Oswin finishes fifth in Gold Coast marathon
GLADSTONE'S Prue Oswin continued her meteoric rise in the sport of marathon with a fabulous fifth placing for her age group at the Gold Coast Marathon last weekend.
Oswin, competing in her first marathon finished fifth in the women's 25-29 years age group, completing the 42km course in a time of 3 hours, 21 minutes, 27 seconds (3:21.27).
She was partnered in the race by experienced marathon runner Gary Zupan who sacrificed his own time to help Oswin get through her first race.
A record contingent of Gladstone runners took part in the race, with over 15 competitors on the Gold Coast for the race . Kent Spencer was the first past the post, running a fantastic time of 3:04.13.
John 'Grinner' Staley would have been smiling at the finish line, completing the course in 3:08.26.
Another fine performer was Glenn Cordon who finished 18th in the men's 25-29 group after his time of 3:10.36.
Leanne Stevens scored a 13th placing in the women's 40-44 age group, while Peter Couperthwaite finished 14th in the men's 50-54 age division.
Other locals to complete the full course included Mike Mason, Ray Hobbs and Mike Phillips.
Brett Stevens was Gladstone's best in the half-marathon, while Phil Davis and Peter Benham also did well.
Gladstone also had three contestants (Sandy Davis, Rogerio Bernardes and Joao Quintao) excel in the 10km race. Gladstone couple Russell and Sandra Davie completed the 7.5km walk in 1:04.23 and 1:04.24 respectively.