Can the Redbacks achieve redemption for the incidents of the past and win back the most coveted Interhall trophy to mirror the efforts of past IB legends?
B&G will be out to follow in the footsteps of the teams of 2011 and 2013 with a talented crop of first years and returners who are always eager to earn their place in B&G history. The redbacks are looking to improve on their div 1 win over the last 3 years to make it 4 as well as taking home the main title for the third time in the last five attempts. After going through some initial teething problems in 2014 and 2015, B&G now have just the right amount of battle hardened experience combined with exuberant youngsters to make a real push for the title this year with the entire college behind them chanting spiderland at the tops of their lungs.
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2013. At the drop, a camp of Mormons in one direction and a lightning storm in the other. Within 5 minutes of leaving the drop, we were off road, much to the confusion of the Johns team just behind us. Ran around Tantangara reservoir, encountering a herd of brumbies along the way (pretty eerie when you can only see their eyes and hear them running) before crossing back into the ACT and into Namadgi National park. Met up with Div 2 on the climb up to Corin road, before coming through a sea of red and black at end point – just in time for breakfast!
2013, the road into endpoint. We were the last B&G team to arrive. The last road was long and straight, with rolling hills the whole way. Up and down, all the way down the road,just hoping that each hill would be the last. Someone from B&G must have seen us coming, because we crested the final hill to see the entire college blocking the road ahead of us, cheering, urging us on home. We were utterly drained, but after seeing everyone turned out to see us home, we all broke out into a full sprint. The crowd parted in front of us, and we ran straight down the middle, and on to endpoint. We all collapsed as soon as we crossed the finish line.
2012. Five o’clock in the morning. We know we’re leading the pack but there’s a John’s team on our tail. We burned rubber climbing up Captain’s Flat Road and built a good lead, but we need to keep it. Now we’re dropping down to the Shoalhaven river for the final leg of the course. There’s a heavy fog but the sun has just hit the side of the hill and it starts to dissipate – to reveal a hundred odd head of sleepy cattle in the adjacent paddock. They’re curious cows. They run with us to the bottom of the hill before we say goodbye. Even livestock love IB.