After consultation with many of the stake holders, it is the decision that we are to use course B for the time being to conduct the Wednesday run. The overall consideration is safety of the many participants. The track is still wet and narrow. The prime problem is the many exposed tree roots that could trip a runner or walker at any time. Given that there are participants from the very young to the more mature, our first consideration is their safety.
This is not the first change of course as in the beginning the start was at the toilet block near the boat ramp and turned around opposite Carters Shops. It was changed to the current configuration once the bike path was completed. This has been used for around 750 runs. Should there be major improvements to this very popular walking track we will return!!!
We have had Elite athletes participate at our event and the records of Matt Johnsen (15.51) and Jaylah Hancock-Cameron (17.46) over the 5 kilometres may remain in the history books. It is hoped that both will come and test themselves over the 4 kilometres to show the rest of us mortals how it is done!!
To show that we have made the correct decision the rain returned this evening!
The results are as follows:
2 Kilometres Mia Atkin 11.45 Eli Melgaard 13.47
3 Kilometres Keira Atkin 15.55 Meg Edenborough 21.46 Julie Amphlett 23.38 David McCann 27.20
4 Kilometres Nuno Goncalves 17.27 Scott Melgaard 17.28 Paige Connaughton 17.55 Emily Tugwell 19.38 Deb Connaughton 21.40 Dave Connaughton 21.40 Karen Harding Smith 23.30 Simon Wall 25.49 Selby Stapleton 26.05 Gill Stapleton 26.06