A mild winter morning with a moderate breeze greeted the field of 70 who turned out at Fyansford for the running of The Injury Clinic 8 km handicap on Sunday.
The testing hilly course with grass and gravel sections generally favours the stronger backmarkers but middlemarker, Eloise Gordon who ran second last week at Wurdiboluc, scorched away to score by 150 metres from Rob Solly with Michael Morton 120 metres away third.
Gordon is a third year member and her first open handicap win came in her twenty-first race. Jane White was narrowly the fastest female and Liam Drady took another step to regaining the male club championship he won in 2021.
Top 10 Placings
E. Gordon 39.59, R. Solly 35.51, M. Morton 31.28, P. Fuller 36.52, A. Jenkins 38.43, K. Wright 40.29, J. Walker 45.03, K. Walker 34.35, P. Posterino 30.26, M. Long 40.38.
- Under 40 Male: L. Drady 29.05, H. Mack 30.49.
- Under 40 Female: M. Crawford 39.37, A. Baeck 40.48.
- Veteran Male: L. Considine 29.45, P. Posterino 30.26.
- Veteran Female: J. White 35.51, E. Gordon 39.59.
- Masters Male: R. Solly 35.51, Z. Krystevski 36.00.
- Masters Female: S. Pedersen 36.06, R. Kimpton 36.51.
- Legends Male: K. Walker 34.35, K. Henderson 35.13.
- Legends Female: S. Howell 36.19, C. Crawford 44.41.
- Supervets Male: D. Elward 35.50, P. Fuller 36.52.
- Magic Money: F. Engelsman 46.14.
Next Sunday’s race is the Torquay 10 km handicap starting at 9:00 a.m. New members and invitation runners most welcome. Registrations close at 8:30 a.m.