BBQ Stakes 30 th March 2011
Today was the 200th occasion that Helen Larmour has competed in the BBQ Stakes, this was mentioned at after run presentations.
Roger Pilkington, 9th across the line, was today,s winner and will carry out timing duties next week. It was his 881 st run having clocked up 31 wins and 28 runs since his previous win.
Paul Baumgarten held the clock today after his win last week.
Several people started early today, Peter Hogan, Carolyne Kramar, John Busteed, Glen Carter. Ian Hore again ran today while still carrying an injury. Heather Powrie, who forgot to take home her jacket last week turned up early today, as did Kathleen Bleakley.
First placing across the line saw a sprint finish for the first placed runner to overtake Lloyd Edwards just before the line, only to find that he had finished too early and was thus ineligible for the winner's prize.
53 ran today, with one runner not booking in at the end, but that was later sorted out. It was a fine clear day, although a little cloudy.