Race Recaps: Hume and Hovell Ultras & GOW 100

This weekend just gone saw two major races in the calendar, the Hume and Hovell Ultras as well as the rather wonderful Great Ocean Walk 100.

Beginning with the Hume and Hovell and some cracking performances across all the major events. In the miler, Melissa Robertson took out the win, just weeks after running the Great North Walk 100 miler. While in the mens race, Andrew McConnell took out the title.

In the 100km event, first port of call is to highlight the outstanding performance of Brendan Davies who won the men’s event in a new course record. And it was only just under a week prior to that, that Brendan won the Sri Chinmoy 105kms in a new course record time too. Thats some pretty outstanding running going on there – give me some of his porridge please!

In the ladies 100km event, Florentine Cadwallen took out the line honours. While in the 50km event, Dominique Ferguson won the ladies, while Reece Evans won the mens.

Men 100 miler podium
1st Andrew McConnell
2nd Ewan Horsburgh 
3rd Ingo Ernst 

Women 100 miler podium
1st Melissa Robertson
2nd Jade Crim
3rd Peita Coote

Men 100km podium
1st Brendan Davies
2nd Kevin Muller
3rd Rick Storrier

Women 100 podium
1st Florentine Cadwallen
2nd Katherine Costello
3rd Rosie Catton

Women 50km podium
1st Dominique Ferguson
2nd Gill Fowler
3rd Belinda Ralph

Men 50km podium
1st Reece Evans
2nd Dale McCormack
3rd Geoffrey Barnes

Great Ocean Walk 100km

Down on the South Coast, the Great Ocean Walk 100km took centre stage with some great competitive running.

Nick Montgomery was the star of the day so to speak, winning in a time of 10hrs 36mins, while in the ladies event, Lucy Bartholomew decided to let her Dad run his own race 🙂 … she won the ladies event in 11hrs 8mins.

Speed goats, Blake Hose and David Byrne won the pairs race in 8:16:56.

Ladies 100km podium

1 10:36:17 Nick Montgomery
2 10:46:49 Frank Johansen
3 10:55:21 Dan Beard

Mens 100km podium

1 11:08:25 Lucy Bartholomew
2 11:38:03 Jo Brischetto
3 12:02:45 Sarah Ludowici

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Dan Bleakman

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