The City2Sea was where it was happening for the MELBOURNE PACK running group today. Whilst the group did their long run around the Edithvale trails, several Packers were hitting the city streets on a humid, warm Melbourne morning. Two of our men came second in the two races from the city to St Kilda beach.
In the 15km race, D Jay Geb had a cliffhanger of a race with Olympian Liam Adams Liam was able to outkick DJ in the last couple of hundred metres to take top honours by 1 second In 44.08. Stuart J Capel ticked all the boxes to come 86th in a 7 minute PB of 58.25. Lee Vaessen goes from strength to strength and today was no exception with her amazing 14 minute PB of 1.19.14. Kim Benning ran sub 7min per km pace for a solid 1.42.30.
In the 5.3km race Michael Kernahan came second in 16.09 (with an 8 second 5km road PB on the way). Barry Carey was outstanding with his 17.14 to snare 7th place (with a 23 second 5km road PB on the way). Sean Williams MelbournePack notched a win in the 50+ age group to come 14th overall in 18.40. Vernon Gibson was pretty close behind to come 5th in the same age group and 79th overall in 23.39 (with a massive 5km PB on the way). Edward Gibson stole the show coming 24th overall but won the u/13 age division handsomely in 20.03 (smashing his 5km PB on the way). Alexander Gibson came 36th overall and 4th in the u/13 group with a smart 21.20. Kerrie Gibson and Samuel Gibson ran 32.25 and Susan Northover 37.29 to round off some successful races for our bunch.
Meanwhile at the iconic Arthur’s Seat Challenge, Nick Jansen made a mockery of the mountain with his 29.52 in 9th place