BRWC Results - 2018

  Aggregate Results - 2018

Aggregate Winner 
Aggregate Runner up 
Aggregate Third 

Fraser Saunder 
Alanna Peart
Scott Peart 

Encouragement Award 

Charli Walker 

Style Award 

Laura Ballinger 

Best Club Person Award     

The Bicknell Family

BRWC Founders Cup, North Gardens, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Sunday 28 October 2018

Thanks to Kerrie Peart for the reults of the Ballarat Race Walking Club Founders Cup 3km Handicap, held last Sunday morning at Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. Blue skies, sunshine and a gentle breeze provided the ideal conditions for the walker to put their best foot forward and claim the last trophy on offer for this year.

Top juniors Alanna Peart, Jemma Peart and Fraser Saunder led out early in the sealed handicap race, with fine performances on show from all the walkers. With little separating the top 3 finishing positions on handicaps, Mia Darlow eventually won, followed closely by Jorja Tallent and Charli Walker. Special mentions to Scott Peart, Sarah Brennan and founding member Daryl Biggin who enjoyed their last race of the season.

Daryl Biggin & Sharon Schnyder Founder Cup 3km Handicap

  1. Mia Darlow          21:18
  2. Jorja Tallent       22:22
  3. Charli Walker       18:31
  4. Scott Peart         18:25
  5. Fraser Saunder      15:13
  6. Sarah Brennan       17:11
  7. Alanna Peart        14:32
  8. Daryl Biggin        22:23

2km Walk

  1. Jemma Peart          9:55


BRWC Jared Tallent Handicap, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Sunday 14 October 2018

Thanks to Kerrie Peart for her report on the latest races from Ballarat, in country Victoria.

This weekend saw the 2018 edition of the Jared Tallent 1.5km handicap. Alas Jared couldn’t make it to the track this year to watch the race named in his honour. If he did he would have seen a keen and speedy group of walkers putting their best foot forward. First year walker Laura Ballinger went out hard from the start and lead to the shadows of the post, just being caught on the line by our winner, Jemma Peart, who produced the fastest time of the day, closely followed by Alanna Peart. Great performances and quick times were the order of the day from all our walkers, with only 33 seconds separating the group in a very fast 1.5km finish.

Jared Tallent 1.5km Handicap

  1. Jemma Peart          6:48
  2. Laura Ballinger     10:05 First one
  3. Alanna Peart         6.55
  4. Fraser Saunder       7:20
  5. Scott Peart          8:55
  6. Charli Walker        8.51


BRWC Willi Sawall Handicap, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Sunday 16 September

Our small group of walkers were able to show their style in front of our very own Olympian Willi Sawall for the race named in his honour. We were also pleased to have Tim Erickson join us for a brisk Sunday racewalk with the Ballarat walkers. Our new member Laura Ballinger, in only her second 3km race with the club, walked a fantastic 1:26 PB, so looking forward with more to come from Laura in the future. After Tim’s 35km walk last week, the 3km was merely a stroll in the park, hoping he might have to join us next season in the Graeme Nicholls 6km Lap of the Lake. Fraser Saunder set a new U16 record and took the handicap honours on the day finishing ahead of Scott and Jemma Peart. Fastest time of the day was Alanna Peart in 14:21.

Willi Sawall 3km Handicap

  1. Fraser Saunder      14:41  PB 0:09 New U16 Boys Record
  2. Scott Peart         18:15 
  3. Jemma Peart         14:43
  4. Alanna Peart        14:21
  5. Laura Ballinger     21:05  PB: 1:26
  6. Tim Erickson        18:57 
  7. Charli Walker       20:48

BRWC Mary Lorensini 3km Handicap, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Sunday 12 August

 A small group of walkers took to the North Gardens track to contest the Mary Lorensini 3km handicap. Our new member Laura Ballinger walked well for her first 3km race with the club. Honours on the day went to Scott Peart with a solid walk, finishing on handicap ahead of Fraser Saunder and Alanna Peart. Fastest time of the day was by Fraser Saunder. 

Mary Lorensini 3km Handicap

  1. Scott Peart           18:33
  2. Fraser Saunder        15:26 
  3. Alanna Peart          15:48
  4. Laura Ballinger       22:30 (First One)
  5. Jemma Peart           16:17

2018 Mary Lorensini winner Scott Peart


Graeme Nicholls 6km Handicap, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Sunday 22nd July 2018

A chilly and brisk morning greeted our small but keen walkers as they toed the line for the Graeme Nicholls 6km Lap of the Lake. We were privileged to have Graeme’s wife Robyn and sister Alison on course to present the winning trophy. After a tough 10km the previous day, Alison joined in the fun and showed our younger walkers how to knock out a very slick 6km. In fact, it was first class performances produced by all our walkers with Alanna Peart just edging out Fraser Saunder in the final few metres in a very exciting finish, and setting the fastest time of the day. It was great to see Sarah Brennan back in action, and Scott Peart managing his first 6km. Scott, Fraser and Alanna all set new BRWC records for their age groups. Earlier in the day young Jorja Tallent narrowly prevailed over Keelan Perry on handicaps, to take out our 1500m Jastec race with a PB 10:35. 

Graeme Nicholls 6km Handicap – Lap of Lake

  1. Alanna Peart          28:36      PB: 2:38, New BRWC U16 Record
  2. Fraser Saunder        31:10      PB: 3:44, New BRWC U14 Record 
  3. Sarah Brennan         34:17
  4. Scott Peart           39:11      First one, New BRWC U12 Record
  5. Alison Thomspon       38:05      Invitation

Jastec Sheetmetal & Engineering 1.5km Handicap

  1. Jorja Tallent         10:35      PB: 0:11
  2. Keelan Perry           9:47 


Benita Van Raaphorst Memorial 3km Handicap, North Gardens, 20th May 2018

The Ballarat North Gardens was the backdrop for the Benita Van Raaphorst Memorial race for a small group of our Ballarat walkers. We welcomed our new member Laura Ballinger for her first race, and great to see Sarah Breenan dusting off her shoes for her first race of the season. Scott Peart was in good form recording a great 27sec PB, but with honours on the day going to Fraser Saunder winning on handicap, with Alanna Peart setting the fastest time of the day in 14:14.

Benita Van Raaphorst Memorial 3km Handicap

  1. Fraser Saunder        15:00 (PB: 0:17) 
  2. Alanna Peart          14:14
  3. Sarah Brennan         16:24
  4. Scott Peart           18:01 (PB: 0:27)


  1. Laura Ballinger        6:40


Willi Sawall 3km Handicap, North Gardens, 22nd April 2018

A beautiful bright warm morning kicked of BRWC’s new season. After the fantastic Australian Racewalking Golds by Dane Bird-Smith & Jemima Montag at the Commonwealth Games, and the school holidays, our young walkers were ready to launch back into competition.

Unfortunately Willi had other commitments on the day, but wished our walkers the best in his absence. With a sealed handicap and a small field, swift walking by both Scott and Alanna Peart weren’t enough to take the win, with Fraser Saunder finishing 1st on handicap. It was great to see Mia Darlow returning to racewalking after a couple of years break, and good to see she hasn’t lost her style. And a thank you to Greame Saunder on the broom for a touch of early morning track debris removal.

Willi Sawall 3km Handicap

  1. Fraser Saunder        15:40 
  2. Alanna Peart          14:43
  3. Scott Peart           18:35
  4. Jemma Peart           15:17
  5. Charli Walker         20:56
  6. Mia Darlow            23:31