wilsons prom ~ 100 km





Crossing Sealer's Creek

 

Where: Wilson's Promontory occupies the southernmost point of the Australian mainland. Affectionately known to Victorians as 'the Prom', its 130 km coastline is framed by granite headlands, mountains, forests and fern gullies. Wilsons Promontory National Park has an early history of Aboriginal occupation with archaeological records dating back at least 6500 years. The Prom had (and still has) spiritual significance for different Aboriginal groups, who knew the area as Yiruk or Wamoom. Aboriginal people are thought to have used the Prom, which was then part of a 'land bridge', to reach Tasmania during past Ice Ages. George Bass and Matthew Flinders were probably the first Europeans to see the Prom, on their 1798 voyage from Sydney, and Bass is thought to have named it after a London friend of Flinders. They recognised its commercial value, as the name Sealers' Cove shows. The Prom's position means that it is important for navigation in the turbulent waters of Bass Strait, and a lighthouse was built on South East Point in 1859. The Victorian government temporarily reserved most of the Promontory as a national park in 1898.

Status: non-measured 100, 80, 60, and 44* km trail races.

*This race was 48k in 2012 & 2013 due to flooding of trails that required changes to the course. Other courses may be slightly longer, as well, if modifications are needed to the routes.

When: Next event is 2 May 2015. The last event was 3 May 2014.

No. of finishers last 5 years (all ultra categories): 2005 - cancelled; 2006 - 21; 2007 - 19; 2008 - 22; 2009 - 22; 2010 - 30; 2013 - 47

*2011: replacement race due to flood damage Results here

How long in existence: since 2002

Winners in recent years

100km

Year male time female time
2006 Damon Goerke 11:48 Amanda Allen (110km) 20:45
2007 Andrew Hewat 13:57 Amanda Allen 21:04
2008 Chris Wight 11:18 RR Amanda Allen 22:12
2009 no starters   no starters  
2010 Andrew Hewat
Chris Beard
13:25 no female starter  
2012 Dan Beard 14:04 Katherine Macmillan 17:48
2013 Dan Beard 12:55 Chantele Melchiori 15:00:20
2014 Thomas Brazier 10:19:11 Amanda Allen 23:35:00

80km

Year male time female time
2006 this option not available until 2007    
2007 Chris Wright 9:58 no female starter  
2008 Paul Monks 9:11 no female starter  
2009 Bryan Ackerly 9:44 no female starter  
2010 Richard McCormick 12:37 Michelle Donnelly 14:46
2012 Josh Street 12:22 no female starter  
2013 Drew Cummings 12:18:15 Lucy Bartholemew 13:09:05
2014 Tristan Melchiori 11:16:55 Chantele Melchiori 11:16:55

60 km

Year male time female time
2006 Malcolm Gamble 8:40 no female starter  
2007 Malcolm Gamble 9:29 no female starter  
2008 Malcolm Gamble 8:08 no female starter  
2009 Malcolm Gamble 7:52 Kate Sanderson 9:33
2010 Chris Wight 6:09 Mandy Lee-Scott 8:30
2012 Malcolm Gamble 7:58 Jacqui Hansen 10:43
2013 Blake Hose 6:16:33 Gayle Cowling 9:28:44
2014 Paul Monks 6:52:40 Gill Fowler 6:36:36

44 km

Year male time female time
2006 Paul Ashton 7:45 Fiona Copely 7:17
2007 Tim Cochrane 5:20 no female starter  
2008 Robert Boyce 5:17 Kate Sanderson 7:13
2009 Tony Bird 5:23:37 Ruth Dover 5:23:37
2010 Richard Bowles 4:50 Michelle Thompson 7:10
2012 (48km) Damon Goerke 4:57:30 Fleur Grose 6:37
2013 (48km) Anthony Smart 4:45:07 Britta Weller 5:26:32
2014 Rob Dalton 4:36:15 Caroline Bertrand 5:43:36

Full results:

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2012
2013

2014

Race records:

100km: Men; Thomas Brazier 10:19:11, 2014; women; Chantele Melchiori 15:00:20; 2013
80km: Men; Paul Monks 9:11, 2008; women; Chantele Melchiori 11:16:55; 2014
60km: Men; Chris Wight 6:09, 2010; women; Gill Fowler 6:36:36, 2014
48km: Men; Anthony Smart 4:45:07; 2013; women; Britta Weller 5:26:32; 2013
44km: Men; Rob Dalton 4:36:15, 2014; women; Ruth Dover 5:23:37, 2009

Website

Race Director: Paul Ashton email or telephone 0418 136 070

     
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Chris Wight with
Paul Ashton