Sue Blizzard loves to run.
She runs everything from five kilometres to marathons, and she runs them all over the country.
Always in the spirit of the race, she and her running mates are often a splash of colour as they dress to impress and have fun.
Not overly concerned with time, Sue is out to enjoy herself and there is always time for a photo along the way (I didn’t even see the snow on the mountain in the Jenkins 10 kilometres let alone take a photo of it).
In the Stawell Ararat Cross Country Club’s Clem Hall Memorial 5km, sponsored by his family for 40 years, held at Three Jacks Reserve, Stawell, Sue ran with the breeze in her hair, the sun on her back and all her strength training holding firm, she surprised herself with a win.
At the start of the season, Sue didn’t even think she would be able to compete this year let alone win a race.
So it was with her usual warm smile and a great sense of achievement that she crossed the line first, with second place-getter Mike Jamieson finishing just 17 seconds behind her.
Steven Baird broke a long drought, holding on for third, after a serious injury a couple of years ago.
The President’s 5km Championship, the last race for the season, will take place this Sunday, September 24 at Greenacres Road, Moyston.
Morning tea will be held at the conclusion of the race and invitation runners are most welcome to come along and join us, race starts at 9.45am.
The Stawell club will host the Lois Trimble King of the Mountain at Halls Gap this Saturday September 23, for a five-kilometre race. Meet at the oval at Halls Gap at 9.30am.
Fun runners are welcome.
After that, there only two races left for the cross country season – a three-kilometre championship on Saturday September 30, and a five- kilometre race at Big Hill on Saturday October 6.