Snow can’t stop Marian 100
BY TATE SPITERI
MYRTLEFORD’S Marian College put up with shocking early conditions to complete their annual 100-kilometre journey from Mount Hotham to Myrtleford last Friday.
Snow at Hotham wreaked havoc for the first leg of the journey as the freezing weather meant a delay getting vehicles started.
Poor visibility and an icy road also meant students needed to be driven the first 10km down the mountain.
Marian 100 coordinator, Davina Perkins, believes it was the first time snow had affected the event in its 26 year history.
“There have been little pockets of snow (in the past) but never anything like that; we had to make a few little adjustments like making sure the kids didn’t separate too far because of the woeful visibility,” she explained.
“The day got off to a shock- ing start but the kids were all very positive and took it in their stride, there were very trying conditions but I think it’s something they will never forget.”
The college had 67 students participating in the run and expect to raise as much as $6,000 for their new charity, the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
Students arrived at school to cross the finish line around 3pm, nine hours after originally congregating at Mt Hotham.