Sri Chinmoy Labour Day 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Acton Ferry Terminal, Canberra, Monday 1 October 2018
It is rare indeed that a new race record is set on a course which has been used at least twice a year for over 35 years. Yet Jennifer Kellett today did just that – breaking the long-held record for this challenging 10km course of Canberra running legend Caroline Campbell for Female 60-69 – with her wonderful run of 49:47. Congratulations Jennifer!
No-one could possibly have asked for any better conditions this morning alongside the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin for the annual Sri Chinmoy Labour Day gathering of enthusiastic and aspiring runner-enjoyers and pancake-lovers.
Ellie Barrett took out the Female Under 50 10km race with a fine run of 42:28, from Natasha Beck in 43:57 and Skye Cappuccio, whose 45:02 just edged out Julia Ison’s 45:07 for 3rd placing. Kerri Vaughan showed great form to win the Female 50-59, and take 8th outright with 47:34.
Tim Carton was strongest in the men’s race, taking the win in 37:07 from Callum Burns’ 37:21 and David Beaven with 37:37. 6th outright and winning the Male 50-59 was a in-form and unstoppable Jeff Grey with a fine run of 39:29, from Kim Houghton’s 42:53 and Mark Duncanson in 44:09. David Alder took out the competitive Male 60-69 with a scintillating run of 43:07 from Trevor Jacobs’ 45:25; while Graham Burke was too good in the Male 70 and Over in 58:10.
The shorter 4km saw Dave Hardwicke run a superb unchallenged 14:04, the fastest time over this course for a while. Next home in the Male 17 and Over was Iwo Pilecki-Silva with 15:08, just ahead of 1st placed Boy Under 17, Xavier Quispes in 15:15, winning from Riley Whatman in 15:36. Fastest in the Boys Under 13 was Mitchell Osmond in 17:23, from Owen Toyne’s 17:57.
Emily Hill took out the Female 17 and Over and 1st place outright in the women’s 4km race in 16:41, just ahead of 1st placed Girls Under 13, Rebecca Solomon who ran an excellent 16:52, ahead of Mily McCabe’s 17:42 and Jemma Wilson in 17:47; while winner of the Girls Under 17 was Laura Burns with 19:05.