Sensational night running for Series closer

Friday, October 6, 2017

It’s not called Australia’s most popular series of off-road runs for nothing! Studley Park, Kew welcomed over 750 runners for Race 5, and it was a wonderful night for a night race; the grand finale of The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face 2017.

As twilight descended on a beautiful afternoon, the trails came alive with the glow from hundreds of head torches, eye-catching outfits and glow-sticks. Soon after the HIIT Factory warm-ups, the runners were onto the single-track of Studley Park for 3 races of 5km, 11km and 15km.

It was the short course runners who were back first with Le Bent long course and medium course runners soon after, the finish line alive with high-fives and hugs all around. 

Scroll on to check out the place-getters, the Series results, and to check out your time.
We hope you loved the running tonight, and we hope to see you on the trails again soon!

To check out your race and HIIT Factory Home Straight times, and all the results CLICK HERE 

Trail Running series Race 5

Long Course male
1st Josh GODING 01:00:38
2nd Mack CLARKSON 01:00:41
3rd Mitch LORKIN 01:00:42

Long Course Female

1st Bec ROSEL 01:12:18
2nd Lauren CORIDAS 01:12:18
3rd Christine HOPKINS 01:13:35

Medium Course Male
1st Xavier MEADE 00:44:28
2nd Jason DAYE 00:45:06
3rd Stephen WARD 00:45:56

Medium Course Female

1st Natasha KEY 00:45:34 (and 3rd overall)
2nd Jess SHORT 00:49:51
3rd Kodey HODGSON 00:51:11

Short Course Male

1st Nathan FENTON 00:19:09
2nd Mark PORTBURY 00:19:38
3rd Justin TEMPLAR 00:19:39

Short Course Female
1st Taryn FURLETTI 00:18:57 (and 1st overall)
2nd Amy CORNELL 00:20:20
3rd Ella MARINELLI 00:22:19

HIIT Factory Home Straight
Mat BONOMI 00:00:22
Renee DRYSDALE 00:00:29 

Trail Running series Race 5


Long Course male
1st Francesco Ciancio – 7 points
2nd Andrew Constantinou – 29 points 
3rd Mark Falkingham – 48 points

Long Course Female

1st Jess Batton – 19 points
2nd Jody Gilchrist – 55 points
3rd Kirsty Tindal – 70 points

Long Course - Category 
Long Course - Gender 

Medium Course Male
1st Xavier Meade – 8 points
2nd Stephen Ward – 14 points
3rd Darren Pearson – 23 points

Medium Course Female

1st Jess Short – 8 points
2nd Kodey Hodgson – 9 points
3rd Holly Lambert – 35 points

Medium Course - Category 
Medium Course - Gender

Short Course Male
Nathan Fenton – 18 points
Tony Dineen – 29 points
Jeremy Hirst – 44 points

Short Course Female
Taryn Furletti – 4 points
 Renee Drysdale – 21 points
Grace Marinelli – 22 points

Short Course - Category 
Short Course - Gender 

To view and purchase your race photos – head to Supersport Images.

Stay tuned for the Race Highlights video thanks to Red Door Productions - Coming very soon!

Trail Running series Race 5

And to check out an album of Race Photos head to The Trail Running Series Facebook page - HERE.

Remember to tag #trailrunningseries on your photos so everyone can see them, and if you posed for the camera tag #trailpose!

Thank you to everyone who came down to Studley Park, Kew to be part of the magical Night Race, we hope you had as much fun as we did. A huge congratulations to everyone who ran tonight, and a big thanks to the rest of you who came to support your friends and family.

Trail Running series Race 5

As tonight’s event marks the end of The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face, we hope you have taken some special memories away from the season, and look forward to seeing you out on the trails again soon.

We hope you’ve loved the new locations, updated courses, new kids runs, and new sponsors.
The Trail Running Series would not be possible without support from The North Face, le bent, Rise Health Group, nuun hydration, Red Door Productions, Sunsol 10+ Museli, Black Diamond, Adventure, CLIF Bar, Tomato Timing, the Supersport Images crew, music from Warren Smith, the wonderful staff at Studley Park Boathouse , Colette and The HIIT Factory crew for their awesome warmups, Warren Woz Smith for the music, and all our fabulous volunteers and support crews.

2018 Series Dates:
Ifyou’re already looking forward to more trail runs - here are the proposed dates of the 2018 events - put them in your diary now!

Race #1, 17 June  /  Race #2, 15 July  /  Race #3, 5 August  /  Anglesea, 16 September  /  Night race, 5 October 

Looking back - 2017 Series:
• Race 1: Sunday 18 June – Westerfolds Park 5km / 11km / 15km
 Race 2: Sunday 9 July – Smiths Gully 7km / 13km / 18km
• Race 3: Sunday 6 August – Silvan, Dandenong Ranges – 7km / 15km / 21km
• Race 4: Sunday 10 September – Anglesea – 8km / 15km / 23km
• Race 5 - night race: Friday 6th October – Studley Park – 5km / 11km / 15km

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Trail Running series Race 5
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To apply for a media pass on race weekend or to simply enquire about access to editorial and photos, please contact Rapid Ascent on 03 5261 5511.

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