As they exited their vehicles, a stiff icy wind greeted the competitors in the Windows by Geoff Case King of the Mountain 10km handicap at the You Yangs Case, a three time world champion stair climber, was in attendance to present the winner’s sash. It was consistent placegetter, Grant Simpson, who ran down the Thompson siblings to win the prestigeous race. Rachael Thompson overtook her brother Sean to take second place. Simpson has being doing fast trackwork at Geelong Masters on Wednesday nights and is having a stellar season with another fastest time. Katie Eisenhauer won the battle for female fastest honours.
Michael Orelli and Andrew Smith were each acclaimed for reaching their 400 run milestone.
Top 10 Placings
G.Simpson, 38:16; R. Thompson, 47:37; S. Thompson, 49:36; A. McGrillen, 47:08; P. Carroll, 47:33; S. Van Rooyen, 43:15; L. Haines, 42:29; I. Graljuk, 46:15; T. McRae, 45:33; J. Walker, 55:28.
Under 20 Male: J. Gordon 44.51
Under 20 Female: K. Gleeson 51.41
Under 40 Male: D. Godfrey 40.13, J. Curran 43.22
Under 40 Female: K. Eisenhauer 46.52, R. Thompson 47.37
Veteran Male: G. Simpson 38.16, M. Chalmers 42.20
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 50.20, L. Solly 60.34
Masters Male: P. Carroll 47.33, K. McNulty 47.50
Masters Female: S. Howell 50.56, N. Angus 58.06
Legends Male: M. Wright 49.07, R. Blue 50.38
Legends Female: M. Henshaw 66.34, C. Bridgland 68.59
Supervets Male: J. Walker 55.28, J. Weiler 81.05
Magic Money: I. Graljuk