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Woolgoolga Bunch of Fives Race 5, 6 Feb

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Woolgoolga Sportsground, Friday 6th February

For Warren Turner and Tenielle Stubbs it was almost deja-vu as they claimed victory in the final race of this summer’s Bunch of Fives 5,000 metres Series organized by Woolgoolga Athletic Club. For both athletes the win gave them four out of five for the Series and confirmed them as Series winners in emphatic style.

However Turner did not have it all his own way on the night as James Franklin took an early lead then hung on grimly once passed. It was not until the final two laps that Turner was able to establish his dominance with any confidence. Franklin was rewarded for his tenacity with a 32 seconds personal best, recording 18.28.3 to the winner’s 18.18.1.

Third spot for the men went to Series surprise packet Richard Pearson who ran his own race to record 19.30.6. Tenielle Stubbs crossed in seventh outright to dominate the female field in 21.57.1. Second in the race and in the Series went to Tina Thompson who held off Michelle Pearson and Lyn Fulton to clock 23.15.9. Fulton claimed third place in the Series for the women while third male in the Series went narrowly to Michael Stubbs ahead of Richard Pearson and Jim Bennington.

The organizers thanked the runners some of whom had traveled from as far away as Gulmarrad, Grafton and Sawtell-Toormina to participate while the officials were praised for their expertise in trying circumstances.


(MALE) – Warren Turner 18.18.1, 1; James Franklin 18.28.3, 2; Richard Pearson 19.30.6, 3; Neil Wood 20.52.2, 4; Jason Smit 21.36.5, 5; Matthew Berrington 21.41.4, 6; Michael Stubbs 22.14.1, 7; Paul Sheringham 22.47.8, 8; Ken Crabb 23.10.9, 9; Neil Burgess 23.24.7, 10; Rod Wilbers 24.36.1, 11; Nev Franklin 24.42.5, 12; Mark Kingsley 24.52.5, 13; Dave Moffatt 25.44.9, 14; Steel Beveridge 26.54.0, 15.

(FEMALE) – Tenielle Stubbs 21.57.1, 1; Tina Thompson 23.15.9, 2; Michelle Pearson 23.34.8, 3; Lyn Fulton 23.37.2, 4; Penny Burgess 23.41.9, 5; Janie Mahoney 26.22.2, 6; Trish Cavill 29.34.3, 7. ___________________________________ Steel & Lyn new email: Tel. 02 66562735

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