Hard hills, happy faces at Race 2, Smiths Gully

Sunday, July 9, 2017

It was a crisp, sunny winter’s morning in the Yarra Valley for Race 2 of The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face at the new location of Smiths Gully, but the hard hills couldn’t keep the happy faces at bay.

Following the HIIT Factory warm-ups, runners met the HIIT Factory Hill Climb head on, and then onto the stunning countryside and flowing single-track they’d been looking forward to.

The HIIT Factory Hill Climb

What a beautiful morning it was to be outdoors on top of the world at Smiths Gully, where else would you rather be!

Well done to every one of you who ran the 7.7km, 13.5km and 17.5km courses, we hope you loved the new venue of Smiths Gully, and had a stellar morning with us at Race 2!

Fun on the trails at Race 2

To check out your race and HIIT Factory Hill Climb times, and all the results head to the website results HERE (for desktop users), and the mobile results HERE .

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

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

Enjoy the Race Highlights video thanks to Red Door Productions below

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, vendors and the MG Club for hosting us, it couldn’t have happened without you!

Fun on the trails at Race 2

Race 3 is coming up at Silvan in the Dandenong Ranges, is it too early to ask ‘Will you be there?!’

Sunday 6 August  - 7km / 15km / 21km

Head to the website for all the info, and to sign up.

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

2017 Series outline:
• Race 1: Sunday 18 June – Westerfolds Park 5km / 11km / 15km
 THIS WEEKEND: 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

Facebook – @TheTrailRunningSeries | Instagram - @rapidascent | Twitter - @Rapid_Ascent #trailrunningseries #trailpose

Media Information

Media passes are available to accredited journalists and photographers and entitle you to be positioned in a cordoned-off area immediately behind the finish line.

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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