In both Short and Long, there has been an early sprint for big points ... Lena on a pair of 1sts and Erica on a pair of 1sts ... but it remains to be seen whether the pace can be maintained. Will there be a hat trick next week? Lena is running faster than ever, a minute faster than last week and 4 min faster than last year. In fact heaps of Joggers did pbs this week ... the difference that a cool day makes on the Hotfoot! Aidan 2nd with the fastest time ever on this course ... first run in 2009. Peter 3rd, Narelle 16th also set the fastest time ever by beating Ginny and Teresa's times by 30sec. Anthony at 11th did a pb thanks to his previous weekend's torture training camp in the mountains - cross training works Anthony! Now try swimming as well! Way back in the pack Michael ran 3½min faster to climb just ONE place, Tom got the poops with his new start time and dogged it badly, Darren struggled with his still irregular attendance, and Michelle is making her promotion to long course look easy.
In the Short Erica survived a late sprint from Jack, both running minutes faster. Ava 3rd was scouting out the track in her first run (and planning a big assault next time?). She navigated better than Mum who scored the slowest short course time ever ... but had fun doing it ... "I might do the long every week" she said. Isabella 4th set the best ever time beating Sharon's 2013 time. Callum 5th. Cooper 8th had fastest of the day.
The weather looks like warming up from here so it is probably time you did your homework/revision on hot weather guidelines. And with the warmer times you can expect your pace to slump and your times to balloon.
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Couple of Reminders
Please be early to the start line – you should be entered before 4:20pm.
Did Not Finish? We need to know. All non-finishers / short cutters / other issues - report such issues 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 are in before you even 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 when we've had time to finalise results.