Eighteen riders arrived at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot to 16 – 19C temperatures, only light northeasterly breezes, and sunny conditions. All 18 riders finished. Eight riders completed the course in less than one hour.
The fastest overall was Aaron Fillion in a time of 50:57, a new course record by 3 seconds better than his 2013 time. Fastest female was Calah Wright (Eurosport) in a time of 57:42 for a season best and new course record for females. Kelly Knowles previously held this record with a time of 59:35 set in 2013.
Fastest male from ABC was Denis Mahoney in a time of 58:12, a time which includes re-installing a contact lens at the turn! In all there were 4 season best (SB) times and 7 course best (CB) times, making this, the highest achieving result since this course has been used.
Good paved shoulders in both directions are now complete on this course. Because the marking at the turnaround was obliterated by the new paving, a new turnaround was marked using GPS with an attempt to hit a 40km distance on the head (many know that the version of the course used in May and June was 40.4km long).
1.Aaron Fillion RwR 50:57 CB CR (men) 2.Mike Nash RwR 53:51 3.Paul Datars OBC 55:48 CB 4.Jim Tsilemos RwR 56:35 CB 5.Calah Wright Eurosport 57:42 SB CR (women) 6.Denis Mahoney ABC 58:12 7/Colin Campbell OBC 58:37 8.Graham Page OBC 59:44 CB 9.Greg Christie 60:00 10 Robert DeVidi OBC 61:13 11.Marc Champagne OBC 61:45 12.Emily Flynn OBC 62:43 13.Russ Redshaw 65:02 CB 14. Mike Coldwell ABC 65:35 SB CB 15. Sally Warner OBC 70:25 16. Mark Miller ABC 72:02 SB (tied with 2014 CB) 17.Les Humphreys ABC 73:27 SB 18. Greg Calnan ABC 74:05 CB>
Time keeper Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan was ably assisted by Bob Woods at the start and finish and by Dave McAuslan and Bob Giles at the turnaround.