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Pinnacles Classic Report

April 20, 2009
Erik Anderson, Greg Hall, Stan Fetting celebrate the end of the pain at Pinnacles CLassic 2009

Erik Anderson, Greg Hall, Stan Fetting celebrate the end of the pain at Pinnacles CLassic 2009

Greg Hall edged out Stan Fetting in a thrilling finish to the Striders unofficial King of the Mountains race at Pinnacles Classic this Saturday.  After 18km of gruelling trail running 4 seconds was all that seperated the jubilant Greg Hall from Stan. The young gun has been chasing the sly fox for some time now and it was only a matter of time before Greg’s hard work paid off.  The two came together just before the halfway mark after the tough ascent up ‘The Mother’ and from there on it was hammer and tongue all the way to the finish with each runner trying to get away from the other.  Greg opened up a lead of about 100 metres with 2km to go but the two were abreast again with about 1km to go down a steep descent.  By the time both runners got to the bottom they were sprinting and Greg timed his well to edge ahead of Stan.

Erik Anderson and Mary Jackson also put in solid performances in possibly the biggest field that Pinnacles has had in its existence.  OVer 60 runner lined up at the start for the tough challenge with climbs called ‘The Mother’, ‘The B******d’, ‘The Mongrel’, but to name a few.  Congratulations to Greg Hall on an excellent performance to knock the old boy off his perch.  Greg was quoted as saying “It’s all downhill for him from here!”, and in reply Stan was heard to say “No this simply means WAR!!!”.  We look forward to the next tussle between these two!

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