Congratulations to all the runners who braved the elements this morning at the Sri Chinmoy 10km & 4 km Fun-Runs. The cold, the wind and the rain saw a slimmed-down field take to the Lake Burley Griffin cycle path. Thankfully the rain stopped for (most) of the duration!
Most runners came back muddy and feeling they left it all out there on the course. Many expressed how hard they found the run... which (hopefully) means they had a good race!
Will Brady was the fastest in the 4km with a time of 16:27. Kim Wilmshurst was first female and second finisher overall in 16:39. Race stalwart Spencer Burns was first in his category in 16:51.
In the 10km David Handwicke was first across the line in 37:41, followed by Charles Nicoll in 39:52 and Jeff Grey in 39:57 (first in the mens' 50-59 age category.)
For the women the champion was Michelle Burns in 45:22, followed by Claudia Brown (46:37) and Melissa Oloyede (46:53).
Special mention goes to our Over 70 age group winners; Caroline Campbell (1:04:58), and Graham Burke (54:24).
Unfortunately the race director spent two crucial hours bogged near the race turnaround with the pancake batter on board. By the time he got towed out, the race awards were well underway. The barbeque was set up and cooking in record time, though.
To those who stuck around, thank you for your patience. And to anyone who had to leave before the pancakes, please drop in to My Rainbow-Dreams cafe sometime in Dickson and allow us to treat you to something off our menu, complimentary.