Merri Magic Mile – Results and Photos
This past Saturday 10th of September marked the first edition of the Merri Magic Mile. Hosted in collaboration with Ciele Athletics and Collingwood Harriers Athletics Club, with help from Gage Roads Brewing Company and Hector's Deli.
The inaugural Merri Magic Mile featured three graded mile heats and a scarcely seen Distance Medley Relay, the DMR consisted of mixed, 2-person teams who raced it out over alternating legs, medley relay style. The aforementioned legs were 1,200m, 1,600m, 800m and 400m (in that order, runner 1 runs 1,200m + 800m; Runner 2 runs 1,600m + 400m. You choose what order you run!).
Winners of each heat were awarded prizes from Up There Athletics and Ciele Athletics. DMR winners snagged themselves $500 cash and a bonus $500 prize was up for grabs for those that broke 4.00min (m) and 4.36.3min (f) in the mile. Images captured through the afternoon are available here.
See below for offical race results...
Mile – Heat #1
1st – James Whiting 0(5:08.6)
2nd – Sean Karl (05:11.3)
3rd – Ben Zonca (05:16.8)
Mile – Heat #2
1st – Aidan Kelly (4:53.3)
2nd – Phillip Turville (04:55.0)
3rd – Emma Hogan (04:59.7)
Mile – Heat #3 (Elite)
1st – Seth O'Donnell (4:11.9)
2nd – Lachlan Herd (04:12.0)
3rd – Nathan Pearce (04:21.9)
Distance Medley Relay
1st – William Collins & Matisse Lazzari (11:54.6)
2nd – Josephine Borthwick & Guy Fricke (12:20.6)
3rd – Sean Marshall & Montana Farrah-Seaton (12:30.1)