2019-06-01 Round 2 St Anne’s Winery 40+

Doncaster Newsletter 40+

The second round of the Cross Country season saw Doncaster competing at St Anne’s Winery, approximately 10km past Bacchus Marsh. Colleen Kelly excelled with a 5th placing in the Women’s 55-59.  Athletes took to the challenging 2km course, with several long hills.  The Masters athletes needed to complete the 2km loop 4 times.   Team scores indicate the tough competition out there, particularly from the Box Hill and Ballarat teams. 

The first 2 rounds of the XCR season have seen a number of new 40+ members joining the club; Jason Merrett, Dirk Janssen, Jim Finch, Mark Purser, Kath Gawthorn, Evelyn Kuys and Annabel Young.  Welcome to all – it was great to see them in action and running so well; a promising sign of things to come for DAC. 

Congratulations to all on a great day of cross country running, and those who bought some wine; enjoy and cheers!


Men’s Masters’ 8km

45 – 49

12th Campbell McLennan 32:39.31


34th Jason Merrett 38:37.98

50 – 54

46th Darryl Kilmartin 42:43.08

55 – 59

25th Jim Finch 43:17.21


26th Dirk Janssen 44:47.15

Women’s Masters’ 8km


13th Kate Downward 39:08.26


18th Kathryn Gawthorn 43:33.43


5th Colleen Kelly 41:06.57

Men Masters 50-59 – Doncaster 23rd, scoring 277 on placings, and 0 points for season (Box Hill winning with placings adding to 27, and achieving 13 points)

Masters Women 40-49 – Doncaster 11th, scoring 122 on placings, and 2 points for season (Ballarat winning with placings adding to 31, and achieving 13 points)

As this was a new course, all those finishing as first for Doncaster are the new record holders.