THE sweltering heat didn't deter the crowds last weekend, with about 1200 people turning out in the classic summer weather for the annual Miles Races.
Miles and District Amateur Picnic Race Club president Lance Krause said it was an excellent meet, and the club's only one for the year.
"We had a terrific day, we had good fields, just about every race was full,” Krause said.
"(We were) very fortunate with the weather, while it was a bit warm we snuck in before the heatwave.”
In fact, Krause said crowd numbers were slightly up on the club's average.
"(There were) lots of big smiles, people were back and enjoying the day and catching up with old friends,” he said.
"We even had people travelling out of Brisbane... for the day.
"It was good to see some people travel that far.”
The races were a great start to the year for the club, and Krause said they have plans for improvements throughout 2018.
"Hopefully in this next 12 months we'll get some extra work done on the running rails, particularly the outside running rails,” he said.
"And also for our judges stands just to make access safer and easier for them.”
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