Ultra Trail Australia did something really, really smart. Shortly after their event which included a 22km, 50km and 100km as well as a kids race and a vertical step challenge they asked for runners to submit a race report with the opportunity to win an entry for next year.
Results are in and not only did they publish the reports that won entry to next year, by the looks of things they have published all of them. Makes for a great time waster and a fascinating read – so many race reports. From front runners to back of the packers, different reasons for running, different reasons for being able to push through, a number of did not finish and even one did not start (which turned out to be a great read).
It made me dream of the 50km, admire anyone who attempted the 100km (damn tough people, every single one of them!) and realistically aspire to at least being able to give the 22km a shot next year or the year after.