Top Ballarat-based long distance runner Tash Fraser has claimed a second consecutive half marathon victory at the Carman's Women's Fun Run.
Held on the St Kilda beachfront, runners were lashed with winds and the occasional shower, but the tough conditions didn't stop Fraser, who won the race in a time of 1:22:56.8hr.
Fraser finished more than five minutes clear of runner-up Kylie Sprague (1:28:18.2hr), with Belinda Slee third (1:28:46.6hr).
The Carman's Women's Fun Run supports the Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Last weekend’s success has continued a great run of form for the Ballarat athlete, who has now claimed 10 wins from her last 10 events.
In August, Fraser also set a new women’s 50km treadmill world record.
She completed the journey at the Ballarat Aquatic Centre in 3:45:30hr, which was nearly six minutes under the previous record.
Part of her motivation for attempting the run was to raise money for River’s Gift, a charity which funds research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.