A moderate westerly breeze tempered conditions for the 71 starters in the the Intersport Degrandi 21.1 km handicap along the Barwon River paths. The runners certainly appreciated the tail wind in the final two kilometres. It was Peter McDonough who forged to the lead inside the last 600 metres to go on to win by 90 metres from Mark Humphrey with Jeff Walker a further 20 metres away third. McDonough, who has struggled with injury since recording two victories in 2013, put the writing on the wall with a placing at Anglesea last Sunday. Sara Coulter was the fastest female by over 12 minutes whilst Zac Boothroyd recorded his first ever fastest in the male division.
Sean Thompson was congratulated on reaching his 100 run milestone.
Top 10 Placings
P.McDonough, 104:07; M. Humphrey, 95:28; J. Walker, 105:03; C. Bridgland, 122:44; E. Sims, 105:12; M. Maiden, 92:50; B. O’Neill, 82:36; S. Coulter, 88:42; A. Ruggero, 82:39; S. Van Rooyen, 84:11.
Under 40 Male: Z. Boothroyd 82.13, B. O’Neill 82.36
Under 40 Female: S. Coulter 88.42, J. Larsson 114.11
Veteran Male: A. Ruggero 82.39, S. Van Rooyen 84.11
Veteran Female: S. Andrews 100.56, E. Sims 105.12
Masters Male: M. Humphrey 95.28, G. Anset 105.15
Masters Female: N. Angus 117.48, K. Hammond 118.21
Legends Male: J. Morton 100.47, G. Clark 112.09
Legends Female: C. Bridgland 122.44, M. Henshaw 123.13
Supervets Male: J. Walker 105.03
Supervets Female: M. Blood 144.54
Magic Money: J. Morton
5 km Consolation: H. Bush