Kelly McManus (age 37)
Kelly has had a busy year so far, despite having 4 and a half weeks off running in February and March due to torn ligaments in her ankle (not a running-related injury!) An early highlight was participating in the Hot Chocolate 15k in San Francisco on January 10 in 1:16:19. After recovering from the ankle injury, she has been enjoying a busy Winter of racing. Her first event back was on May 8 at the Mother’s Day Classic 4k (17:46 and a PB). On June 26, she ran in the Cooks River 10, a small community fun run, in a time of 45:05, a PB and 1st in the 30-39 age category. The Gold Coast Half Marathon on July 3 coincided with a family visit to Queensland and it provided the opportunity to set a new half marathon PB of 1:43:56, which was 5 minutes quicker than her GCAM time of two years ago. At the Sydney Harbour 10k on July 10 Kelly was happy to run a course PB of 46:20 and at the recent M7 Westlink Blacktown 10k on July 31 her 47:01 was enough for a 3rd place in the the 35-64 age category.