Half-marathoners Trish Smith, Kathryn Austin and Sil Smith.
Half-marathoners Trish Smith, Kathryn Austin and Sil Smith.

Racing to the finish line at Cap Coast running festival

MORE than 1000 runners descended on the Capricorn Coast to run the 4th Annual CQPhysio Group Capricorn Coast Running Festival.

Organisers were thrilled numbers grew again from last year.

Organiser Sean Peckover said runners came from all over Australia, to run the picturesque flat and fast course in perfect conditions.

"While there was some wind on Sunday morning it kept the conditions cool," he said.

"The earlier start times for the half marathon and 10k meant faster times this year, with the 10k men's and 5k men's records both being broken.

"Stand-out performances (athletically) were Michael McGrath winning the half-marathon (after finishing second two years in a row) beating a French runner who was holidaying on the Capricorn Coast, and Lisa Fint who won the ladies 10km.

"The ladies half-marathon was a real battle with the top three ladies only being split by two minutes; Kathryn Austin winning by the barest of margins over Katie Keohane and Amanda Shipway.

"Paul Tucker won his fourth 10k race, and is still unbeaten in Central Queensland.''

Full results (names, places and times) are available at http://www.capcoastrun.com

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