A small gathering of just 27 runners met on an eerily calm and windless morning.
It was mid-tide, and the slope in the sand kept every runner and walker honest.
Congrats to Brad, first male over the line (again!).
And to Jessy Kozak, first female over the line in the sand. The second time in two appearances.
Well done also to our parkrun tourist from Canberra Peter Daffern who finished third.
We had 4 first timers and 2 new PBs. Huge congratulations to Pablo Moscato for his new PB and second time under 40 minutes. Just try walking 5 km in the sand in under 40 minutes!
Ana Saiao took a huge 5 minutes off her time for a PB!
Must have been good music.
So what do the volunteers talk about in the lull between the start, the halfway high fives and the finish? We get to know each other better, we watch the dolphins, and soon we’ll be joined again by the whales. What better place is there on a Saturday morning? Thanks to our 10 volunteers who made it all happen (Mel and Beth left before the photo to go camping!).
Bradley GIBBINS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Flyers, was first over the line in 19:24 - 22nd time in 25 appearances.
Gary BROWN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 21:31 - has been first to finish on 36 previous occasions.
Peter DAFFERN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 22:28.
Jessy KOZAK (SW30-34) of Night Striders, was first (8th overall) over the line in 28:14 - second time in 2 appearances.
Bridget TIDEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (9th overall) over the line in 28:42 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Belinda GREALY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (11th overall) over the line in 30:25 - was first to finish once before.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Anne-Marie CLOSE (VW65-69) – 68.67% for the time 31:23 (13th overall).
Bradley GIBBINS (SM25-29) – 66.58% for the time 19:24 (first overall).
Gary BROWN (VM35-39) – 62.97% for the time 21:31 (second overall).
The female record is held by Celia SULLOHERN who recorded a time of 00:19:18 on 27th December 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Vlad SHATROV who recorded a time of 00:17:59 on 30th April 2016 (event number 62).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy PALMER who recorded 84.23% (22:12) on 29th November 2014 (event number 1).