2012 results – LakeManchester2012 final results
Lake Manchester is now firmly back on the Brisbane map, with the lake full and the carpark busy most weekends this year. Our run can only take part of the credit though, with Oxfam Trailwalker trainers, mountain bikers and horses all seen more frequently. In August we seem to have found the perfect time to race here too, with cool weather and sunshine making for ideal running.
Kizu Takashi, winner of the 22km, photo by Dreamsport
First off at 8am was the long course, twenty two testing kilometers up beside the lake and around the remote hill at the far end, complete with four river crossings. Heading the field out and back was Takeshi Kizu from Japan/Brisbane, improving 5 minutes on his 5th place last year to win in 1:51:29, just edging out Steve Whiteman (1:51:40) and Cameron Munro (1:53:35). First women home was Kirra Balmanno in 2:06:16, holding a clear lead back to Jo Stephens (2.11:43) and Deborah Hutchinson (2:14:47).
Kirra Balmanno, first woman in the 22km, photo by Dreamsport
On the short course both men’s and women’s winners shone, with Caine Warburton setting a new course record of 24:02 and Gabby Wehr aged just 11 winning for the second year in a row in 29:14, four minutes faster than her winning time last year. Mark Passier (24:46) and Andrew Messina (26:18) placed second and third among the men, and Emelie Gardebjer (32:01) and Imogen Gillions (32:16) were the second and third women over the 6.5km course.
Link to full Results: www.runtrails.org/articles/race-results/lake-manchester-trails-2012-results
Gabby Wehr, first woman home in the 7k for the second year in a row, photo by Dreamsport
For those who’d like a professional photograph or two, Tim has set up online photo galleries so you can view all photos from the day at the link below:
Email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org with your race number for one free picture of you, or order from the options below:
1. A Lake Manchester prize pack – contains 5 scenic shots and up to 5 pics of yourself for $25 (digital files);
2. Every photo of yourself for $50 (digital files);
3. Printed A4 commemorative photo certificates are overlaid on an image of yourself and cost $27.50 including postage
Remember to include your race number in your email to email@example.com to access any of these offers.
A big thanks to our sponsors, The Run Inn shop (452 Enoggera Road Alderley, www.theruninn.com.au) and Ron Hill Down Under gear (www.ronhilldownunder.co.uk), and of course all the volunteers on and before the day; Annette Cubitt, Andrew Rowlands, Ben Storer, Meliza Malherbe, Bjornar Siem, Dan Nunan, Sharon & Tony Weir, Glenn Gard, Leigh Elliott, Marita Eisler, Christine Pearson and Andrew Barron, plus Ian Javes for gear setup.
For those of you who were taken with the Dirty Girl Gaiters, here is there link for online orders:
Finally, re-live the 22km start here on Youtube:
Thanks for joining us and hope to see you at the Lake again. It’s a great place for a training run come picnic J
Greg Waite and Andrew Rowlands, organisers
photo by Dreamsport