The Trail Running Series – Race #1 Westerfolds Park

Event: 2017-06-18 Trail Running Series – Race #1
Distance: 5km /11km/ 15km
Date: Sunday 18th June 2017
Location: Westerfolds Park
Organised by: Rapid Ascent

Race 1 brings trail running to the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne where you will find Westerfolds Park situated beside the Yarra River in Templestowe. The park boasts over 120 hectares of recreational and environmental parkland offering runners a fantastic trail experience set alongside the Yarra River and its natural surrounding bushland.

#trailpose #BitumenIsBoring #TheNorthFace #Westerfoldians #TrailRunning #LocalKnowledge 🙂

The Trail Running Series – Race #1 Westerfolds Park
With the Trail Series starting off at Westerfolds this year, the Westerfoldians find themselves on home ground and get to run on familiar tracks in a trail race setting.

The plan for the Trail Series has been to run them as social runs, as I haven’t run with Tracy in an event since Afterglow. Liam and Tracy are both running the medium course this year which are a good distance to run and chat, with enough track variation to remain interesting at a slower pace. As we were only running 10km the decision was made to have no food or drink on course, so there is no feeding strategy to comment on.

Similar to the old Race 1 at Studley Park, the course is not technical although there are sections that are much easier to run if you used trail technique. Still seeing a lot of runners using road running strides and arms on the single trail, and it causes issues as they get onto the tree roots and erosion ditches – use the shorter stride and ‘chicken wing’ arms peeps.

With the return of the sprint category to the Trail Series, we all know there is only one competition that is up for bragging rights – The HIIT Factory Home Straight!

Without checking the results we were discussing the sprints on the walk back to the car to see who had beaten who and which side of the course was fastest; on checking the results on the iPhone it appears that there was just a little bit of inter family competition in the sprint. (If it wasn’t for those meddling kids … ) Liam takes the sprint by less than a second!
Just wait for Race 2 and the rematch 😉

★ Flickr 2017-06-18 Trail Running Series – Race #1 Westerfolds Park
📈 STRAVA or it didn’t happen: The Trail Running Series – Race #1 Westerfolds Park
🗺️ Relive:
Next?: 🚴 Melburn Roobaix 36km

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