Jock Athletic would like to say a very BIG thank you to all those who came down to Wanda Beach, Cronulla on Saturday 29 September 2018 to take part in the annual Soft Sand Running Festival.
A MILLIONS TIMES thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, first aiders for your support, year after year. And of course you guys, the runners, the walkers, and everyone in between- you make us want to keep doing it every year. Sincere thanks.
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This year we introduced a 1km Junior Dash, with approximatly a dozen youngsters, aged from 4-12, taking on the 500m laps. Well done Milly Gage, fresh of a National X-Country 2nd place earlier this year, taking line honours ahead of Dominic Smith.
The 2km Jane McGrath Classic was next cab off the rank. We were honoured to have Holly & James McGrath there to start the race named in honour of their mum, Jane. Ali Najem dominated once again, ahead of retired cricket-great Rory Darkins, with Zak Keelan rounding out a trifecta for the Jock Athletic stables. Junior World Champion Chloe Gentle took top honours in the women's division, just ahead of Brook Carson and Laura James.
Ali Najem then took line honours in the Wanda X-Treme 6, taking his number of wins for this event to 5, ahead of soft sand legend Lachlan Crawford, with an amazing run by youngster Miles Carson rounding the podium for the men. In the womens, Laura James dominated the race taking top honours, not to mention 3rd overall and her 5th win in this event, ahead of 17yo Marjorlaine Newbery and third to one of our faves Maieve Annesley. Great results all!
And FINALLY, Team Jock Atheltic was too strong for the rest to take out the coveted Corporate Dash Relay, ahead of their arch nemesis Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar Cronulla, Nuzest in third, followed by T-Bone Media in 4th and BDO Accountants in 5th place..
Such a great day all'round - thanks to all of you for making this event so great!