Echuca teacher Brady Threlfall sets new personal best at the Rod Muir 10km Track Classic.By Geordie Cowan
St Mary’s Primary School teacher Brady Threlfall rounded out his racing year with a 22-second 10km personal best time at the Geelong Steigen Spectacular on Saturday night.
Competing in the Rod Muir 10km Track Classic, Threlfall finished the race in third spot in a time of 30:27.
Making the race even more special was Australian Olympian Craig Mottram setting the pace for the first 9.9km.
‘‘When I heard that news during the week, I couldn’t have been more excited to smash out 25 track laps as I’ve idolised him from the day I started distance running and watched his doco (The Big Mazungo) on YouTube countless times,’’ Threlfall said on his blog.
‘‘When the gun went I immediately went to the front and found myself staring at Buster’s (Mottram) back for the first 22 laps.’’
In his third time at the event, Threlfall stayed behind Mottram for the first 17 laps, before he accidentally clipped Mottram’s heels and the long-distance runner increased his pace.
‘‘This is when I begun to hurt and the mental games started,’’ he wrote.
‘‘I begun [sic] to tackle every lap one at a time concentrating on posture and rhythm.’’
Brenton Rowe and Nick Weightman accelerated with 1km to go, leaving Threlfall to battle for third spot with Kane Willie.
Threlfall held on to finish four seconds ahead of Willie to clock his personal best time to finish the year on a positive note.
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