Eighty-four runners faced the starter in the Genevieve’s Hair and Beauty 7 km handicap at Drysdale. Concern for the local ducks meant the revised course involved three laps of true cross country running over varying terrain, a backmarker’s delight. It was Rob Solly who surged to the lead and won by 20 metres from consistent placegetter, Luke Ryan, and backmarker, Ron Thomas.
It was Solly’s second club win, the first being at Portarlington in 2011. Natalie Mensch and Thomas were the fastest female and male respectively by around 50 seconds.
Top 10 Results
R. Solly 30.32, L. Ryan 30.02, R. Thomas 25.59, J. Foran 29.02, A. Bruschi 32.37, C. El-Hage 28.28, C. Cahilll 36.50, K. Walker 28.31, G. Martini 34.44, J. Morton 33.51.
Under 20 Female: M. Crawford 37.34.
Under 40 Male: T. Pearce 26.48, D. Burns 27.23.
Under 40 Female: S. Coulter 30.57, Z. Adams 31.18.
Veteran Male: R. Thomas 25.59, G. Simpson 27.03.
Veteran Female: N. Mensch 29.41, S. Pedersen 30.32.
Masters Male: C. El-Hage 28.28, K. McNulty 30.36.
Masters Female: P. Galvin 38.55, J. Elkin 46.19.
Legends Male : K. Walker 28.31, V. Gasper 33.18.
Legends Female: C. Bridgland 43.46, D. Elson 43.56.
Supervets Male: G. Marshall 43.52, J. Weiler 45.47.
Supervets Female: M. Blood 58.43.
Magic Money: G. Wilks