Gold Coast Success for Hunters
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Standout performances from our Hunter athletes competing this weekend at the 42nd Gold Coast Marathon Festival
Stop Press! Results are in from this weekend's world class international marathon meet, and our Glenhuntly athletes have shown their true mettle, pulling out huge performances.
Well done to all of our athletes who tackled the course options over the weekend, including the 5 km, 10 km and half marathon (21.1 km) road races as well as the marathon (42.2 km) . This is the only marathon race in Australia to have World Athletics Label status, and the festival of weekend running draws high-calibre athletes from around the globe.
Special mention to 3 of our athletes who smashed their goals. Of note, all 3 athletes raced on the tough XCR 12 KM course at Cruden Farm only 2 weeks ahead of their Gold Coast efforts. Ben Kelly even raced in the Men's Premier Ekiden relay team at St Anne's Winery in Myrniong only one week out from his super performance today. Something to be said for cross country ...
In the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, Ben Kelly was the 10th male overall to cross the finish line. This was a world-class field, with the first 3 place-getters all international athletes hailing from Japan and Belgium. So, this was a mighty result from Ben. Ben's time was 2:21:49, and this saw him achieve 5th place in the Men's 25-29 age group.
Alexandria (Alex) Anthony
A newcomer to Glenhuntly Athletic Club, Alex quickly drew attention to herself over summer with some stellar times on the track both in the 1500 m and the 10,000m. Focusing on her marathon training over the last 4-6 months reaped huge rewards for Alex this morning. Competing in the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, Alex was 17th female over the finish line today and 8th in her 30-34 age group in a super time of 2:48:01. We can't wait to see what Alex does next!
Fiona Noble smashed her PB by 3 minutes in yesterday's ASICS Half Marathon, running 1:33:06. Fiona finished 6th in her 44-49 age group and was 123rd female overall. Fiona has been building her strength over the last year, having achieved great success in triathlon over summer with 2nd place in her age group in the Tri Sprint Series (over 6 races).
Her run yesterday was a great result for Fiona in the middle of winter off the back of such a fabulous summer.
Author: Kara Gilbert
Date published: 3rd July, 2022
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