The second ACT badge event for the year was held at Picaree Hill today. Runners were greeted with clear sunny skies (once the fog cleared) and headed out in the fast, but steep at times, spur-gully terrain.
In M21A there was a strong field, with Blair Trewin hopeful to be in form after returning from his European sojourn. But it was Ben Rattray who took an early lead and held it throughout the course. Second was Gareth Candy, running strongly to win many splits on the longer legs, but ending 1 minute behind Rattray. Trewin finished third. Mace Neve took out the W21A race from Natalie Smith, and Murray Scown, inspired by his JWOC experience, won a tough M17-20A course.
The event was a selection trial for the ACT Schools Team. Nadine Cejka returned from injury to win the W17-20A class, while Lachlan Dow won M16A.
Results with splits*
*results no longer available