It was a busy weekend of racing down in our neck of the woods as three quite different types of races took centre stage.
Beginning down in our nation’s capital, Canberra was the host of the CBR 48hr track race, which also incorporated a number of other events, namely a 24hr, 12hr, 6hr and marathon races too. With a mini heatwave hitting much of Eastern Australia this weekend, it would have been tough going around the exposed race track, but still some rather fine performances nonetheless.
In the main event, the 48 hours, pre race favourite Kevin Muller took the honours clocking 340kms. In the ladies, Kerrie Williamson put in an outstanding effort to win with 322kms. Cheryl Simmons was second in the ladies event, also breaking the 300km barrier and finishing with 304.246kms and third was Annabel Hepworth with 276.824kms. For the men, Luke Mulley was second with 310.456kms and David Billett third with 284.475kms.
In the 24 hour race, Luca Turrini reigned supreme once again finishing with a total of 221.184kms. Mr. Stephen “I can run mountains or track” Redfern was second with a total of 211.691kms and Dan Symonds third with 207.799kms. In the ladies 24hrs, Linda Christison (whom I believe was classified as a walker) won the event with 154.027kms. Second was Tracey Turner with 148.724kms and third was Tracey Hind with 136.569kms.
In the 12 hour race, it was a welcome return to the winner’s podium for Malcolm Gamble who clocked a rather excellent 132.253kms followed closely by the overall ladies winner, Tia Jones who smashed out 131.066kms and broke her own Australian 12h Age Group record in the process too. In the 6hr race, Ewan Horsburgh hit out 64.823kms while Kerry Smith ran 61.094kms to take out the ladies win.
Over at a very different type of race, the Northburn 100s Glenn Sutton took out the win in 24:35, with Kieran O’Brian coming in second (25:41) and Adam Keen third (26:44). In the ladies, Polly Taylor won in 36:51 with Sally Law second (37:32) and Jentjie Kooster third in 41hrs dead. In the 100km event, Shannon Leigh Walker won the ladies race, while in the men’s Yuta Suda won.
Finally the Razorback run took place this weekend too down Victoria way. Results as follows:
- 1f Claire Healy 9.53.20
- 2f Jennifer Hore 10.27.18
- 3f Jacqui Hansen 10.32.28
- 1m Daniel Nunan 7.51.36
- 2m Campbell Craig 8.30.19
- 3m Dan Beard 8.33.02