Zoe Melhuish Moves to Top of ACT League

Zoe Melhuish Moves to Top of ACT League

Zoe Melhuish has returned to her best form to move to the top of the table in the 2018 ACT League after winning both the 2018 ACT Sprint Distance Championships on Saturday and 2018 ACT Middle Distance Championships on Sunday on corrected times. After five events she now leads the competition with a score of 406 points from her best three results and seems on track to win her second consecutive Wehner Cup, a feat achieved by four others: Jo Allison (1991-92; 2015-16), Jenny Bourne (1995-96), Geoff Lawford (2009-10) and Lizzie Ingham (2015-16).
The top five after five events are:

  • Zoe Melhuish 406
  • Matthew Crane 401
  • Andrew Kerr 396
  • Patrick Miller 396
  • Ian Prosser 393

The standings for all competitors are here.

Saturday’s event was at Canberra Grammar School where course planners Matthew and David Stocks made excellent use of a complex map. The School was most helpful with providing a good area for parking and an excellent room for viewing the live results on screens. The top five placings on Saturday were:

  • Zoe Melhuish 138
  • Shannon Jones 137
  • Eoin Rothery 136
  • Ana Herceg 135
  • Caitlin Young 134

The results are here, the splits are here and the maps and photos are here

Sunday’s event was at Orroral Crossing where course planner Nathan Guinness aided by Bryant Allen and David Hogg served up challenging courses, both physically and navigationally. The top five placings on Sunday were:

  • Zoe Melhuish 138
  • Robin Mennet 137
  • Tristan Miller 136
  • Rob Walter 135
  • Marina Iskhakova 134

The results are here, the splits are here and the maps and photos are here

The next ACT League event will be the 2018 Jim Sawkins Memorial Handicap on Sunday 3 June at Wild Deer Sands. The course planner will be Bob Allison, one of Australia’s pioneers in planning ‘Hagaby-format’ courses.

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