A large contingent of AE athletes travelled from east to west to contest the Western Sydney Marathon events. Whilst the club point score event was the 10km, 2 lap race we had athletes who also raced over the half marathon and 5km event.
In the 10 years of the events history, conditions were ideal, with the lake having a glass like presence for athletes to run around.
The Half Marathon was one of the earliest events to get underway and team AE were represented by Bosco Huang (1.21.15) and Andrew Harris (1.33. 29).
Sally Hannah took on the 5km event and just missed the podium finishing 4th in a season best time of 20.19.
The 10km saw the bulk of team AE racing, especially in the men’s division. Our male team is currently training and racing strongly which showed in the results with the gents finishing in 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th position. Darren Purcell led home the men’s team finishing in 34.51, closely followed by James Costello (35.04) and Karl Baddeley (35.12). Chris Stone stepped out for this 2nd 10km in a matter of weeks and took a chunk off his previous PB to run 41.21.
The ladies were represented by two team members who both had top 10 finishes, Lisa Thompson (5th) and Naomi Tancred (7th).
Full Team Results: