Posted on 28/02/2016 by Chris Stevenson

My wife, Dianne, and I competed in the Lane Cover river 6 hour event in 1995 and yesterday I fronted up for another go. What has changed?

Team “Tochris” at the finish. Chris Stevenson on the left and Chris Cunningham on the right

It seemed to me that there were more teams running the event yesterday. It might be my imagination, but I think I see many more women competitors running than I did 21 years ago. Also I must call out Mike Hotchkis who finished 8th overall in 1995 and finished 5th overall yesterday, now competing as a super veteran. I strongly suspect that Mike will near the top of the leaderboard if this event is held again in 2037.

The Lane Cove river valley and much of the course has not changed much over the last 21 years. There has been a lot of development in and around Macquarie Park station, but other than that the course looks pretty similar.

Well done to Ted Woodley and all the volunteers for putting on the event yesterday. It was a great event. I am looking forward to 2037.

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