Foggy start to Eungella run

Champion Julian Picot.
Champion Julian Picot. Contributed

ROAD RUNNERS: A dominant win by Julian Picot was the story of the 2017 Eungella Trail run which ran at the weekend.

Over 60 runners from across the region took to the National Park track to test themselves at the the half marathon distance despite early morning fog reducing visibility.

Despite the hazy conditions to start the race, Picot rallied to cross the line in a time of 1:35:30, three minutes ahead of nearest rival Alan Rask.

There was also a big gap to third with Paolo La Penna a further four minutes behind Rask.

Julie Brunker was the stand out in the women's race finishing over six minutes clear of the rest of the field in a time of 1:53:42.

Mackay Road Runners' Janelle Tilse praised the work of ranger Greg Lennox and his team for preparing the Eungella Park course.

She also recognised the contributions of club members , especially noting the hours put in by race director Matt Stevens.

"Race organisers and runners were very grateful to many generous sponsors and volunteers who made the day possible,” Tilse said.

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