City to Surf Ya wanna go?
Last week Gary celebrated his 3000km with a win and left Rita holding the plates (literally) after clocking her 2000km. Well, this week Rita made up for it and snatched the top spot on the podium for race 4 of the 2017 Surfer Competition.
John seems to make a visit to the top 10 a few times per year but he made the most of it this week, finishing 2nd but only a second in front of 3rd place Mia. Where did that one come from John? Back in 4th, Rob was wondering how to get a reduction in his handicap and then went out and ran a time like that! That's not how you do it Rob.
Ed and Andres finished 5th and 6th but it is the ever-consisent Chris in 7th who, after a string of 6th places, now holds the long course competition lead. This is going to be one of the closest comps on record. There are 11 genuine contenders and we still have 5 weeks left to run!
Aidan was fastest male with 22:55 and Karin fastest female with 29:33.
Over in the short course, young Angelo has improved each week and deservedly won this week. Dane strutted his stuff again and took 2nd place comfortably but one wonders if we are soon going to see him take up the challenge of the long course. Dane? Jai is running very consistently with a pair of 3rd's and could well be a title contender if he gets a few more appearances under his belt. Alex was quickest male with a belter of a time 13:28, snatching 4th positon from Luke right on the line.
Sister's Georgia and Isabella took 6th and 7th. Georgia now holds the competition lead but, like the long course, is battling up to 10 competitors for the title. She is proving very consistent this comp but can she hold on for the title? Isabella was fastest female with 14:39.
New comers Cooper and Grace appear to be ones to watch. They are used to the longer runs so once they get comfortable with our hill, look out!
Welcome to New Joggers
Congrats to Simon for being the first to get hands onto the new water bottles ... please put a hold on the spray function till the warmer weather. Thanks to the sponsors Anthony from Franks Service Centre and Anthony from Flexible Solutions for their support of the rewards program, much appreciated by all the Joggers ... the reward for this year is a spiffy water bottle with a double use ... drinking from and getting a spray in hot weather. Everyone needs one of these. And yes, it does fit into the drink bottle holder you might already have.
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 trialling putting up 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 editted. So you may drop a few places, rise a few places, or even, heaven forbid, get disq'd. So if it the fine details matter to you, drop back again later when we've had time to finalise results.
Tags The last few weeks have seen a few of the original tags die of old age ... minor cracks, wear and tear (as opposed to lost, dog chewed ... ). That is about 8 years, not a bad life span when looked after, and the 2nd generation are a bit tougher and might last longer. But the point is, if you have one of the originals, keep an eye out that it might fail, let us know right away, a week later is too late to rescue your time/points/kms.