Winners & Results 2018

2018 full results and race certificates.

Find out how many runners beat the race trains, how you went compared to the other runners and whether you beat your time from last year!

Full results in finishing order - View

Full results in alphabetical order -View

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Male winner Nick Earl, the race train driver Peter Trenery, female winner Melissa Duncan, and fireman Matt Cantle with Puffing Billy.

Category Bib # Time Name Suburb
First Male 3991 42:56 Nick Earl Brunswick
Second Male 4713 43:07 Craig Appleby Cockatoo
Third Male 4481 44:09 Brett Ellis Bacchus Marsh
First Female 1815 48:27 Melissa Duncan Upwey
Second Female 1364 51:21 Rebecca Rosel Lilydale
Third Female 1081 52:33 Sarah Klein Moorooduc
First Race Train 3000 53:39
Second Race Train 1000 1L19:32
Under 18 Male 3632 50:37 Luke Nicholson San Remo
Under 18 Female 1370 52:56 Jaimee-Lee Code Narre Warren North
Veteran Male 4030 49:38 Campbell Maffett Northcote
Veteran Female 1104 53:37 Tracey Austin Kew
Winning Team 3:15:31  Hippo Athletic Club
4607 45:13 Mitchell Cashion Hawthorn East
4754 48:05 Ashley Cowen Balaclava
4586 49:18 Daniel Lawlor Hawthorn
4600 52:48 Matt Grant East Doncaster
Runners on Day 2,203 (Excludes race trains)
Runners Beating 1st Train Total 69
Males 63
Females 6
Runners Beating 2nd Train Total 1,533
Males 1,158
Females 375

These Official Results are calculated using the "Net Time" (the time from when you crossed the start line to when you crossed the finish line). Runners "Gun Time" (the time from when the actual Race clock began) will also be available in each 'Runners Certificate'.

Images courtesy of Mick Russell