There are Feral's and then there are feral Feral's, 33 of the latter embraced the Hill on Saturday in what could only be described as feral conditions.
Saturday's weather was more suited to indoor book reading or jigsaw puzzles than running. So why did 33 turn up?
Rain, hail or shine ...it's Feral time! That's the club motto. Within the club there are fanatics, eccentrics, peculiars, weirdos, whatever,
33 Feral's all possibly suffering oxygen deficiency at birth. Despite the conditions all enjoyed the run, besides it was only raining in the leadup to the start.
26 Week awards were presented to Vince Restagno, Tom Mackeras and Michelle Signor.
Hamish Gunn as the new point score leader in the 6.00km course was crowned with the Yellow Cap and a determined Hamish made sure he would wear it again this coming week. Gunn finished first followed by Ashley Pianca and then the inform Rita Fascianelli-McIvor. Gunn on 117 points has a comfortable lead over 2nd place point score Mark Andreazza on 89 points.
The 3.3km short course has spectators on the edge of their seats and no one can predict how this competition will end. Competition leader Harry Morshead was scratched which left the field wide open.
Peggy Carpenter taking advantage of a small field of only 12 competitors was a first-time race winner with a gross time of 27m31s. This result propelled her to competition leader with 118 points and the privilege of wearing the Yellow Cap next Saturday.
A mere 2 seconds behind Carpenter was no surprize Nate Mingay. Mingay on 117 points is only 1 point behind Carpenter. Congratulations to Ross Anderson finishing as the 3rd fastest male competitor in the short course.
Four new members were accepted at the last Feral committee meeting. Welcome Dean Suine, Noah Hill, Charlotte Hill and Isaac Hill. Next week the long course is extended to 7.6km.
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