Jongewaard defends Flight Centre Epic title

Willett wins women's event

South Australian Chris Jongewaard has made it back-to-back wins in the Flight Centre Epic mountain bike marathon in South-East Queensland, Australia, on Sunday, August 23.

The four-time national Australian champion took four hours, 25 minutes and 32 seconds to complete the 100km event, which was held in heatwave conditions on a course along the Bicentennial National Trail at Old Hidden Vale in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane. Brisbane's Jodie Willett won the women's 100km event.

Jongewaard, 30, competed in the Epic after facing trial in Adelaide last week on charges of causing serious harm by dangerous driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He was found guilty of aggravated driving without due care and leaving the scene of an accident. He was found not guilty of causing serious harm by dangerous driving, the original charge which the four time national champion pled not guilty to.

Queensland's Peter Herzig finished almost 20 minutes behind Jongewaard in second place while South Australian Brett Anderson was third.

Results

Women 20-29
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Best7:13:45 
2Karen Best1:49:55 
Women 30-39
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jodie Willett5:27:47 
2Naomi Hansen0:15:19 
3Susan Sim0:47:10 
4Yoko Okuda0:53:50 
5Belinda Caruso1:06:46 
6Natasha Laurens1:45:41 
7Kim Stokeld1:47:25 
8Rach Edwards1:49:06 
9Kelly Smith1:49:10 
10Clare Sellers2:11:52 
11Kirsten Bowe2:24:11 
12Helen Lucas2:24:46 
13Emma Thomson3:17:07 
Women 40-49
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adriana Krommenhoek8:31:19 
2Wendy West0:11:42 
3Alison Forbes0:16:01 
Women 50-59
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Angela Skirving8:32:06 
Men 19 & under
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aaron Benson4:49:27 
2Joshua Bamford1:51:53 
3Declan Thomas3:43:12 
DNFChristopher Hahn  
Men 29-29
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brett Anderson4:45:36 
2Andy Fellows0:09:30 
3Andrew Mallett0:14:01 
4Grant Widesth0:15:05 
5Dion Blair0:17:34 
6Brendan Sellers0:48:51 
7Michael Geale0:53:45 
8David Penhaligon0:53:52 
9Shane Taylor0:57:04 
10Michael Rummy0:59:15 
11Max Jeffries1:03:55 
12Dennis Morrison1:06:11 
13Timothy McCullough1:16:10 
14Jamie Bailey1:22:31 
15Craig Northway1:31:42 
16Michael Elliott-Smith1:32:19 
17Mark McCann1:39:04 
18Joel Young1:46:11 
19Robert West1:48:59 
20Glen Foley1:53:51 
21Phillip Adams1:55:41 
22Ryan Crow1:55:49 
23Greg Murison1:56:27 
24Rupert Leigh2:17:56 
25Matt Dobinson2:23:31 
26Nick O'Brien2:25:17 
27Billy Weymouth2:45:57 
28Matthew Turner2:51:01 
29Alan Keith Ferris2:52:48 
30Nick Vincour2:55:00 
31Aaron Hoepner2:59:59 
32Matt Dall3:02:28 
33Matt Pauli3:05:23 
34Shane Russell3:13:38 
35David Teakle3:15:19 
36Aaron Brindley3:20:24 
37Peter Wand3:24:26 
38Rohan Bolton3:27:10 
39Selwyn Rees3:36:14 
40Jeremy Chan3:39:57 
41Nicholas Murray3:39:58 
42Mitchell Levy3:45:35 
43Phil Aslett3:45:42 
44Tim Sticher3:53:06 
45Grant Joy3:53:19 
46Glen Powell3:53:38 
47George Sofronoff4:18:06 
48Gareth Rees4:27:21 
49David Cavanagh4:33:37 
50Nicholas Hutchinson4:43:30 
DNFKenneth Wilson  
DNFJames Kam  
DNFLiam Bowles  
DNFBen May  
DNFChris Irwin  
DNFCraig Mitchell  
DNFDavid Little  
DNFHenry McSorley  
Men 30-39
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Jongewaard4:25:32 
2Peter Herzig0:18:55 
3Gavin McCarthy0:27:06 
4Tim McNaughton0:43:14 
5Justin Ward0:47:27 
6Darren Smith0:49:45 
7Richard Laurens1:00:53 
8Chris Cooke1:13:10 
9Jason Morgan1:13:59 
10Dougal Scott1:20:34 
11Brett Nelson1:22:14 
12Steve Johnson1:22:58 
13Chris Swift1:23:30 
14Russell Rogers1:26:24 
15Lee Stariha1:29:44 
16Gary Smollen1:32:07 
17Rhinestone Cowboy1:34:46 
18Justin Claridge1:38:20 
19Mark Lang1:40:58 
20Nigel Koolik1:42:39 
21Craig Daniel1:43:34 
22Mick Hernan1:49:24 
23Paul Adams1:50:13 
24Daniel Zabek1:51:30 
25Tim Clarke1:52:23 
26Michael Giess1:52:41 
27Stephen Bosch2:03:55 
28Jamin Mulvey2:06:27 
29Gavin Jackson2:06:45 
30Ross West2:07:40 
31Dean Kelly  
32Clinton Dowd2:11:17 
33Christoph Ort2:11:26 
34Brendan Ekas2:11:52 
35Matthew Driver2:17:59 
36Dave Thomson2:20:31 
37Nate Peterson2:21:06 
38Brendon Jackson2:22:44 
39Peter Humberdross2:24:37 
40Nigel Hardie2:29:54 
41Rodney Gibson2:30:09 
42Rob Jackson2:32:50 
43Graeme Fulton2:33:15 
44Clayton Boyce2:33:20 
45Aaron Shepley2:33:21 
46Gavin Byrne2:35:07 
47Paul Rees2:35:27 
48Alan Kelk2:35:30 
49Alexander Wall2:37:56 
50Robert Rowe2:37:58 
51Justin Smith2:39:24 
52Andrew Lane2:39:25 
53Craig Flintoft2:40:43 
54Jason Cheshire2:41:35 
55Matthew Ness2:41:38 
56Julian Porter2:43:28 
57Peter Tonkes2:45:22 
58Greg Wilson2:46:24 
59Ryan Myler2:46:45 
60Bernard Reeves2:47:20 
61Surya Graf2:48:13 
62Paddy Lynch2:48:22 
63Anthony Cooke2:48:37 
64Aaron Pinkerton2:53:55 
65Patrick Eastgate2:54:44 
66Peter Garrone2:56:36 
67Mark Rasi2:57:38 
68Mark McClure2:57:58 
69Michael Sommer2:57:59 
70Jason Genrich3:02:42 
71Shane Fraser3:03:29 
72Damian Bowden3:04:04 
73Justin Hammond3:04:39 
74Nick Westwood3:04:56 
75Johan Roux3:05:49 
76Craig Wilson3:07:14 
77Yuuki Yoshioka3:08:22 
78David Hodgson3:08:32 
79Ian Carpenter3:13:09 
80Paul Fletcher3:17:19 
81Andrew Garnsworthy3:17:57 
82Todd Bray3:18:01 
83Rik Barton3:18:38 
84Tony Clark3:19:20 
85Dean McBeath3:19:36 
86Brody Wilcox3:19:52 
87Brett McGregor3:20:46 
88Wayne Adams3:21:21 
89Luke Palmer3:22:20 
90Shameem Khan3:24:06 
91Steve Benecke3:24:50 
92SW Jacobsz3:24:57 
93Clinton Zahmel3:25:24 
94Robert Ully3:29:54 
95Paul O'Connor3:30:18 
96Luke Higgins3:31:48 
97Heath Mengel3:34:14 
98Gerard Collins3:34:41 
99Kevin Dodd3:35:20 
100Paul Anoleck3:39:27 
101Ian Teakle3:41:07 
102Shane Bennett3:41:30 
103Shawn Depper3:41:39 
104Alex Herrera3:42:46 
105Michael Pointing3:43:16 
106David Hoswell3:44:04 
107Redmond Webster3:44:07 
108Joe Carroll3:44:33 
109Andrew Richards3:45:08 
110Luke McBeath3:47:25 
111Scott Hadden3:48:09 
112James Fraser3:49:03 
113Patrick Weir3:52:17 
114Ty Dowker3:53:01 
115Tim Floyd3:55:03 
116Neil Wardlaw3:56:31 
117Rohit Kurucz3:57:44 
118Adrian Neumann3:57:59 
119Aaron Haycock3:59:08 
120Christopher Strachotta4:01:05 
121Greg Wickman4:01:55 
122Jason Sprague4:03:13 
123Ben Hyde4:09:15 
124Richard Gradwell4:12:52 
125Matt Blair4:13:23 
126Matthew Ward4:13:39 
127Brendan Robinson4:16:29 
128Craig Turner4:16:44 
129Brian Monks4:16:49 
130Matthew Nilsson4:20:11 
131Adam Doyle4:22:26 
132Greg Harm  
133Scott Rae4:26:44 
134Glen Brownlie4:29:15 
135Alex Paddock4:29:38 
136Chris Pearson4:30:40 
137Gavin Christison4:30:47 
138Terry Skerratt4:32:14 
139Darren Eckford4:32:31 
140Peter Sunter4:36:11 
141Andy Simpson4:36:12 
142Peter Murphy4:40:42 
143Andrew Peake4:44:21 
144Alex MacDonlad4:47:23 
145Christopher Lyons4:47:41 
146Jason Steffen4:57:04 
147Nick Weijers5:04:07 
148William Price5:07:24 
149David Paterson5:16:29 
DNFKameron Golding  
DNFJames Spargo  
DNFPaul Saunders  
DNFMichael Mitchell  
DNFMark Smith  
DNFBrett Chaseling  
DNFAndrew Fearon  
DNFAndrew Callow  
DNFDugald Macarthur  
DNFDavid Steptoe  
DNFDerek Hallam  
DNFGlenn Kerrison  
DNFGerard Coggan  
DNFDavid Buchanan  
DNFWayne Bloss  
DNFShaun Hay  
DNFShane Burns  
DNFStuart Wagner  
DNFDaniel Bunce  
DNFRichard Powell  
DNFRichard Maas  
DNFRob Milligan  
DNFColin Wallace  
DNFToby Plummer  
DNSBenjamin Edwards  
DNSAdam Kerr  
Men 40-49
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Clews5:21:30 
2Al Wallace0:13:13 
3Adrian Lohmann0:26:34 
4Allan Morrison0:32:23 
5Peter Hood0:42:20 
6Aaron Donaldson0:42:30 
7David Archer0:44:08 
8Trent Moore0:45:09 
9Les Heap0:50:59 
10Robert Edgar0:55:53 
11Chris McDonald0:55:57 
12Scott Summers0:58:11 
13Jay Dorreboom1:04:02 
14Haggis .1:04:05 
15Geoffrey Canfell1:06:09 
16Rob Treloar1:10:19 
17Tony Makelainen1:11:33 
18John Searston1:12:18 
19Barney Graham1:13:02 
20Mark Roberts1:14:07 
21Ian Wilson1:14:33 
22Marc Hogan1:15:59 
23Kyle Eaglestone1:25:20 
24Marcus Anstey1:26:47 
25Robert Hain1:27:47 
26Tony Pratt1:28:18 
27Kevin Sims1:29:20 
28Mr Perry M Bowe1:34:47 
29Harry Burnett1:34:54 
30Geoffrey Broad1:34:56 
31Geoff Wegner1:35:33 
32Mark Davidson1:36:05 
33Peter Brinckman1:36:54 
34Andrew Demack1:37:21 
35David McCulloch1:39:34 
36Brett Williams1:39:35 
37Simon Cordery1:43:10 
38Dean Winchester1:45:06 
39Anthony Rohan1:47:53 
40Charles Buchanan  
41John T Maguire1:48:38 
42Steve Bayliss1:48:41 
43Scott Peters1:49:11 
44Andrew Porter1:49:19 
45Stewart Cumming1:49:22 
46Chris Barnes1:50:24 
47Frank Kenny1:51:02 
48Marion (Rusty) Mark1:51:20 
49Gareth Price1:51:22 
50Greg Morgan1:52:10 
51Steven Jenkins1:52:17 
52Rod Yann1:53:38 
53Nicholas Phillips1:58:45 
54Cameron Prout2:05:59 
55Peter van der Pligt2:06:13 
56Peter York2:06:44 
57Graham Robbins2:09:54 
58Don Warnock2:10:04 
59Steven West2:13:04 
60Arnie Ehlers2:14:11 
61Daniel Powell2:18:11 
62Alister Byrom2:23:15 
63Andy Everest2:24:42 
64David Ribeiro2:30:25 
65Russell Cooper2:32:57 
66Paul Turner2:33:08 
67Ian Whatman2:34:51 
68Chris Oliver2:36:23 
69Jon Douglas2:36:46 
70Ian Butler2:38:51 
71Brad Moses2:41:08 
72Rob Hordern2:41:19 
73Aaron Donaldson2:41:52 
74Philip Barber2:41:58 
75Pierre Waldron2:44:26 
76Bill Thomson2:46:52 
77Mark Murray2:49:09 
78David Torrance2:50:36 
79Michael Rollinson2:51:47 
80Stephen Finch2:53:35 
81Troy Barnett2:55:24 
82Tony Harkin2:55:35 
83John Gan2:57:01 
84Roly Mosse2:59:03 
85Craig Blanch3:04:37 
86Sean Grimmond3:04:40 
87Roger Derrick3:05:46 
88Michael Scott3:11:06 
89Peter Edwards3:13:01 
90Mick Anglberger  
91Nick Samios3:17:09 
92John Franklin3:20:22 
93Steven Turner3:21:35 
94Agostino Scocchera3:22:31 
95Andrew Kennedy3:23:23 
96Neil Pollock3:23:44 
97Gert Maritz3:26:13 
98John Ruddick3:26:26 
99Glenn Williams3:30:19 
100Steve Gassner3:32:26 
101Brian Schech3:32:29 
102Sean Bennett3:35:04 
103Sean Pearce3:36:31 
104Darren Schooth3:37:18 
105John Howard3:37:31 
106Brett Andrew Kelly3:37:33 
107Ian Cairns3:40:08 
108Robert Nichols3:40:43 
109Christopher Daunt3:41:10 
110Grant Jakins3:48:35 
111Justin Jones3:49:42 
112Graham Corin3:57:57 
113Benjamin West4:03:17 
114David Walton4:03:19 
115Dave Mee4:03:21 
116Michael Paterson4:20:31 
117Jeff Tillack4:20:59 
118Andrew Ryan4:22:10 
DNFJoel Flom  
DNFGreg Thorton  
DNFJeff Muir  
DNFMike Mulheran  
DNFPaul Millington  
DNFMark Fletcher  
DNFEvan Broughton  
DNFDirk Fourie  
DNFDarrel Fogg  
DNFDavid Crow  
DNFDavid Lynch  
DNFDavid Harland  
DNFWade Singleton  
DNFRobert Triggs  
DNFWayne Wilmott  
DNFStephen Baltzer  
DNFSimon Faber  
DNFSteven James  
DNFRussell Johnson  
DNFScott Hartwell  
DNFStephen Rugendyke  
DNFStephen Mitchell  
DNFSteve Wyborn  
DNFRob Wass  
DNFRob Kirwood  
DNSDarren Withers  
Men 50-59
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Schaab6:09:13 
2Tony Moxon0:04:32 
3Tim Anderson0:04:37 
4Robert Becher0:05:18 
5John Travers0:10:45 
6Garry Rogers0:13:36 
7Malcolm Robertson0:23:18 
8Robert Rhodes0:26:21 
9Paul Quatermass0:30:09 
10Lee Carroll0:37:29 
11Rob Buchanan0:55:40 
12Rick Sherritt1:00:50 
13Chris Frost1:03:47 
14Eddie Anderson1:18:19 
15John Forbes1:24:59 
16Peter Cleary1:27:18 
17Stephen Donaldson1:27:56 
18Darryl Kuyer1:41:40 
19Garry Walker1:44:34 
20Ray Myburg1:52:38 
21Andrew Mathewson1:54:46 
22Chris Tanner2:04:54 
23Tim Capes  
24Peter Griffin2:04:55 
25James Kadry2:07:49 
26Greg Hickey2:19:29 
27Andrew Cox2:19:54 
28Chris Gallagher2:22:38 
29Eero Periaho2:25:20 
30Graham Wand2:32:38 
31Peter Young  
32David Hutchinson3:19:53 
DNFHadyn Toy  
DNFMark Brunskill  
DNFAllan Wells  
Men 60+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Brannock7:02:44 
2Chris McKelvey0:24:46 
3Denis Cullen0:28:48 
4Skroo Turner0:58:54 
DNFGraham Bell  
DNFMartin Yates  
Rigid
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Darrell Eckley6:44:38 
2Michael Phillips1:33:57 
Singlespeed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alistair Cook6:31:44 
2Chris Semple0:19:32 
Clydesdale
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dean Saul6:51:53 
2Steve Mills0:13:50 
3Nick Aspinall0:31:44 
4Wayne Romer0:43:07 
5David Adams1:23:57 
6Gav Jones1:45:34 
7Mark W Strong2:03:05 
8Greg Kidd3:24:28 
DNFPaul Adams  
DNFDavid Munson  
DNFRussell Brodie  
DNFRobert Moore  
DNFMark Cane  
DNFSupermanlegs .  

Willett won the women's event in 5:27:47 with Naomi Hansen of the Sunshine Coast more than 15 minutes behind in second place and Susan Sim in third.

Jongewaard and Willett have both been selected in the Australian team to compete in the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships in Canberra starting September 1.

About 1,000 riders competed in the seventh staging of the Epic, with the field having to battle temperatures in the low 30s (degrees Celsius) in the events ranging from the 50km Merida Pursuit to the 100km Epic marathon.

Among the competitors were riders from the Australian Defence Force, who used the Epic for their own national mountain bike titles.

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