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:
|2018||John Csongei||5:12:00||Elisa Jeffery||5:49:22|
|2017||Andrew Hough||4:56:57||Kazumi Kuwata||5:35:47|
|2016||Angelo Fazzalari||5:01:59||Lee Piantadosi||5:04:27|
|2015||David Byrne||4:22:51||Lucy Bartholomew||5:44:28|
|2014||Stu Gibson||4:31:43||Beth Cardelli||5:53:24|
|2013||Stu Gibson||4:41:31||Steph Gaskell||5:14:11|
|2012||Grant Guise||4:54:13||Joanna Kruk||5:40:18|
|2011||James Duffy||5:07:36||Joanna Kruk||5:13:47|
|2010||David Talbot||5:14:37||Nicole Butterfield||6:12:44|
|2009||Mathew Kinsele||5:24:09||April Palmerlee||6:23:06|
|2008||Brett Worley||6:57||Catherine Yates 7:57|