2008 Maryborough, Queensland

Sprint Results  /  Sprint Splits  /  Middle Results  / Middle Splits  /  Long Results  /  Long Splits

The 2008 championships were held in the Toolara pine plantations south from Maryborough two days after the completion of the Australian foot O Carnival. The races were held during the school holidays with the Sprint and Middle races on Tuesday 30 September and the Long, Wednesday 1 October.

Maps and main organisation was done by Eric Andrews.

Victoria’s then current World Champion, Adrian Jackson, won the Sprint, Middle and Long Distance Championships. Local mountain bike racer, Andrew Fellows, was 2nd in all 3 races. Relatively new to Orienteering, Fellows had won the 25-29yrs age class at the recent 2008 World 24hr MTB Championships in Canada. Victoria’s Dion Keech was a consistent 3rd place in all races.

In the Women’s elite class, NZ’s Marquita Gelderman showed the form that saw her standing on the podium at the World MTBO Champs in Poland. She won the Sprint and Long Distance titles, while Australian rep Thor Egerton won the Middle Distance race.

In the junior classes, strong performances from ACT’s Luke Poland saw him win the M20 class in all races, and Newcastle’s Alex Massey won both the Sprint and Middle Distance races.

News video on the Aus Champs

  • http://www.ausmtbochamps.com