Echuca teacher Brady Threlfall finished fourth at the Cadbury Half Marathon in Hobart on Sunday.ZACH HUBBER January 17, 2013 4:06am
St Mary’s Primary School teacher Brady Threlfall has started 2013 in great form, finishing fourth at the Cadbury Half Marathon in Hobart on Sunday.
Threlfall finished six seconds shy of a podium finish with a time of 67 minutes and 38 seconds, 18 seconds short of the personal best he set in the Gold Coast last year.
But the runner was unfazed, saying a mix-up by event organisers, which saw competitors run an extra 300m at the start, combined with the hilly terrain made for a good time.
Threlfall was one of 756 male and female entrants in the category and said he was pleased with his effort.
‘‘I was always working up and down hills and never had a chance to relax during the race,’’ he said.
‘‘It felt like a 66-and-a-half kind of effort, so I’m progressing towards the long-term plan.’’
Leading up to the event, Threlfall spent time at Falls Creek completing altitude training in 19°C weather as Echuca sweltered in the heat.
Looking forward, the 25-year-old will compete at the Victorian Country Athletics Championships in Geelong from January 26 to 28 and the 14km event at the Great Ocean Road Marathon in May.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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