With the weather playing it’s part this year and shining down on us we had a great showing of runners turn up to put themselves through a tough 5 km course for the seniors and 2 km course for the juniors.
We started the day off sending out our 7 juniors first who all ran outstandingly all coming home in under 10 minutes. They all seemed to be holding themselves back for the easier 2 km specially as the had a 500 m hill to start of with. Right from the start Zarah Rattray looked strong and powered her way up the hill followed closely by Layton Mace and Zach Miller (may of paid the price for going a little hard to early). With Thea Mace, Charlie Giberson, Cory Brew and Amber Rattray all with in touching distance of each other nearing the turn around.
Zarah roared home coming down the hill to finish 1st followed closely by Layton, Zach managed to hold on for 3rd from a hard finishing Charlie.
On to the big race in which we had 42 runners race. This is a self handicap race so you needed to estimate your finishing time and when that time showed up on the starting clock you set off, making sure you didn’t come into fast as you may be disqualified by our timing guru Graham. Sorry to say this year we had 3 who came in just to fast and had to be Dq’d and I’m talking seconds here.
It was hard to see how the racing was going on in front of me as I was last to leave and having to be a hunter. Although I have to say it was awesome to get to the board walk and look down and see the number of runners flying down to the finish and thinking how many can I get which wasn’t many, sorry President for pipping you right at the line.
It was awesome to have 50 runners show up and race lets keep this up, but what was even more awesome to see was Brain Mayall (Club Patron) down supporting and bring his family along. Also having a lot of our life members either racing or watching was great.
I would really like to thank the marshal volunteers Mike,Wendy,Vaughan Swale, Graham, Ellie and Tanja really appreciate your helping hand sorry if I forgot anyone.
Good luck everyone who is racing this weekend the 25/26 May I will hopefully see some of you on the start line in Huntly Sunday.