Susanne Casanova and Simon Uppill had success in the open classes at the SA Championships held on Worlds End in the final lead-up event before running for the Australian Bushrangers team against New Zealand next week in Qld. Susanne finished ahead of her sister Jenny, with Zara Soden third. John Nieuwenhoven and Brett Merchant, in his first championship in the open class, took out the placings in M21A.
The courses were on the original Worlds End map apart from M21A (see M21A course) which extended onto the more physical terrain of Worlds End South used at the Australian Three Days in 2007. Other class winners included Stephen Dose in M35A, Steve Cooper in M45A, Robin Uppill in W45A, and Lance Fairclough in M80A. The spur gully terrain offered route choice possibilities, with those who were able to maintain map contact, generally mastering the terrain. The more subtle contours in the early part of some courses invited fast running, but was less forgiving for those not keeping in touch with the map.
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