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LAST night’s sizzling conditions meant just getting to the Noorat to Terang Fun Run/Walk start line, let alone the finish line, was an achievement in itself.
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About 450 competitors endured the heat to contest the 30th running of the Terang and District Lions Club event, with Warrnambool’s Ella Gill and Clinton Hall collecting main honours.

It marked back-to-back triumphs for female winner Gill, who wanted to get off to a strong start in the 5.92-kilometre race.

“Last year I eased into it but this year, I just went for it,” she said.

“It was very, very hard.

“The heat was insane.

“I haven’t (raced in conditions) like that before.”

The 23-year-old was slightly disappointed with her time, clocking in at 22 minutes and 13 seconds.

It was 25 seconds slower than her winning time in last year’s race, which she ran in cooler conditions.

Gill enjoys supporting events on the south-west athletics calendar.

“This is a great little community race,” she said last night.

Gill’s partner Kris McCartney, who was the five-time defending champion of the Noorat to Terang Fun Run before last night, did not compete in this year’s race due to an injury he was nursing ahead of tomorrow’s Warrnambool Foreshore Triathlon.

It left the men’s field more open, with Hall powering to victory in a time of 19:38, ahead of Jade Frankel (20:24).

“Jade and I have had some good races over the last couple of years,” Hall said.

“With Kris being injured, that probably worked well for us.”

The winner said the initial stages of the race were challenging.

“It felt like it was 35 degrees at the start,” he said.

“They were tough conditions.

“I just wanted to run hard and then see what happens.”

The 33-year-old, who was a mid-season recruit for Old Collegians in 2011, has decided to hang up the football boots.

“I just kept finding it a lot harder,” he said of playing.

“Running hurts but footy hurts you more because you get all the knocks and that.”

Hall plans to compete in the Warrnambool Athletic Club’s coming winter series.

Third in the male race was Tyson McKinnon (21:16), while rounding out the female podium was Danielle Kane (26:52) and Kerryn Cain (28:14).

Laang’s Anthony Malady was the first walker across the line last night in a time of about 39 minutes.

While he regularly features on top of the podium in other south-west events, last night marked his first victory in the Noorat to Terang event.

“I rarely compete in this because of work commitments,” he said.

He said conditions for the walkers were more bearable.

“I didn’t think it was too bad because there was a lot of shade for us and there was a bit of a breeze,” he said.

Malady is preparing for the Great Ocean Road Festival of Distance Running in May, when he plans to compete in two walking events.

Lions club member John Keane was pleased with last night’s turnout, particularly because of the testing conditions.

“It was a very hot night and most competitors came in exhausted,” he said.

He made special mention of young Harvey Thulborn, who completed the event in a wheelchair.

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