We were greeted at the finish line with an ale, BBQ and pumpkin soup. There was a very generous offering of spot prizes. Kovo Kowalewski finished in 4hrs 49 taking just over an hour off the ladies course record.Thanks to the Hawks for my name being drawn for a free entry. Off now to clean my shoes…
After a week of heavy rain, Saturday morning at the base of Rainbow Mountain was sparkly and stunning. And the Hawks rocked the race.
Kovo predicted a time of 6 hours plus for the 46km (4 times up the mountain) but broke the women’s course record by over an hour with a stunning sub-5 hour run.
Hooge won the most entertaining finish by hitting the ground immediately after running 46km and doing a press-up or twenty before consuming 2 litres of chocolate milk. Seriously??!
As I get…errr…closer to 50 than 40, nothing impresses me more than the fastest woman NOT being a sub-40yo runner. Marian rocked the 25km race (twice up the mountain.) And a lot of guys were chicked. Ha! Take that boys! Orlaith and Dot also had fabulous runs and many more blokes were chicked. Double HA
In the “short” (only once up the mountain!) race, Shanel cruised in to win first female. Sandra, myself and Bridget all completed the run in under 2 hours.
Kovo Kowalewski 4:49:14 (1st female, 3rd runner)
Michael Hoogeveen 5:59:24
Marian Millward 2:37:01 (1st female, 1st super vet and 2nd runner)
Dot Larsen 3:05:52 (3rd Super vet)
Shanel Cornill, 1:33:10 (1st open female)
Sandra Jensen, 1:50:50
Jean Dorrell 1:52:13
Bridget McLaughlin 1:59:51