Bouddi National Park was the spot to be this past weekend with more than 750 runners speeding through the bush trails and coastal headland tracks. It was an impressive sight to behold as the mass of runners funnelled through the yellow start arch on Killcare Beach to begin the race and take on the 14km and 21km courses. The trails were in prime condition and the blue sky and oceans views really set the scene for runners.
“The race was awesome. The atmosphere was excellent, the weather was amazing, everyone seemed genuinely happy and excited to be there. There was a real buzz and excitement created by hanging around with a bunch of like-minded runners.” Mark Green – The Body Mechanic
We agree there’s a special kind of camaraderie, positivity and community that you only experience when you come together with hundreds of other trail runners all there to achieve something personal, beyond that of just the 14 or 21km.
A big congratulations to each and every runner who took on the challenge and overcame heat, sand and stairs to reach the finish line. It sure is a tough but rewarding course!
It was great to see the run clubs out in force this year with many groups taking on the race together and gathered at the finish line waiting to cheer though every last member. The Kids 1km Fun Run went swimmingly with plenty of future superstar trail runners dashing down the beach and back to collect their very own finisher medals.
A big shout out to the volunteers who helped us run a smooth event for our participants. The red volunteer army assisted us at rego and all over the course on the day, and the event wouldn’t be possible without them.
The 21km win was secured by jet runners Josef Mcgrath for the males, and Beth Menser for the females a whopping 10 minutes ahead of second place. The 14km course saw UNSW runner and first time trail-racer Sota Maehara take first place for males and Therese Auton the first for females. View all the official race times and positions HERE.
The event photos are now live and up for purchase thanks to Outer Image Collective HERE.
We can’t wait to do it all again next year; bring on Bouddi Coastal Run 2023!
If you are keen to squeeze in one last race before the year is out check out our Royal National Park Max Adventure Race, happening 26th November!