Estimated Time Event
With the team photo completed and the make-up removed, it was down to Pettigrew Arena car park to prepare for the test of wits and race pace judgement. Connor Pearson was the first to try and flaunt the rules when he tried to suggest that his watch was not any help as it was analogue.................whatever!! As for the use of cell phones.........hmmmm??
Anyway, after the Cubs had burned up a few carbohydrates it was the turn of the hoard who hared off up the walkway. First to return (as usual) was Oliver Marshall from the 2km gallop. He was keen to lean over the shoulder of the time-keeper to check on his time to discover he was only 1 second outside his estimate. Ayden Jones spends a lot of his time looking at the back of Olivers' singlet but was not to be outdone as he also returned home just the 1 second outside his time.
The Snell boys were within spitting distance of each other at the end of 4km (nothing unusual in that) but Darcy had the edge being only 4 seconds outside estimated time.
Marilyn Brown is not Club Secretary for nothing and that meticulous approach she brings to her duties was borne out by her result being only 1 second away from estimate after 5 km.
Over the 10km it came down to the wire with a couple of older heads prevailing as John Craven just nudged out David Kay to claim the bragging rights with a 9 second difference against a 12 second gap. Lucas Duross showed no mercy in the "race" for line honours as he pounced on Ron Middleton just short of the finish line to wrench the glory from the mountain man. No doubt that one is going to transfer to the Facebook pages......... Shane Bassick learned that taking the dog for a run is certain to play havoc with your estimate as he was a whopping 5 min 05 sec quicker that he though he was going to be.
10km – Closest - John Craven -.09 sec. Worst – Shane Bassick -5.05.
5km – Closest – Marilyn Brown -.01sec. Worst – Evan Ward +3.18.
4km – Closest – Darcy Snell -.04 sec. Worst – Anne Rinck +1.48.
2km – Closest – Oliver Marshall & Ayden Jones – both +.01 sec. Worst – Jayden Gordon +2.08.
Cubs – 1km. 1. Rylie Peach 4.55. 2. Sophie Annand 5.14. 3. Kieran Moore 5.40.