This week’s event is number 11 in the run isolated Broulee. It is interesting to note that we have had a steady average of 33 scores recorded during the series. For the same time last year, the average was 58 competitors. Having lost the regular holiday makers and the younger runners, who came regularly with their parents, the current average is excellent.
The ability to run any of the three measured distances at any time and location has allowed those who considered themselves too slow for the 5 kilometres to participate and enjoy the experience. We also have people, who are card carrying Broulee Runners, to record a time in their local area. A prime example is Simon Wall, who has been a regular visitor for many years. Now he has 21 runs and has a chance to reach 30 runs to win a Broulee runners shirt, which may have, under normal circumstance, taken him another 5 years.
People on the cusp of greatness are Sandra and daughter Stephanie Lunn, who are only 3 runs away from the magic 100. David McCann is only 2 events away 250 runs. The hero of the week is Kim Young (below), who despite serious illness, is able to record a time. She has 107 runs to her credit. She is a great supporter of running being a driving force behind the Batemans Bay Park run. She is also an accomplished triathlete and a fitness trainer.
Here are the results posted in week 11 of the series: 2 Kilometres Mollie Kennedy 8.08 Samson Kennedy 9.20 Caroline Booth 14.46 Kim Young 22.09 Steve Phipps 22.09 Victoria Fleming 23.10 3.5 Kilometres Taylor Traecey 15.45 David McCann 28.27 Bernie Lambert 34.25 Michael Lambert 34.30 5 Kilometres Geordie Cox 18.38 Josh Connaughton 19.02 Matt Lambert 20.28 Tim Cowley 19.34 Bede Webster 21.38 Dave Connaughton 24.45 Paige Connaughton 25.47 Ross Wilson 27.20 Deb Connaughton 27.51 Tania Dorney 32.15 Jill Brown 34.17 Lisa Robbins 34.20 Nev Madden 34.23 Mike Kennedy 39.37 Robyn Kennedy 42.22