OSCAR Robinson was the men’s overall winner of the RT Edgar Bellarine Rip to River Classic 10-kilometre race on Saturday.
Robinson, who was competing in the 18-29 age group, won with a time of 33 minutes and 14 seconds.
Sarah Klein, who was competing in the 30-39 age group, was the fastest in the women’s race, with a time of 38 minutes and 51 seconds.
Jacob Bell was the men’s overall winner of the five-kilometre beach run, with a time of 16 minutes and 36 seconds, and Janice De Vries took it home in the women’s race, with a time of 19 minutes and 38 seconds.
It was perfect running weather for all 580 participants after the event was postponed from early January due to extreme heat, and runners took a slight detour in the 10-kilometre race due to a temporary exclusion zone set up by Barwon Coast to protect the recently hatched hooded plover chicks.
It was also the first year the Rip to River included a festival component, which meant the community could enjoy live music and food vans while watching the races.
Meanwhile, the 13th Beach Osteopathy Kondak Tri is on this Sunday, February 26.
Held at Barwon Heads, the race includes a 400m swim, 14km cycle and 4.4km run, which is perfect for all level of competitors.
For more information on the event, head to swracemanagement.com.
Photos by Michael Chambers