1st Prize thanks to Christine & Brett Smith
Ticket 1786 Sam Smith, Deans Marsh
Otway Escapes – The Love Shack
Private romantic retreat inc. breakfast hamper, chocolates & bottle of wine. Value $545
2nd Prize thanks to Di Schultz
Ticket 1307 Mikala Robinson-Koss, Pennyroyal
Countrywide Cottages, Bambra
Gorgeous dog friendly bushland 4 star cottages. Value $430.
Ticket 1562 Claire Reid, Balwyn North
A case of wines from Dinny Goonan Wines
Ticket 1406 Jane Dennis, Birregurra
Half a dozen sparkling Gosling Creek Wines
Ticket 2129 Bob Dwyer, Anglesea
One case of beer from Forrest Brewery
Download the February 2018 edition of The Croaker (PDF, 2.2Mb) ;
- COPACC 2018 Season Launch
- News from the Swamp
- OMM Rock Choir
- Deans Marsh Primary School
- DMLR Safety Group
- Cottage update
- Deans Marsh Dog Trials 2018
- What’s On
Run The Marsh 2017 – PhotosSee The Photos Now!
Run the Marsh 2017 – wrap up
Thank you to the 116 people who registered and ran on Sunday’s event. A great turn out on such a beautiful spring day. A huge congratulations to all participants, but particularly to our winners in each event:
The overall winner was young Hugh Coulson and Erminie Hope was the first female across the line. Well done also to Harry Brien & Jordie Allen coming in a close 2nd and 3rd , with Gemma McGann and Brook McCarthy taking 2ndand 3rd for the females.
Overall winner was Tim Gazzard, but it was a close finish with Kylie Edwards at his heals to become our female winner. 2nd and 3rd places went to Harry McGann and Bryce Morden. 2nd and 3rd females over the line were Emily Morden and Georgia Franklin.
Special mentions went to Nola Dean who completed the 2km course at age 82, Isla Gazzard at just 1 (with some help from mum) and Lulu Clark whose determined effort got her around the 5km course at the tender age of just turned 7.
Once again James Maund from Frogwood Arboertum not only kindly let us all trample over his property, but spent many hours mowing to get the track in the pristine condition we all enjoyed on Sunday.
Thanks again to Brett Smart our resident MC who always does a great job of keeping us informed and entertained.
The Deans Marsh Cricket Club under the leadership of Tom Reid once again marshalled with aplomb.
Ruth Gazzard led us beautifully in our warm up routine and Donna Nolan was again a champion lending her time and expertise to get the logos and graphics in place.
Finally, the dedicated members of your Deans Marsh Community Cottage Management Committee, who continue to contribute their time and energy to ensure events like these can take place – Lachie Stevens, Victor Goldsztein, Jamie Comley & Tahli Dobbin all volunteered to make the day a success. Thanks too to our Coordinator Rebecca Callahan.
Sponsors & Donations
We couldn’t run this event without our major sponsors Lorne Community Hospital and Bendigo Bank. Prize donations were given by Lorne Surf Shop, Ghanda Clothing, SportsPower Colac, Rebel Sports Waurn Ponds, Bunnings Colac, Bluewater Fitness Centre Colac, Otway Olives & fresh fruit provided by Coles Colac.
Let Us Know What You Think
This event has been going for the past 2 years. The first year it was held in October and I don’t think anyone will forget the mud. This year we waited a bit for the weather to improve and were blessed with a glorious day in November. For future planning it would be great to know the following:
- Which time of year do you prefer?
- Did you prefer MUD or SUN?
- What would you like to see done differently?
- What aspects of the event do you think work really well?
Email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
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