Black Mountain Challenge 11 December 2005
Yes, the profile is an accurate depiction of the course.
Starting from John Cardiff Close on Black Mountain Peninsula, the course follows bike paths beside the lake, and Clunies Ross Street to the commencement of Black Mountain Drive.
This first 2km is flattish, and then about 300 metres into the drive the road commences to climb more steeply, before becoming less steep.
From the entry to Black Mountain Drive, there follows 3km uphill; although cyclists use it early in the morning for their hill repeats, there are not so many runners who do hill repeats on the road. However some use it around their lunchtimes on occasions. This is not a busy road traffic-ways, but care is needed, for their are many unsighted bends.
A large field ran this event, about 146, and the Women's race record formerly held by Joy Terry was well and truly beaten by Jackie Fairweather who just got under 20 minutes, which may well be rounded up to 20 minutes in the official results. Dave Osmond took first placing for the males and overall.
Last Year, 2004, Scott McTaggart set a new men's Record, and this year, Jackie Fairweather set a new Women's record. What's left for next year?? Tom Van Gerwen, who had run most of the Black Mountain Challenges, ran again this year, just beating Friar, in a time just under 35 minutes.
Until Next Time