Weekend Wrap: Hume and Hovell 100s, GOW 100, Taupo 100

Another busy weekend of racing passes us by and some stellar performances all round. We start south of the border in Victoria where the Great Ocean Walk 100km took place along the stunning South Coast. By all accounts the weather was just as stunning as the coast line with Nicole Paton and Andy Turner taking the victories in their respective races.

Andy won in a time of 10hrs 39mins with Nicole winning the ladies race in 11hrs 44mins. Madeleine Oldfield was second in the ladies in a time of 12hrs 13mins, with Bec Howe coming third in 13hrs 43mins.

In the men’s race, Campbell Craig finished just behind Andy in 10hrs 45mins and Joel Claxton was third in 10hrs 56mins.

Over and the Hume and Hovell 100s, we’re still waiting or final confirmation of the results, but word on the street is that Stephen Redfern, one of the pre race favourites absolutely smoked the 100 miler in a little over 18 hours. Stephen’s had a cracking year of racing in 2017, I wonder if he’s toeing the line at C2K in a few months as well? Silly question I bet! Will update this section once I can gather the results.

Lesley Hall-Turner. Image credit: Taupo 100

Over in Un Zud, the second running of the Taupo 100km took place as well this weekend. Lesley Hall-Turner took out the win in the ladies race in a time of 10hrs and 43mins, while in the men’s race, Nick Johnston made if two wins out of two in a smoking time of 8hrs 34mins. Richard Coghlan Was second in the mens in a time of 9hrs 24mins with Rhys Johnston third just behind him in 9hrs 32mins.

On the ladies podium, Erin Vaughan was second in 11hrs 50mins and Sarah Fisher third in 12hrs 8mins.

Feature Image credit: Great Ocean Walk 100

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I'm a mediocre runner who can bat above his average when I train hard. A man of extremes, I do enjoy everything life offers and consider it an absolute pleasure just to be able to put one foot in front of the other and let my mind wander somewhere different.

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