Wightman runs third in Mountain to Surf

Nick Wightman (left) alongside Mountain to Surf 8km race winner Andy Buchanan and second placed Collis Birmingham. Pictures: MARK HEENAN MEDIA

Ocean Grove runner Nick Wightman produced a top-three finish at the 8km Mountain to Surf Run event in Lorne on Friday 12 January.
Wightman, who won Mountain to Surf in 2016, came third in a time of 23:55 to finish behind two-time Olympian Collis Birmingham (23:34) and winner Andy Buchanan (22:58), who fell six seconds short of the race record.
Olympian Steve Moneghetti holds the record with a time of 22.52 in 2006.
The Lorne-based Mountain to Surf run is held the day before the prestigious Pier to Pub, the world’s largest open water swim.
Meanwhile Wightman stormed to victory in the 8km Bells Bash Cliff Run at Jan Juc on 5 January.
Wightman won in a time of 24:19 to finish ahead of second-placed Mitch Dyer in 24:53 and Craig Davis (25:07) who came third.
Wightman, a five-time winner of the Rip to River Classic, is a multiple winner of the Bells Bash Cliff Run after victories in the 8km event in 2015 and 2016.