This evening we had perfect conditions for competition and this helped in attracting 56 starters for the event. There were 13 personal best times and 7 new starters.
The competition is fierce with local and district school cross-country championships early into next school term. At the elite primary school level, Aiden Kay was a clear winner in the 2-kilometre event and improved his personal best by 12 seconds. Lucy Hincksman was only 5 seconds off the record for the 3.5-kilometre event set by senior women more than 2 years ago. In the 5-kilometre event Rhys Flood ran an outstanding time of 21.20, which is easily the best time for a boy of his age over this distance.
At the senior level David McCann in the 2-kilometre and Kim Young in the 5-kilometre have recorded personal best times in their last two runs.
It is good to acknowledge excellence, however, the real winners are those who participate for the exercise and enjoyment of the event. The event is open to anyone who wants to walk or run over any of the three distances. See you all next Wednesday at 4.30pm.
2 Kilometre event
3.5 Kilometres event
5 Kilometres event