We had some massive efforts in the iconic Gold Coast running festival. Two warriors took to the full 42km (26 mile) assignment. Adam Franklin ran a respectable 3:49.32 and Sam Handy battled severe cramping from the 14km mark to post a troubled 5:44.17. You must realise that the hot Queensland sun was beating down while these lads were still competing. With that in mind, this was a great performance.
While in the much easier Half Marathon event we had 4 entries. From the Sydney stable, Phil Pineo smashed his former best time by over 5 minutes to record 1:34.33 and I ran a best of 1:11.31. Out of the Brisbane camp were some former charges of the Team Freedom Boxing Gym, Melissa Argent ran a sizzling 1:39.43 and former Queensland Novice Boxing Champion David Pentland posted a slick 1:28.05.