Cambridge Half Marathon and associated races proved quite popular with Hawks members on Sunday. In the field of 473 finishers over 30 club members took part. Based on Cambridge High School the day was dull, overcast and quite windy which provided a challenge for those racing for PB’s.
Russ Best raced a hard 5km and looked quite sharp to record 15.54 and set a new course record for senior men by 41 seconds and win well. Emerson Deverell ran a controlled 5km to win the women’s race in 18.17. Both will benefit from this race as they prepare for nationals next weekend.
Lance Brew was second to finish in the half marathon in 1.18.12 behind new Cambridge resident John McKee who clocked 1.14.11 to win. Kevin Knowles 1.27.42, Kovo MacDonald 1.31.24 first senior women were other club members noted in the half.
Other Hawks noted in the 5km were Samantha Corbett a very good 19.07 ahead of Jemima Antionazzi 20.16. The 10km was very popular for the club with many top places filled by Hawks. Jacob Priddey won this event with 33.11 leading home younger bro’ Isaiah 33.26. Jai Davies-Campbell was next with 33.40 while Mathijs Wetzells was very quick for a 14 year old clocking 34.55 ahead of Connagh Tristram 35.00, Sam Montgomery 35.25 Malcolm King 36.36, John Crane 37.28, Lochie Montgomery 37.58, Charli Miller 39.20, Sam Le Heron 39:.26, Jack Montgomery 39.58, Mike Harris 40.04, Oscar Emery 43.47, Helen Hall-King 45.14, Maureen Leonard 46.08 Georgie Crane 46.44 all were noted. The Farrell family had a good day’s racing with mum Toshimi running PB 47.21 while Donovan was second to finish in the 2km with 8.23 and Lucy ran 22.20 for the 5km.
It was a real running day out for the Montgomery family as beside the three boys mum was noted among the 10km finishers as well. Great effort. There were many other Hawks who ran but it was quite a mission to note all and their time. Apologies for that. Those who took part all helped their preparation towards the national road relay with another race experience.
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