Traralgon 39th Annual Marathon, 18th June 2006, Traralgon, Vic.

39th Traralgon Maarthon results 42.195km.

Name Age Time Category Result.
1. Tim Cochrane  25 2:46:37 1st Outright Male and 1st Open Male. 
2. Daniel Smith 23 2:51:36 2nd Outright Male and 2nd Open Male.
3. Michael Johannes 33 2:57:28 3rd Outright Male and 3rd Open Male.
4. Kelvin Marshall 42 3:00:39 1st 40-49 Male
5. Chris McTaggart 29 3:03:08 4th Open Male
6. Dylan Dwyer 28 3:06:24 5th open Male.
7. Max Gibbs 50 3:06:47 1st 50-59 Male
8. Seamus McGowan 36 3:06:58 6th Open Male.
9. Ian Twite 50 3:08:23 2nd 50-59 Male
10. Shinichi Taniguchi 35 3:11:10 7th Open Male
11. Sandra Timmer-Arends 42 3:12:21 1st Outright Female and 1st 40-49 Female.
12. Rob Embelton 53 3:13:22 3rd 50-59 Male.
13. Chris Wenzlau 39 3:13:30 8th Open Male.
14. Rod Aimer 35 3:14:07 9th Open Male.
15. Neil Griffiths 39 3:17:24 10th Open Male
16. Tim Gullie 29 3:22:20 11th Open Male.
17. Ted Zgainski 54 3:23:38 4th 50-59 Male.
18. Kryssi Marriot 27 3:27:22 2nd Outright Female and 1st Open Female.
19. Mick Clancy 34 3:27:28 12th Open Male
20. Steve Hyde 45 3:27:42 2nd 40-49 Male.
21. Max Carson 57 3:29:28 5th 50-59 Male.
22. Georgia McKenzie 33 3:30:59 3rd Outright Female and 2nd Open Female.
23. Ngoh Ngoh Nester 42 3:34:58 3rd Open Female.
24. Simon Utan 33 3:39:55 13th Open Male.
25. Brooke Van Nooten 23 3:40:54 4th Open Female.
26. Michelle Worthington 24 3:40:54 5th Open Female.
27. Bruce Rattenbury 53 3:41:00 6th 50-59 Male.
28. Ken Lancaster 55 3:41:34 7th 50-59 Male.
29. David Styles 56 3:45:24 8th 50-59 Male.
30. Llyod Holder 52 3:46:28 9th 50-59 Male.
31. Pheidipides Goldenberg 60 3:47:20 1st 60 + Male.
32. Rod Atkinson 47 3:48:59 3rd 40-49 Male.
33. Leopoid Faust 37 3:51:55 14th Open Male.
34. Bradley Horton 35 3:52:20 15th Open Male.
35. Duane Rek 43 3:53:57 4th 40-49 Male.
36. Alan Spargo 48 3:58:40 5th 40-49 Male
37. John Dobson 55 3:59:45 10th 50-59 Male.
38. Kain Jackson 31 4:04:52 16th Open Male
39. Mark Peek 38 4:10:01 17th Open Male.
40. Rod Opie 57 4:36:55 11th 50-59 Male.
41. Bernard Reicher 44 4:37:47 6th 40-49 Male.
42. George Wilson  56 4:39:46 12th 50-59 Male.
43. Ian Newnham 60 4:55:07 2nd 60+ Male.
44. Brian Glover 63 5:00:21 3rd 60+ Male
45. Roger Bond  63 5:25:33 4th 60+ Male.
46. Peter Gray 41 6:23:51 7th 40-49 Male.
47. Samantha Abbott 32 D.N.F.  
48. Wendy Chambers 39 D.N.F.  

 

 

 

Traralgon Half Marathon Results 21.1km.

Name Age Time Category Result.
1. Dale Locke 23 1:18:20 1st Outright Male and 1st Open Male.
2. Glenn Tournier 34 1:21:19 2nd Outright Male and 2nd Open Male.
3. Damien Smith 21 1:22:39 3rd Outright Male and 3rd Open Male.
4. Matthew Keays 26 1:22:58 4th Open Male.
5. Rodney Nak 38 1:23:08 5th Open Male.
6. Jacques Coetzee 38 1:23:45 6th Open Male
7. Daniel Robertson 29 1:24:44 7th Open Male.
8. Grant McDonough 46 1:25:01 1st 40-49 Male.
9. Anthony Bolton 41 1:27:10 2nd 40-49 Male.
10. Thomas Boyd 41 1:27:22 3rd 40-49 Male.
11. Graeme Ferguson 46 1:28:10 4th 40-49 Male.
12. Richard Comber 40 1:29:01 5th 40-49 Male.
13. Jeff Van Der Brand 40 1:29:36 6th 40-49 Male.
14. Linda McRae 36 1:29:50 1st Outright Female and 1st Open Female.
15. Andrew Johnston 35 1:30:56 8th Open Male.
16. Marcus Onken 24 1:30:58 9th Open Male.
17. Matthew Boomsma 27 1:32:38 10th Open Male.
18. Erik Pederson 50 1:33:14 1st 50-59 Male.
19. Andrew Williams 46 1:33:21 7th 40-49 Male.
20. Stephen McLeod 35 1:33:27 11th Open Male
21. Mark Ball 45 1:33:51 8th 40-49 Male.
22. Russell Northe 40 1:34:25 9th 40-49 Male.
23. Michael Mulcahy 41 1:34:30 10th 40-49 Male.
24. Deanne Nobbs 38 1:34:33 2nd Outright Female and 2nd Open Female.
25. Shane Moon 35 1:34:56 12th Open Male.
26. Anita Schwartzbauer 31 1:35:36 3rd Outright Female and 3rd Open Female.
27. Gina Petrucci 22 1:36:28 4th Open Female.
28. Barry Cain 57 1:36:31 2nd 50-59 Male.
29. Rebecca Phillips 28 1:36:41 5th Open Female.
30. Graeme Patrick 40 1:37:47 11th 40-49 Male.
31 Charles Frisch 35 1:38:46 13th Open Male.
32. Lauren Isles 14 1:39:41 1st Under 18 Female.
33. Robert Sapkin 45 1:40:36 12th 40-49 Male.
34. Michael Overton 46 1:41:29 13th 40-49 Male.
35. Peri Hortis 28 1:41:42 14th Open Male.
36. Steve Bridges 24 1:41:54 15th Open Male.
37. Christine Hill 40 1:43:17 1st 40-49 Female.
38. Paul King 39 1:43:56 16th Open Male.
39. Mark Lutze 49 1:44:11 14th 40-49 Male.
40. Anthony Moulton 39 1:44:46 17th Open Male.
41. Ashely Gallagher 31 1:44:46 18th Open Male.
42. Karen Graham 37 1:44:48 6th Open Female.
43. Gary Hughes 31 1:45:38 19th Open Male.
44. Andrea Henderson 26 1:46:00 7th Open Female.
45. Will Sellick 34 1:46:15 20th Open Male.
46. Chris Visick 33 1:48:55 21st open Male.
47. Melissa Jones 23 1:49:17 8th Open Female.
48. Anna Cardillo 23 1:49:17 9th Open Female.
49. Derek Dawkins 46 1:50:45 15th 40-49 Male.
50.Ken Hough 61 1:50:49 1st 60+ Male.
51. Luke McKendry 16 1:51:24 1st Under 18 Male.
52. Ruby Luxford 50 1:51:39 1st 50-59 Female.
53. Eric Marie Jeanne 58 1:52:07 3rd 50-59 Male.
54. James Yatomie-Clarke 63 1:52:33 2nd 60+ Male.
55. Elaine Coetzee 42 1:52:59 2nd 40-49 Female.
56. John Jervis 67 1:53:53 3rd 60+ Male.
57. Mick Billings 38 1:54:13 22nd Open Male.
58. Kristy Smith 29 1:56:37 10th Open Female.
59. Matthew Mckendry 16 1:57:56 1st Under 18 Male.
60. Bruce Ohlenrott 42 1:59:57 16th 40-49 Male.
61. Peter Grixti 58 2:02:11 4th 50-59 Male.
62. Gary Matthews 55 2:03:56 5th 50-59 Male.
63. Samantha Schulz 35 2:04:37 11th Open Female
64. Paula Lucas 38 2:04:44 12th open Female.
65. Kevin Gray 61 2:07:19 4th 60+ Male.
66. Leanne Bridges 26 2:07:35 13th open Female.
67. Jacinta Smith 28 2:09:14 14th open Female.
68. Kevin Browne 69 2:09:59 5th 60+ Male.
69. Terry O'Neill 50 2:11:50 6th 50-59 Male.
70. Mark Wagstaff 26 2:16:15 23rd Open Male
71. Karyn Bollen 51 2:30:50 2nd 50-59 Female.

 

 

Traralgon Quarter Marathon Results 10.548km.

Name Age Time Category Result.
1. Steve Quirk 46 37:08:00 1st Outright Male and 1st 40-49 Male.
2. Chris Joustra 41 38:25:00 2nd Outright Male and 2nd 40-49 Male. 
3. Daniel Rake  30 38:53:00 3rd Outright Male and 1st Open Male.
4. Nadelle Legge  32 39:51:00 1st Outright Female and 1st Open Female.
5. Richard Clavarino 23 41:00:00 2nd Open Male.
6. Murray Brady 38 42:37:00 3rd Open Male.
7. David Griffiths 42 43:52:00 3rd 40-49 Male.
8. Kurt Schirmer 31 44:11:00 4th Open Male.
9. Steve Wright 32 45:12:00 5th Open Male.
10. Jason Mulvogue 37 46:11:00 6th Open Male.
11. Courtney French 14 47:44:00 2nd Outright Female and 1st Under 16 Female.
12. Jackie England 41 48:06:00 3rd Outright Female and 1st 40-49 Female.
13. Georgia Shaw 32 48:11:00 2nd Open Female.
14. Robert Stevenson 44 48:23:00 4th 40-49 Male.
15. Geoff Reeves 35 48:52:00 7th Open Male.
16. David French 43 48:49:00 5th 40-49 Male.
17. Karen O'Keefe 39 48:55:00 3rd Open Female.
18. Simon Ross 29 49:13:00 8th Open Male.
19. Lawrie Stevens 45 49:34:00 6th 40-49 Male.
20. Leigh Marriot 30 49:47:00 9th Open Male.
21. Ron Conway 36 49:48:00 10th Open Male.
22. Terry Stokes 51 50:20:00 1st 50-59 Male.
23. Glenn Luckie 45 51:12:00 7th 40-49 Male.
24. Julie Fleming 36 51:47:00 4th Open Female.
25. Lisa Luckie 38 51:57:00 5th Open Female.
26. Carmel Quirk 44 52:06:00 2nd 40-49 Female.
27. Biannca Craddock 25 52:22:00 6th Open Female.
28. Jenny Northe 36 52:56:00 7th Open Female.
29. David Graham 44 53:30:00 8th 40-49 Male.
30. Kerrie Kenter 37 53:33:00 8th Open Female.
31. Kristine Sapkin 40 51:36:00 3rd 40-49 Female.
32. Sue McLean 34 53:34:00 9th Open Female.
33. Lee Graham 44 53:38:00 4th 40-49 Female.
34. Ian Rouget 48 53:43:00 9th 40-49 Male.
35. Kylie Delicato 33 53:50:00 10th Open Female.
36. Tammy Patrick 35 54:58:00 11th Open Female.
37. Ann Maloney 57 56:19:00 1st 50-59 Female.
38. Fay Tomholt 54 1:02:38 2nd 50-59 Female.
39. Mick Bridle 74 1:02:42 1st 60+ Male.
40. Jill Opie 56 1:05:05 3rd 50-59 Female.
41. Neil McPhie 53 1:05:05 2nd 50-59 Male.
42. Julie Grant 37 1:05:28 12th Open Female.
43. Alysia Wood-Bradley 24 1:06:05 13th Open Female.
44. Anne Pawley 51 1:07:28 4th 50-59 Female.
45. Robert Gray 60 1:08:38 2nd 60+ Male.
46. Paula Landy  37 1:10:14 14th Open Female.
47. Brian Dymott 66 1:11:59 3rd 60+ Male.
48. Pamela Pederson 63 1:12:24 1st 60+ Female.
49. Heather Ferguson 41 1:14:08 5th 40-49 Female.
50. David Surtees 39 1:28:40 11th Open Male.
51. Kellie Leary 30 1:28:41 15th Open Female.
52. Carla Hoffman 44 1:46:14 6th 40-49 Female.
53. Tricia Martin 42 1:47:47 7th 40-49 Female.
54. Susan Turner 51 1:51:43 5th 50-59 Female.
55. Ruth Bone 40 1:51:43 8th 40-49 Female.
56. Jeanette Edebohls 55 1:59:37 6th 50-59 Female.
57. Anette Fletcher 34 1:59:37 16th Open Female.

 

Including Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon.

The founding member of the Traralgon Harriers, the Late Barry G Thompson was responsible for the inaugural and subsequent Traralgon Marathons from 1968 and over the next ten years or so.
Barry enjoyed nothing more than to encourage athletes of all levels to achieve their personal goals, particularly over the challenging Marathon distance. Barry would get out of his car and jog with anyone who he thought was flagging and encourage them to continue with his many and varied pearls of wisdom.
Whether you ran 5 hours or 2hours 10 mins Barry would always applaud your performance and respect your resolve to achieve your best. The Thompson Family commissioned a local artist to create the BG Thompson Memorial Marathon Trophy which is a highly sought after award.
Harriers Hospitality:
The Traralgon Marathon is highly regarded throughout the running community and is organised by runners for runners. The attention to detail and hospitality is second to none, we even have a special club connection to ensure that we have perfect running conditions on the day. Feel free to ask any of the officials and or club members for assistance during the day. So enjoy your run, have a hot shower after, tuck into the delicious food which will be on offer and sit and have a chat in front of the fire.

Traralgon Marathon Myths:

· A runner became disoriented and veered off the road and struck a light pole head on and was later taken to hospital with concussion.
· A previous Club President lost consciousness at the 39k mark and awoke in the back of an Ambulance with the paramedics trying to revive him with oxygen
· A race official nearly doing a " hit and run " on the race leader, (accidently of course)
· A competitor was heard to ask another runner lined up at the start for his first Marathon, " how far is this Marathon anyway "?
· Arriving at the halfway point one well known athlete asked an official "how far to go"?

 

We Exist Only Because Of You.
It is significant that our two oldest members Ray 72 and Doris 72 start the 35th Annual Marathon. This historic occasion makes it truly the oldest Annual run Marathon in Australia. One point must be made clear that the Marathon exist because of the Traralgon Harriers Athletic Club, and the Club survives because of the Marathon. Both are as old as each other. Therefore without the support of our sponsors and running guest who join us each year to celebrate the running of our Annual Marathon neither would exist. This year we would like to highlight the type of club your Annual support has given our community. I have chosen four recent new members to tell their stories on how the club has changed their lives. Three years ago Peta Mullens 14 was a eleven year old who liked Tri-Athlons now she is an Australian title holder and Victorian record holder. John MacKenzie 28 was a cricketer who liked running now he is recognised as one of Australia's top Marathon and Ultra Marathon prospects. Roger Maximiw 40 worked out in the Gym and thought anything beyond 4km was a Marathon today he will run his first. Jenny Pruscino 41 liked Aerobics, KickBoxing and running but shied away from joining the Harriers. A perfect club member she won the big spot prize of a trip to the U.S.A. at Puffing Billy and will attempt her first Half Marathon today. Hopefully their stories will inspire other people to join clubs and take up running as a sport. Also it should be a reminder to all existing members how important it is to make everyone feel welcome and important. We may not be a perfect club but we are trying hard to provide Athletics for all people of all abilities and ages.

 

The Traralgon Marathon - History and Participation

Richard Jeffery is a successful Traralgon businessman who has been heavily involved in the endurance sport of marathon running. Richard is a longtime member of the Traralgon Harriers Club, acted as a boundary umpire with the Traralgon Football Club during the 1950s, and currently enjoys long distance cycling and walking - whatever the weather!

In 490 B.C. there was a Battle of Marathon in ancient Greece. When the battle was won, a soldier or messenger named Pheidippides was enlisted to run somewhere from 25 to 100 miles to Athens to tell them that the battle was over and upon arrival, dropped dead. Nothing more happened for about 2,000 years until 1896 when, at the Athens Olympics, the legend of Pheidippides was honoured with a 24.8 mile race from Marathon Bridge to the Athens Stadium, which is used in modern times.

At the 1908 Olympic Games in London, the distance of the marathon changed to what we know it as today - 26 miles and 385 yards or 42.195 km; decided upon because it’s 26 miles from Windsor Castle to White City and a further 385 yards to the Royal Box, in front of which the run was made to finish. Until the 1980s the event was for men only. In the late 1960s a Traralgon Harrier, Sue Walker, went to Werribee to run the Victorian Marathon. Upon lining up she was advised by the officials that she couldn’t participate, to which she responded that it was a public road and they couldn’t stop her; so she ran it. Times for men and women are getting closer now - the world record for men’s marathon is about two hours and four minutes, and the women’s time is about two hours and 20 minutes.

Richard’s experience as a runner started as a football boundary umpire (in the days when Traralgon’s greatest fullback, Ron Hore, was playing) which he stopped doing in 1963. He kept running in the mornings for the next five years before taking on competition. The late Barry Thompson suggested Richard compete and kept persisting in a subtle sort of way until Richard eventually agreed to participate in a three mile race in which he enjoyed moderate success. That was around 1968 and it kept him racing in the races held by the Traralgon Harriers, who were formed in 1966.

In August of 1968 the Traralgon Harriers decided to hold a marathon. It was Barry Thompson’s idea and was modelled upon Boston Marathon and was a pretty tortuous course. It started outside the St Paul’s campus (now Lavalla) and went to the Mill Road, up the hill and through the Mill, along the Old Melbourne Road, back to Alexander’s Road to Crinigan Road, up the Crinigan Road Hill to the Maryvale Road, along Holmes Road, into Latrobe Road, back to the Old Melbourne Road, up and down ‘chook hill’ back to Maryvale Road, out to Thom’s Bridge Road to Thom’s Bridge, then around through Tyers.

Richard was doing well for about the first 15 miles, which was as far as he’d trained in one go at that stage, but he then fell in a bit of a hole or ‘hit the wall’ as they say. He jogged and walked and came to the cemetery hill after crossing the Latrobe River, which he thought might be a good place to die! Max Harding was taking photos and got out of his car to jog with Richard, although it’s illegal in marathons to be paced. Just at that time, before they got back to Grey Street (to finish the run where it had started), the late Geoff Watt was catching up to Richard and said to Max "you stop pacing him, I’ll have him ruled out if you don’t", and so Max promptly did stop. Geoff was a lovely person but a very serious runner and stuck strictly to the rules.

After finishing that marathon Richard thought "never again!"; little did he know he’d run another 68 or 69 over the next 21 years - "It gets you in and it becomes addictive," he said "and there are a lot worse addictions than marathon running." He would run 20 km before work every morning and ran as many short races as he could. He would go out to Koornalla during marathon season and run a 36 km course, which was a lovely circuit - "We’re lucky here," he said, "it’s God’s own country." The Traralgon Marathon is now the longest running country marathon in Victoria. The first event had 34 entries and this number peaked in 1982 with about 150 entries - the year that De Costella came from behind to win the Commonwealth Games marathon at Brisbane.

The Traralgon Marathon has had a few different courses over the years. The first one was considered too difficult and elite runners like to run good times. The next year, which was a particularly wet and cold day, they adopted a course straight out to Toongabbie and back and that was used for about the next 10 years. A new course, which Richard thinks was the best they ever had, was tried that went from the High School to Flynn and back; but a violent hail storm in the second year seemed to put people off. It was changed again, though still starting and finishing at the High School, and did a 5 km loop of Traralgon before going along the Traralgon Creek Road to Traralgon South and back - another nice course without being too taxing. After a couple of years it was changed again and started at the Tyers football oval and headed towards Yallourn North before turning to head across to Glengarry, up towards Glengarry North and back to Tyers. However being the ‘Traralgon Marathon’ it was decided that it should start and end at Traralgon and so it changed to the present course, which has been used for the last 10-15 years at least. It’s a good flat course and is thought to be the most popular.

The fastest time recorded at a Traralgon Marathon is two hours and 13 minutes, run by Derek Clayton who, when he won it in 1970, was the current World Champion. At that time it was the fastest marathon ever run in Australia. In the last 10 years, quarter and half marathons have been added to the programme. Everyone starts together and it’s boosted the number of entries. Richard gave running away about six years ago after falling off his bike and breaking his hip - he is now ‘confined’ to cycling, which he enjoys and does most days.

 

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