Alpine Observer

Runners ready to hit the high plains

- ONE TO GO: RUNNING

Will Hocking (pictured) and his Mt Beauty teammates will contest the Cricket Albury Wodonga under 12s division 2 grand final on Friday after winning a close preliminar­y final against Kiewa last week. After being set 114 for victory the young Power team reached 119 in their 20 overs. Lachlan Stripeikis led the way with 24 in the run chase while Oscar Willis, Toby Derrick, Andrew Brewer and Hocking each made it to double figures. They will play Baranduda in the decider.

ONE of Australia’s premier high country locations is set to host runners from across the country this weekend.

The spectacula­r Razorback Run will take place on Saturday.

The run offers three challengin­g distances on the razorback to the second highest mountain in Victoria, Mt Feathertop.

It starts and finishes at Harrietvil­le Caravan Park and offers runners a unique high altitude challenge.

The Razorback Ridge Run is a 64km long and offers some of the most scenic views in the Australian Alps.

Runners can take the Razorback Circuit which extends 40km or the Razorback Ridge short course which extends 22km.

Running Wild’s event Director Paul Ashton said the scenery was one of the best things about the Razorback Run.

“It’s a smashing run with the best views in the High Country,” he said.

“One of the best parts about the run is being able to run right along the Razorback Ridge and take in the stunning views of Mt Feathertop.

Ashton also said it was a great social weekend.

“We have a dinner and a briefing at the pub in Harrietvil­le on Friday night, so its great opportunit­y for runners to catch up and meet new people,” he said.

“On Saturday night, we will have a presentati­on and dinner, where people will be able to catch up and talk about their experience­s from the day.”

 ?? PHOTO: Chris Hocking ??
PHOTO: Chris Hocking

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