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May 19, 2022

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Junior boys winner and second place. Photo Tree Faerie.

On a beautiful day in sunny Mullumbimby, seventeen-year-old Nathan Powell from Samford in Queensland was the winner of this year’s Chinny Charge in a time of 31 minutes and twenty-one seconds.

Nathan’s run to the top of Mt Chincogan and back from closely followed by Jackson Medway from Samford Valley in 32:05 and Lismore’s Glen Curtis in 32:39.

The first woman over the life in a sprint to the end was Richelle Hill from Samford Valley in 41:39, followed by Chloe Fisher from Byron Bay in 42:38 and Sophia Mccarthy from Geebung in 44:02.

The juniors also had a great race, although they weren’t allowed to run to the top, they still raced the track from the fire station to the base of the mountain and back.

The event was sold out prior to the day and competitor races were followed by hundreds who took the time to to take their time to walk to the top and enjoy the view.

Photos Tree Faerie


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