Birkies on Top in Hoppet #28

The club had much success in Hoppet #28 — congratulations to all participants and thank you to the  huge club and non-club volunteer force organised by Nick Wright.

Kangaroo Hoppet (42 km) — Men

  1. Valerio Leccardi (a four time winner) and now a resident of Mount Beauty.
  2. Phillip Bellingham (also second in 2017)
    Nick Montgomery (9th), Michael Brennan (10th) & Ian Franzke (12th).

Note: Also special mention of junior Jarrah Forrer who completed his first Kangaroo Hoppet finishing in 14th place out of 240 participants in 2:03:13.

Women (42 km)

  1. —–
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  3. Cambria McDermott (USA Birkie resident coach). For 2018 we will claim her as one of us.

Note: The club had four women in the top ten i.e. Casey Wright (5th), Esther Leccardi (7th), Aimee Watson (9th) & Katerina Paul (10th).

Birkebeiner (21 km) — Men

  1. Nick Blackwell (a significant win for Nick who also took out a Junior National Title this season).

Note: Tom McMahon (5th), Liam Flanagan (8th) & Daneil Van de Ploeg (10th).

Women (21 km)

  1. Darcie Morton (new junior club member from Marlo in Gippsland). This is the second year Darcie has won the Birkie. Well done.
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  3. Brianna Oldis

Note: The club had four other women in the top ten i.e. Hannah Price (4th), Ayla Armitage (8th), Lola Timewell (9th) & Margeaux Thompson (10th).

Joey Hoppet (7 km) — Men

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  2. Patrick Manning
  3. Tommi Silvester

Note: Ash Forrer (4th) & Jayden Spring (7th).

Women (7 km)

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  2. Leila Pammer
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Note: Nicola Smith (5th), India Zwar (8th) & Mia Green (10th).

2018 Kangaroo Hoppet ResultsClick [HERE]

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