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Black Snake Trail Race
Cairns, MA, May 8, 2011
For more race information, see Trail Running in Far North Queensland.
Some finishers from 2011
Cairns Road Runners Black Snake Trail Race and Motherís Day Classic, 8 May 2011
Race Director Ian Valentine
One hundred and eight runners and walkers participated in the joint Black Snake Trail Race and Motherís Day Classic Walk on Sunday, 8 May 2011. Great cool conditions greeted the runners and walkers, who started the event from Copperlode Dam and everyone was warmed up quickly as they hiked up the steep 2km hill on the other side of the dam wall heading towards the Tablelands.
Congratulations to the 16 runners who ran the gruelling inaugural 34km Black Snake Race. Club member Ben Carter came through 8 minutes ahead of the next runner at the 19.5km checkpoint, but unfortunately at an intersection (30km mark) turned left, instead of right! Club member Simon Dobbs came in first in a time of 3:39:26. Independent, Julie Sager, was the first female home (5th overall) in a time of 3:49:50.
The 21.1km race was won by Ryan Hosking (01:52:28) and the first female (3rd overall) was Fiona Campbell (02:02:43). Sydney visitors Colin Jeftha and Yolanda Jeftha both took out category positions in the 21.1km. Well done to Paul Ryan and Andrea Collins who came in first male and female in the 10km run.
The Motherís Day Classic Walk was very well received, and participants enjoyed the change of venue to participate in a 5km trail walk. Thank you for your support of this worthwhile cause. The Cairns Road Runners treated the walkers with a free breakfast after the event. Rebel Sport provided two $50 Gift Cards and Cock-n-Bull the $25 dinner voucher for a lucky volunteer.
The event was only possible through the efforts of the wonderful volunteers who gave up their morning to help out. Ian Valentine was the race director; Kev Morrisey timekeeper; Heather Vaughan, Rosie Ball, Fiona Campbell and Rebecca Tucker on rego and recording; Trevor Buckley, Jim Cavill, Marco and Tammy Kiefer at the checkpoints; Geoff Shannon set up the course; Darren Hargreaves, Rosie and Reah Omnundsen helped at drink stops. Sarah Griffiths took the photographs and Gwilym, Ceiridwen and Llewellyn Vaughan did a great job helping with the sausage sizzle. Chris Chapman did the shopping prior to the event.
Thanks to the initiative of Club Member Paul Ryan all Tablelands Runners are invited to a ďSign OnĒ day at Kauri Creek Day Use Area, Tinaroo Dam on 22 May. The next run is on the same day - the Trinity Family Chiropractic Mt Haig Marathon (also a half, 10km and 5km). Worth doing the 42.2km - the spectacular views and varied terrain are unmatched in the region!
Overall placingNameTimeCategoryCategory placingSeries Points34km1Simon Dobbs03:39:26M 30-391252Arnstein Prytz03:40:08M 50-591203Taras Jakubovsky03:42:03M 19-291164Larry Lawson03:48:54M 50-592135Julie Sager03:49:50F 40-491256Sarah Warren03:55:08F 30-391207Glen (Robbo) Robinson03:59:06M 30-392118Idan Piercy04:03:50M 40-491109Gareth Smith04:07:40M 30-393910Nathan Moore04:26:58M 30-394811Lorraine Lawson04:36:49F 40-4921612David Elms04:40:43M 50-593713Christine Bell04:45:38F 19-2911314John Vaughan04:47:30M 30-395615Ben Carter04:51:51M 30-396516Nick Bradt04:57:03M 30-397421.1km1Ryan Hoskins01:52:28M 30-39132Colin Jeftha01:58:59M 40-49123Fiona Campbell02:02:43F 30-391114Marcel deKievith02:03:38M 60-69115Neil Harrison02:12:11M 30-39216Yolanda Jeftha02:19:29F 40-491107Melissa Akmentins02:20:12F 30-39298Stevie Johnston02:20:54F 50-59189Kerry Bray02:22:13F 19-291710Martin Ball02:27:08M 50-591111Alison Smith02:28:00F 30-393612Matsuoka Nami02:32:31F 30-394513David Skinner02:46:00M 50-592114Lauren Jennings03:01:25F 19-292415Emma Mills03:01:45F 30-395316Peter Morris03:02:30M 50-593117Wayne Bowes03:07:15M 40-492110km1Paul Ryan00:49:27M 40-49112Connor O'Sullivan00:56:23M 30-39113Peter English01:04:50M 30-39214Alan Courtney 01:05:56M 50-59115Andrea Collins01:06:22F 40-49126Michelle Farkas01:06:48F 40-49217Alex Farkas01:06:59M 40-49218Richard Gray01:08:52M 19-29119Adaline Storch01:09:35F 16-181110Rebecca Tucker01:10:12F 19-291111John Melnyczenko01:14:07M 50-592112Monique Storch01:18:42F 16-182113Jude Henwood01:20:59F 40-493114Vanessa King01:24:12F 40-494115Louise Gale01:25:48F 30-391116Rosie Ball01:29:23F 40-495117Sarah Griffiths01:54:03F 30-392118Sandra Buckley01:54:03F 60-6911
Motherís Day Classic ParticipantsJulieAdilMonicaAdilTracieBizantCatherineBrownBenChilcottErikaChilcottHellenChilcottJonChilcottBadenCrathernJoanneDarkerLeahFelsteadAnnetteFrumentoJamesGlaspyKellyGlaspyWilliamGlaspyNathanGoughCoreyGuerinSusanGuerinReginaHoldenAshaHughesDavidHughesEvaHughesJudiHughesMayaHughesRebeccaHughesRyanHughesDavidJarvisSandraJarvisWilliamMathewsSheridanMeadDeborah MichaelPeterMichaelTaniaMitchellMichaelOrtizPennyPelfreyChristineRatcliffeScottRatcliffeMargaretReveleighKayRiversWhitneySagerAshleySangsterZoeSheildRebecca ShieldMikaelaSmallTamaraStewartNanceStorchGillianTapDebbieTelferLaurenVicoRichardVinenBrendaWarwickSharonWilesmithAleerahZammitBaileeZammitChristineZammitJadaZammitJordanaZammit