Two low fronts, damaging winds, and a sub-10 degree weather outlook couldn’t keep over 1000 trail runners away from Silvan for the third instalment of The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face today. In fact it was hard to find a face in the crowd who wasn’t smiling!
As they say – trail runners are a hardy bunch.
Silvan dished up plenty of hills, mud and single track to keep everyone on their toes, including the virtually unrunnable HIIT Factory Hill Climb (aka ‘Hill from hell) that saw runners ascend 120m in just 500m. And the super fun 2km Kids Run!
If it was your first trail run, well done on tackling the toughest race of the season, and great work to the dedicated Series runners and familiar faces who returned to conquer Silvan once more.
We hope you kicked goals and feel great for braving the weather for the last race for Winter – next month we’re heading to the coast for Race 4 at Anglesea for more epic trail running on Sunday 10th September featuring 8km / 15km / 23km races and the 1.9 Kids Run. We hope you can make it!
To check out your race and HIIT Factory Home Straight times, and all the results click HERE if you're on your desktop, and HERE for mobile users.
Long Course male
1st Francesco CIANCIO 1:35:52
2nd Mack CLARKSON 1:39:16
3rd Douglas WILSON 1:39:56
Long Course Female
1st Catherine STERLING 1:48:17
2nd Sarah LLOYD 1:54:06
3rd Jess BATTON 1:57:00
Medium Course Male
1st Rhys WHITTAKER 1:09:25
2nd Xavier MEADE 1:13:40
3rd Hayden NG 1:15:27
Medium Course Female
1st Alison KNUCKEY 1:20:18
2nd Kodey HODGSON 1:21:57
3rd Carly BURMEISTER 1:22:15
Short Course Male
1st James LAVEN 31:24.23
2nd Daniel REES 32:47.23
3rd William RUSSELL 34:08.01
Short Course Female
1st Taryn FURLETTI 33:30.91 (and 3rd overall)
2nd Amy Cornell 34:24.52
3rd Casey Wright 35:43.44
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To view and purchase your race photos – head to Supersport Images.
Enjoy the Race Highlights video thanks to Red Door Productions HERE.
And to check out an album of Race Photos head to The Trail Running Series Facebook page - HERE.
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We hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and hope to see you on the trails again soon!
Thanks to everyone for making today possible, from the runners, to the friends, family members, support crews, volunteers, sponsors and vendors including Silvan Primary for your awesome toasties and snags and Mail Star Espresso for keeping the cold at bay with hot drinks! It couldn’t have happened without you!
Head to the website for all the info, and to sign up for Race 4!
2017 Series outline:
• 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
• COMING UP NEXT! 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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