IT WAS a warm 21 degrees this morning for more than 2500 competitors in the Botanic to Bridge which saw the runners from Brisbane dominate in the men's 8km race but there was no stopping our Gladstone women.

Meteors hockey player Stephanie Pulman backed up from semi-finals last night to win ahead of Kirkwood mother Odette Mutu.

 

First and Second women place getters in the 8km run: Stephanie Pulman and Odette Mutu with her daughter Esme, 2 Thousands race in the annual Botanic to Bridge. Sunday 21 August 2016.
First and Second women place getters in the 8km run: Stephanie Pulman and Odette Mutu with her daughter Esme, 2 Thousands race in the annual Botanic to Bridge. Sunday 21 August 2016. Paul Braven

Full results at: http://www.racetecresults.com/Results.aspx?CId=7&RId=512&EId=1

Pulman finished the race with her best time for the Botanic to Bridge with 34 minutes and 3 seconds.

"I wasn't expecting to win the race. I didn't feel that good this morning," she said.

"Backing up after hockey yesterday I didn't think I would go this well."

She finished 1 minute and 34 seconds ahead of Mutu and 1 minute and 55 seconds ahead of Glen Eden resident Kate Charalambous.

Brisbane runner Jack Curran was up in Gladstone in preparation for the Bridge to Brisbane next Sunday.

The best men's Gladstone runner was Rowan Hughes who finished fourth and also took out the Men's Masters race with a time of 30 minutes and 6 seconds.

It was a solid performance from Hughes who is not in a running club.

"I'm just a weekend jogger," he said.

"I've done a bit of running lately and just jump in this and see how I go."

In the 3km race, Jack Curran's running club member Chevy Black finished just 12 seconds ahead of Nicholas Green.

It was Black's first time in Gladstone and said he got caught up in the middle of the pack at the starting line.

After spending some time weaving through the traffic he caught leaders and narrowly ran away with it.

Bundaberg's Rebecca Jenner won the women's 3km race with a time of 11 minutes and 40 seconds, just 27 seconds ahead of Gladstone's Ally Ware.

 

Richard and Zoe Woolcock, 4 at the starting line. Thousands race in the annual Botanic to Bridge. Sunday 21 August 2016.
Richard and Zoe Woolcock, 4 at the starting line. Thousands race in the annual Botanic to Bridge. Sunday 21 August 2016. Paul Braven

RESULTS

Womens 8km

Stephanie Pulman - 34.03 mins

Odette Mutu - 35.37 mins

Kate Charalambous - 35.58 mins

Katie Keohane - 36.16 mins

Alisha Chapman - 37.37 mins

Kerri-Anne Von Deest - 38.15 mins

Charlotte Baker - 39.13 mins

Catherine McKewen - 39.22 mins

Jodie Davey - 39.26 mins

Leanne Mitton - 29.27 mins

Mens 8km

Jack Curran - 25.34 mins

Glen Yarnham - 27.17 mins

Kevin Toman - 27.42 mins

Rowan Hughes - 30.06 mins

James Ferris - 30.27 mins

Zachary Ellsworth - 30.50 mins

Tom Smith - 30.57 mins

Lachlan Blake - 31.01 mins

Trevor Smith - 31.11 mins

Andrew Hopkinson - 31.28 mins

Womens 3km

Rebecca Jenner - 11.40 mins

Ally Ware - 12.07 mins

Zarah Nash - 13.02 mins

Sidney Blake - 13.15 mins

Georgia Muir - 13.33 mins

Rebecca Devine - 13.36 mins

Jessica Altouvas - 13.41 mins

Annali Philpott - 13.56 mins

Catheryn Hoare - 14.11 mins

Penny Palfrey - 14.11 mins

Mens 3km

Chevy Black - 9.52 mins

Nicholas Green - 10.04 mins

Ty Lawrie - 10.12 mins

Tallis Stanhope - 10.33 mins

Dylan Mills - 10.41 mins

Jayden Mills - 10.44 mins

Ciaran Toman - 11.11 mins

Jye Spanner - 11.13 mins

Matthew O'Neill - 11.31 mins

Brady Blake - 11.45 mins



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