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February 27, 2024

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The view of Mt Chincogan from the track leading up to the top. Photo Ruby Jeffery.

Ruby Jeffery enjoying the play of light and shade at the top of Mt Chincogan. Photo Grace Jeffery.

Those who took the time to travel to the top of Mount Chincogan on the weekend were treated to a sunny afternoon and wonderful scenery during the Chinny Charge.

Thousands gathered on Saturday for the rare chance to walk or run to the top of the Mullumbimby landmark, some folk went for fun while others were all about fitness and winning line honours.

In the race stakes, Nathan Powell made the round trip in 30 minutes and 42 seconds with Liam McKenzie just 17 seconds behind him.

In a stellar effort, first place for the kids went to Jackson Medway who ran the charge in 33 minutes and 25 seconds.

Organisers say the limited tickets were all sold with 320 people making it to the top of the mountain with twenty kids entering the children’s competition.

Organisers also gave a big shout-out to Fire and Rescue NSW Station 388 Mullumbimby for their extraordinary work on the ‘hill’.

Photos Jeff ‘By the Hair of my Chinny Chin Chin’ Dawson

 


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