Anna Fitzgerald wins Course Setter of the Year

Last Updated: Monday, 13 December 2021 14:49

Goldseekers elite Anna Fitzgerald has won the annual Course Setter of the Year award for her courses at Gumble on the last day of the national Easter carnival.

Anna provided a heady contrast: fast open, rocky farmland for the first half of her courses - then sent everyone plunging back into the intricate granite that had proven so difficult the previous day.

It's the first time in seven years the award has gone to a 'full length' bush event, after being dominated by Sprint setters in recent times.

Here are some of the comments from participants:

"Perfect level of difficulty and length for the last day of the Easter weekend."

"This was a terrific course. There was heaps of variety and I finished completely stuffed after running/walking hard throughout."

"Great use of the yellow and then green areas, good hard controls, great use of direction and length change and making people look for the easy way.  

"A really well set course that made for exciting spectating and tactical racing - perfect for a chasing start."

Congratulations Anna!