17th June 2017, Nowra
The sun shone bright and was matched by some great performances by the Purple and Green members, although short in numbers there was spirit aplenty and high enthusiasm for solid team performances.
Nicole Hutton started the proceedings with a determined run in the Allcomers 4km fun run. Clocking an impressive 4.30 first km Nicole held it together well to finish 3rd female with an overall time of 20.30.
The ladies hit the paddock next with all the females entered as an open team due to unfortunately being one runner short of two teams. Nowra is so often a case of getting 4 runners home safely across the finish line. This year was no different the AE team finished first and scored maximum points on the day elevating the club to the top of the premiership points race.
Great team running from Jenifer, Rebecca, Cindy and Gillian, surprisingly good “coming back from injury” runs for Lisa and Jude. Outstanding effort from Robyn as this was only her 2nd time running this distance (training or racing)
While the ladies were on their 2nd lap the men started their event. AE once again managed to field a team and the boys battled to finish 5th team overall. Goddy was first home for AE with Mark and Karl (PB) using their experience to create close to even splits. Antoine had a strong and well controlled run. Josh kept it going even though working hard from lap one.
This keeps the club in 2nd spot in the premiership race, a fantastic effort from all.