Athletics NSW Short Course Cross Country Champs, Saturday 8th July 2023, Dapto

by Peter Good, Head Coach and Club President

Big gusty winds buffeted all runners for the first km and last 500m of each lap of the course. The finishing straight for many was an ordeal as several runners were brought to a standstill before crossing the finish line.

Team AE were not daunted by these conditions with all finishing strongly and placing well. The golden over 50 team continued its winning streak with Peter Sweeny being first home and also winning the 50-54 age group. Chamkaur was second man home and was third in the 50-54 category. Darren Purcell continued his road back to fitness with a well paced run for our third placed team member. Mark Gregory completed the team backing up his solid Nowra effort. Ken Wilson ran solidly for one of the very few negative split runs of the day.

Very solid run from Wayne Cooper dipping under 30 mins and placing third in 65-69 category. A welcome return to Team AE for Paul “Spielberg” McGuire working sensibly around the course and finishing with a flourish into the wind, another negative split effort.

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