Albion Park Time Trail offers a Challenge

The recently held cross country with a difference at Albion Park was also a challenge with a difference. IBS cross country committee certainly gave athletes a challenge when they gave them 40 minutes to cover as many laps as possible over a course that was zigzagging, tough terrain and through a bushland setting that at some stages was covered with tree branches. Athletes finished the 40 minutes full of praise for the course and also the concept.

Although conducted before, athletes are now becoming familiar with what is required and as eventual winner, Darren James remarked, "once you get into the rhythm and warm up, the course is good and is challenging and allows you to increase your pace on each lap". James completed 6 laps in just over the 40 minute mark averaging a solid 4min27 per lap.

Most athletes completed 3 laps, and will look to next year to increase this.
Next week's run will be back to the Bulli course and athletes will be able to compare their times they recorded on the 1st round to judge their improvement.