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This week

How it Happened Jan 4

Well the forecast of 46c was pretty accurate. In fact, the bureau says we hit 47c just before it dropped to a far more “pleasant” 44c at run time.

Just 35 Ferals braved the heat for BeSocial 3. A big shout out to the 10 minute group who have now managed to keep it together for 3 weeks straight in the long course, a fine effort given the size of the group. Well done team! The same goes for the 16 minute crew who have done the same albeit with a slightly smaller pack.

Congratulations to John & Jim who kept their solo groups together!

Not sure what is going on elsewhere? Do we not like each other or does someone have really bad BO (hey, it’s hot out there OK)?

Over in the short course it was very sensible to see so many Ferals stay home. A good decision. There are no winners in social running so not wanting to come out in the heat is perfectly fine.

Siblings Xavier and Kaleb were the only ones with a enough members to be classified as a group and they kept it together nicely. For everyone else it was a matter of battling the heat and their inner thoughts on their own.

Many thanks to Maryanne (and neighbour Dennis) for hosing us all down again. And thanks to John for the ice-blocks at the finish line – they were much appreciated.

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A reminder, that zero handicaps are only for the slowest runners and for the walkers, so if you do not fit this description and you are given zero, please enquire with the race director.  It is not usually our mistake, just that prior circumstances have dictated a zero which may need to be changed back (see below).

Also on start times, if you have a Short course handicap (say 8min) and you want to walk, note that we prefer if you walk off that handicap (8min) ... you won't finish far behind, and it saves us a lot of time and possible mistakes in adjustments to and fro (see above).

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Please be early to the start line – you should be entered before 5:20pm.

Did Not Finish?  We need to know. All non-finishers / short cutters / other issues - report to the race organiser.

Note about Results ... we are putting the results online, at the finish line, so your loved one can know what mood you're in before you get home.  (Will it be a hot bath or a cold shower?  Champagne, or a beer in the dog house?) However ... be aware that these are preliminary results and will almost always change when joggers are added, deleted and edited.  You may drop a few places, rise a few places, or even, heaven forbid, get disq'd.  So if the fine details matter to you, drop back again later.