PORT STEPHENS NSW | Nicole Ward and Vlad Shatrov have won the opening round of Trail Run Australia’s 2019/20 Season, with magnificent performances at Port Stephens.
Ward stunned on-lookers with a commanding 8-minute and 3-second win over Kora Murphy in the 21km Tomaree Trail half-marathon.
Ward finished in a time of 01:53:14 and was greeted at this finish line by her daughter Miller.
Only two minutes later, her husband Bern crossed the line, claiming a silver medal in his age category event (50-59).
Nicole said this was her first ever competitive Trail Run.
“I’m so happy to have done this, and really happy with the result. It’s my first time Trail Running, but I’ve competed a lot as triathlete.”
Meantime, Sarina Tomchin came third, in a time of 02:04:48.
While Ward enjoyed a very comfortable winning margin, the Men’s Champ Vlad Shatrov won a tight contest.
Shatrov finished in 01:28:08, a mere 34-seconds ahead of Ronnie Sparks (01:28:42)
The Champion said it was a tough race.
“Those boys really pushed me. It was tough out there, I really enjoyed, and am so happy to have won.
Luke Lambley finished third in 01:31:01.
In the 11km race, Nathan Darcey won the Men, in 01:09:27 and Sophie Wood won the Women in 01:13:15.
Young junior athlete Annika Ingwersen won the 6km Women’s event, in 31:12, and Campbell Wall took out the men’s in 22:00.
For full results, videos, race reports and videos please visit the website at In2adventure.com.au on the links below:
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About Trail Run Australia
Trail Run Australia takes runners to some of the most iconic and stunning destinations in this spectacular land down under. It challenges participants to get off road and take on a challenge against mother nature in some of the most demanding and diverse terrain that the country has to offer.
From stunning beaches, to historic goldfields, remote rocky outcrops and rich rainforests, all the way to the iconic Snowy Mountains. Trail Run Australia inspires runners to tread the path less traveled in this wild and beautiful land.
All festivals include a:
- Half Marathon;
- 5-6km; and
- Free Kids Mud Rats Events
The series finale also includes a 50km Ultra in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains.
|21 Sep 2019||TreX Port Stephens||Fingal Bay, NSW|
|22 Sep 2019||Trail Run Australia | Tomaree||Fingal Bay, NSW|
|26 Oct 2019||TreX Qld Championships||Redlands, SE Qld|
|23 Nov 2019||TreX Goldfields||Bendigo, VIC|
|24 Nov 2019||Trail Run Australia | Goldfields||Bendigo, VIC|
|1 Dec 2019||Bendigo Kids Triathlon||Bendigo VIC|
|14-16 Feb 2020||Snowies MTB Festival||Snowy Mtns, NSW|
|29 Feb 2020||TreX Snowy Mountains||Snowy Mtns, NSW|
|1 Mar 2020||Trail Run Australia | Snowies Ultra||Snowy Mtns, NSW|
|18 Apr 2020||Sunshine Coast MTB Festival||Sunshine Coast, Qld|
|19 Apr 2020||Trail Run Australia | Sunshine Coast||Sunshine Coast, Qld|
For more information visit Trail Run Australia here.
In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud hosts of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels.
For more information visit In2Adventure here
Photo Credit: Courtesy Jeff Kingston
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