Baird Notches Up First
Win For Season
After his third
placing last week Steve Baird found that little
bit extra to finish strongly and take out the
Mitre 10 handicap on Saturday.
the Three Jacks Reserve north-west of Stawell,
seventeen senior runners lined up in perfect sunny
for the 6.5 km race.
Front marker Gary Saunders
a good early pace but it soon became apparent
that the middle markers were going to figure
strongly in the later stages of the race.
With 2km to go Ivan McDonald
was looking a likely winner but Steve Baird dug
deep to find some hidden reserves and proved too
strong in the
stages, going on to win by a narrow margin
from McDonald, with Bob Freeland coming in third.
Barnett ran the fastest time of 23min 45sec.
Jacinta Collier was the fastest female in 27min
A good field of 13 runners
lined up for the 4km junior event. After finishing
second last week, a determined Thomas Blair
rest of the field and went on to score
a good win with Harry Steggall second and the
Fastest time was Marcus
15min 41sec. The fastest girl was Naomi
Jamieson in 18min 16sec.
The sub-juniors ran a
2km out and back race with new club member Lachlan
Hamilton scoring his first
win from Georgia Barnett, and Heidi
Sudholz third. Heidi also ran the fastest time
The fastest boy was Tobias
Blair in 9min 6sec.