WRATS Heartbreak Half Marathon 21/12/08
W.R.A.T.S. HEARTBREAK HALF-MARATHON, WOOLGOOLGA, 21.12.08
Warren Turner became one of a select band to complete the W.R.A.T.S. Heartbreak Half-marathon (21.1 kms) under 90 minutes when he ran away from the field to record 87.20.
Turner reached the turn-around above the Widow-maker in 46 minutes before descending in a tick over 41. Only two other runners were able to clock under one hour 40 minutes. Veteran Neil Vaughan was second across the finish in 96.02 while Jason Smit from Sawtell had an excellent debut to finish third in the event with 99.42.
The first lady was Penny Burgess from Waterview Heights who slipped under 2 hours with a 1.59.00 to give her a comfortable buffer over second lady, Michelle Randall. Armidale’s Jill Willis rounded out the podium for the women.
In all a dozen runners completed the full trek up Gentle Annie and back while another three completed part of the course.
RESULTS (MALE) : Warren Turner 87.20,1; Neil Vaughan 96.02, 2; Jason Smit 99.42, 3; Richard Willis 1.50.43, 4; Neil Burgess 1.57.13, 5; Rod Wilbers 2.11.50, 6; Gordon Abbott 2.17.45, 7; Tom Holbut 2.45.20, 8; Steel Beveridge 2.52.28, 9.
(FEMALE) : Penny Burgess 1.59.00, 1; Michelle Randall 2.15.08, 2; Jill Willis 2.20.11, 3.
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