SA Summer Trail Series 2014/15

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Whether you are an experinced runner, an every-day "trailie" or new to the scene, this series caters for all levels.


The series is back, bigger and better than ever. With short and long course options, you are bound to find a distance to your liking. And what better way to inspire your training over the hot holiday season. Hope to see you there!




Newland Head Provisional Start List here

Current Trail Series standings are here

Hi everyone please see the current placings for overall and age groups for the Trail Series.

Remember you have to compete in at least two events to qualify for awards, hence why some numbers aren't highlighted yet even if they equal a higher total than some other runners. I'm sure Newland Head this Sunday will sort a few results out!

The important columns to read are the last two (which are boxed).

The left column is current placings for Overall Champion. There will be a Female and Male first second third for both the Short and Long courses, hence there are four lots of blue (currently first), four yellow (currently 2nd) and four green (currently third).

The right column is age group positionings. Each age group should have a blue yellow and green, except in the case where there aren't any runners who have enough races, mostly due to them being part of the Morialta Short Course incident.

The preceding columns are the breakdowns of scores for individual races. Please check all of the data for accuracy.

For events that have runners end up in a tie for the Series after Newland Head this Sunday, your individual medals will be sent to you in the week or two after the event, once we know which duplicates to make.


RACE 4 MAPS FOR NEWLAND HEAD - get your entries in, they close this Friday at 5pm!



Congratulations to everyone who took part, and thank you very much for your patience in firstly the postponement of the event and then the subsequent course modification. We were fortunate that a nice breeze picked up just after race start at 7.30pm, and we ended up having a great evening for running.

More about the event to follow in the coming days. Don't forget Newland Head, the final race of the series, is this coming Sunday. Entries are now open so hopefully we will see you there!







For those of you joining us (or thinking of joining us) at Race 3 at O'Halloran Hill on Valentine's Day evening, we have organised a little extra as a thank you for spending your romantic sunset with us, running around (and over) the hills.

Haigh's Chocolates are putting together a little gift for each of our runners, with some dark chocolate included to cover most dietary requirements.

120 of the bags will be supplied so that's our target for this event. It's a great course (personally my favourite of all of them) and with sunset forecast at around 8.30pm it will provide a great sight of the lights of the Adelaide Plains.



Obstacle Course racer, Trail Series runner and owner of CORE REVOLUTION Robbie Wickham, is generously donating a pack of Turbo Superfoods Performance and Recovery powder worth $38.00 to the random draw after each of the final two events in the Trail Series. Each runner will also be eligible for a special introductory offer on their first purchase of Turbo Superfoods. For details or orders please email Robbie at

Turbo Superfoods uses the best ingredients, combined in the right amounts to help give you the best results for your body and mind.

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And best of all their products are Australian-made. For available products and details please go to

All of this info will also be available in the race briefings.

Thanks Robbie!


As those of you in the Trail Series will probably know, Yumigo! has recently welcomed Roof Rack City Adelaide as a supporter of our events. They will be supplying the gear van for all of the events, plus marquees. This is a huge help for our events and means that more of the entry fees can go to other areas of the races.

Speaking of, don't forget that if you are a competitor in the SA Summer Trail Series and you need extra car storage for work or play then go and see Ian at Roof Rack City Adelaide and you will be looked after


Roof Rack City - Adelaide - has Adelaide's largest display of Roof Racks, Luggage Boxes, Bike Carriers, Kayak Carriers, 4WD Racks, Van Shelving and more.

Centrally located in metropolitan Adelaide, Roof Rack City Adelaide is a South Australian owned and operated family business established in 1989, specialising in automotive products for carrying, safety, and protection.

Roof Rack City Adelaide invite you to browse their site. You will find innovative products that will make motoring more enjoyable and enable the vehicle to be fully utilised for all business and leisure activities. Whether you wish to carry anything from skis, kayaks, bicycles, luggage, surf boards, fishing rods or even the "tinny", they have a solution for you. Similarly, if you are an electrician, plumber, painter or builder they have solutions such as van shelving, ladder racks, cargo barriers, hazard lighting, van mats, ute lids, XL service bodies and ARB canopies. Their brands include Rola Roof Racks, Rhino Roof Racks, Thule Roof Racks, Prorack Roof Racks, Yakima Bike and Kayak Carriers, Milford Cargo Barriers, Ausguard Cargo Barriers, Rola Shelf Van Shelving & Rola Case Storage Systems, Caddy Van Shelving and Highland Straps.

Their professional, experienced staff are able to assist you with sound advice regarding the best solution for your carrying and storage needs. Installation is available for all of their products and is carried out in their large modern workshop.

Visit them at this link.







Good evening everyone.The provisional results for Morialta are here. However, the official results are for Long Course only. Short Course results are included, but with times recorded only, and no placings.

After communicating with some other experienced heads on what to do with the results for the runners who were mis-directed, I have decided to declare that there be no placings for the Short Course runners.

This is the only way to keep the Series fair for everyone, particularly for those who may be vying for overall/age-group honours at the end of the Series, but who were inadvertently sent the wrong way at Morialta.



As an overall proportion of runners, the number sent the wrong way was small: eight out of 101 runners. However several of these runners were in the mix for overall and age group podium placings so the ramifications were significant.

On another note, I can't re-iterate enough how important it is for entrants to learn the course map prior to race day and to not be afraid to question a marshal if you think something is amiss. I know it's hard in the heat of the moment to make yourself stop and question instructions (which you shouldn't have to do if the event is being run correctly) but this has been a lesson for a few of us. This is the nature of trail running. Even when the map is correct and the course markers are correct, what we hear tends to override over what we see.

How has this changed the Series? The Long Course continues as per normal. However the Short Course will now be a best of three, with contenders required to participate in two of three events (Anstey Hill, O'Halloran Hill and Newland Head) for overall and age group honours.

Every runner in Yumigo! events is important, and it's disappointing that such a fantastic venue has dished up a no-result. Those of you who have run in Yumigo! events previously know that we pride ourselves on putting on a great experience (as trail running should be!). So if Morialta was your first event I encourage you to come out to O'Halloran Hill on Feb 14 to see what our events are REALLY like!

Thanks everyone. As always my line is open for feedback, good or bad!


Photos accessible through Facebook are posted here

For those not on Facebook, and for those who would like high-res pics, they are here



1. Dion Byas 51.00
2. Kieren Funk 54.00
3. Rohan Ward 56.28


1. Marlize Viviers 1.03.27
2. Leanne Vuong 1.13.06
3. Angela Parkin 1.14.52


Also just a note that the O'HALLORAN HILL event will be on the Saturday evening of Feb 14 (a nice romantic way to spend the night of the 14th) from 7pm, not the Sunday as has been advertised. These dates will be adjusted on the website and entry form too.

Thanks to my amazing volunteers today: Nina Zeidan, Jon Carrol, Susan Stevens, Brenton Vasey, Tory Toogood, Rula Hockley, Jane Luke, Skye Bogdanovic, Annie and Mark Braddon, Daniel Farrugia, and Simon Porteous. Also to our supporters Chicken at The Running Company, Roof Rack City SA and Maurice Maffei with those brownies.

And a super big thank you to Gregory Jenkins for taking all of these photos!







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