The previous day’s warmth dissipated and strong winds and occasional showers made life difficult for the 94 starters in the Team Blood 6.5 km handicap along the Barwon River paths. It was Zytel Hircoe who coped best, holding off the fast finishing Mark Clayton to win by 5 metres with Mary Harrison a further 5 metres back in third place. It was second year runner Hircoe’s first win which she attributed to a detox leading up to the race. New member, Jarron Cole, was easily the fastest male and last year’s female club champion, Natalie Mensch, was comfortably the fastest female.
Top 10 Results
Z. Hircoe 32.04, M. Clayton 23.50, M. Harrison 37.12, A. Bird 23.19, M. Blood 44.04, F. Engelsman 33.52, D. Elward 25.13, J. Foran 24.50, S. Thompson 29.17, G. Baensch 33.51.
Under 20 Male: N. McDonald 26.44.
Under 40 Male: J.Cole 22.32, A. Bird 23.19.
Under 40 Female: S. Coulter 26.15, C. Dunstan 29.37.
Veteran Male: D. Wright 23.38, M. Chalmers 24.03.
Veteran Female: N. Mensch.24.35, L. McGrath 25.43.
Masters Male: M. Clayton 23.50, S. Bullock 26.59.
Masters Female: S. Howell 28.18, M. Gourley 30.46.
Legends Male : K. Walker 25.03, D. Elward 25.13.
Legends Female: J. Austin 32.13, J. Morton 36.02.,
Supervets Male: G. Marshall 37.47, M. Orelli 39.44.
Supervets Female: M. Blood 44.04