The little things in life are often the best. Such can be said of the 2016 Goldsborough Trail Race.
It was a small turnout on an events-packed weekend but all who came experienced the delight of being out early in one of Cairns surrounds’ most serene and beautiful pockets.
The runners had a great time, and so did I with good company, good coffee, and Michelle’s delectable slice! Thanks Michelle.
The course comprised a 1km warm-up (a hill) along the road out from the campground, followed by an easy run back past the start, a detour leaping and bounding up to Kearney’s Falls, then straight out along the beautiful Goldfields Walking Trail to the causeway over the East Mulgrave River (not so far for the 10km), and back along the same trail to the campground for a downhill sprint across grass to the finish.
Taking out first place in the 10km was Glen Robinson, our President, in the very smart time of 45.31. But the champion of the morning was Dave Wall, who impressed mightily with his 21km time of 1.45.23; a very fast run considering the undulations and terrain.
Patrick rolled his ankle whilst gazing at the scenery but still ran a strong 2.00.52 for 2nd place. Michelle trailed Lucille until the last km and overtook just in time to take 3rd place. Well done to all of you.
All competitors were in under the very respectable half-marathon time of 2.28.35. Even a late starter, Michael, on holidays from the UK who missed the turn off to Goldsborough, but who still ran and had a great experience.
Thanks to Dave O’Brien for sorting permits and to Glen for set-up, and everyone else present for participating and/or supporting. It was a really enjoyable morning.
May it stay small and special for years to come.
Alison Smith | CRR Treasurer.