Its taken me a while, folks: The results of the Upper Murray Challenge are now out and its official: The Moller Brothers hold the event record and my brother, Gordon, the record for the run section of the race.
|Gordon Moller setting a course record|
despite appalling conditions
Now, here's the facts:
- These records were set during the worst conditions of the 10 year history of the race. The wet, cold conditions with mud and slush underfoot made for tough going.
- I can never recall a team of amateurs winning one of these races outright. These races are always dominated by the young, hardened professionals who train and race full time. My brother Gordon is an over-worked dentist, Bruce is a full time engineer. All three of us are over 50 years old. I am in my 60th year.
- In order of the relay: I finished fourth in the mountain bike, Bruce fourth in the paddle and Gordon ran a real burner to bring us home in first place.
- In this race, we got our noses in front of Australia's two best multisports athletes - Jarad Kohlar and Luke Haines.