Matt Doyle Early Leader in 2021 ACT League

Matt Doyle Early Leader in 2021 ACT League

Pictured from left: Alison Inglis, Grant Bluett, Matt Doyle

Alison Inglis was the winner on corrected time of ACT League # 1, an ONSW event held at Wattle Ridge on Sunday 21 March and Grant Bluett was the winner on corrected time of ACT League # 2, the ACT Sprint Distance Championships at ADFA on Saturday 27 March. The Wattle Ridge event attracted 86 entries, but the inclement weather deterred many entrants, resulting in only 41 starting and only 32 finishing. The full results are here.
The top five on corrected time at Wattle Ridge were:

Competitor Handicap  Corrected times
Alison Inglis 0.640 9 min 41.65 sec
Matt Doyle 1.000 9 min 50.84 sec
Eoin Rothery 0.688 10 min 04.23 sec
Natalie Miller 0.704 10 min 51.13 sec
Ryan Stocks 1.000 11 min 30.56 sec


The ACT Sprint Distance Championships attracted 179 entries with the highest numbers being in the open classes (M21A – 19, W21A – 12). Course planner Nathan Guinness, used his intimate knowledge of the area to set competitors some tricky route choices, especially in the early stages of their courses. Determining the best routine choice relied on deciphering the no go areas. The maps are here and the results are here.
The top five on corrected time at Wattle Ridge were:

Competitor Handicap  Corrected times
Grant Bluett 0.850 5 min 31.50 sec
Martin Dent 0.920 5 min 46.19 sec
Matt Doyle 1.000 5 min 52.22 sec
Matthew Crane 0.940 5 min 54.51 sec
Shannon Jones 0.736 5 min 54.56 sec


With ACT League 2 being the ACT Sprint Distance Championships, all points have a 10 per cent loading, making the top points 138. The scores from both events have been counted to determine the standings and the top five best scores are:

  • 260 Matt Doyle AO A
  • 249 David Stocks BS A
  • 246 Ryan Stocks BS A
  • 243 Marina Iskhakova RR A
  • 241 Matthew Stocks BSA

The next ACT League event is scheduled to be at Mt Clear on 2 May, but with the damage to the Naas River bridge and the current closure of Namadgi National Park, there may be some doubt about the event being held as planned