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AIR FORCE October 29, 2009
By LAC Aaron Curran
IF RUNNING around a flat track
just doesn't do it for you, how about
having a go at mountain running?
On November 7, the Australian
Defence Mountain Running
Championships will be held in Canberra,
starting at 6.30am at Mt Majura
The championships will be held in
conjunction with the Three Peaks 26km
run (men's championship), and Two
Peaks 20km run (women's champion-
The route will take in Mt Majura,
Mt Ainslie and Mt Pleasant with prizes
awarded to everyone who finishes the
The entry fee is $30 if your entry
form is submitted before November 3.
Members from the Defence Athletic
Club (DAC) will have their entry fee
For more information on the run, go
You can enter online at https://com-
mmv2009/ and then forward the follow-
ing details to jessica.robson@defence.
gov.au with your rank/title, name, serv-
ice, unit and contact details. Then choose
what category you wish to compete in
-- Men's and women's open, veteran men
35-44 years, veteran women 35 years and
over and masters men, 45 years and over.
Members interested in joining the DAC can
find more information on the DAC website
Seizing the high ground
RACE WITH A VIEW: CPL Jessica Robson
training for the Australian Defence Mountain
Running Championships at the top of Mt Ainslie,
Canberra, overlooking Parliament House. CPL
Robson will be competing in the 20km run and
co-ordinating the championships. "Canberra offers
some great trail running and I'm looking forward to
competing in these championships," she said.
Photo: LAC Aaron Curran
By John Martin
RESERVIST CPL Jane Watts is pinching herself.
Having swept all before her in the sport of body-
building since her debut in only May this year, now
she has won a place to compete on the world stage
in New York in November.
"I know it sounds corny, but I really am quite
stunned," she said.
"I came into this sport not knowing much about
body sculpting and now, 13kg lighter, a title under my
name and heading off to America to compete in the
worlds, is just beyond all my wildest dreams."
Actually, she has won three titles in short time.
CPL Watts, who works for the Defence Materiel
Organisation at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne, fea-
tured in the last AIR FORCE News after she won the
women's overall class at the ADF natural physique
titles at HMAS Cerberus in Victoria in September.
Then, on October 10 and 11, she contested the
World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) Asia
Pacific titles in Sydney, where she landed the Miss
Figure and Fit Body titles and won an airfare to the
US to contest the WNBF World titles on November
She will be accompanied by members of her gym,
Muscle and Body Shape, head coach Michael Tabban,
her trainer Areti Anagnostellis and four other competi-
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