White-hot Green storms to victory

IF revenge is a dish best served cold, then Max Green had a severe case of brain freeze after his performance at McGrath Launceston Running Festival on Sunday, 11 June.

June 23, 2023

Words by:

Jordan Abell

Media by:

Event photography and Max's mum

Twelve months after finishing second in the 5km event, Green left his competitors in his wake, not only claiming victory but smashing his previous personal best time in the process.

The 24-year-old Knockoffs member stopped the clock in an official time of 15:10, just a casual 19-second PB and 1:18 quicker than last year’s outing on the same course.

“It’s traditionally a flat and fast course that attracts a strong field of runners making it a great place to target PBs,” Green said.

“The race started at a pace that was going to get the job done, with the goal set at running low 15s.

“I took the lead at the 1.6km mark and continued to increase the pace through the back half of the race with a negative 2.5km split.”

Green, originally from Ulverstone, credited his lightning pace and triumph to Knockoffs Tuesday morning sessions.

“Big thanks to Pete and the crew who run Tuesday morning interval sessions up at the track,” he said.

“For anyone wanting to improve their time over 5km or as far as a marathon, interval sessions are the best training you can be doing.

“Coffee and a great crew to run with are an added bonus and definitely help.”

Green’s win backed up his victory in the City to Casino men’s 7km event (winning time of 22:33) in May.

Max post 5km

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