Sunday’s race, the Fish Frenzy five kilometres utilised the Burnie parkrun course and despite the less than ideal weather, a good field competed. Competitors had to run into a strong head wind on the outward leg but enjoyed the tailwind on the return.
This year, the event, which also included the Club five kilometre championships, was conducted as a sealed handicap so all runners commenced together and the handicaps were applied after the race,.
It proved to be a great day for the Murton family, with Table Cape runner, David Murton taking out the handicapped race and his son, Thomas Murton first across the line to take out the male championship.
In addition, David’s daughter, Anna was both second in the handicapped race and third in the female championship.
The female championship was won by Lyn Saint-John with Amie Bramich in second while the placegetters in the male championship were Ewen Troughton and Andrew Rolls.
For David Murton, this was his second win, his first also being in a five kilometre event, five years ago. He has been in excellent form this year and started one of the favourites. Although he doesn’t run a lot of long training runs, Murton trains very consistently and was keen to get a win under his built before a trip to Europe in August.
Earlier the nominated time winners were Milla Price, Maya Bramich, Hannah Elphinstone and Paige Aitken. Of the four runners who did their nominated time in the 5km race, Will van Rooyen was closest.
From Russell: The format is different this week due to having a mass start. I have manually entered result into the software to record consistency and runs etc, however the reports generated give fast km rates due to gross time subtract handicap and a few other calculations