Cross country: Gibson claims first win in 13 starts

ON COURSE: Peter Gibson displays guts and determination during the Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club's president's handicap event on Sunday. He went on to win the event.

ON COURSE: Peter Gibson displays guts and determination during the Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club's president's handicap event on Sunday. He went on to win the event.

Peter Gibson won the Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club’s five-kilometre president’s handicap event at Moyston on Sunday.

It broke an amazing stretch of 13 top five finishes without a win.

Gibson was beaten by the narrowest of margins by his training partner Jack Trounson at Ararat just two starts before.

Gibson turned the 100th of a second loss into a race win.

Gibson’s win denied club veteran Adrian van Raaphorst his only win in 2016.

Nathan Bendelle was short of race fitness after a long absence but produced the run of the day to record a personal best for the distance and a third placed finish.

Gibson has been the Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club’s most consistent performer.

Gibson has posted two seconds, four thirds and seven fourths in a typically productive season.

Tattooed warrior Charlie Jones was having his 450th start on Sunday but was forced to pull out of the handicap event with a hamstring strain.

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