As the winter wind and cold starts to bite many regulars considered sitting in front of a warm fire more attractive than braving the conditions at this evening’s Broulee Run/walk.
31 people of all ages and abilities tested themselves over the three distances. In the 2 kilometres the front runners Tino Lopresti and Mitchell Beby showed their class in recording personal best times and putting a 3 minutes gap over the 3rd place runner.
In the 3.5 kilometres Regina Knobel and Vicki Whitter recorded personal best times. This is Vicki 3rd personal best time in a row.
The star of the night was Andrew McPherson, who recorded his 200th run. Andrew started at a modest level recording a time of 27.20 in his first 5 kilometres on 26 February 2014. Since then he has recorded times of 7.03 in the 2 kilometres, 13.35 in the 3.5 and 20.03 in the 5 kilometres. He has competed in numerous other longer distance endurance events with distinction. His wife Michelle and children Declan and Nina are regular starters and they have a combined total of 194 starts between them.
Above: the proud McPherson family. Andrew, wife Michelle, daughter Nina and son Declan.
Tino Lopresti 7.50 Mitchell Beby 7.55 Laura Lopresti 10.25 Freya Dunn 10.42 Audrey Knobel 10.43 Erin Domeny 10.46 Julianne Domeny 11.30 Emily Dickinson 11.33 Bruce Dickinson 11.34 Carissa Morgan 16.32 Steve Morgan 16.32 Peter Johnsen 20.15
Regina Knobel 18.10 Andrew Greenway 18.31 Dylan Holmes 20.28 Janelle Morgan 20.30 Finn Holmes 20.32 Gary Ashton 22.12 Vicki Whitter 22.13 David McCann 28.26
Daniel Beby 18.18 Bede Webster 21.33 Anthony Miles 23.50 Dave Connaughton 23.55 Jason Domeny 24.33 Andrew McPherson 24.39 Anna Gooch-Andrew 27.56 Yma Carnall 27.59 Garran Carnall 27.59 Deb Connaughton 28.12 Mike Kennedy 36.30