The first big trail race to emerge from lockdown was the Two Bays Trail race. With a number of innovations to comply with COVID regulations, 1000 runners took to the course in waves, including a number starting the 28k from the traditional finish line in Cape Schanck. OXAC was represented by President Chris Worsnop (pictured) who ran the reverse course in 3:39:50; Margaret Fitzgerald, the fastest W60 on the reverse course (2:53:23); Brad Johnson, running the traditional direction in 2:04:09 (3rd M40); Bruce Davie winning the M50 division in 2:08:02; Harry Mezger making his 2 Bays debut in 2:32:50; and Mark Buyck “fresh” off his Tasmanian hiking trip in 2:36:55. In the 56km race, Dean Whiteley made his 6th consecutive appearance for a time of 7:51:29.
Kudos to the organisers, who managed to pull off an event with 1000 runners separated across two starting lines and starting in waves of 60. An amazingly smooth experience for the runners.