Results & Photos Available16th November 2019
The third edition of the Bouddi Coastal Run saw over 900 enthusiastic trail runners competing at Putty Beach on the NSW Central Coast. The hot, windy and smoky weather in the lead up to the event were replaced with sunny skies and a cooling sea breeze.
With 21km and 14km course options, the field was a diverse mix of hardened trail veterans and newcomers looking forward to the spectacular views along the race route. The variety of trail surfaces kept everyone on their toes, but the views kept everyone smiling until they conquered the final stretch along the beach to the finish line, where many enjoyed a swim to cool down.
Local runners took many of the podium places across all categories with local knowledge obviously an advantage. Martin Dent (1.43.55) took the win in the 21km event among the Men, just over two minutes ahead of Vlad Shatrov with the ever present Dominic Perry in 3rd. In the Female category Cathie Dent (2.11.46) won over Danielle Donahue and Lindsay Norton in a tight tussle for 2nd.
On the 14km course there was some top running up the front of the Women’s field, as shown by 7 women finishing in the top 25 overall. First place went to Patria Harris (1.18.41), just beating home Jinni Spalding and Deirdre Hopkins. For the 14km Mens race, Grant Brisbin (1.08.45) finally took the top step of the podium on his third attempt, in front of Jesse Jones and Zac Roberts.
Many of the runners were seen sporting flash looking merchandise from event sponsors ThermaTech and getting into the Tailwind Nutrition provided on course given the warm and humid conditions. Category winners were also no doubt happy to receive their ThermaTech goodies.
A big shout out to the large number of volunteers who turned up to help make the the event run smoothly. They were all along the course, cheering the runners on and really adding to the atmosphere at the event.
Results and photos from the event are available via the links below so you can check out how you did against the competition and grab some stunning images from our good friends at Outer Image Collective.
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