The first race in the Ultimax Sydney Sprints was held in the north Sydney suburb of Riverview yesterday. An excellent course was put on by birthday girl and Australian international Tracy Bluett weaving through the harbour-side park. Excellent use was made of the intricate track networks and creek system that caught many of the more experienced off-guard.
Forty six people enjoyed the event on a night perfect for a twilight series. The course was great, and the organisation went without a hitch.
Ben Rattray showed real class beating all-comers by over a minute. Ian Meyer narrowly defeated Andy Hill, both of the Ultimax Stingers. All three were in China in November competing in the Park World Tour displaying the advantages of international experience in this race format.
Just like in tennis, the Swiss showed class as Linda Sesta won the women’s event narrowly ahead of Phoebe Dent (Ultimax Stingers). Local Lane Covean Cathy McComb showed experience taking third.
Full results can be found at http://sydneysprints.blogspot.com/
The next round of the Ultimax Sydney Sprints move on to Hunters Hill on Monday 30th January.