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King of the Mountain Winner 2011 Neil Labinsky

King of the Mountain Winner 2011 Neil Labinsky

King of the Mountain Winner 2011 Neil Labinsky

Who won the Pomona King of the Mountain 2011? Neil Labinsky was almost unable to compete at this year’s race as he suffered an Achilles tendon injury at Christmas.  “The injury put me out of action for months” said Neil who as a result significantly had to compromise his training time this year. Neil works as a fruit-picker and believes this held him in good stead for the competition.

Neil Labinsky is this years winner of The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival and race.  The race was held on Sunday the 24th of July 2011.  This marks Neil’s sixth consecutive win.  He has now matched the existing record set by George Fewtrell in the early 1890s.   This will surely make next year’s event that much more exhilarating as we may see the record broken for the first time in just over three decades! Congratulations Neil!

Why was Neil Labinsky almost unable to compete at this years event?

What is the Pomona King of the Mountain?

The Pomona King of the Mountain is the annual race to the summit of Mount Cooroora.  The race begins in the centre of the Pomona Township and heads towards Mount Cooroora.  There is a series of low hills before the mountain track itself.  It is an extremely steep gradient, almost a vertical climb.

How long has the Pomona King of the Mountain race been held for?

Having commenced in 1979, The Pomona King of the Mountain race has been in operation for 32 years.

Horizon’s Prize Package / King of the Mountain Winner

Horizons at Peregian prides itself on being a sponsor of local and national community events and we look forward to seeing the 2011 winner of the Pomona King of the Mountain Race Neil Labinsky when he redeems one of his prizes – accommodation at our excellent establishment.