October 14, 2022
No less than four Olympians, plus an International and a further two current national champions will line up at 11:15am on Sunday October 23.
Carrying the quickest PB over 10km in the group will be Olympic marathoner Sinead Diver. Having won the Think Big Launceston Half Marathon in a course record time, Diver then went on to place 5th at the Commonwealth Games marathon in Birmingham this year.
“This will be my second time racing at Burnie 10, I also raced it in 2017” Diver said.
“From memory, it can be a fast course if conditions are good. I don’t have any time aspirations for this one, I just want to try and win.”
Introduced at the 2021 edition of the event, there is a $500 bonus for the first athlete to the turn in the 10km event. When asked if she would chase that, Diver commented.
“That will depend on where I sit coming up to the 5km mark. I won’t start the race with that as my goal, but if I’m in a good position then I’d probably have a crack!”
Winner of the Think Big Run The Bridge 10km back in February, Rose Davies, is also confirmed to line up. She’s one of 4 from the top 5 at that event from this year, which also includes Natalie Rule, Diver and the previously announced Milly Clark.
For the first time in 2022, the Strait Link Burnie 10 will be hosting the Oceania Athletic 10km Championships. This is an exciting development for the event and will see athletes from across Oceania flocking to Burnie for fast times and medals.
As a result it has attracted Laurianee Bisch from French Polynesia and recently crowned Australian Cross Country Champion Georgia Hansen.
They all have to try and beat 2019 champion Genevieve Gregson also. It’s a loaded field consistent with the quality of previous past greats who have taken on the famed event.
WOMEN / PB
Sinead Diver / 31:59
Genevieve Gregson / 32:00
Rose Davies / 32:02
Leanne Pompeani / 32:21
Natalie Rule / 32:46
Milly Clark / 33:02
Rachel McGuinness / 34:28
Brooke Hines / 34:44
Samantha Phillips / 34:52
Isabelle Pickett / 35:40
Laurianee Bisch / 41:09