Team Ex­plore finds victory

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

SUN­DAY’S Hamil­ton Is­land Hilly Half Marathon wasn’t all about in­di­vid­ual suc­cess, with the teams event adding a fun el­e­ment to the day.

Team Ex­plore took honours in the mixed di­vi­sion, clock­ing the course in 2.00.04 to fin­ish ahead of In­train­ing Pi­rates and Torn Hamostrings.

The male class was won by Team Tay­lor in an im­pres­sive 1.50.02 from Av­er­age Richards (1.54.21) and Gar­dens (2.00.34) while Tri­ac­tiv8 crossed first of the fe­male teams in 2.16.18.

Hilly Half Hef­fas (2.18.51) and 80/20 (2.26.16) rounded out the place-get­ters in the fe­male di­vi­sion.

Not to be forgotten the kids were also in the thick of the ac­tion on Sun­day, tak­ing part in sev­eral di­vi­sions in­clud­ing 750m, 1500m and 3km.

The fin­ish of the day saw Mitchell Falls marginally win over Ry­der Har­vey in the 3km, clock­ing 12.21 while Os­car Muter fol­lowed soon af­ter in third.

Harry Abell was the fastest in the 1500m event, fin­ish­ing ahead of Har­ri­son Haigh and Tom Stielow while Ja­cob Mi­cal­eff won gold in the 750m race.

An­drew Hey­cox and Mada­lyn Finch rounded out the top three.

Over­all the Hamil­ton Is­land Hilly Half Marathon was the most suc­cess­ful in his­tory, in­creas­ing its at­ten­dance by 40 per cent on last year’s crowd.

NEARLY THERE: Rachel Hey­cox and Paige Dally dur­ing Sun­day’s ju­nior 3km event.

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