Deep Space Mountain Marathon and Half Marathon 13 November 2011
Namadgi National Park ACT
Sunday 13 November 2011
Former Australian mountain running representative John Winsbury of Canberra was in scintillating form as he strode to victory in the 2011 Deep Space Mountain Marathon in Namadgi National Park. Winsbury clocked 92 minutes for the half marathon over the course between the former iconic Deep Space tracking stations of Honeysuckle Creek and Orroral then went on to complete the full marathon in 3.09.34. There was a total ascent over the course of 1300m. Runner up was Sydney Australian ultra running representative Tim Cochrane in 3.16.45, with Tony Woolford of Coffs Harbour third in 3.44.12.
There was a Canberra trifecta in the women’s race with Louise Sharp fastest female in 4.05.10, from Bryony McConnell in 4.32.31 and Pam Muston in 4.41.30.
Orienteering international Lachlan Dow won the half marathon in 1.38.08 from fellow Canberra Cockatoo Chris Helliwell in 1.39.21 and top alpine skier Mark Van Der Ploeg in 1.43.26. Charlotte Burgoyne was fastest female in 1.56.12, with world regaining champion Julie Quinn next in 1.58.52 and veteran Cathy Crompton third in 2.01.10.
Nick Horspool took out the out and back 8km in 35.18 from Scott Wright in 42.56 and Tim Adair in 51.21. Natalie Dawson was third outright and first female in 47.03, followed by Mandy Savery in 51.45 and Annette Mackintosh in 52.17.
In the Honeysuckle to Orroral 10.6 kms, Alice Moore was fastest outright in 1.02.43, with Carly Nix second fastest female in 1.10.34, and Breanna Visser third fastest in 1.14.38. Fourteen year old Jack Marron was fastest male in 1.14.36. Kevin Rowe was second in 1.21.52.
Many thanks to Namadgi National Park and to all helpers: Carol Harding, Kerrie Muir, Tony Henshaw, Paul Veldkamp, Ben Rhee, Stuart Lindenmayer, Kerrie Tanner, Steve Appleby.
John Harding's photo album is at http://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/2011-Deep-Space-Marathon/