2017 Wild Horse Criterium Report
The eighth running of The Wild Horse Criterium drew, once again, a large crowd of participants and spectators alike. All events were strongly contested and, though we love to see everyone simply taking part and enjoying the morning, it’s great to see runners really putting it on the line as they did this year.
We saw a course record in the 22km, one of the most contested runs on the race card and saw the huge potential of 14 year old Ethan Bensted in the 11km.
We have massive support from our volunteers and our patrons as well as the ongoing sponsorship of The Athlete’s Foot, Caloundra&Maroochydore. With the calendar being so congested it’s encouraging to see The WHC continue to draw interest and competitive runners as well as those just out to enjoy the trail in a managed, safe environment. Not forgetting of course, our four-legged participants who keep coming back (3 of whom got first places with their owners this year – may have to look into that! 🙂
Footnote from Alun Davies – Having been race director and co-race director since the event’s inception, it was a thrill to finally get out there and participate in the event this year. Seeing the crowd on the course with many familiar faces along with new ones, it was immensely gratifying to see our longest standing event still capturing the imagination of those taking part and introducing a new wave of runners to the trail.