XCR Round 3: Cruden Farm

Twenty one Essendon members travelled down the highway to run at Cruden farm over distances ranging from 5 to 12K.

Our Premier women’s team was lead by Charlotte Wilson who finished in 10th place with Bianca Puglisi not far behind. Unfortunately, with just 2 in the team, Ess finished in 8th spot.

The Men’s div 2 team had a full quota of 6 runners but with five being over 40 it was a big ask and the team finished in last place! Damien Bruneau was the best over the 12K course in a slick 42:50 to finish in 79th place.

Photos by Ryk Neethling

Our young runners continue to impress. Archie Noakes won his M20 6k race and with Ty Davis and Jannik Ernst backing him, the team finished the day in 4th place.

Photos by Ryk Neethling

The M16 team of Charles Barrett (2nd), Jonathan Neethling (4th) and Oliver Anthony (12th), finished their 6K event in 2nd place for the club’s best result on the day.

Our other three teams (M18, W18, M14) had only one runner in each.


12km: Charlotte Wilson 46:49; Bianca Puglisi 48:21;
6km: Charlotte Jackson 25:44;
12km: Damien Bruneau 42:50; Ben Rowse 45:41; Daniel Rees 48:41; Jeffrey Jones 51:59; Danny Hawksworth 54:10; Adrian Fitzgerald 1:11:48; Stephen Murphy 1:16:07;
6km: Archie Noakes 18:24; Ty Davis 21:33; Jannik Ernst 26:06;
8km: Oliver Byrnes 32:09;
6km: Charles Barrett 20:19; Jonathan Neethling 20:57; Oliver Anthony 22:25;
5km: Jude Barrett 20:30;
8km: Brian Anderson 40:39;