.

By MARK HEENAN

OCEAN Grove champion runner Nick Wightman will shift his focus to track for Olympic trials after he claimed a rare historic triple fun run crown on 15 January.
The star local powered home in 24 minutes flat in the 8km Bells Bash last Friday evening, which added to his Mountain to Surf and Rip to River Classic victories earlier this month.
“It had been frustrating not getting the win in the Mountain to Surf over the last couple of years, so it was good to get all three wins in the one year,” Wightman said.
Wightman, an engineer, will compete in the 1500m and 5km events at the National Championships and Olympic trials in March and April.
“Yes that is the main aim just on the track,” he said.
“I have qualified for the trials, so it is just about keeping fit here – it would be good if I came top 10, top five is my aim.”
LOCAL Ocean Grove runner James Dalton produced his first podium finish in the summer fun runs after coming third in 24.37 in the 8km Bells Bash.

Comments are closed.

More News

Acclaimed Ocean Grove author Lisa Ireland will discuss her new book ‘The Shape of Us’ at Bookgrove on Friday 5 May. ...

Ocean Grove’s new mobile phone chargers and free wi-fi access points are up and running. Ocean Grove Business Association ...

Ocean Grovers dug deep for this year’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The town raised a mammoth $33,455.42 ...

Queen of Tarts is not the typical sort of cafe you would expect to find in Ocean Grove. Although owner ...

Ocean Grove-based organisation Destination Dreaming has expanded its programs to include individuals, families and corporates, as concern grows at the ...

A strategy that beat overnight store burglaries in Ocean Grove is on the way to Geelong, police have revealed. Police ...

Latest Sport

Ocean Grove bounced back from successive defeats and produced a clinical performance with its 97-point win over Newcomb under lights ...

OCEAN GROVE JUNIOR NETBALL ROUND 4 Many of the Grove junior teams had a bye in Round 4. 15U Section 1: Ocean Grove 37 ...

Ocean Grove enjoyed four wins out of five in the senior netball against Newcomb in Round 4. The weather was calm ...