Black Mountain Run Up, ACT
Tuesday 16 March
Vanessa Haverd was only one second slower than her record breaking run last month in today’s Black Mountain Run Up. Fortunately she had recovered from back pain that forced her withdrawal from Saturday’s Six Foot Track race. Patrick Kluth and Matthew Hole proved to be ironmen in backing up from Six Foot to go up Black Mountain only 3 days later. Stuart Doyle fine tuned for this Friday’s Kosciuzko Run by winning comfortably in 12.02.
There was a minute’s silence before the start to remember ppular Canberra distance runner Milton Valentine who passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer. Milton had many sporting accomplishments from basketball to long distance cycling. In mountain running he did the Mt Ainslie Run Up 32 times, with his best 12.47, and the Black Mountain Run Up 7 times, with a fastest time of 14.03. In Australian Mountain Running Championships he preferred uphill and was 3rd M50 in 2006 up Mt Tennent and 3rd M55 up Mt Rob Roy in 2008. He completed the Kosciuszko Mountain Marathon in 2007 but was proudest of his feat in finishing the very gruelling Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland in 4hrs 11 mins in 2002.
1 Stuart Doyle 12.02, 2 Anthony Scott 13.04, 3 Simon Claringbold 13.17, 4 Aaron Coles 13.28, 5 James Savill 14.35, 6 Patrick Kluth 15.12, 7 Michael Phillips 15.17, 8 Mark Oliver 15.21, 9 Steven Hanley 15.48, 10 Anthony Olliffe 16.15, 11 Kieran McDonell 16.45, 12 Matthew Hole 18.14, 13 Christophe Vial 18.20, 14 Simon Amalos 18.38, 15 Tony Beasley 20.30, 16 Michael Burt 21.12, 17 Geoff Barker 21.39, 18 Eric Wainwright 22.10.
1 Vanessa Haverd 12.40, 2 Kerri Louttit 18.45, 3 Marie Janczura 20.53, 4 Caroline Campbell 22.46.