2017 Mt Glorious Mountain Trails – Results and Report
2017 Mt Glorious results can be found here
The 2017 Mt Glorious event was once more a huge success, with 145 runners taking part, many for the first time and others coming home with PB’s. We were extremely lucky with the weather, after the crazy heat that we have been experiencing and then the threat of a possible thunderstorm on the day.
Mt Glorious is one of the most beautiful runs on the TRAQ calendar. combining a very tough climb at the start, with the magnificent views from Northbrook Mountain, some lovely downhill stretches as you head down to the creek, a long slow climb up from the creek crossing and finishing off with the thrill of a quick run through the forest on the single track with a few steps to keep you awake and some vines to dodge before you pop out into the clearing that is the finish. All the while you are accompanied by an amazing range of bird calls.
Can it get any better?
Congratulations to all of the runners who took part in the tough 22km trail event and thank you for making it such a great day. There were some pretty fast times for such a hot day. Congratulations to Slavik Titov who sped home in 2:00:15, two minutes ahead of Brad Ward, in 2:02:33, and then Nigel Peacock in 2:03:38. The women put on a good race, with Shona Stephenson coming in first in 2:17:24, followed by Emily Davies in 2:18:50 and Kelly-Anne Speight in 2:23:51.
Most runners seemed pretty happy with their run and many were excited to have a time to beat next year.
The atmosphere after the run is something that is really special about the trail running events and it was great to see so many people staying around and relaxing after the event, in such a beautiful place.
Thank you to the fantastic volunteers who made the day happen. Greg Waite, event founder and Race Director for many years, and Hube, TRAQ President and more recent Race Director of this event, provided invaluable support in the lead up. Thanks to Dom for driving us around to mark the course on Saturday and to the team on Sunday, of Hube, Paul, Rolo & Karen (setup, pac kup and everything in between);Pete, Mark & Joris (registration); Phil M (parking & timekeeping); Lachlan (marshalling at the start and out on the course ensuring that runners didn’t miss the turn onto the single track), Cheryl (CP2), Greg E (setup, timing & pack up), Emily, Elmarie & Amy (catering) and of course our super sweepers, Judy & Meryll. What a team!
Thanks to the WICEN team, who had a fun time looking after the comms side of the day. They do a great job and I know that they are looking forward to our next event.
Thank you also to Tim & Laura, form Trail Co, who came along to support the event and donated prize vouchers to the first three women and men to cross the line. We really value their support.
The TRAQ AGM will take place on Saturday 18 March, at Trail Co. in Bardon. I hope to see you there.
Thank you for a great day in the forest!
Julie Ellett Race Director