Bush Capital Bush Marathon – 30 July 2005
Canberra's greatest ultra distance runner Trevor Jacobs enhanced his reputation with a brilliant win today in the inaugural 60km Bush Capital Bush Ultra from Campbell High School. Inspired by the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship win last Sunday of his coaching protege Emma Murray, Jacobs had a thrilling duel with Australian rogaining star Adrian Sheppard for the first 40kms before making his move on a long downhill in Mulligan's Flat and racing to victory in an impressive 4 hours 29mins 58 seconds. Sheppard was second in 4:41:09. David Baldwin third in 4:54:28 and Martin Fryer fourth in 4:57:42 also bettered 5 hours. Dual world rogaining champion Julie Quinn had a superb run to take out the women's race in 5:15:44 from Masters athlete Carol Baird who used her 6:09:43 effort as a test run for a 48 hour race she is contesting in 2 weeks.
ACT marathon representative Perry Blackmore took out the 42km Bush Capital Bush Marathon in 3:08:48 from M50 veteran Stephen Bradford in 3:17:22 and Sydney's Tom Winder in 3:21:16. Outward Bound's Laura Marshall won the inaugural women's championship in 4:50:24.