TEACHER Cassie Percival would love nothing more than to let her classes watch movies today as she recovers from her efforts in claiming a Hervey Bay 100 second place.

"Hmmm," the Urangan High mentor said when asked about returning to work.

"Brian Harrington and I convened the schools trials yesterday at Scarness, so we've had a big weekend with the Urangan High graduation on Thursday, the formal on Friday and that (on Saturday morning).

"I'm not sure how I'll go (in class), I'd like to say it'd be a day of movies but I think my boss would kill me, so it'll be just another day at the office."

Her second place capped an impressive race for Percival, who was below peak form and competing in her first outing since May.

"I surprised myself out there today," Percival said.

"We train down here fairly often but it's always a tough bike ride, you've got the drag up to the other end and then the pinch up the Gatakers hill is always tough.

"The run was fast and flat, and it was nice to come back through the crowd.

Her performance was complemented by that of another local, in veteran Steven Schofield, who told the Chronicle his young son Fraser helped him to third place.

He explained: "I've got a little six-month-old baby, and I haven't been able to train as much as I'm used to - but I'm starting to think it's helping me because I used to train too much."



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