Mt Ainslie Run Up and Hardingman Report with Full Results
Mt Ainslie Run UpTuesday 6 September 2005
Weather: Perfect weather conditions of a fine, sunny, still 15 degrees.
World long distance mountain running champion Emma Murray moved to equal second on the all-time list with 3-time Australian representative Fiona Jorgensen when she clocked 13.12 to win today’s Mt Ainslie Run Up. Emma is in full training for the World Mountain Running Championship on 25 September and had completed her usual 100 minute run in the mountains of Tuggeranong earlier in the day, so seems certain to better Judith May’s 12.59 record when she has a crack at the record when fresh.
World rogaining champions David Baldwin and Julie Quinn were also in top form. In his 48th Run Up, Baldwin achieved his first victory, in 12.17, and graciously thanked last month’s winner David Osmond for being in Canada where David achieved an awesome performance in the World 24 Hour Mountain Biking Championship, finishing 6th. The legendary Trevor Jacobs was second in 12.34, holding off by 4 seconds a strong finishing Damian Green.
Quinn was only just outside her best time when she was second fastest female in 14.53. Susie Kluth was 3rd in 16.04 in a record women’s field of 8 competitors.
Males: 1 David Baldwin 12.17, 2 Trevor Jacobs 12.34, 3 Damian Green 12.38, 4 Simon Claringbold 12.49, 5 Paul Veldcamp 13.11, 6 Norak Theam 13.21, 7 Paul Fischer 13.31, 8 Paul Blessington 13.47, 9 Silvano Sommacal 13:52, 10 Chris Newton 14.11, 11 Peter Clarke 14.18, 12 Ulli Faul 14.24, 13 Anthony Olliffe 14.28, 14 Mark Oliver 14.41, 15 Gary Molineux 14.42, 16 Sam Ryland 14.46, 17 Gordon McGurk 14.49, 18 Alex Kearns 15.25, 19 Richard Marson 15.40, 20 Jeff Howell 15.42, 21 Hugh Jorgensen 15.48, 22 Christophe Vial 15.49, 23 David Way 17.16, 24 Aaron Batten 17.24, 25 Geoff Barker 17.29, 26 Nigel Coldrick 18.33, 27 Rad Leovic 20.06, 28 Nick Blackaby 20.58, 29 Demetrious Pandouras 21.41, 30 Doug Fry 22.44.
Females: 1 Emma Murray 13.12, 2 Julie Quinn 14.53, 3 Susie Kluth 16.04, 4 Sam Reinhardt 16.34, 5 Carolyne Kramar 17.14, 6 Carol Baird 17.28, 7 Samara Zeitsch 17.42, 8 Vincenza Falzarano 19.48.
Today's event drew 39 *competitors, including Four (4) World Champions.
Emma M, Julie Q and David B, and Carol B.
Emma brought along her World Championship trophy and medal, and they were both admired by all. The trophy was too heavy to be carried on the plane in her hand luggage.
*If you think I can't count, there was another who started but pulled out after less than 1km.
As well, lots of school children in buses have their lunch in the picnic area at the base of the Mt Ainslie walking Trail.
I had a stint in the garden before getting onto the computer. Spring is here and we are getting it ready for planting vegetables and flowers.
Some vegies from last year are still growing, and last year we put in tomatoes too late for a good crop, although we had some small batches.
Until Next Time.