Yarrawonga runner Steph Elliott was a stand-out performer in the 2013 Splash 'n Dash event, proving her class again in this year's 10km Foreshore Fun Run event with a third successive overall female victory.
Steph joined over 566 runners and swimmers on the weekend in a record Mulwala Water Ski Club Splash ‘n’ Dash event.
On Saturday 105 swimmers competed in State to State 1.4km swim followed by 461 runners on Sunday competing in the 5km and 10km distance events and the 1km and 3km junior events.
Young gun, 17 year old, Jason Forbes of Melton broke the course record (19mins,17 secs) set by Jesse Fetonby in 2010 with the quickest time across Lake Mulwala to the Mulwala Water Ski Club Lagoon in an impressive 17 minutes and 52 seconds in his second overall win.
Fastest female and third overall was former Sacred Heart Primary School student 15 year old Elle Warren of Peechelba with a time of 19 minutes and 59 seconds.
The only other competitor to break the magic 20 minute mark was Albury Veteran Wayne Moriarty in 19 minutes and 21 seconds.
Despite an earlier shower the conditions were perfect for swimmers.
Swim committee member Anna Dickie said the conditions settled down just in time for competitors.
"Everything went really well and we only had one swimmer pull out," she said.
"Congratulations to all swimmers and a big thank you to all the volunteers, Action Bike and Ski for the Canoes, SES and all our valued sponsors."
The annual Yarrawonga Foreshore Fun Run started in bright sunshine with 174 runners competing in the 5km event, 134 in the 10km event and 153 keen junior runners in the 1km and 3km events.
Yarrawonga running sensation, sixteen year old Stephanie Elliott performed well on her home track with an impressive Overall Female winning performance in a sizzling time of 41 minutes and 4 seconds in the 10km event. Sister Olivia, aged just 13, finished third in the junior female event in 46 minutes and 44 seconds.
Jarrod Mullavey won the Overall Male fastest time for the third time in 34 minutes and 40 seconds. Local runner James Foster finished second fastest Overall Runner and Fastest Local in time of 38 minutes and 50 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.
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