Caboolture Road Runners’ Mark Parsonson withstood a cracking early pace set by Ballina’s Dom Howard to run out a decisive victor in this year’s edition of the Bananacoast Ultramarathon between Grafton and
All the runners had the option of completing the full 83 kilometres or settling for the shorter 58 kms to the school gate at Nana Glen. Both count as Ultramarathons. Three others, Richard Munro, Peter Whittaker and John Rose also called a halt at 58 kms. One runner, fourth placed Glenn Lockwood from Little Bay changed his mind just prior to the event opting for the full 83 kms completing the distance in 9.43.38. Geoff Williams had been his shadow throughout, filling fifth in 10.05.30.
The final finisher was no stranger to the
All the competitors and their crews were grateful to the management and staff at the
RESULTS IN FULL – 83 KMS – Mark Parsonson 7.36.16, 1; Paul Every 8.46.26, 2; Geoff Last 8.50.11, 3; Glenn Lockwood 9.43.38, 4; Geoff Williams 10.05.30, 5; Geoff Hain 10.40.08, 6. 58 KMS – Dom Howard 6.11.45, 1; Richard Munro 6.13.00, 2; Peter Whittaker 6.15.00, 3; John Rose 6.20.28, 4.