The sunshine was melting the frost as the 89 eager starters lined up for the eighth running of the East Geelong Discount Drug Store 8 km handicap at Inverleigh on Sunday morning. The course designed by the race sponsor, Phil Shay, is a true test of endurance.
It was club treasurer, Sean Thompson, who replicated his 2017 victory by overtaking Max Wright to win by 20 metres followed by Fiona Gilks who was the first frontmarker home. Thompson’s wife hailed from Inverleigh so he is very familiar with the course.
In the battle for fastest times, Kate Bramley and Liam Drady were the quickest of their gender.
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Top 10 Placings
S. Thompson 35.05, M. Wright 37.10, F. Gilks 42.58, E. Stewart 41.02, M. Orelli 48.59, L Considine 32.02, D. Wright 30.56, M. Gneil 30.36, M. Morton 33.57, D. Burns 30.38.
- Under 20 Male: H. Dobie 32.54.
- Under 40 Male: L. Drady 30.14, M. Fox 30.23.
- Under 40 Female: K. Bramley 31.45, H. Waterson 32.28.
- Veteran Male: D. Burns 30.38, E. Kelly 30.50.
- Veteran Female: S. Andrews 37.59, D. Giannios 41.04.
- Masters Male: S.Pretty 38.38, W. McCorkell 39.36.
- Masters Female: R. Kimpton 36.16, N. Angus 43.20.
- Legends Male: K. Walker 34.30, K. McNulty 35.14.
- Legends Female: P. Tindall 43.34, J. Palmer 49.06
- Supervets Male: D. Elward 35.26, V. Gasper 38.34.
- Supervets Female: F. Barnett 58.28, M. Blood 71.59.
Next Sunday’s race is a 10 km at the Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club, Melway Ref 497 E1 at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:30.