Wow! What a race that was! Congratulations to Ewan for his cracking win in the men’s event and overall with a time of 27:27. Ewan pretty much took it out from the off, leading with our own Andrew Vize and the ‘Running Man’, Dave Eadie. These three pretty much led the race all the way, but Ewan showed his class by moving away around the 100km mark and was never seen again.
In the ladies race, international runner, Julia Fatton moved her way steadily through the field to win in a barn-storming time of just over 30 hours and fifth place overall. With it, Julia broke the ladies course record by over two hours and has surely put a marker down that will be tough to beat for a few years to come for sure.
It was a highly successful race for both Julia and Christian Fatton, with Christian finishing fourth just behind Andrew in a time of 29:15.
However the cheers of the day have to go to Ewan for his storming victory and to be honest, having the balls to take it out from the very off, never backing off and simply running to his potential. In our pre race poll, not many had picked Ewan to take out the honours, but those who know him will know just how much focus he has put on this race.
Dave Eadie also put his heart and soul into the run and will surely be pleased to have put the demons of last year to bed with another quality time to add to his collection of top-class results. Dave is a top bloke, always willing to hang around and encourage the other runners on the course.
For Andrew, back to back wins was always going to be a tough ask, however to finish with another podium after his record breaking run at GNW shows just how much of a class act he is.
In the ladies, it was Julia all the way for the female title, no-one got near her. Second place went to Pam Muston, and third going to last year’s International Ultra athlete of the year, Sharon Sholtz. Marie Doke finished in fourth place and then Queensland favourite Susannah Harvey-Jamieson in fifth.
Special mention must also go to Phil ‘Spud’ Murphy for gaining yet another PB in this his fifth coast2kosci. Phil has run a PB at Glasshouse, GNW and now Coast2Kosci this year. As he cracks on another year, Spud just keeps on knocking out PB after PB.
Also showing great strength through to the end were Kevin Heaton, Rob Mason and Rob Hall with some awesome times. In this updated post we also have some video of Andrew running along the course and his ‘sprint’ finish in a bid to finish ahead of Christian Fatton
Full results are now available on the Coast2Kosci website, which you can find here.