The second race of the SILVA National League began only hours after the first finished — a chasing-start middle distance through the Para Wirra Recreation Park. Julian Dent and Hanny Allston both carried healthy leads from the morning’s race, and both posted the quickest times to take easy back-to-back victories.
The women’s race showed the strength of the Victorian Nuggets, with Jasmine Neve repeating her second placing from this morning, while Kathryn Ewels posted a strong time to take third place. Aislinn Prendergast showed her morning win was no accident to take her second victory of the day in Junior Girls.
For the men, the second place getter also backed up from this morning — Simon Uppill — although the 4 minute time difference was more than he would have liked. Eric Morris held off rumours of elite retirement with a strong third placing from ahead of the pack. Leon Keely’s speed did the job for him in Junior Men, narrowly defeating the morning’s winner, Lachlan Dow.