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club, South Coast
Athletics, is partner-
ing with Leongatha
and Wonthaggi Little
Athletics Clubs to
host an exciting cross
country running race,
The Gippsland Re-
gion Cross Country
this Saturday on the
rolling hills of Leon-
This local event is open
to all runners - adults, chil-
dren, registered athletes,
fun runners, recreational
With a sausage sizzle
too, it always proves to be
a good family outing.
Kids have a 3km race
starting at 11am.
The age groups are Un-
der 14 and Under 16.
If you are a Little Ath-
lete come in uniform and
run for free.
Otherwise a nominal
$5 entry fee applies.
Adults start at 12 noon
over a 6km course, al-
though women Under 18
and Under 20 may choose
the 3km option.
Again, if you are a reg-
istered athlete, come in
uniform and run for free.
Otherwise a nominal
$5 entry fee applies.
Age groups: U14, U16,
U18, U20, Open and Mas-
The course is at Mary
MacKillop College, Horn
St, Leongatha and can be
walked prior to the events
All ages, all levels ca-
tered for and welcome.
So come along and
have some running fun
AFTER a couple of wet and mis-
erable weeks it was nice to stay
dry on Saturday for the Inverloch
Inverloch parkrun had a fantastic
number of walkers this week, complete
with six or seven prams.
Parkrun is not just for runners; it wel-
comes walkers, people with prams and
even people with a dog on a short leash.
Come out and see what it’s all about –
just register online at parkrun.com.au first
and bring your barcode, it’s all free.
As a group we have now run 41,265km
in 95 events.
The circumference of the earth is only
40,075km, so we are into our second lap!
Male placings: Shem Hawking
was first over the line in 18:37 for
the third time in eight appearances.
Glenn Sullivan of Wonthaggi Road Run-
ners was second over the line in 18:59.
He has been first to fin-
ish on 26 previous occasions.
Robin Rishworth was third in 20:09.
Female placings: Linsey Boddy was
first (fourth overall) over the line in 20:42
for the fifth time in seven appearances.
Georgia Burns was second in 20:49.
She has been first to finish on 29 pre-
vious occasions and Louise O’Keefe was
third in 21:05.
The weekend’s full results and a com-
plete event history can be found on the In-
verloch parkrun Results Page.
HOUSE Cross Coun-
try days are an oppor-
tunity for students to
themselves and this
means something dif-
ferent for every stu-
At Korumburra Pri-
mary School last week the
staff was delighted to see
all levels of ability striving
to be the best they can be.
THURSDAY, June 9, selected
Year 5/6 students from the Koru-
mburra Primary School travelled
to Leongatha to play in various
sports in the annual Lightning
Premiership against other schools
in Woorayl District.
Conditions were perfect and KPS
was represented in football, girls netball,
boys/mixed netball and soccer.
The competition consisted of two
pools of four teams for each sport.
The two schools finishing on top in
their pools played off to become the over-
KPS students played against Mirboo
North, Prom Coast and Karmai Cluster in
all four sports.
Soccer was held at Leongatha Primary
School and KPS had a very close first
game against Mirboo North going down
by only one goal but following up with
This put them second in their pool
only narrowly missing out on playing off
in the finals.
Netball and football were played at
Mary MacKillop CRC.
The girls netball had three losses
against some very tough opposition while
the boys/mixed team managed to secure a
win in their last game of the day.
The football team had three strong
wins throughout the day which meant
they played off against Leongatha Pri-
mary School in the grand final.
In a close game Korumburra got off to
a good start but Leongatha slowly crept
its way back into the game.
It was only in the last minute of the
game that a goal was scored securing the
win for Korumburra.
The football team coached by Nick
Besley now progresses to the Division
play offs which means a match against
Cowes Primary School in Wonthaggi to-
day, Tuesday, June 21.
Family event: brothers Tom and Ed Beischer en-
joy competing as a family at a previous Gippsland
Region Cross Country. Younger brother Ben and
mother Caroline also participated.
Great achievement: Korumburra Primary School cross country squad did a great job challenging them-
selves individually. Six students progressed to the Regional Cross Country at Lardner Park with Bronte
Whyte being the best placed finishing fourth in the Age 11 Girls Division.
Houses keep the challenge up
Many teachers partici-
pated alongside the stu-
dents in addition to those
who were assisted by par-
ent volunteers who acted
as marshals on the course
and the other myriad
other jobs that need do-
ing to make such days run
Gold House backed up
last year’s win by being
the overall winner again
Red House won the
Participation Shield with
86.02 percent of its mem-
bers running in their rac-
Age group champions
Prep: Tyler Dole and
Year 1: Blake Hop-
wood and Zenna Tanaka-
Year 2: Sam Beachley
and Tyrah Kruger.
Age 10 and Under:
Tarkyn Walker and Poppy
Age 11: Liam Richards
and Bronte Whyte.
Age 12/13: Kodie
Walker and Sophie McK-
Division Cross Coun-
The top five students
in each of the races from
Years 3 to 6 qualified to
compete at the Division
Cross Country held at
Stony Creek on Thursday,
Stony Creek’s course
was much flatter than our
school’s with a lot of grass
and gravel surfaces and
some students found this
had some great results
and six of its students pro-
gressed to the Regional
Cross Country at Lardner
Park on June 16 by finish-
ing in the top 12.
Kodie Walker: ninth
in Age 12 Boys; Bronte
Whyte: fourth in Age 11
Girls; Gracie Barlow:
eighth in Age 11 Girls;
Pallas Lamers: fifth in Age
10 and Under Girls; Poppy
Stewart: seventh in Age 10
and Under Girls; Jaideh
Mitchard: 10th in Age 10
and Under Girls.
Finalists: Korumburra Primary School’s Girls’ netball team lost all three
games but not for lack of enthusiasm. The football team coached by Giants
player Nick Besley who also plays for the Giants, had three strong wins and is
locked in a play-off battle against Cowes today.
Running to win: from left Mary MacKillop students Chloe Adkins, Abby
Forrester, Ellie Holmes, Chantelle Petrie and Courtney Walker won the 16
years Regional Girls Cross Country event at Lardner Park last Thursday. They
now advance to the State Cross Country Championships in July.
Fine strolling as runners dash
New record: Inverloch parkrun had
an age category broken this week by
Louise O’Keefe in a blistering 21:05
to be the new Inverloch parkrun Age
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