The race covers a distance of 120 metre, on a track that is slightly uphill. Competitors are handicapped according to their previous form, with each runner ‘marked’ by a distance between 0 metres to 10 metres. Given the heats take place on Saturday and Sunday, and the final race is on Easter Monday, the winner has been touted as the one who can ‘rise to the occasion’ and improve their previous form.
Many great runners have competed over the years. There was Scottish Hall of Famer, George McNeill, who won the event in 1981. More recently, Australian Olympian Josh Ross dominated in the early 2000s, winning the title on two occasions (2003 & 2005).
|2015||MURRAY GOODWIN||GOLD COAST, QLD||12.1|
|2014||LUKE VERSACE||BAYSIDE, VIC||12.33|
|2013||ANDREW ROBINSON||LAUNCESTON, TAS||12.01|
|2012||MATTHEW WILTSHIRE||BALLARAT, VIC||12.22|
|2011||MITCHELL WILLIAMS||CURRUMBIN, QLD||12.18|
|2010||TOM BURBIDGE||CANBERRA, ACT||12.01|
|2009||AARON STUBBS||LISMORE, NSW||11.87|
|2008||SAM JAMIESON||WILLIAMSTOWN, VIC||12.09|
|2007||NATHAN ALLEN||TOOWOOMBA, QLD||12.35|
|2006||ADRIAN MOTT||ESSENDON, VIC||11.98|
|2005||JOSHUA ROSS||GILLIESTON, NSW||12.36|