Australian Mountain Running Championships - Mt Tennent
Weather: sunny, temp about 12 degrees, humidity 40%, wind calm.
The Aussie championships were held today on Mt Tennent. Image on left shows the main fire trail from the start at the bottom to the top. The short section out to the left is Bushfold Flats which was not run today. We run this usually in February or March, a 19 km event which is great fun. With no recent rain, the fire trail surface was good with a couple of rocky bits where the track has been repaired due to rain damage.
Events for open men & women, junior boys and girls as well as age groups. Those with a little local knowledge certainly had an advantage knowing where the steep parts were. It's not all up hill. Open winners were Scott McTaggart & Vanessa Haverd, both very well credentialled runners. Vanessa won women's section of Six Foot Track this year. Scott won the Hobart marathon this year a very impressive time of 2 hrs 23 mins 39 secs showing that you don't have to be a mountain goat to win at this level.
Another great day on the mountain, even if I didn't run. Just a helper up the top.