Winning and setting the race record for the Edward River Boat Race two weeks before the start of the expedition was great publicity for the Murray River Expedition.
During the Expedition members also took out the first three places in the 8 hp class of the Albury to Howlong Murray River Run, came first and second in the 8 hp sports class, and fourth and fifth in the 10 hp class (using 7.5 hp motors).
Results of the 2AY Murray River Run, a 65 kilometre run along a winding course of river.
Standard 8 hp Class
1st Les Simpson and Adrian Malloy 1hr 37min
2nd John Haynes and Peter Haynes 1hr 41min
3rd John Mole and Dave Coles 1hr 43min
Sports 8 hp Class
1st Kim Epton and Victor Watt 1hr 40min
2nd Robert Whitney and David Whitney 1hr 44min
Standard 10 hp Class
4th Doug Owens and Rob Craker 1hr 37min
5th Roly Ritson and Ted Whitney 1hr 47min