Hanny Allston and Grace Elson used last Sunday’s annual “Point to Pinnacle” race in Hobart as their Sunday run, and recorded impressive results. Starting at the Wrest Point Casino, the run is uphill all the way to the top of Mt Wellington, 22 Km with a climb of 1270 metres.
Hanny (1:44:47) was a close second to last year’s winner Jenny Gillard (1:44:09), with Grace in eigth place in 1:55:50; Hanny’s mum Julia also showed her liking for tough runs with a very creditable 2:17:41.
In the men’s division, Kim Gillard made it a family double with a time of 1:27:31, ahead of ironman triathlete mark Guy. Adding to the sporting variety that the run attracts was Athens Olympics rowing silver medallist Simon Burgess, who was fifth in 1:36:21.
Best placed male orienteer was junior Patrick Watts, in 2:00:38, followed by Callum Fagg, no doubt inspired by his win in the junior division of the World Rogaining championships, with a time of 2:02:36.