The second of the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Time-Trail Series followed the progression of the easing of lock-down restrictions in the ACT, as groups of up to 20 runners were (theoretically) allowed to run at the same time. Step by step we are progressing towards the goal of racing with each other on the same course at the same time … in the meanwhile, this format of time trial racing has provided some exciting competition of its own and another kind of camaraderie, as seen in the photos submitted for the event gallery.
The Stromlo Strides is another new course, stitching together tracks from beyond, up, down and around Mt Stromlo, starting and finishing on the superbly manicured Deeks Cross-Country grass track in front of the Stromlo Forest Park pavilion. Options included 2km (a lap of the grass course); 6.3km (half way up the hill and return); and the full 15.4km circumnavigation route.
The photo gallery, taken at all times of day (including the dead of night), shows the many faces and moods of Canberra in Winter, from early morning frost and the first rays of a promising rising sun, to blazing afternoon sunshine and a soothing early moon.
Full results are published, including some truly sensational performances! Congratulations to one and all who ran: sorry there were no burgers or pancakes at the finish line this time – though category winners will receive vouchers to enjoy a meal from our café, “My Rainbow-Dreams” in Dickson – now open again for sit-down customers!
Congratulations to Nicole Siddon who also wins a meal for the photo judged by our panel as the best of the event, featuring herself striding towards the moon, under the watchful gaze of a spectata-roo!