Sixty hardy souls gathered for the 49th running of the Windows by Geoff Case 10 km King of the Mountains at the You Yangs yesterday. The strong wind made for bitter conditions and the toughness of the course meant the backmarkers were favoured. So it proved with third year runner, Jack Donovan, winning by 300 metres from two time King of the Mountains, Daryl Burns, with Rachael Thompson a further 50 metres behind in third place. It was Donovan’s second club win and he attributed his fine performance to the hill work he does with the Geelong Performance Coaching squad. First season runner, Catherine Allison was the fastest female whilst Burns was the fastest male, both by comfortable margins. Madeline Crawford led all the way to win the consolation 5km.
Top 10 Placings
J. Donovan, 40:38; D. Burns, 39:17; R. Thompson, 45:11; L. Haines, 42:02; D. Wright, 42:26; P. Posterino, 42:12; D. Card, 40:48; A. McGrillen, 44:52; N. Angus, 57:17; G. Clark, 54:28.
- Under 40 Male: D. Burns 39.17, J. Donovan 40.38.
- Under 40 Female: C. Allison 43.49, R. Thompson 45.11.
- Veteran Male: L. Haines 42.02,D. Wright 42.26.
- Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 48.25, S. Andrews 52.38.
- Masters Male: K. McNulty 49.10, G. Anset 55.30.
- Masters Female: N. Angus 57.17, K. McFadden 60.41.
- Legends Male: G. Clark 54.28, L. Pye 61.02.
- Legends Female: P. Galvin 58.36. J. Austin 64.18.
- Supervets Male: J. Walker 57.05, J. Caulfield 90.40.
- Supervets Female: M. Blood 94.24.
- Magic Money: J. Donovan 40.38.
- Consolation 5 km: M. Crawford 25.42