||Frances was heard to say at registration: "Usually before a race you can look around, see several fat blokes and think to yourself that there's at least someone you can beat. I can't see any fat blokes here."
Neville's Score courses were good, but lots of teams were late back having got caught out by the areas of tussocks; anyone not used to that sort of terrain suffered badly.
Jethro Lennox (ex-HRR) and his partner won the elite class, which is the biggest mountain-marathon achievement of the year. Jethro was delighted, and more animated than I'd ever seen him before.