Race Report – Mt Majura Vineyard Two Peaks Classic and One Peak Challenge

Mt Majura Vineyard Two Peaks Classic and One Peak Challenge

Mt Majura ACT

Saturday 10 November

Race report:

Scott Imhoff of Weston Creek and Narelle Patrick of Yass took advantage of the cool overcast conditions to break the course records in today's Mt Majura Vineyard One Peak Challenge. Imhoff clocked 62 mins 25 seconds for the 15 km circuit up and down Mt Majura to finish almost 5 minutes ahead of runner up Travis Haslam with 67:10 and third placed Brent Rebecca with 67:53. Patrick finished fifth outright in running 71:08, with former champion Judith May next with 75:38 and last minute entrant Helen Larmour third in 77:45.

Stuart Doyle of Hackett took out the 26 km Two Peaks Classic for the second year running in 1 hr 48 mins 25 secs, defeating 2007 Brindabella Classic winner Damian Green who ran 1:54:40 and world M55 mountain running champion Trevor Jacobs who clocked 1:56:04.

There was no fairy tale 40th birthday victory for Jackie Fairweather in the women's field as Angela Bateup of Yass produced a scintillating performance, running 1:54:44 to be only a minute outside the course record of former world champion Emma Murray. Fairweather was runner-up in 2:01:46 and immediately headed out for extra kilometres to chalk up 40 kms for the day to mark her birthday. Orienteering international Jo Allison was third in 2:16:56.

Released by:

John Harding
Australian Mountain Running Association