Our Valley Royals Distance Crew had a fantastic opener to the season today that was was fully representative of the hard work and dedication they have shown through the fall and winter sessions. At the Ocean Athletics Spring Fling many of our athletes recorded personal best performances and showed some truly gritty and determined running.
Adrianna Buitelaar ran a fantastic 10:10.32 in her first ever 3000m, followed by Zoe Unger, who ran yet another big PR of 10:32.69 to finish one and two.
Mark Molina easily out kicked the competition in the home straight to win the men’s mile with a 4:28 clocking, and Will Van Schagen recorded two great opening performances to win the U18 400m with a 53.09 and finish 2nd in the 800m with a 2:03.52.
Mack Lascelle ran a big PB of 9:06.35 in the 3000m, followed closely by Sam May, who also PRed, Riley Simmonds and Jonah Dyck, who also recorded strong runs.
Sam Rasquinha looked great and recorded a big PR in the 800m of 2:31.52, and Arata Nakanishi ran a strong 4:48.83 in the mile.
Well done to all our Royals. A great way to start the season. – Coach Scott