Hard running on the walkway

BOTH Neil Vaughan and Ylva Kendrick reprised their performances at the Forest Footrace with victories in the 10 kilometre event on the Coffs Creek Walkway on Sunday.

Kendrick's effort was all the more meritorious because of her win in the gruelling Water World Great Ocean Run over 45 kilometres the week before.

Also backing up from the Water World event was the men's runner-up Jim Bennington who managed to outstay the long distance winner of the previous two rounds, Jason Smit.

Second woman across the line in the 10km event was another survivor of the Red Rock to Coffs Jetty trek, Tina Thompson.

While Sue Duncan, who was still shaking the sand out of her shoes, crossing in third spot.

The five kilometre run saw the renewal of last week's three-way tussle with the results remaining the same, Richard Pearson winning by 20 seconds over James Franklin who held off Matt Berrington by a further eleven seconds.

Isabel Garrett upstaged her younger rivals in the ladies' race edging out Jacinta Smithers by two seconds with Leila Walker claiming third some 14 seconds later.

The sunshine brought the 2km runners out in droves with more than 100 runners toeing the start at the botanic garden's carpark.

The numbers created many intense contests right through the field but none more so than that between Jarvis Duncan and Jeremy Shrub who crossed the line only fractions of a second apart to claim first and second. Chris Waites was the third, a mere seven seconds later.

The female race was also a close affair with Tiara Hill prevailing by one second over Emily Malouf with Jayde Hill filling third place five seconds later.

The next round of the competition is at Sawtell with registrations being taken near the Surf Club.

RESULTS

Coffs Creek Walkway - April 26

10km - Male: Neil Vaughan 37.43, 1; Jim Bennington 39.26, 2; Jason Smit 39.57, 3; Kevin Duncan 40.05, 4; Brett Taylor 43.40, 5; Damian Humphreys 44.24, 6;Luke Williams 44.49, 7; Rod Wilbers 45.13, 8; Gary Barton 47.20, 9; Tom Holbut 62.08, 10.

10km - Female: Ylva Kendrick 45.09, 1; Tina Thompson 47.11, 2; Sue Duncan 47.23, 3; Lyn Fulton 47.40, 4; Janie Mahoney 47.42, 5; Tara Bourke 49.18, 6; Joanne Judd 53.07, 7; Jayne Taylor 56.46, 8.

5km - Male: Richard Pearson 16.34, 1; James Franklin 16.54, 2; Matt Berrington 17.05, 3; Terry Garrett 17.08, 4; Glen Price 17.25, 5; Jeff O'Brien 18.08, 6; Daniel Campbell 18.34, 7; Tim Parkes 18.44, 8; Adam Shand 18.58, 9; Roger Judd 19.44, 10.

5km - Female: Isabella Garrett 20.21, 1; Jacinta Smithers 20.23, 2; Leila Walker 20.37, 3; Lizzy Tonks 20.48, 4; Alina Tape 20.59, 5; Emma Sutton 21.07, 6; Fiona Bagley 21.17, 7; Leonie Moran 21.38, 8; Phoebe O'Meara 21.41, 9; Sarah Walker 22.11, 10.

2km - Male: Jarvis Duncan 6.28, 1; Jeremy Shrub 6.28, 2; Chris Waites 6.35, 3; James Moncada 6.36, 4; Ben Judd 6.38, 5; Joe Feltis 6.44, 6; Josh McBrien 6.47, 7; Liam Dougherty 6.50, 8; Barton McCann 6.53, 9; Cameron Ross 7.04, 10.

2km - Female: Tiara Hill 6.31, 1; Emily Malouf 6.32, 2; Jayde Hill 6.37, 3; Madeline McCullagh 6.54, 4; Emily Parkes 6.57, 5; Michelle Pearson 7.02, 6; Alex McCullagh 7.06, 7; Whitney Noone 7.14, 8; Morgan Stack 7.19, 9; Indhia Duncan 7.26, 10.

  • Full results in sports details on page 24.


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