Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Easter Bunny Handicaps 2013 - the mile, the 5K and the 6.7K

Junior Striders have a' handicap race week' three times per year. This gives us a chance to reward those who have improved the most. We have just had our Easter Bunny handicaps with nice trophies,  lots of Easter eggs and bunnies and an Easter Show ticket as prizes. At the moment we only have pictures from the 1 mile, which was won by Lachlan Cooper in 4:58 - an improvement of 16 seconds. Nine runners improved, which is pretty good going. New Striders Ciara won best dressed with an amazing Easter creation - a sort of bunny head / chic nest - see below.
Josh Phillips won the 5K handicap in 17:30, an improvement of 2:02! David Gardiner was fastest boy with 16:45 and also improved. Hannah Gibson fastest girl with 18:08. Also very impressive were the times some of our younger Striders (some under 12s still) ran - well under 19 mins. Our two new under 12 girls ran in under 24 minutes too! Sadly we have no photos of this race
The Nepean River 6.7K handicap was run on Thursday 4th April in very wet conditions. It was won by Gabe Corke, our u18s 400m runner, who improved by 33 seconds. Daniel Francken, holder of the course record, ran  22 mins. 28 seconds. Alex Jagger, son of the organizer, Janet, came straight from school with no time for a warm up and cruised round in 35:08. Well done all.
Lachlan Cooper, our mile handicap winner, with his trophy and bunny

Ciara Sinclair, best dressed winner, with Tessa, Sally and Amy

Our gorgeous trophy amidst just some of the eggs which were won by our nippy Striders.

Gabe Corke wins the much coveted trophy for 1st place in the Nepean River 6.7K handicap 2013

The rainy scene as runners prepared for a warm up before the Nepean River handicap.

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