What an amazing extended summer we are having. Undaunted, 19 RATS competed in the second point score event this season on Sunday at Mollymook, with many running inside handicap and our youngest male running yet another personal best time (PB).
In the 5.5km series, Wil Harding, powered by Stefano’s calzone, edged out dad Brent by the smallest margin, picking up maximum points, with a stunning PB. Wil ran 26:44, closely followed by Brent with 26:45.
Sam Harding lit the afterburners, just after Blackwater Creek, to mow down mum Leanne within site of the finish. Sam has the makings of a fine young RAT, running a quick 25:24. It was a Harding quadrella, with all the family breaking handicap.
“Rest assured, it will be tougher next week,” said Mr Grumpy (the handicapper). Dion Carter, running a time trial, was the quickest 5.5km RAT of the morning, producing a solid 23:36.
In the 10km series, Rosemary Robinson held out hubby Ian, to cross the line first. Rose broke the 60 minute barrier with a fine 59:33 and Ian ran the fastest 10km time of the morning, finishing second with 51:06. Third place went to Cheryl Bellet in 56:14.
It was an exciting conclusion to this event, with the first 5 runners all breaking handicap and all visible within site of the finish. Less than a minute separated them all.
Jack Robertson won the lucky door prize and chose wisely, resisting everything, except the white wine. Coffee after at the Beach Hut gave all a chance to fawn over Michael’s new arrival. Yes, the Giant (bike) has landed.
Continued in sports notes.
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