IT was a case of get in front and stay in front for the Nowra Athletics Club members who took part in the NSW State road relays held on the Central Coast on Saturday.
Local runners Arron Spiessberger-Parker, Harry McGill, Jake Myors and Jye Edwards won the under 20s section.
Edwards and McGill, from the under 18s, had to run up a division.
Each runner had to run four kilometres.
Spiessberger-Parker ran the first leg and got the team in front.
McGill and Myors, in that order, kept the team in front and Edwards brought the team home.
Stalwart of the Nowra Athletics Club, Rod Gibb, attended the event and came home impressed.
“They won and won brilliantly,” he said.
He added the local team showed they could match many others, including some of the teams from Sydney.
Mr Gibb said the four kilometre course tested the runners.
“There is a hill and because of its rise it takes the runners by surprise,” Mr Gibb said.
He added the good runners, once they conquered the hill, could then fly down the slope.
The local team’s combined winning time was 51.52 minutes and next best was the Randwick Botany team with 53.17.
Spiessberger-Parker’s time was 12.21 minutes, McGill’s 13.16, Myors’s 13.32 and Edward’s 12.43.
Meanwhile, today (Friday) many local runners will be heading off the Eastern Creek to take part the Cross Country titles.