Splash 'n' Dash's big 10 year Anniversary!
More than 600 competitors participated in the 2015 Mulwala Water Ski Club Splash n Dash last weekend.
On Saturday 101 swimmers competed in 1.4km State to State swim from the Yarrawonga Foreshore to the Mulwala Water Ski Club. And on Sunday a total of 563 runners competed in the 5km and 10km distance events and the 1km and 3km junior events.
Super Vet swimmer Wayne Moriaty of Albury swam a sizzling time of 20 minutes and 20 seconds for the 1.4 km distance. Close behind young local swimmer Elli Warren blitzed the female field to finish first with a time of 20 minutes and 35 seconds.
Other highlights were previous female winner Hannah Hobson who again won the female open category. Huon Creek dynamic duo Tricia and Neil Bowman together won the female and male 40-49 age group category.
Swim committee member Anna Dickie said conditions were perfect for the swim across the lake."Everything went really well with a lot of positive feedback," she said.
"Congratulations to all swimmers and a big thank you to all the volunteers, Action Bike and Ski and the Yarrawonga Canoe Club for the canoes, SES, the Ski Club and all our other valued sponsors."
The annual Yarrawonga Foreshore Fun Run started in perfect cooler conditions and bright sunshine. The 5km run was the popular choice with 233 runners which included 80 runners from the VFL Coburg Football Club who were not timed. The 10km event attracted 134 runners and 176 keen junior runners contested the 1km and 3km events.
Finley runner Charlie White won back to back 5km line honors with a slick 18 minutes and 16 seconds, while young local runner Steph Gorman won the under 18 category with a fantastic time of 22 minutes and 22 seconds.
In the 10km event Wangaratta runner Paul Hill won the overall male fastest time with a slick 36 minutes and 42 seconds. Griffith runner Rodney Savage also impressed with a 38 minute and 10 second time to win the 18-39 age group category just 13 seconds ahead of Pine Lodge talent Angus Malmo who won the under 18 category.
Fastest female was Abbey Hammon in a time of 41 minutes and 41 seconds. Local evergreen runner Tracy Gillies finished first in the 40 plus female category in 44 minutes and 12 seconds.
Foreshore Run Committee member Andrew MacPherson said the event went well with runners providing glowing praise for the course.
“It was pleasing to see all age groups compete especially the young children. It is our event charter to help promote healthy lifestyles in the community and it was evident on the weekend that we achieved this aim,” he said.
“I would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers without their assistance the event would simply not take place.
From humble beginnings as a Tsunami fundraiser Splash 'n' Dash started as a fun run in 2005. Five years later the 1.4km State to State swim event was added and in 2012 a 10km run event was also introduced. Now more than 600 competitors partake in this successful event each year.
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