Nice result. As you say, you can only beat the ones who turn up.
My career Cross Country club wins total is the same as yours (mine was on XC nationals weekend so anyone who was any good was away). It was a new course; from memory, the following year Shaun Creighton lowered my "course record" by something like 9 minutes for 12k.
Sounds very familiar. between park run and Gold Coast and general decline of XC club not too many there. Mind you if anyones gonna take your course record then Shaun Creighton not too shabby to do it!
Good stuff Jase, great to be able to say you've won that one!
5 minutes faster than last time? - you deserve the win. Great run!