Commonwealth Games 10,000m finalist Madeline Hills (AUS/VIC) showcased her qualities on the road with a dominant victory in the women’s 10km race in 32:35, 18 seconds outside the race record and 14 seconds from her road PB.
Fresh from a break after the Commonwealth Games, Hills clocked a time that has only been bettered at the event by one other athlete, record holder Lisa Jane Weightman (32:17) in 2012.
Hills applied unusual race tactics by running a hard first 5km, stopping for a break for a few seconds and then resuming the final 5km.
Marnie Ponton (AUS/NSW) placed second in 33:12 with Caitlin Adams (AUS/SA) third in 33:27.
On a beautiful morning for running on the Gold Coast, the Queensland 10km Distance Running Championships were won by Glen Yarham (Ipswich Athletics Club) in 31:07 and Samantha Phillips (University of Queensland) in 35:08.
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Southern Cross University, naming rights sponsor of the Southern Cross University 10km Run, would like to hear from you about your training and participation in any event at the Gold Coast Marathon in order to develop some understanding of the type of information and services runners would like when preparing for next year’s edition.
The university’s academic team and allied health experts will utilise this information to prepare a scheduled series of pieces of event-specific advice for runners looking to participate again next year.
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