The Box Hill Athletic Club 10 Mile Championship for the Frank Tutchener Shield was held on Saturday 1 September 2001 on the same course as last year along the bike tracks along the Eastern Freeway.
The weather conditions were in stark contrast to last year with persistent rain and a strong westerly wind. With such poor conditions, there was a very small field consisting of Tom Waters, Graeme Olden and Chris O’Connor on his bicycle.
Tom headed off at a steady pace but the hills towards Springvale Road took their toll and he dropped back towards the turnaround point the first time. On the way back to the second turnaround point, he decided that 10 km sounded better than 10 miles and left Graeme to complete the course by himself which he managed to do in the time of 56:21