|Lachlan and Josh, shoe experts, superstars, friends and rivals limber up.|
First up was the Men’s H race with Michael Halmy (Bethany and Adam’s dad), David Jagger (Ben’s dad) and our president, Joe Degabrielle sporting his new spikes. Michael was first home in 11.42 while David held off our president.
In the Men’s G race, Dan Cooper limped off the track mid-race through the race after injuring his hamstring. We wish him a speedy recovery, hopefully in time to run in next weekend’s State Relays. New member, 17 year old Joe Jones, in his track debut came second in 10.14.08 while 15 year old Ben Jagger ran a PB of 10.28.82 not far behind.
|Left to right: Ben Jagger, Dan Cooper before he hurt his hamstring and Joe Jones|
|It's exciting to see your result on the board.|
|Tom Davies up with the big guys|
|The start of the men's D race|
|Look at the effort: Adam Halmy and Lachlan Cooper|
The series of men’s races were interrupted by the Women’s C race which was won by 12 year old Sophie Gocher on her debut in the event. Sophie took the lead in the last kilometer and came home in 11.06.06. Not far behind was another 12 year old, Olivia Hogg again in her debut finished strongly in fifth place in 11.20.10. Another 300m behind was one Caroline Yarnell, the only Senior Female Strider and the oldest female competitor in the event finished in 12.25.85.
|The start of the C race|
|Sophie Gocher who ran 11:06:06 to win the race|
|Olivia Hogg has just overtaken no. 12|
|Soon after the start. David Gardiner is ahead of Josh Phillips|
|David Gardiner moving through the field|
|David Gardiner now ahead of Nick Bromley|
|Josh Phillips pulls away from Joe Burgess to finish in 9:02:10|