Ned Kelly Chase
Where: Wangaratta, North East Victoria
Status: 100km sealed, flat, accurate course (AIMS / IAAF certified), on sealed cycling paths (bitumen).
Solo 100km, Solo 50km, 4 x 25km Relay, 100km RunNBike (2 people, 1 bicycle) and other options exist.
When: Next event is 22 October 2017. Last event was 23 October 2016.
Entries: 2016- 63 (all categories), – 2015 – 63 (all categories), 2014 – 66 (ultra’s only), 2013 – 156 (all categories)
The course is the Murray to Mountains bitumen sealed cycling path (also known as the “Rail Trail”) from Wangaratta to Everton & return, then the cycle paths through Wangaratta on the Ovens River and One Mile Creek and finally the sealed cycle paths out through Oxley to Milawa and back.
The path is 2m+ wide, with very little camber and plenty of spots with good shade, trees and scenery generally.
Each 50km out and back is AIMS / IAAF “B” Grade certified accurate.
The event is a “time trial” format with entrants attempting to finish as close to 2pm as possible before attending the presentations and a celebration 1880’s themed buffet dinner from 4pm. Dinner ticket is includede in the entry fee.
How long in existence: 2013 was the inaugural year
Ned Kelly Chase Solo Winners 100km
|2016||David Overend||8:33:36||Larissa Tichon||9:05:37|
|2015||Francesco Ciancio||7:54:39||Amelia Griffith||9:41:44|
|2014||Dion Finocchiaro||7:32:29||Joanne Tremonti||10:07:58|
|2013||Moritz auf der Heide||7:39:15||Shannon-Leigh Litt (NZL)||8:46:42|
Ned Kelly Chase Best times 50km
|2016||David Fraser||3:56:51||Rachel Glasson||3:35:58|
|2015||Rick Cooke||3:47:39||Tessa Hinds||4:36:23|
|2014||Luke Stratford||3:53:02||Muriel McLean||4:50:00|
|2013||Moritz auf der Heide||3:30:21||Shannon-Leigh Litt||4:06:42|
Overall event records:
100km – Male, Moritz auf der Heide, 7:39:15 (2013), Shannon-Leigh Litt (NZL), 8:46:42 (2013)
50km – Male, Moritz auf der Heide, 3:30:21 (2013), Rachel Glasson, 3:35:58 (2016)
Race Director: Sharon Scholz email; telephone 0407 081 070