Top start to Daily News Pentath-run
RUNNING: Australian orienteering representative Simeon Burrill was one of the early stars of the Daily News Pentath-run on Saturday.
He was in the top-10 in the half-marathon from Warwick to Yangan, seven minutes behind the winner Liam Woollett who crossed the line in one hour, 15.43 minutes.
Burrill was then eighth in the 4.8km cross country at Allora.
Woollett was first in both the half marathon and 5km at Sandy Creek and 13th in the cross country.
Last year, former Warwick High student Dan Symonds won all five events but it isn't happening quite as easily this year with a win in the cross country, second in half maraton and 13th in 5km.
One of the stars so far is Warwick State High School student Sophie Follett who was second woman home in the cross country at Allora behind Zoe Manning.
Southern Downs Regional Council mayor Tracy Dobie is a past marathon winner in Sydney but showed she can still run a top 5km with a time of 24.40 in finishing in the first 150 in a field of 501 in the 5km at Sandy Creek.
The ascent from Killarney to Queen Mark Falls is on this morning and then at 11.30am the 1500m criterium in Palmerin St, starting near the band rotunda.
The criterium will be the last of five events equalling the marathon distance, 42.2km.