Fitzroy Falls Report - Part 1

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A Magnificent Day!! If they could fit another 2 letters on the excellent signs, they could read:

CRFFFTM -> -> -> ->

as the sea of blue and yellow caps dominated the event. The organisation was exceptional - it gave the impression that there were more Rural Fire Service Volunteers than runners for much of the event. They were friendly, supportive and manned specialised first aid stations near each potentially dangerous creek crossing, as well as well stocked drink stations around every 2 1/2kms.
Expozay had a blinder, with a fast finishing second half on no breakfast. Blue Dog was running really well when I saw him, close to the leader, as was the Eagle, backing up from Melbourne last week. Lots of 'Go Coolrunner' support from other runners, and I shared the trail with RB for a little while, running easily and also backing up from Melbourne. Coming up to the finish, a sea of blue and yellow pom-poms and tops and caps gave everyone the most rousing welcome as they came into view and crossed the line.
Love Cool Running! As Plu says, "Always a Cool Runner First".
A BBQ lunch burger and drink was also included in the entry fee. Afterwards, as Lucky Legs explained, we all feasted under a Blue and Yellow Striped Marquee, with a spread of Bacon Muffins, fast disappearing Banana Bread, and Carrot and Poppy Seed Cakes. It was wonderful!! Presentations were done immediately upon the last runners finishing, and here the organisers excelled themselves again: Bouquets of spectacular Waratahs for the first 3 finishes in each event and substantial baskets of local wine and homemade produce! Wow! Age group winners were also presented with wine and a gift wrapped Waratah.
Congratulations to everyone who came, especially The Owl and Jen Runs who travelled down for Cheer Squad duties, and Lucky Legs who must have spent all week baking such a wonderful spread. Jo Blake blitzed the field and did a spectacular 2:51 and course PB. Kelvin, Bernie G and many other CR's made for a fantastic day in the Southern Highlands!
I will post a personal report later - this is copied from the CR Message Board.

2 Responses to “Fitzroy Falls Report - Part 1”

  1. Anonymous Gronk 

    Hey clever girl ! I read on CR you picked up 3rd ! Very well done. :)

  2. Anonymous Friar 

    This is the quote on CR:-

    "Females, Expozay just missed out on 1st by about 5 ms. Sorry can't remember winners name but Flashduck picked up third."

    Well done indeed.

    Can't wait for your full report.

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