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The Full Course was used — (Sun Valley, Watchbed Creek, The Park, Heathy Spur and circumnavigation of the Lake).

Weather & Snow

Perfect weather with an air temperature of 2oC. There was a freeze overnight making the track hard and fast.




Record time — Ben Derrick's time of 1hr 35min for 42km is the fastest recorded to date for a 'Full Course'. Night Sprints were reintroduced after an absence of 9 years. In the summer of 2003/04 an extension was added to the Jack Heberle Race Hut in the Nordic Bowl and used for the first time. At the flower-giving ceremony in the Nordic Bowl following the event, the Deputy Premier of Victoria, the Hon. John Thwaites, announced that Falls Creek would become the National Cross Country Team Training Centre with substantial financial investment from Falls Creek Resort Management.

Technical Delegate (TD)

Robert Gross (USA)

Assistant TD

Rob Barrow (AUS-Vic)


Winners & best placed Australians



Best Australian






Kangaroo Hoppet

Ben Derrick (AUS)

Clare-Louise Brumley (AUS)

Ben Derrick (1st)

Clare-Louise Brumley (1st)


Mark van der Ploeg (AUS)

Esther Bottomley (AUS)

Mark van der Ploeg (1st)

Esther Bottomley (1st)

Joey Hoppet

Simon Flower (AUS)

Chloe McConville (AUS)

Simon Flower (1st)

Chloe McConville (1st)