Mt Majura Vineyard, One Peak, Two Peaks and Three Peaks Classics
Saturday 8 November 2008
DENT HAS SCORCHING RUN IN CANBERRA THREE PEAKS
Australia's top male orienteer Julian Dent, just back from spending most of the year in Sweden, today won the inaugural Mt Majura Vineyard Three Peaks Classic. He completed the 26 kilometre course over Mt Majura, Mt Pleasant and Mt Ainslie in 1 hr 48 mins 51 secs, three minutes clear of New Zealander Will Smith who ran 1:51:39, and orienteering international Rob Walter who clocked 1:52:55.
It was an orienteering double in the women with Shannon Jones overtaking Kate Hodson in the closing stages to win by 31 seconds in 2:12:37, with another orienteer Sandra Oliver third in 2:15:33.
World junior cross country representative Emily Brichachek won the Two Peaks 20 kms outright in 1:32:10, burning off her training partner Scott Imhoff who was fastest male in 1:34:25. Elizabeth Humphries was second female in 1:48:30 after Australian long distance mountain running representative Fleur Flanery went off course on Mt Ainslie and ended up third in 1:50:46. Vince Craig was second male in 1:40:44 and veteran Peter Clarke third in 1:43:23.
Two time Australian mountain running representative Stuart Doyle had a sizzling run to win the Mt Majura One Peak Challenge in 30:28 for the 7.3 kms. Tony Olliffe was second in 55:15 and Tony Krantzcke third in 58:55. Laura Garvican had an impressive mountain running debut to be fastest female and second outright in 40:12, with Australian junior orienteering representative Georgia Parsons second in 43:03 and veteran orienteer Kris Nash third in 57:00.