Tonight, we had 26 starters in cloudy and overcast conditions. It was a course for mud runners. Some handled the conditions very well. Others like David McCann, who did his virtual run earlier came to grief down the rough hilly path. However, like a true runner, he managed to ignore the pain and continue running.
We were fortunate to have 4 young men on a surfing holiday, who noticed the activity around the starting line and decided to join in. They were on a holiday from Newcastle after finishing their final year of university. Their names are Tyler Hobson, James Campbell, Zac Morgan and Nathaniel Elginn. They each ran the 5 kilometres and Tyler pushed Daniel Beby all the way to the finish.
Tori Hennig came along proudly wearing her medal for winning her age group in the 30-kilometre Coastal Classic last weekend. She was joined in the event by three Broulee runners Gillian Stapleton and Ren Lefevre. Gill managed 4th place in her group.
We welcomed Rachel Cootes to her first run with the group.
The results are as follows:
Keira Atkin 8.41 Mike Atkin 8.49 Lilly McIntosh 9.28 Mia Atkin 10.57 Nicole Minifie 11.09 Millie Pike 12.04 David McCann 15.50
Andrew Greenway 19.39 Karen Harding-Smith 22.03 Rachel Cootes 22.05 Julie Amphlett 25.35
Daniel Beby 17.45 Tyler Hobson 18.03 David Bain 19.18 James Campbell 19.30 Matt Lambert 20.32 Lauren Evans 20.35 Andrew McPherson 22.43 Zoe Whymark 23.34 Dave Connaughton 24.57 Paige Connaughton 27.20 Simon Wall 27.21 Zac Morgan 27.21 Deb Connaughton 27.22 Tori Hennig 27.34 Nathaniel Elginn 27.51