Considering the amount of rain we had in June this year we were fortunate to have a rain free day for this carnival. The month’s rain in fact proved a bonus as the course became more of a test with water in the creek and the surface damp and sodden.
An increase in the number of barriers did away with the star droppers, now regarded as a safety hazard, making for more convenient and effective Start and Finish areas.
School home bases behind the barriers were a successful innovation this year and next year there will be an increase in the number of barriers and the CBC Canteen will be behind the Home bases helping to keep the PAC Oval free of foot traffic.
2385 children were involved in the 16 races over the 2000 metre distance, 30 of these runners were from Clare.
The two Senior Students from Cabra proved to be an asset in the Recorders tent assisting with the recording of the winners. My thanks to them and their teachers for an outstanding contribution to the success of the carnival.