Last night's track: spiral 6 (2.514k)
4 Helen Larmour W50 10:33
8 Gary Bowen M50 9:36
11 Ruth Baussmann W55 12:31
12 Ewen Thompson M50 15:04 (Ewen race-walks these)
18 Bronwyn Calver W40 10:43
Ruth put in a 100% effort, in the seventh race in the eight event "Adler" series, to make her a favourite to take out the series this year.
Just how well did Ruth run?
Ruth’s time projects to a 3k in 14.56
That would be a 2 second pb, and 4 seconds faster than she’s run twice this season.
However the spiral 6 is shorter than 3k by 486m, and the extra distance would probably slow her down enough to finish a 3k in about 15:01
So she’s still to break 15 this season. If she had started on the front line in the 3k she would have done so twice!
I am told there are no more 3000s this season. we will have to wait until next season, unless everything goes pear shaped and the 3ks are scrapped. It could happen!
Ruth’s time of 12:31 was only 3 seconds outside her spiral 6 pb of 12:28.
Great effort Ruth. That pb breakthrough is just around the corner!
Ewen did the right thing by Ruth's point score margin in finishing just behind her last night in the spiral 6.
It looks as if Ewen might also win the Caramello Koala pacers prize. Stay tuned!
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