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Discussion: Trail Running SA

in: jennycas; jennycas > 2023-04-16

Apr 16, 2023 12:11 PM # 
tRicky:
Same can be said for the ultra trail series organisers in WA, it's like trail runners and organisers are a different (friendly) breed.
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Apr 18, 2023 12:43 PM # 
jennycas:
Trail runs in SA started out being organised by the SA Road Runners Club in about 2009 but after TRSA had split off, the only trail run which SARRC retained is the Yurrebilla Trail ultra, therefore TRSA couldn't/wouldn't claim the same route, and I choose to think of Five Peaks as the Backwards Bastardised Yurrebilla :)

At that time Trail Running SA was a loose affiliation of people who wanted to organise trail runs but since then, other groups/individuals with commercial interests have split off or spawned, and now there are also:
Adelaide Trail Runners
Great Southern Runs
Goodrunnings
not to mention Ultra Series SA who have now taken over the Heysen 105 and Belair Trail Marathon, and also offer Backyard and Frontyard Ultras...I sense the hand of Ben Hockings (previously marketed as YuMiGo, but he sold that business to the people who rebranded it as ATR) in this latest venture

BTW, when are you going to do https://ultraseries.com.au/24-parkruns-in-24-hours... ?
Apr 18, 2023 2:23 PM # 
tRicky:
I'm pretty sure Ultra Series SA is run by the same mob that run Ultra Series WA (Shaun Kaesler & Co).

I'd been waiting on the dates for 24 parkruns in 24 hours - the original one happened back when I lived in Perth but I'm not sure how open the invitation was - but sadly they're all scheduled for Dec/Jan, a time when I'm currently hoping to be in Darwin (it's hard to do 24 in 24 hours there when there are only three available).

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