Team Explore finds victory
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.