Ultra/Trail

SURF COAST CENTURY
Rapid Ascent is excited to begin the 100-day countdown to the 2021 Surf Coast Century, an incredible 100km ultra marathon to be held on the Surf Coast on the 11th of September. The milestone of the 10th edition was marked with a gathering of 10 local runners including Surf Coast Shire Councillor Kate Gazzard, on the final leg of the race course at Point Roadknight in Anglesea, Victoria.
Our good friend Tom is planning to run forever.  To us, he’s a dedicated ultrarunner, committed to cleaning up our oceans and protecting the wild places he loves to explore But to the average punter, he’s an inspiration, putting his body and mind on the line and committing to run forever, for the future of our oceans, forests, waterways and mountains.
Nairobi, Kenya - After Joan Massah Cherop broke the tape to win the 2019 Detroit Marathon, she knew 2020 was going to be a year of even bigger races and greater opportunities. Soon, an invitation to the Paris Marathon confirmed her hopes, and she stepped up her training. We all know what happened next through: race delays and cancellations. Like many athletes, this left Joan not just feeling let down, but struggling financially. Her main sponsor, the Kenyan running company Enda, jumped into action to help. Following the Kenyan running tradition of working with others to lift each other up, Enda built a coalition of brands in the running space to sponsor Joan and fellow Enda Elite Athlete Kenneth Kemboi to lead an attempt to set new fastest known times (FKT) running up Mt. Kenya.
Jim Walmsley has been batting an ITB injury lately, and admits that his preparation has been far from perfect. But it'll take more than a niggle to stop Walmsley, the American has won his third Western States 100, in as many attempts (in 2020 the event was cancelled).
In November last year, the 165km Grampians Peaks Trail quietly opened its doors to the public. Although the name may already be familiar to a few Melbournians, particularly amongst the rock-climbing community, the Grampians otherwise tends to slip under the radar as a place for some truly brilliant trail running.
Entries are now open for the fourth edition of the Margaret River Ultra Marathon on 1 May 2021 in south-west, Western Australia. After a record field of 1,300 participants turned out for the 2020 (postponed) event last month, organisers are expecting the running community to once again embrace the magnificent course by confirming their entries now and avoid missing out.
The 10th edition of the Surf Coast Century is cementing its’ reputation as one of Australia's must-do ultra trail marathons, attracting a number of past winners from ultra running events across the country.
Transcend Origin At the heart of Transcend is two mates Shane and Mitch. Over the years having travelled together for hikes and endurance events, they gained a taste for high-quality trail races. However, with them both having a strong sense of place they were left wondering; why can't this work...
Ross Hopkins wint he Surf Coast Ce
Competitors in the Surf Coast Century presented by MINI saw their dreams become a reality over the weekend in one of the first mass-participation events post-COVID-19 in Victoria.
Justin Scarvaci wins the Margaret River Ultra men's race
Entries have opened to the fifth edition of the Margaret River Ultra Marathon to be held on 7 May 2022 in south-west, Western Australia with the event expected to sell out for the second year in a row.
                   

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