A chilly winters morning greeted thirty-nine starters for the annual running of the Winkler Electrical Contracting/Troy Atkins Accounting ‘Ironman Classic’ 25km Handicap.

Thomas Murton broke through for his first win since 2015, running an impressive race on what is considered the toughest race of the season.

Having meant to compete at the Gold Coast Marathon, its cancellation meant that Thomas was in peak form heading into today’s race.

Starting off the back mark, Thomas flew through the first ten kilometres in a blistering time of 32:26, putting him in a good position to take the win. Storming through the rest of the field over the next fifteen kilometres, Thomas won by over two minutes whilst also recording the fastest time of the day (1:22:29).

Steven Connelly impressed with his first run with the club, coming in second. Ellen Burgess was the fastest of the females (2:01:57), coming home in third.

John Saltmarsh finished fourth, after coming third in this race in 2019, showing his strength over this course.

2019 runner-up Hayden Bishop rounded out the top five.

Other impressive results were recorded by Kelly Baxter, Jason Scott, and Christine Wright.

Earlier, the nominated time event was taken out by Brian Paine, Lucy van Rooyen, and Lachie Riley.


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