Results on the VOA webpage confirm EU in SECOND PLACE in the Rockhopper Trophy competition after Round 6. Well done to the 18 members who drove to, competed and enjoyed the Mia Mia event! With a year-high 134 points we closed the point gap to Nillumbik by 30 points and went past Yarra Valley into 2nd place. Great effort everyone – but we need more efforts like that at Franklin Gorge on the 9th September. I have looked back over the records and find Nillumbik scored over 200 points twice when they had 30+ runners. So if increased numbers help to “win the day” – we can do it! The mathematics are simple – run your “A” course and score 10 down to 1 for the first 10 places in your age class. With “AShort” courses – points start with 6 points for 1st and so on down to 1 for 6th. With “B” course it’s 3, 2, 1 for the first three places. So the trick is to run/walk your course consistently – and the points will add up at Franklin Gorge on September 9!
Also that weekend – 8 and 9 September – is the Victorian Club Relays. Eureka will pay for all entries – seniors and juniors – but we need to know if you will be available on Saturday (as well as Sunday for Rockhopper points). Relays are great fun – and a good chance to meet the new people in the club. Bendigo is running them this year, so allow about an hour and a half drive. Franklin Gorge is about 1 hours drive from Ballarat. Let Blake know if you wish to be popped into a relay team in the next fortnight (Click Here) and he will do the rest. We already have some “winning” W21, M40-50 and M-14 teams selected in draft. Who could beat Belinda, Jenny and Aislinn in W21, Chris, Roch and Geoff in M40-50, and Ian L., Mitch Gee and Hugh Dickson in M-14!