Big M Melbourne Marathon
Sunday 5 November 1978
Frankston, VIC

 MaleOfficial timeFemaleOfficial time
1Bill Scott2:21:04Elizabeth Hassall2:53:38
2David Byrnes2:23:06Adrienne Beames3:00:50
3James Langford2:25:14Barbara Byrnes3:07:01
4Kevin Rock2:26:36Kathy McLean3:11:31
5Paul O'Hare2:27:09Connie Davy4:16:54
6Robert Guthrie2:32:06Carolyn Schuwalow4:15:51
7Ron Gribble2:32:24Anne Callaghan4:06:24
8Edward Paulin2:33:37Shirley Brasher4:00:58
9John Duck2:34:22Shirley Young3:50:31
10Ian Rands2:34:43Patricia Cooper3:50:06

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Official name:Big M Melbourne Marathon
Primary series:Melbourne (held at least 36 times since 1978)
Other series:
Entrants:2771
Starters:
Finishers:1947 (useable 1947)
Course description:
Sources:Results book
Fun Runner Feb79 (vol.1,no.1) pp2-4
Age 6/11/78
Victorian Marathon Club v10n3 p7
Notes:Inaugural
Hassall set a Victorian record
Images courtesy of second-placed David Byrnes (#744) who believes course was long by up to half a mile.
5-hour cut-off
9am start
Results from Bruce Hargreaves


Local files


1978_MaureenWilson.pdf

19781105_Melbourne_1.jpg

19781105_Melbourne_2.jpg

19781105_Melbourne_3.jpg

age_1978-11-06a.jpg

age_1978-11-06b.jpg



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