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Crunch time for the Colac Six Day Race21st November 2006
A public meeting will be held at the Colac Reception Centre 7.30pm Monday 25th November to decide if Colac people want the Cliff Young Six Day Race to continue.
Race Committee President Bill Sutcliffe who will chair the meeting said it is crunch time for the Race. Ultra runners want the Race to continue in Colac. They consider it to be the best venue in the world. Australia and the International running fraternity need the Race to continue. It is the only Six Day Race in the southern hemisphere. The Race deserves to be in Colac in memory of Cliff Young and because of it’s historical significance. More Six Day world records have been established on the Colac track than anywhere else in the world.
There is no problem with the Race organisation. New Zealand runner Graeme Best who has run on every Six Day circuit around the world said in a recent Email – “When I came over and participated last year it was the highlight of a running career going back more years than I would care to remember. The Race was the best organised run I have ever been in. The Committee did an amazing job and made the run a joy to take part in…”
Our greatest need is for people to assist with the Race infrastructure. We need people to come and put their name down to assist with the running of the Race.
The Race is held every November and runs for six days and nights. Next years Race date has been set for Monday 19th Nov – Sunday 25th November.
People need to commit to helping in one of the following areas.
You don’t have to commit to the whole six days, a roster will be drawn up and you can choose the times that suit you.
Bill Sutcliffe has asked if you can’t make it to the meeting, but would be willing to help in some way please contact Bill on 0408 334 229 or Noel Curtis on 0438 872 749.
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