O’Keefe Weekend

Andrew Creer

O’Keefe Rail Trail Running Festival this weekend and good luck to all entrants.

Thanks to all who have volunteered to help out at the aid station and well done to Andrea for co-ordinating this. Anyone thinking of heading out there please by all means feel free to join in the fun – Speed Street is located on the outskirts of Heathcote just near the McIvor Hwy & Northern Highway intersection – head down there until you hit the rail trail & witness completely stuffed marathoners struggle out the last couple of k’s.

Not sure which BUACER’s are soloing in which events but surely Danny Burgess will be out there.

There has been a bit of talk this week about the Ekiden challenge between the runners and the triathletes.

Apparently courtesy of some banter at school between Floyd Cartner and Andy B, 2 Ekiden teams are vieing to shatter the Ekiden record.

On the runners team is Andy, Kye Jenkyn, Matt Schepisi, Nathan Meade, Ben Stolz, Luke Millard & Stephen Van Rees.
On the triathletes team are David & Jack Meade, Matt Heislers, Adam Fleming, Floyd, Mitch O’Neil & Kobe Henderson.
The runners might have a slight edge with Andy in their team but gee there are some fast young guns in the triathletes and the others in the runners team wont be able to take it easy.

Mumtaz has organised “Team Unipride” with himself, Ben McDermid, David Heislers and David Lonsdale. Kevin deVries has pulled out injured so still a slot or two available if anyone can join in please respond to this email or message Mumtaz on BUAC FB today.

Don’t forget BUAC is back next Saturday with the College Classic. Good rain is forecast Thursday so the trails will be softened up nicely see you there…

Good running wherever you are, your BUAC committee.

Prez Ross Douglas. VP Nigel Preston, PRO Gav Fiedler, Treasurer Ben McDermid, Timekeeper Jenny & Justin Lee, Handicappers – Janelle & Chris Giffin , Web – Andrew Creer, Executive David Heislers, Darren Rowe, Andrea Smith, Secretary David Lonsdale.