Doomben: Quite a few Striders were busy at the recent Doomben Half Marathon. Jo Filmalter debuted in her first ever Half, and also doing the 21.1km were Lisa May, Karen Brown and Jenny Cawood. Tom Donnet won his age group in the 10km, and new Strider Jerrod Smith nailed the 10km as well.
24 Hour Triathlon, Kawana Waters: Mary Jackson came 5th overall and was second placed female in the gruelling and crazy and cold 24hr belter up at Kawana on the weekend supported by husband Brett and various other unruly Striders in the early hours of the morning. Crazy, but impressive. well done!
Media tart sighting: featured in The Westerner, a Striders wearing other club colours!
Jenny Cawood punched out another speedy Half not long after the Brisbane Marathon Half, finishing in a great tmie of 1:40 at Doomben, placing 6th in her category. Jon Brown continued his solid consistency with a 1:44, 29th in his category. Brianna Moss has been selected to represent Metropolitan North at the State X Country Champs in Rocky in July which is an awesome achievement. We wish you well Brianna and hope you can run with wings on your feet!
Two of Striders ‘early birds’, Julie Turner and Wendy Clarke from the early morning group placed in the top ten at the Doomben Hlaf 10km. In a keenly contested tussle between the cousins, Julie pipped Wendy at the post crossing in 42:24 to Wendy’s 42:48.
Julie was placed 4th in the women’s top ten and Wendy 6th. Julie placed 6th at the Brisbane Marathon 10km, in a large and competitive field, and Wendy placed 13th in the Half, which had plenty of elite female competitors including a former World Triathlon Champion. Congrats to you both and for showing the men a clean pair of heels!