Apart from the occasional shower, conditions were ideal for the 89 starters in the Profeet Podiatry Four Bridges 5 km handicap at Fyansford. The predominately flat course favours frontmarkers and this was the case with Cate Shay winning by 2 seconds from Paul Austin with Daryl Hurst thirty metres astern in third place. Shay recently completed a four day trail race in central Australia and the training she has done for that paid dividends. It is also only two years since Shay was in hospital battling serious health issues. Sara Coulter was easily the fastest female whist youngster Jesse Gordon recorded his first fastest male honours by three seconds from Luke Haines.
Top 10 Placings
C.Shay, 28:17; P. Austin, 26:19; D. Hurst, 24:02; M. Morton, 19:00; M. Crawford, 22:32; Z. Hircoe, 24:08; J. Gordon, 17:47; S. Howell, 20:42; M. Maiden, 20:17; S. Pretty, 22:13.
Under 20 Male: J. Gordon 17.47.
Under 20 Female: K. Gleeson 21.22, H. Peart 27.08.
Under 40 Male: L. Billington 18.03, J. Curran.18.13
Under 40 Female: S. Coulter 19.41, R. Thompson 20.26.
Veteran Male: L. Haines 17.50, D. Wright 18.14.
Veteran Female: S. Pedersen 20.47, S. Andrews 23.02.
Masters Male: M. Clayton 18.37, P. Shay 19.51.
Masters Female: S. Howell 20.42, N. Angus 25.13.
Legends Male: D. Elward 20.39, S. Crossfield 21.40.
Legends Female: M. Henshaw 27.26, C. Bridgland 28.22.
Supervets Male: J. Walker 24.19, M. Orelli 29.42.
Magic Money: S. Pedersen