YEPPOON runner Paul Tucker made it three straight CQPhysio Spring Classic 10km race wins, while it was an out-of-towner who blitzed the field in the showpiece event.

Drew Williams won the Subway Half Marathon yesterday, finishing ahead of 93 competitors who braved the hot conditions to tackle the 21.1km beachside course.

On a warm, but picturesque Yeppoon main beach, Gladstone runner Williams completed the half marathon in 1:16:09, nearly five minutes ahead of second place finisher Michael McGrath who finished in 1:21:05.

Daniel Franceschin finished in third place with a time of 1:23:21.

Heidi Shoecraft won the women's half marathon after crossing the finish line in 10th place overall.


Held at the Capricorn Coast for the first time after two years in Rockhampton, nearly 900 competitors took part in the five races during the morning.

Along with the half marathon, event organiser Human Race Events hosted a 10km, 5km and 1.6km kids' race and the Vector Health Mile Bolt. Tucker's win continued his red hot form on the local scene by winning his third straight Spring Classic 10km title, ahead of Stephen Stone (37:44) and Jacob Williams (39:15).

The region's premier 10km runner, Tucker added this year's Spring Classic race to his Highpoint Access and Rescue King of the Mountain title, Rocky River Run half marathon and 2011 and 2012 Spring Classic 10km wins.

Raelene Bendall won the women's 10km race in 43:27, ahead of Hilary Meyer (43:36) and Catherine Keohane (46:04).

Youngster Miles Logovik finished ahead of Sam McInnerney (18:37) and Aaron Benson (19:36) to win the 5km men's race while Courtney Williams fought off a final sprint challenge from second place finisher Victoria Gillies (21:00) in the women's 5km race.

2013 Spring Classic winners


5km Courtney Williams (20:56)

10km Raelene Bendall (43:21)

Half marathon Heidi Shoecraft (1:36:01)

Mile Bolt (1.6km) Catherine Keohane (6:12)


Half marathon Drew Williams (1:16:09)

10km Paul Tucker (33:54)

5km Miles Logovic (17.41)

Mile Bolt (1.6km) Alan Stacey (5:01)

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