An eager 23 Garingalites enjoyed the various towns of Central Victoria centred around Daylesford for the annual national championships held across two weekends. These events were punctuated midweek by the Aus Schools Championships & Aus/NZ Challenge concurrently with the Goldfields 3-Day (for all non-school folks). Top courses, several were World Ranking Events, and some fabulous results as outlined below. Check out the Horley family results: 4 firsts and 1 second!
An enjoyable Garingal Dinner was held at the Farmer's Arms Hotel on the Tuesday night. A three-course menu saw the thirteen Garingalites well satisfied with the fine regional food.
Australian Middle Distance Championships World Ranking Event, Blackwood
1st: Ross Barr M75A, Adam Horley M35AS, Kirsten Horley WOpenB
2nd: Lloyd Gledhill M85A, Cooper Horley M16A, Monika Lee W21AS
Australian Sprint Championships World Ranking Event, Sunbury
1st: Cooper Horley M16A, Lloyd Gledhill M85A, Iona Horley M/WOpenEasy
2nd: Nikolet Halmai W35A, James Lithgow M65A, Aiden Horley M/W10Novice
3rd: Carol Jacobson W70A, Ross Barr M75A
Australian Long Championships World Ranking Event, Nuggety Range, Maldon
1st: Eszter Kocsik W18A, Lloyd Gledhill M85A, Nikolet Halmai W35AS
4th: Cooper Horley M16A, Ross Barr M75A, Adam Horley M35AS
5th: Lilja Lehtonen W20E, Barbara Junghans W65AS
Victorian Middle Distance Championships Daylesford
2nd: Cooper Horley M16A, James Lithgow M65A, Nikolet Halmai W35AS
3rd: Istvan Kertesz M35A, Stephanie Nicholls WOpenB