The Canberra Women's Events
The LBG Carnival was first held in 1967. Although the main event was a 20 Mile for men, other events were included and amongst them was a 2 mile for women. The first few editions of the women's event saw small fields but within a few years, the carnival as we now know it had gathered Australia wide support and the 2 Mile walk for women was attracting large fields (in 1971, there were 24 starters). The women's events have for many years now seen the largest fields in the Carnival and the competitive nature of these events remains high.
In 1978, the distance was changed to 5000m.
In 1985, a 20 km invitational event was added as a second event for women and Sue Cook was the inaugural winner.
In 1989, the 20 km event was changed to a 10 mile event which was held in conjunction with the 20 Mile Open event.
The most prolific winner is Kerry Saxby. She has won the shorter event 5 times and the longer once once. She holds the fastest 5000m time with 20:41 and the fastest 10 mile time with 74:09.
The main results are in the attached document. Please pass on any alterations or additions to Tim Erickson (email@example.com)
THE CANBERRA CARNIVAL AND THE OPEN WOMENS EVENT.pdf
Last Updated : 18 May 2011