Big M Melbourne Marathon

Distance42.195 km
Date
VenueFrankston, VIC, AUS
Winner(s)Bill Scott 2:21:04
Elizabeth Richards-Hassall 2:53:38
Entrants2771
Starters
Finishers1947 (1867 males + 80 females)
Offline1947
Online1947 (View online results)
Primary seriesMelbourne Marathon (≥ 42 records)
Other series
Rank eligibleyes
On-roadyes
CommentsInaugural
Hassall set a Victorian record
Images courtesy of second-placed David Byrnes (#744) who believes course was long by up to half a mile.
5:15 hours cut-off
9am start
Results from Bruce Hargreaves
Delacombe Park, Frankston-Melbourne Town Hall
Results book
Fun Runner Feb79 (vol.1,no.1) pp2-4
Age 6/11/78
Victorian Marathon Club v10n3 p7
The Sun 6/11/78
Local files1978_MaureenWilson.pdf
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External linksWikipedia
Youtube: Melbourne Marathon 1978 to 1981 by Bruce Hargreaves
Youtube: Melbourne Marathon-The Early Days by Bruce Hargreaves