkers GHY 20:20 19:48 F Y -32
18 Shane Davin GHY 20:01 19:49 M Y -12
19 Matt Larkin GHY 19:00 19:58 M Y 58
20 Geoff Troiano WD 20:15 20:31 M Y 16
21 John Evans GHY 23:00 21:16 M Y -1.44
22 Gaetano Aiello WD 21:50 21:36 M Y -14
23 Kaitlin Barr GHY 20:50 21:41 F Y 51
24 Chris Dimitrak WD 21:25 22:12 M Y 47
25 Anna Ross GHY 24:37:00 22:53 F Y -1.44
26 Lyndon Loader GHY 22:30 23:47 M Y 1.17
27 Ryan Moss WD 23:05 23:48 M Y 43
28 Eleanora Gilbert GHY 25:00:00 24:01:00 F Y -59
29 Spencer Hall WD 30:00:00 24:20:00 M Y -5.4
30 Nando Princi WD 23:00 24:22:00 M Y 1.22
31 Beverley Moss WD 25:00:00 24:50:00 F Y -10
32 Lesley Rutherford WD 21:00 24:51:00 F Y 3.51
33 Noah Portelli GHY 25:57:00 26:32:00 M Y 35
34 Angelo Portelli GHY 26:00:00 26:33:00 M Y 33
35 Alan Irwin GHY 26:30:00 27:36:00 M Y 1.06
36 Lindsay Hall WD 25:00:00 28:44:00 M Y 3.44
37 George Linou WD 32:00:00 31:21:00 M Y -39
38 Tony Doran GHY 30:02:00 33:18:00 M Y 3.16
39 Phil Hutton GHY 31:00:00 33:18:00 M Y 2.18
40 Kevin Esmore GHY 43:00:00 36:21:00 M Y -6.4

 

Male
GHY 1st Home Open Ben Kelly
Junior U18 Sam Toll
Handicap Male Simon Bowly
Female Karrina Fyfe
Female
1st Home Open Cassie Higham
Junior U18 Kaitlin Barr
WD 1st Home Open Tim Callahan
Junior U18 Ryan Moss
Handicap Male Tim Callahan
Female Beverley Moss
Teams
GHY 1 Ben Kelly
2 Sam Toll
10 3 Will Ockenden
4 Rhydian Cowley
WD 5 Tim Callahan
6 Grenville Wood
26 7 Geoff Troiano
8 Gaetano Aiello
GHY 1 Cassie Higham
2 Karrina Fyfe
6 3 Dana Dekkers
WD 4 Beverley Moss
5 Lesley Rutherford
15 6 no runner

 

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