BBQ Stakes Wednesday 29th February 2012 - Leap Year event.
It's not often we have 5 Wednesdays in one month, but this is one of those months. Might be another Zillion years ?? before this happens again.
As predicted last week, Jeff Gray had a run today, the idea being to pick your own start time, and run as you wished, the closest finisher to fourty minutes being the winner. Dolph Page was declared the winner finishing closest to fourty minutes. Kerrie Tanner needed a "photo finish" to decide on the winner. The run was out and back, with a turn around at the 3 km mark, clearly marked by Terry Levings. (A bollard which had been borrowed for the occasion.) The track was a bit muddy. All negotiated the part muddy/slippery conditions, marked by a drizzle during the duration of the event. Adrian Plunkett, (fresh from another medical treatment), Bryan Crowe and Doug Fry, provided some help with the timekeeping and the place card handing out. Today there were 68 finishers whereas on the 29 th February 1984, (28 years ago, there were only 8 finishers.