What a fantastic weekend of running at Melbourne Pack. The big news of today came from the Tokyo marathon, where Dion Finocchiaro ran a three minute PB in recording 2.21.41. It was freezing cold, pouring rain and to make matters worse Dion had a massive fall at the 20km mark. He smashed both knees and was in Gaga Land for several seconds. He got up, continued on belting out his even pace and stormed home. He was able to pass countless runners in the second half of this arduous event. We always say it Dion – you are a machine!
Benny Skurka was the superstar of the day at the Chelsea Bicentennial ParkRun. Not only did Ben notch up his one hundredth Parkrun, but he rocketed home with a PB in what only can be described as shocking conditions. Close to 30° temperatures and a howling northerly wind made it horrendous for the 5K competitors. Ben ignored those outside influences, focused on the job at hand and was the tough man of the day. How good was his 21.36 in those conditions!
A dozen or so Melbourne Packers really enjoyed a long run on the beautiful Red Hill Rail Trail this morning. This was followed by a catch up at the cafe only 100m from the start/finish. Some superstars from the group were recovering from their efforts by
drinking Funky Monkey milkshakes. Stay tuned for more fun Sunday morning locations.