Duncan’s Run 100: event preview

BEFORE his life was tragically cut short in an accident early last year Duncan Orr – a keen ultra-marathoner with a love for trails – had an ambitious plan to stage Gippsland’s first ever ultra, on the scenic Gippsland’s Grand Strzelecki Track. Though running expeditions with his wife and fellow ultra runner, Anna, had led Duncan to some remote pockets of the world, he’d acquired a particular affinity for the iconic Gippsland track in his home region. In more recent…

Shared win and course record at SC100

It was a perfect finish to a perfect day, with two trail running champions crossing the finish line together to take the Surf Coast Century 100km win and a new course record set for the women’s event. Brendan Davies, from the Blue Mountains in NSW, and David Eadie from Melbourne showed the true spirit of ultra running by sharing the win. Davies led the race all day but was caught by Eadie with just 3km to the finish. They took…

Preview: Victorian Trail Running Festival

Event Preview: Victorian Trail Running Festival There are a few trail ‘festivals’ on the calendar. Kind of like the adjectives ‘extreme’, ‘toughest’, ‘hardest’, ‘festival’ is a word bandied about a bit. There’s the You Yangs Trail Running Festival, the Brooks Trail Run Fest at Mount Baw Baw, the On Trail Running Festival in Glenworth, the Mount Buller Mountain Running Festival, Wagga Wagga Trail Running Festival, Tamborine Mountain Sports Festival…and we could go on… Yet, to this scribe, the word festival…

Race report: Orsieres-Champex-Chamonix (OCC)

Recently, all ultra eyes were on the UTMB, arguably the world’s biggest ultra trail outing. So it was for Australian Trail Running Champion, Kellie Emmerson, who travelled to Chamonix to crew her partner, ultra trail runner and TRM co-editor, Tegyn Angel. But there was no way Kel was going to fly all that way and not get a run in herself. Luckily the UTMB organisers saw fit to launch a new support event the, Orsieres-Champex-Chamonix (OCC), a 53km alpine outing prelude…

SHOE REVIEW: TNF Ultra Trail

Ultra Dependable One award gets you noticed, more awards gets you credibility and The North Face Ultra Trail’s have quickly garnered some serious kudos in mag land winning gongs the likes of Outside Magazine’s 2014 Gear of the Year Award in the trail running category and Runner’s World Magazine Best Debut Award Winner. That’s not a bad looking trophy cabinet for under half a season of being on the playing field. You can see the marketing bods – chuffed at…

Trail preview: Glenbrook Marathon

42km of trail in the Blue Mountains conjures scenic images in the head…the Jamison Valley with its natural beauty, the inhospitable and stunning country of Kanangra Boyd and ‘Wild Dogs’ or heaven forbid a race that ventured into the wilderness area of the Grose Valley with the most dramatic gorge and canyon landscapes in the Mountains. Possibilities are endless in this vast tableland of sandstone that helps to create the Sydney Basin. However people often forget the wonderful Lower Blue…

King of Mountain defies gravity

Speed and gravity proved no problem for physics student, Ben Duffus, who clearly has both mastered having made it two wins out of two starts to claim the 2014 King of the Mountain crown. Over 10,000 people flocked to Pomona, Queensland, on Sunday 27 July for the annual Wimmers King of the Mountain Festival, a project of the Cooroy/Pomona Lions Club. Visitors jostled for places to watch the start and finish of the main event of the day, the Bendigo Bank…

Trail Run Mag: edition 13 out now

Oh yes, it took a few birth pangs this one, but we got there, dirty as always… Edition 13 is packed full of trail lifestyle goodness and is now on e-stands. If you’re an iTunes/iPad/iPhone subscriber – you will have received your come-get-me notification. Same goes Kindle. So you can view on the go in easy-to-read sweet slider glory. For all you freeloving trailites, get your FREE pdf download (or subscribe now) at: www.trailrunmag.com/magazines What’s in this ed? Glad you asked… Vol3. Ed13…

Electrocuted runner wins inaugural Surf Coast Trail Marathon

Intrepid runners braved dire but thankfully inaccurate weather predictions (for a brief time) on the weekend just past to take part in the inaugural Surf Coast Trail Marathon. A sell-out field of 500 runners tackled spectacular 42km and 21km courses along the Surf Coast Walk from Torquay to Fairhaven, Victoria, the first man crossing the line to register a blistering sub-three hour run and an inspirational comeback story. Geelong based, Brett Coleman (below), was not expected to survive when he…

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