King of the Mountain, Kelly Takes Handicap
Stawell Amateur Athletic
Club runner Kieran Ryan made short work of the
club’s annual Advance Bricks King of the
Mountain last Saturday, charging up the steep 3km
Mount Rosea course in just under 12 minutes.
as a sealed handicap, all runners started together,
with first runner home taking the King of the Mountain
title, then handicaps were applied post race to
determine the handicap section winner.
free of the 23 strong field soon after the start,
and slowly increased his lead to finish almost
a minute in front of the next two runners, in an
excellent time of 11 minutes 56 seconds.
place was a very closely fought affair between
Col Barnett and Nathaniel Warren, coming down to
the final sprint with Barnett just holding Warren
out by only half a second.
Susie Ellis was the
first female home and Queen of the Mountain, in
a time of 14 minutes 34 seconds.
were applied, Emma Kelly, after having put in a
determined effort up the steep ascent, was declared
race winner, with Phil Burns 28 seconds behind
in second place.
Kieran Ryan's great run
put him into third place.
Only two junior runners
fronted for the difficult 3km event, which Emily
Parnaby took out in a time of 17 minutes 16 seconds,
from Ebony Darnell.
A good field of sub-juniors
tackled a flat out and back 1000m course. Youngest
runner in the field, Scarlet Burns, ran the race
of her life to easily win her first race ever.
brother Liam Burns was second, with Georgia Barnett
coming home in third place.
The fastest sub-junior
time was posted by Tobias Blair, with 4 minutes