AS part of the Lithgow Workmens Club Hockey Panthers’ Pink Day the fastest man on the turf was run with some of the fastest sportsmen from the various sporting codes taking part.
Running were speedsters Jeremy Fittler (Lithgow Workies Wolves rugby league), Michael Cox (Lazers State League basketball); Ben Picman (Lithgow Bears Centennial Cup rugby league); Jaid Godden (Little Athletics); Nick Milne (Workies Panthers hockey); Aaron Hatch (Workies State League soccer) Chris Kable (Club Revive) and Usain Bolt (Jamaica) who could not show his face due to his Olympic contractual agreements.
All the early talk was about Michael Cox who had enjoyed a successful history in junior athletics, Jaid Godden and Aaron Hatch … but it was Ben Picman who powered over the distance in front of a big crowd to be the undisputed winner.
Panther manager Grant Buttigieg presented Picman with the ‘Pink’ champions cup saying.
“On behalf of the Panthers club we would like to thank all the runners who gave up their time for this worthy cause (the local cancer support group),” he said.
“It was a lot of fun and congratulations to Ben (Picman) who was a worthy winner in a very classy field.
“There is already talk about running the event next year and hopefully we may have a female race to go with it.”
More photos from the Workies Panthers Pink Day will appear in Thursday’s edition of the Lithgow Mercury.