How it Happened June 8
The last three walkers across the line defied the disappearing day, a full three minutes behind walking ace Ron, and glad to know that there is only one more run before the days start to lengthen again.
It was a much reduced field for this race, maybe due to the long weekend (thanks Queenie) or is the field demoralised by John (Long) and Nate (Short) having strangle holds on the trophies? John has only to finish and Nate can even stay home for the grand final.
Sharon was so determined to stay ahead of young Alex this week that she went all the way to line honours, her quickest run this year, second fastest time of the comp, and unaware that Alex was hobbling toward the rear with tight calves. Any rumour that she sabotaged him cannot be true as she started ahead. Returned from a long absence, Lauren was 2nd and will only get stronger. Derek 3rd. Aidan and Narelle fastest.
In the Short, James made a rare appearance for 1st, Ella was fastest for 2nd, Lynnette 3rd, and Nate fastest at 4th continuing his competition size bag of top tens - and don't think he's had an easy run of it - he's one of the back markers!
Welcome to new members over the past few weeks. Learn your number, it will stay with you forever. Even if you lose or break your tag and get a new one, your number stays the same.
C2S is in August. The bus trip is already being prepared.
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).
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.