29th Annual Weston Creek 6km Family Fun Run and Walk
( Incorporating the Guinness Cup)
10am, Sunday 16 October 2005
A good field of enthusiastic runners and walkers assembled for this year’s race, becoming part of a history dating back to 1978, when Colin Neave and Sue Gilbert took line honours. The 6km course was introduced in 2002 – NZ Olympic Marathoner Derek Froude has the record for the original 7.25km course, a record he set in 1982.
In near perfect race conditions the stage was set for a hotly contested challenge to Scott McTaggart’s 2004 record time of 17:53. Corey Tucker in a time of 18:05 proved too strong for Dean Cavuoto who crossed in 18:10, ahead of James Barker in 18:25 and Ben Wisbey in 21:13.
2005 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion Emma Murray was first female, seventh outright, in a time of 21:39, with Anna Danielsson home second in 24:52, ahead of Leah Afiabo in 25:57 and Kayler Torley in 26:10.
I join Robbie Costmeyer in thanking all the volunteers and sponsors for their support, without which the success of the event would not have been possible.