MUAC bubbles to the top at St Anne’s

XCR19 Round 2: St Anne’s Cross Country

A strong turnout of MUAC athletes delivered some bright results at Round 2 of XCR19. A week of cool weather and rain delivered crisp and earthy conditions with a hint of mud on the tight and grippy course. Ciara Boyd-Squires Long took to open competition with aplomb, finishing 11th in an impressive performance over 8km. Nick Earl was the first of the MUAC men home with a flamboyant early race tactics and a strong finish to give him sixth place.

A big shout out to Nick, Greg and Aubrey for helping out as volunteers on a cold and windy day. We wouldn’t score any points without you!

Ellie Benson continued her meteoric rise, to step comfortably into the Premier team, with Dr Alex Bull showing that  the life of a junior doctor is no impediment to running well. The MUAC midpack men did well, with some close battles against the first teams of other clubs. With nearly forty athletes out on the course it was a hectic day and the MUAC team gathered in the cellar of St Anne’s Winery for some sparkling red wine, bbq snacks and chatter to celebrate a good day of racing.

MUAC will be back in action in two weeks time at Round 3 of XCR19, Bundoora Cross Country, the Victorian Cross Country Championships, selection trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships and the biggest day of cross country in Victoria every year.

Team results

Premier Women: 4th, 149 points.

Premier Men: 4th, 224 points.

Division 2 Men: 5th

Division 3 Men: 7th

Division 4 Men: 3rd


St Anne’s 2019