BRWC Results – 2020

BRWC Founders Cup, North Gardens, Ballarat, Thursday 13 February 2020

They say Better Late than Never. Thus the 2019 Founders Cup was finally held on Thursday 13th February 2020 at our usual North Gardens course at Lake Wendouree, followed by the 2019 End of Season Awards, AGM and BBQ.

The meet was well supported, with a large number of juniors joining us from outlying areas of Geelong and Maryborough. It was fantastic to see our very own Mr. Racewalking himself Tim Erickson join us on the track along with our cheer squad of Olympian Willi Sawall, Centurion walker John Kilmartin and BRWC co-founder Daryl Biggin.

In a sealed handicap, Fraser Saunder led out the pack, leaving everyone in his wake and finishing in a very slick 13:38 (PB: 0:01) and new club U16 record. Our other walkers powered home, with Scott Peart finishing 2nd with 17:36 and Tim Erickson showing the juniors how it was done by finishing 3rd with 18:25. Our young juniors walked the reduced distance of 1km and showed plenty of style – Ted Brennan, twins Lachlan and Amelia Hill and Geelong’s Heath Tatlock trying out their first walks with the club.

Daryl Biggin & Sharon Schnyder Founder Cup 3km Handicap
1. Fraser Saunder          13:38
2. Scott Peart             17:36
3. Tim Erickson            18:25
4. Kaylah Heikkla-Dubowik  18:36
5. Rhiannah Tatlock        18:45
6. Charlotte MacDonell     22:23

2km Walk
1. Jorja Tallent           16:29

1km Walk
1. Zahlia Heikkla-Dubowik   6:12
2. Lachlan Hill             6:49
3. Ted Brennan              6:55
4. Amelia Hill              7:38
5. Heath Tatlock            8:24

Our AGM followed the walk with aggregate & various club awards. Tim Erickson was awarded the 2019 Best Club Person award for his dedication to the Racewalking community both in Melbourne and as a whole, and the on-going support he has provided to our Ballarat club over the 24yrs of its existence. Thank you Tim, the award was well deserved.

2019 BRWC End of Season Awards
Aggregate Awards   Winner        Scott Peart
                   Runner up     Fraser Saunder
                   Third         Charlotte MacDonell
Encouragement Award              Laura Ballnger
Most Improved Style Award        Scott Peart
Best Club Person Award           Tim Erickson

Riannah Tatlock
Ted Brennan

Daryl Biggin with winner Fraser Saunder

Lining up before the Founders Cup gets underway – Willi Sawall, Fraser Saunder, Tim Erickson, Scott Peart, Jorja Tallent, Amelia Hill, Charlotte MacDonell, Ted Saunder, Lachlan Hill, Riannah Tatlock, Heath Tatlock, Kaylah Heikkila-Dubowik and Eija Heikkila-Dubowik

2019 BRWC Aggregate winners Charlotte MacDonell, Scott Peartand Fraser Saunder