White Elephant Trail Run 28 April 2013

Wrap Up

This was the first event for the Margaret River Trail Runners that we invited runners from outside the club - hopefully the first of many. We certainly hope to run this event on a regular basis.

Perfect weather - around 22 degrees, fine and with a light breeze - greeted the runners. Run director Greg asked runners to maintain safety, and remember the Boston Marathon victims, and also those that lost homes in the bushfire that raged through the course just 18 months ago. And then they were off.

It was a tough course, and more than a few might have been surprised by it. Dry weather left the course quite soft, and the big hill out of Ellen Brook was an unexpected problem for some. However there were no complaints, no injuries and no one got lost.

Competitors were greeted at the end by a good crowd of spectators and some great hospitality from the White Elephant cafe.

Thanks to Jody for the images (see below), Greg (Marshal), Ben (First Aid), Dennis (Marshal), and all others that helped. Most of all thanks to the runners.

In particular we would like to thank our sponsors: