Lake Ginninderra Handicap 27th March 2012
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Number 343 on Tue 27/03/2012
Perfect conditions for fast times greeted a respectable turnout for the March handicap and the runners duly took advantage with 1 in 3 recording a PB.
Last month's winner Sam Spencer turned up without the trophy suggesting a high level of confidence of back to back wins (or just plain forgetfulness) and was odds-on favourite. Unbeknownst to officials Sam realised 10 minutes before race time that he had forgotten his shoes and socks and had to borrow a pair from co-runner Gerard Wilde. In an impressive effort considering the shoes Sam finished with a sprint and yet another PB to successfully retain the trophy (and now owes Gerard a beer!). Sam's progress augers well for his first half-marathon attempt in the upcoming Canberra running festival. Running machine Jeff Grey recorded yet another PB and his 1st sub 27 minute run to take 2nd place, and Nicole Maher finished 3rd also with a PB.
We welcomed a new starter in Mathew Horne who, despite missing the turn at the 2nd bridge and starting out to Giralang before having to backtrack, finished well before his estimated 40 minute run time in exceedingly lightweight shoes and boardshorts.
Officials Simon Wall, Alistair Rogers.