Black Mountain Run Up -- Tuesday 19 th April 2011
Black Mountain Run Up, ACT
2.6 kms, 200m climb
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Legends challenge Black Mountain
The Black Mountain Run Up field for April was adorned by several legends of running and multi-sport. Max Bogenhuber, a legend of the Six Foot Track run, Western States 100 miler in the USA and Australian off road ultra runs, was visiting from Sydney. Max, now 69, was joined by 80 year old Canberra Masters legend Rad Leovic, a world Masters triathlon and duathlon medallist. Both Max and Rad are contesting this year’s World Masters Mountain Running Championships in Italy.
Other legends on the start line included multiple world rogaining champion David Baldwin, Australian mountain running champion and Crackenback Challenge record holder Vanessa Haverd, and David Osmond, who has won a record number of Crackenback Challenge runs and also represented Australia more times in the World Mountain Running Championships than anyone else.
It was Osmond who took out the race in 12.19, giving him the Black Mountain – Mt Ainslie double for the month. Luke Schofield was 2nd in 13.01 and David Baldwin 3rd in 13.55.
A quality women’s field was headed by Vanessa Haverd clocking14.04, with Elizabeth Humphries 19 seconds behind, and Louise Sharp 3rd in 15.31.
Males: 1 David Osmond 12.19, 2 Luke Schofield 13.01, 3 David Baldwin 13.55, 4 James Stewart 14.15, 5 Zac Savage 14.35, 6 Jason McCrae 14.40, 7 Steve Rohan-Jones 14.45, 8 John Fleming 15.13, 9 David Ellis 15.18, 10 Steve Hanley 15.20, 11 Matthew Hole 16.32, 12 Tony Olliffe 16.58, 13 Gordon McGurk 17.46, 14 Max Bogenhuber 18.52, 15 Chris Burnell 19.45, 16 Geoff Barker 20.34, 17 Michael Burt 20.53, 18 Rad Leovic 25.51, 19 Demetrios Pandouras 25.59.
Females: 1 Vanessa Haverd 14.06, 2 Elizabeth Humphries 14.23, 3 Louise Sharp 15.31, 4 Jane Zeller 16.05, 5 Kerri Louttit 18.14, 6 Elizabeth Short 20.20.
On a reasonably clear and tending to be warm day, a large crowd, gathered for the Black Mountain Run Up today.
Since a new car park has been placed in the start area that used to be on grass, we gathered near the car park gates, and were sent off by John Harding, after he told us about Upcoming mountain running events.
He introduced today's event as a legends run-up, because of all the well performed runners participating.
Today's event was won by Dave Osmond and Vanessa haverd, with Doug Fry managing 2.1km, in a time of 30 minutes, about the same time as a recent attempt.
Doug noticed several Vets runners out in their lunch time, Maria leading Amanda, Katie, and one other in that pack, who he didn't see clearly. A couple of regular Customs Joggers also ran, amongst them being Tony Olliffe, Geoff Barker, Rad Leovic, Demetrious Pandouras, and Gordon McGurk.