Paul Pops Up

After finishing second in both of the last two events Paul Bennett started as the hot favourite in Sunday’s Rising Sun Hotel non-penalty race at No. 7 Reservoir.  The added pressure made no difference to the experienced physio however, and the popular Paul took the event with a comfortable 10 second victory margin.

 

Capping off an impressive first season Carol Stewart stormed into second place, relegating second-year runner Reza Azimi to third.  As well as third place Reza also ran third Fastest Time for the event behind the more experienced Adam Parker and Simon Hunt.

Tanner Takes Two!

The tracks at No. 7 Reservoir seem to suit Tanner Fear very well and he made the most of them again on Sunday.  Having previously tasted victory out there in Race 9 in June, Tanner added Race 18 to his impressive record in his first year with the Club.

 

Catching and passing Baxter Parker in the last 100 metres of the 1km event Tanner went on to win by 3 seconds with Baxter holding on for second.  Livinia Douglass showed a late season return to form, finishing third with a much improved performance.

 

Final Field Finalised

The field for the Dick Kitt Final, to be run on Sunday August 28 at the Huntly Livestock Exchange, has been announced.

Those who have qualified are: Kevin Shanahan, Kerry Ellis, Chook Stewart, Kane Ellis, Rhonda Schultz, Michael Preece, Ben Goode, John Bailey, Reza Azimi, Richard Schultz, Grant Findlay, Mark Perdon, Peter Le Busque, Carol Stewart, Demi Goodall-Hoffman, Ingrid Douglass, Rick Ermel, Simon Hunt, Lachlan Perdon, Adam Parker and Ryan Shelton.

Richard Rises to the Occasion

32 seconds was the margin when Richard Schultz crossed the line in Sunday’s AL Parker Electrical 5k Handicap held at the Wellsford Rifle Range.  For the second week in a row Paul Bennett ran strongly to clinch second place, but never looked likely to catch Richard.

With wife Rhonda having won a race earlier in the season Richard needed to win to get back on level terms and wasn’t going to allow anything to stop him.  Following Paul Bennett in second place was John Bailey in third.

Connor Conquers Again

The most closely contested race of the season finished with a 1 second victory to Connor Findlay in Race 17 of the Junior season.  Connor had also tasted victory in the Race 1 this year.

Connor had to produce his best to win because Isabella Ellis had laid down a challenge with a strong solid performance that gave her every chance of winning herself.  Isabella was only caught in the last 100 metres of the race and then fought on bravely to make Connor earn his win.

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