ANSW 10km Road Champs – 7th May 2016
The smell of burning wood smoke from the hazard reduction burning was
literally replaced by the smell of scorching racing flats – the AE
crew were on fire reducing PB s to ashes. It was a remarkable morning
with awesome performances. New and old members were seen doing donut
burns after blazing through the finish line.
Carbs were mostly of a twin nature and not nutritional, the pit crew
of Ris and Robyn were stretched to the max although always in control
with slick actions getting team onto the start line and managing race
stats and results.
This followed on superbly from the great Novice champs performances,
all were revved up with rubber to shred and asphalt to burn.
So many highlights:
PB (lifetime or course) runs
- Kevin ‘Exocet’ O’Brien
- Dan ‘Working this one’ Hoggt
- Bosco ‘I’m waiting to kick past at end’ Huang
- Mark ‘I’m liking this’ Gregory
- James ‘oops a bit too much too soon’ Constantine
- Karl ‘clap your hands if your feeling happy’ Baddeley
- Rebecca ‘this is happening’ Holmes
- Cheryl ‘can’t stop being cheeky’ Chan
- Veronica ‘locked on and don’t stop me’ Chan
Outstanding or seasons best runs
- Martin ‘feels good’ Cosby
- Steph ‘will,mr and Mrs calf please leave the room’ Bullock
- Chamkaur ‘pram pushing Priya’ Dahliwal
- Amy ‘nice to be back’ Sullivan
- Naomi ‘tick this one’ Tancrted
- Jude ‘tick this one two’ Gregory
- Lisa ‘run for two’ Biffin
- Paul ‘been a long time’ McGuire
- Lisa ‘hi five PB’ Dhaliwal
Extremely well run races reflected in 11 negative splits and 2 almost
We are two races into the premiership and both male and female teams
are making their marks. 5 races to go team great work so far and next
stop 4 x 4 km cross country relays.
Official teams results to be confirmed however preliminary results are:
- Open Men – 4th
- Over 35 Men – 5th
- Open Female – 2nd
- Over 35 Female – 1st
Mothers Day Classic, Sydney – Domain – 8th May 2016
Rio bound Victoria Mitchell kept the form of team AE 10km efforts the
previous day as she also ran a PB in the 4km. This placed her 1st and
then ran 8km where she also finished 1st (impressively placed 3rd
outright in both races).
AE fun runner representatives Melanie O’Connor and Rosemary Bridge had
good results in the 8km.