The smallest field of the season fronted up for the Corrective Chiropractic 10 km handicap at Queenscliff on a very trying Sunday morning. The hail ceased but there was no sign of the fierce wind abating as the 59 starters lined up. It was regular placegetter, Ivan Graljuk, who broke through for his maiden victory, passing Michele Paull with 50 metres to go with Michael Morton 25 metres back in third place. Second year runner Graljuk has shown a liking for the more difficult courses on the calendar. Katie Eisenhauer and Alex Romaniw were easily the fastest of their gender. Thanks to the marshals who endured the unpleasant conditions without complaint.
Top 10 Placings
I.Graljuk, 40:57; M. Paull, 50:32; M. Morton, 40:48; S. Thompson, 45:31; R. Wright, 49:49; K. Hammond, 53:54; G. Wrest, 48:21; P. Carroll, 44:03; J. Curran, 38:31; M. Crawford, 49:33.
Under 40 Male: A. Romaniw 37.02, J. Curran 38.31
Under 40 Female: K. Eisenhauer 43.32, R. Thompson 44.35
Veteran Male: D. Wright 38.52, L.Haines 39.15
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 47.10, M. Paull 50.32
Masters Male: K. McNulty 43.11, P. Carroll 44.03
Masters Female: S. Howell 45.47, N. Angus 52.34
Legends Male: D. Elward 43.26, S. Crosfield 47.01
Legends Female: C. Bridgland 59.56
Supervets Male: J. Walke 51.43
Supervets Female: M. Blood 77.06
Magic Money: L. Haines