The 39-degree heat of the day made everyone think twice about coming to this evening’s Broulee Run/Walk. However, 20 minutes before the start the southerly buster arrived with its powerful wind testing the resolve of those 25 dedicated athletes, who arrived for the event.
We welcomed Peter Clarke from Canberra. Peter is an experienced marathon runner and was able to give advice to the aspiring Broulee Marathon novices.
The star of the evening was Anthony Miles, who reduced his 5-kilometre time by 51 seconds. This is on top of his excellent run at last Saturday’s Batemans Bay Park run where he cracked the 20-minute mark.
It was great to see the very young Van Der Meulen sisters Alba and Elani brave the conditions to participate with their father Dylan.
Above:This is the full crew ready to do battle into the strong wind.
Emily Dickinson 12.28 Bruce Dickinson 12.28 Alba Van Der Meulen 12.59 Elani Van Der Meulen 13.43 Louise Cox 13.45 Dylan Van Der Meulen 13.46 David McCann 14.42 Kathryn Jeffery 19.33 Susan Pettit 19.34
Vaughn Gilligan 22.07 Richard Fisher 33.59 Maureen Searson 38.53 Paul Searson 38.54
Anthony Miles 21.03 Harrison Gilligan 22.31 Peter Clarke 22.54 Alan Andrews 23.27 Morgan Pettit 25.29 Dave Connaughton 25.40 Brock Gilligan 26.03 Greg Flood 26.11 Nev Madden 26.12 Paige Connaughton 26.28 Deb Connaughton 27.51 Julie De Ernsted 27.52