RATS Handicap No.5 Mollymook – July 8:
Numbers were down a little due to school holidays and RATS who prefer winter hibernation, but those who attended enjoyed reasonable conditions as the winds had moderated from the previous day. Both the 10km series and 5.5km series were contested concurrently, with the ladies winning both events once again.
In the 5.5km series, Rose Robinson hauled in three front markers and powered to victory in a season's best time of 33:53. Second across the line was Adrian Le who recorded 30:03, which was also a season's best effort and the fastest time of the morning. Dad Kevin was not far back, coming in third with a solid 30:12. It was good to see Don, Russell and Steve back with us after some international excursions.
In the 10km series, Nicola Rabbett ran her usual honest race finishing with the fastest time of the morning (52:34) and maximum points. Nicola has closed the gap to series leader Craig Hancock in what could be an exciting tussle for the remainder of the series. Second was Ian Robinson recording 60:55 and take note, is on the way back. Third was Craig Hancock scoring useful points with his 54:08.
Nicola was the lucky RAT, winning the socks from John's treasure trove. Most of the crew gathered at Tallwood afterwards for a well earned coffee and chat.
Full Individual results: 5.5km Series: Rose Robinson 33:53 (20 pts), Adrian Le *30:03 (19 pts), Kevin Le 30:12 (18 pts), Jack Robertson 39:18 (17 pts), Russell Craig 38:59 (16 pts), Don Miller 37:09 (15 pts), Lauri Perino 54:17 (14 pts). 10km Series: Nicola Rabbett *52:34 (20 pts), Ian Robinson 60:55 (19 pts), Craig Hancock 54:08 (18 pts). * = Fastest Time.
Next Sunday - July 15: Please meet at Lions Park, Burrill Lake near the amenities block at 6:30am. Various distances are available. A beautiful, scenic route via Lake Road with possible extensions down to Potholes Beach (Lagoon Head) or Munno Break Road to Tabourie Lake. Options to suit all levels.
Regular Running Training:
Tuesday: 6am, meet at Narrawallee Inlet, for flat interval training, hill or stair work. Suitable for beginners and serious athletes, distances from 1.7km.
Wednesday: 6am, meet at Macca’s car park, up to 10km.
Friday: 6am, meet at Mollymook Surf Club car park, up to 10km.
Saturday: 8am, Batemans Bay or Huskisson parkruns, 5km, are always on option.
Sunday: runs will generally start at 6.30am - Handicaps start at 7am.
The Ulladulla RATS welcome guests, visitors and potential new members to join them, for any of their runs or rides. All standards catered for. There is no initial fee, just go along and join in. You are not obliged to run, walk, or ride the full distance and can turn back at any stage. For further information: ring or text Kim on 0431 767 376.
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