This is week 16 of the Broulee run isolated series and just when consideration was being given to opening to some form of normality the dreaded virus has appeared on our district. People can still do one of the three distances at any location that they consider safe and forward their time for recording purposes. It is important for personal fitness and to keep the dream alive of Broulee runners and Batemans Bay Park Run. The most consistent high performance over this period is Geordie Cox, whose average time is 18 minutes 45 seconds for the 5-kilometre course. His fastest time of 18.27 places him in the top ten of all time fastest in the 13-year history of the run. It is certain that he would improve on this time if given the opportunity to race the course once we get back to normal. It is timely to mention the performance of Dave Connaughton, 2 more runs to go before reaching the 500 mark. This is an outstanding record out of a possible 663 events. There will be more to say about this outstanding athlete once he achieves this record. The event is for all ages and levels of fitness and is a community event. Some of the young people running the 5 kilometres now were not born when the event started. At the other end of the scale we have people well into the seventies handling the same distance.
Here are the results posted this week: 2 Kilometres Victoria Fleming 24.12 3.5 Kilometres Vlad Konovalova 29.30 David McCann 29.42 Olga Konovalova 33.20 5 Kilometres Geordie Cox 18.50 Josh Connaughton 20.16 Matt Lambert 20.29 Bede Webster 20.52 Dave Connaughton 25.03 Paige Connaughton 25.28 Ross Wilson 25.49 Deb Connaughton 27.25 Jess Jenkins 28.04 Michael Lambert 30.25 Simon Wall 32.59 Nev Madden 34.01 Jill Brown 34.26 Mike Kennedy 37.33 Richard Fisher 45.57 Robyn Kennedy 49.50