Kylie wins two of the Pentath-run events for overall success
RUNNING: Less than a week after deciding to head to Warwick at the weekend, Kylie Simpson has come away with her first Daily News Pentath-run victory.
She has a best of one minute, 15 seconds, for a half marathon and won the YMCA Half Marathon in her debut event in the Pentath-run.
Simpson was also first in the Nike Robina Killarney Ascent, second in the Darling Downs Hotel Roadrace, third in the Warwick Credit Union Cross Country and in the top five in the Voyage Fitness 1500m.
She works in Brisbane in property development and has a dream to represent Australia in a marathon at the Commonwealth Games.
The men’s event was won narrowly by Liam Woollettfrom Brisbane from last year’s winner Dan Symonds.
Woollett, 20, is a student, coaches cross country at Ipswich Girls Grammar School, works part-time for Intraining and still fits in time to follow a running dream he hopes takes him to the Olympics.
“I will give it eight years for my Olympic dream,” he said.
There were record Pentath-run nominations in terms of event nominations and individuals. The number of nominated individuals almost doubled from last year to more than 900.