The 2nd race in the Ultimax Sprint Series took place today in Hunter’s Hill, Sydney. The technical 2.9km course had sections of urban, bush and park orienteering, and was said to be worthy of an Australian Sprint Championships.
Swiss international superstar Matthias Mueller (13th WOC Middle Distance 2005) took the victory in 16.06mins, only one day after arriving in Australia. Mattias said he was very happy to win his only race in Australia before heading to NZ on Friday. 2nd Place went to Ben Rattray (Southern Arrows) in 17.01mins closely followed by Ultimax Stinger Peter Preston, 17.11mins.
In women’s class, it couldn’t have been closer with Ultimax Stingers Phoebe Dent and Orla Murray joint winners, 27.20mins. Austrian Karin Leonhardt, also on a short break from the cold European climate, took 3rd place in 27.44.
Next week the Ultimax Sprints move to Sydney Park, site of a National League race in 2005.
Full results can be found at http://sydneysprints.blogspot.com/