Another beautiful Sunday morning greeted the 112 contestants in the Bellarine Print 8 km handicap held along the Ocean Grove foreshore. Due to renovations, a course alteration, which included quite a bit more soft sand, was required. Brendan O’Brien and Kevin McNulty, who had filled the minor placings the past two Sundays, were involved in a close tussle with O’Brien holding sway by 20 metres with evergreen legend, Vin Gasper, a further 50 metres astern. O’Brien is a second year runner who has improved steadily since joining the club. Invitee, Heidi Demeo, was the fastest female by twelve seconds whilst in the males Grant Simpson, who is in career best form, was fastest by over two and a half minutes.
Top 10 Placings
B. O’Brien, 33:53; K. McNulty, 33:18; V. Gasper, 35:40; S.Van Rooyen, 31:26; G. Simpson, 28:03; A. McGrillen, 34:21; J. Curran, 31:04; D. Blount, 31:34; D. Churkovich, 38:04; P. Ogilvie, 36:58.
Under 20 Male: J. Gordon 32.26, A. Fitzpatrick 51.31
Under 20 Female: H. Demeo 33.17, K. Gleeson 34.46
Under 40 Male: J. Curran 31.04, D. Godfrey 31.49
Under 40 Female: Y. Brady 35.51, M. Crawford 40.26
Veteran Male: G. Simpson 28.03, D. Wright 30.42
Veteran Female: S. Blackborrow 33.29, S. Andrews 39.13
Masters Male: A. Sattler 32.56, K. McNulty 33.18
Masters Female: G. Pape 36.09, S. Howell 37.14
Legends Male: D. Elward 34.31, V. Gasper 35.40
Legends Female: J. Morton 46.46, M. Henshaw 47.33
Supervets Male: J. Walker 40.54, G. Marshall 49.00
Supervets Female: M. Blood 59.42
Magic Money: F. Engelsman