COURSE APOLOGY -
SIX FOOT TRACK QUALIFIERS
The organisers of the Bilpin Bush Run would like to apologise to runners for the unexpected change to the LONG course distance at the 2016 event. It was not planned and was the result of an inadvertent error on the day.
The Six Foot Track Committee have stated - "Given the strong link between Bilpin and 6ft through the RFS we want to make a special concession and keep Bilpin as a qualifier for 6ft 2017 but change the qualifying time for results, JUST FOR THIS YEAR to 3:35, knowing that next year it will return to the 4:15 mark for the proper long course."
The Bilpin RFS would like to thank Dave and all the committee members of the 6ft Track event for their understanding and assistance.
2016 RACE RESULTS
2017 RACE DATE
Bilpin Bush Run
Saturday 19th August 2017
History of the Willy2Billy
The Mt Wilson to Bilpin Bush Run or 'Willy2Billy', was the idea of a former Mt Wilson resident and bush runner Ross Bill. Ross, in his training runs, mapped the course and after 12 months of persistence, in mid 1995, convinced the Bilpin Rural Fire Brigade to organise the event in conjunction with the Mt Wilson Rural Fire Brigade. The first run was organised in just 3 months with 66 starters with Andrew Lloyd the winner.
The original course extended over 34.4k through fire trails, bush tracks, down a dirt road to the valley floor at Bowens Creek with the race record set by Glen Guzzo in 2004 at 2:07:31
Sadly in 2012 the race had to be cancelled. A landslip on Bowen's Creek Road in 2013 permanently closed the route forcing the Bilpin RFS to cancel the race indefinitely.
2014 saw the inaugural Bilpin Bush Run take place with James Matthews crossing the line in first place in a time of 2:38:59. Beth Cardelli took out the female title in a time of 2:45:43
The 2015 champions and current race record holders are;
LONG COURSE -
Jeremy Fowler - 2:22:07
Michelle McAdam - 2:42:38
LONG COURSE LOCAL LEGEND WINNERS
Michael McGuiness - 3:28:65 and Karen Ann Low - 4:27:02
SHORT COURSE -
Max Johnson - 1:27:43
Rebecca Murphy - 1:39:27
SHORT COURSE LOCAL LEGENDS
Ray McCue - 1:28:26 and Amanda Jones - 1:55:25
HillBilly Cider RFS Champions
Grose Vale RFS
Our thanks again go to our major sponsor, the North Richmond Community Bank® Branch of the Bendigo Bank.