The Victorian Pyrenees near Avoca are not quite as big as the Spanish/French Pyrenees but there are certainly a few steep hills. Vic Sedunary and Merve Trease set a course that tested everyone's navigation skills, as a Australasian champs should. There was no running along a fire trail and diving off to a checkpoint. Nearly all of the course was in open bush with minimal undergrowth meaning travel was mostly limited by peoples fitness and ability to go up and down hills. David Baldwin and Julie Quinn were overall Australasian Champions and mixed open and veterans winners, Jean and Peg Douglass were first in the womens ultravets and supervets, Grant Battersby and Tony Slatyer were first in the mens ultravets, and Jordan Riddle, Hayden Scott and Cooper Jackson were 3rd in Mens under 23. Full results on the VRA website and some photos on their Facebook page or ACTRA gallery.
David Baldwin has written a short story of his event.
In the Interstate Trophy, ACTRA had a small contingent of 15 people, but with winners in multiple categories we were able to come second, only pipped by Victoria.
The Intervarsity Champs took place at the same time. Toby Cazzolato, Max Grivell, and Jack Marschall from the University of Adelaide were winners. The ANU was not represented this year because of the timing of Inward Bound and this event.