TRARALGON HARRIERS’ RACE REPORT
TENNIS COURTS 5KM 23/6/2016
Beginning opposite the tennis courts in Franklin Street, Traralgon, last Thursday’s 5km race was the perfect event for cold, wet and blusterly conditions.
The course is relatively sheltered, mostly free of busy traffic and adequately lit via street lighting. Still, conditions were testing and so a round of applause to those 31 self-disciplined souls who pulled on their running gear for this race.
First, second and third in the handicap element were Michelle Colwell, 30min. 47sec., Andrew Legge, 22:12 and Peter Grixti, 29:24.
Notable amongst these results was Michelle Colwell’s 2min. 14sec. improvement in just six weeks since the Agnes Brereton Park 5km, run in benign conditions.
Since the race was a designated Championship event, these three placegetters will each have their handicap increased by one minute as a reward!
The speediest runners on this occasion include: Glenn Graham, 19:16, Steve McLeod, 20:22, Pete Sanders 20:24, Karen Graham, 21:44, Kayla Gallert, 22:35 and Georgia Pearson, 23:06.
This Thursday’s (30/6/2016) race is the Riverslea Boulevard 5km beginning from the corner of Cross’s Road and Grubb Avenue, Traralgon at 5:50pm for the early starters.
Please wear high-visibility gear and allow enough time to warm up before-hand.
The additional events will be an intermediate race of 3.2km and a junior event of 1.2km.
The public is invited to join in and reap the benefits of exercising in a well-organised, social atmosphere.