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Yurrebilla Trail

September 22, 2019

South Australia’s premier trail ultramarathon, the Yurrebilla 56km takes entrants on a tour through the Adelaide Hills. Open fire trail is counterbalanced by tough and technical single track, with several good uphill sections that test even the most seasoned ultra runner. Yet the 12 hour cutoff provides generous time for those new to the trails to finish as well. Supported by aid stations every five km and embracing all that the SA trail community has to offer, the Yurrebilla ultra is a “must-do” for any keen runners’ list.

Commencing at Belair Railway Station in the south, the trail climbs 1865 metres and descends 2060 metres before it reaches its destination at Foxfield Oval, Athelstone. Runners are required to run on only a few roads which connect the end of one bush track to the start of another trail.

It is not only for those people who want to race hard, it is also a great event for people who are new to ultramarathons and want to see if they have what it takes. The focus of the event is on supporting runners of all abilities to complete the 56km trail with support stops along the route. The closeness of the trail to services by way of access roads and fire tracks also guarantees runner safety, without lessening in any way the experience of a unique bush trail.

How long in existence: Run in 2007 as a group. Since 2008 as a race.

Winners in recent years:

Yearmaletimefemaletime
2018John Csongei5:12:00Elisa Jeffery5:49:22
2017Andrew Hough4:56:57Kazumi Kuwata5:35:47
2016Angelo Fazzalari5:01:59Lee Piantadosi5:04:27
2015David Byrne4:22:51Lucy Bartholomew5:44:28
2014Stu Gibson4:31:43Beth Cardelli5:53:24
2013Stu Gibson4:41:31Steph Gaskell5:14:11
2012Grant Guise4:54:13Joanna Kruk5:40:18
2011James Duffy5:07:36Joanna Kruk5:13:47
2010David Talbot5:14:37Nicole Butterfield6:12:44
2009Mathew Kinsele5:24:09April Palmerlee6:23:06
2008Brett Worley6:57Catherine Yates 7:57

 

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Date:
September 22, 2019
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.y56k.com/

Venue

Athelstone
88 Maryvale Rd
Athelstone, SA 5076 Australia