Hooked on Health wins women’s team event
Hooked on Health’s fantastic run continued today with our women’s team of Michele Woods, Sam Evans, and Jane Raftesath taking out the women’s team event in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, by the narrowest of margins. Unfortunately, our fourth team member, Stef O’Brien had to withdraw prior to the start of the race, due to illness.
A half marathon virgin, three PB’s and a “best time for ten years post babies”. As a coach, you can’t ask for much more than that! Marc Fitton, Michele Woods and Jane Raftesath all recorded PB’s, Jane taking a massive 13 minutes off her previous best set in the same race last year, whilst Sam Evans ran her best time since giving birth to her three children, completing the run in 1hr 51 mins and 23 secs. Jane completed the 21 odd kilometres in 1hr 45 mins and 40 sec. Marc broke 1hr 50 mins for the first time (just), crossing the line at the 1 hr 49mins and 47 secs!
In her first half marathon, Michele took the pace out perhaps a little too hard and says she was feeling the fast pace by the 8km mark. Oh dear, only 13kms to go! After 1 hr 53 mins and 29 secs, Michele was very thankful to cross the finish line. Great run Michele.
New to Hooked on Health, Monique Hauber-Davidson also ran the half, finishing comfortably in 2hr 17 mins.
From a spectator’s point of view, it was a very chilly and nerve racking morning, but well worth it. Thanks to the rest of the Hooked on Health team for their good wishes and messages of congratulations.
View all SMH Half Marathon results here.