The Hillary was on my “to do’ list as the photos of the trail and the map made it look a very appealing run. Showing 80kms of up’s and down’s on a trail hugging the coastline. A last minute realization a support crew would be very helpful. So a quick call to mum “how about a […]Read More..
La Sportiva Alpine Challenge 100 miler (Running Wild) Have been building up to this one for a while and was super excited for my first attempt at the 100 mile distance. With 7000m of ascent/descent mostly on rough single tracks, it’s a pretty challenging course – but my theory was that the variety of terrain […]Read More..
Cradle Mountain Run Race Report Gill Fowler ventured down to Tasmania at the start of February to take on the Cradle Mountain Run, here is her report on this iconic trail event. It was a perfect start to the day at Waldheim, t-shirt and shorts weather and views! The locals would have preferred a few degrees […]Read More..
Feb 1st & 2nd saw the action centre around the Victorian Alpine Village of Mt Buller in the state’s high country, with Australia’s first official Vertical K event and Mt Buller Skyrun! Tom Brazier reports on what happened during his two days of running. What’s a Vertical K? A Vertical Kilometre is not really my […]Read More..
Razorback Run 64km Alpine National Park – 2013 by Anthony Traynor I’m convinced Race Director Paul Ashton is a sadist. This race report could end right there and it would explain most of the day I just did. But I will go on to explain why. I had never run in the Victorian Alps before, […]Read More..
Battle of the Beards Lake Mountain Skyrun 34km – Caine Warburton I’d been waiting all morning and scoping it out and when I saw it I knew I was in trouble! It was a beard and it was BIGGER than mine! Hold on…let me just set the scene here, it’s the 20th of October and […]Read More..
UTMB “a mountain race, with numerous passages of high altitude (>2500m), in difficult weather conditions (night, wind, cold, rain or snow), that needs a very good training, adapted equipment and a real capacity of personal autonomy” Gill Fowler’s race report and how she came 6th, the highest placed Australian ever in the UTMB Chamonix was […]Read More..
This year’s race Sierre-Zinal is the 40th year of the event, it is also called the Race of Five 4000m Peaks, is considered to be one of the finest mountain races in the world. It was once written that it is to mountain races what the New York Marathon is to marathons. The oldest mountain […]Read More..
4 men + 1 epic race = 4 stories to tell. KSR entered the 2013 Kokoda Challenge with 3 simple goals (in order of importance): Finish as a team as 4 Win the race Finish in under 12 hours and 30 minutes All 3 of these goals were achieved when Caine, Ben, Dan […]Read More..
2013 Alpine Challenge From the winds off Mount Bogong, the Mountain of Misery – an epic is born I should have known that it was going to be a tough event when bushfires ravenged the last 60km of the Alpine Challenge course from Harrietville to Mount Feathertop and Mount Hotham. It was February and the […]Read More..
Official Trip Report Race Director – Paul Ashton 2012 saw records crash in the Alpine Challenge, Australia’s toughest and most scenic 100mile /100km mountain run in the spectacular Australian Alps. Starting with a record number of entries 75, up from 32 the previous year, the event was beset by record rains in the Alpine National Park […]Read More..