‘King’ Ed Brazier (centre) with Terry Garrett and Rodney Koopmans.
‘King’ Ed Brazier (centre) with Terry Garrett and Rodney Koopmans.

Cross Country King and Queen crowned

A NEW King and Queen of Mount Coramba have been crowned after the latest assault on the 9.5km Mid North Coast Cross Country running highlight.

"King" Ed Brazier backed up from winning the Waterworld Great Ocean run in March and was the only runner to break 30 minutes in the run to the summit with a time of 29:41.

His descent of 17:10 was second fastest behind third placegetter Rodney Koopmans who must have been rocket powered, coming down in 16:41.

"Queen" Jess Deans has just celebrated her 12th birthday and again showed what a force she is to reckon with.

Surprisingly, Jess is not the youngest queen.

That honour goes to Bonnie Hancock who was aged nine when she drew with sister Courtney (aged 11) in 1999.

The pair later went on to find fame in the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironwoman series.

MNC Cross Country

King of the Mountain

Edward Brazier 46:51 (29:41, 17:10)

Terry Garrett 48:30 (30:42, 17:48)

Rodney Koopmans 50:36 (33:55, 16:41)

Queen of the Mountain

Jess Deans 57:36 (34:35, 23:01)

Tina Thompson 59:56 (37:58, 21:58)

Eszter Hortobagyi 1:01:36 (38:47, 22:49

2km male

Harrison Colyer 7:51

Tim Martin 7:51

Daniel Williams 8:44

2km female

Kate Murray 9:42

Johanna Kuchel 10:16

Zara Temesi 10:18

4km male

Isaiah Koopmans 16:14

Benjamin Burridge 16:52

Mitchell Karrasch 17:29

4km female

Chloe Bulloch 18:43

Tara Everson 18:44

Jess Deans 22:02



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