XC23 Round 7

Ken Hastie, individual winner Jack Salcedo (Thompson Estate) and Bruce Jones (Toowong Harriers) were all happy to get through the 6k race today at the final event of the Brisbane Cross Country Series at Minnippi Parklands.

With a rampant Thompson Estate excelling on their home course, it’s almost certain that they will have won today’s round to tie the series with Toowong.

Even though Athletics North stormed home in the second half of the season with some extremely promising youngsters and will have beaten us today, we will still have done enough to get third place overall.

Some good runs on the day came from a number of our runners including Emelia Schulze, Perry Croft and Nick Bray.
A big thanks to everyone who supported the series this year which presented a good variety of course challenges for the athletes.

Let’s hope this series can continue to grow in momentum as we move towards 2032 providing a great foundation of physical and mental toughness and feeling part of something bigger than themselves that our young athletes need to reach their potential across the distance events.

Another good day of running the 4k distance together with Tom Burrows today at Minnippi.

For a sprinter, Tom has run exceptionally well over the Cross Country series this year. He’s one of the hardest-working athletes I know and he even ran well on our very challenging course at Honeyeater.

Tom will be attempting to take the Para Open 3k Cross Country title for the 3rd year in a row at Toogoolawah and will then have another crack at the National Cross Country at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra on Saturday 26th August.