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ACT League Still Deadlocked

Pictured (L to R): Grant Bluett, Matt Crane, David Stocks

The ACT League, which has Grant Bluett and Matt Crane deadlocked leading on 670 points, was to have been resolved this weekend with the scheduled ACT Middle and Long Distance Championships, but, because of the COVID-19 lockdown, they have had to be postponed to a future date. The most recent event at Picaree Hill confirmed how closely they are rated as they were the top two competitors, with less than 10 seconds separating them on corrected times. The full results for Picaree Hill are here, the Winsplits are here and the maps and photos are here.

The top 10 on corrected times at Picaree Hill

Competitor Handicap  Corrected times
Grant Bluett 0.8500 6 min 14.99 sec
Matt Crane 0.9400 6 min 23.91 sec
Tomas Krajaca 1.0000 6 min 29.54 sec
Eoin Rothery 0.6880 6 min 44.11 sec
David Stocks 0.9100 6 min 46.51 sec
Grace Crane 0.7680 6 min 55.61 sec
Matthew Stocks 0.8400 7 min 18.79 sec
Ian Prosser 0.7300 7 min 23.73 sec
Ryan Stocks 1.0000 7 min 44.72 sec
Liz Abbott 0.5680 7 min 48.45 sec

The top five best five scores after nine events are:

  • Grant Bluett AO A, Matthew Crane AO A 670
  • David Stocks BS A 654
  • Grace Crane AO A 644
  • Matt Doyle AO A 643

The full standings are here. A revised date for the ACT Middle and Long Distance Championships will be advised in due course.

Meanwhile, Bluett can reflect on his historic victory, on this day 20 years ago, in the inaugural individual men’s race at the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan. This was Australia’s most significant win at the elite level at the time. More of the story and photos are here.