Ultra-Trail Australia 2018

Ultra-Trail Australia 2018

For the second year in a row I had the privilege of heading to the Blue Mountains to shoot Ultra-Trail Australia part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour for Lyndon from Marceau Photography.

I thought that I would put together a small series of a few of my favourite images from the weekend for anyone that wasn't lucky enough to experience it.

 

Pace UTA22

The first event on Friday was the Pace UTA22. Starting off the event Dave King conducted a traditional smoke ceremony.

Dave King preforming a smoke ceremony at the start line

Courtney Atkinson pre Pace 22UTA

 The first start wave warming up with a mexican wave.

The first start wave warming up with a mexican wave.

 With the dry weather conditions there was a bit of dust in the air but it made for a fantastic photo opportunity.

With the dry weather conditions there was a bit of dust in the air but it made for a fantastic photo opportunity.

 Michael Milton, flying along. What a ledgend!. 

Michael Milton, flying along. What a ledgend!. 

 Lucy Bartholomew coming through Leura forrest

Lucy Bartholomew coming through Leura forrest

 The spectacular leura forest.

The spectacular leura forest.

 The tall canopy overhead provides shelter from the sun and wind and is an amazing place to run through.

The tall canopy overhead provides shelter from the sun and wind and is an amazing place to run through.

Well done to all the runners in the Pace UTA22, hopefully you all got to enjoy the scenary as much as I did!.


50km and 100km

The following day were the 50 & 100km races. Once again the weather was looking good with hardly a cloud in the sky, although it was a bit chilly, the conditions were near perfect for running. 

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 How can you not be smiling with a view like this!

How can you not be smiling with a view like this!

 Sometimes the landscape just takes your breath away!

Sometimes the landscape just takes your breath away!

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 Sam Burridge taking the 50km win.

Sam Burridge taking the 50km win.

 Cecilia Flori Taking the 50km win.

Cecilia Flori Taking the 50km win.

 The views along the cliff top trails are simply stunning!, im glad this runner took the time to have a quick glance at the view.

The views along the cliff top trails are simply stunning!, im glad this runner took the time to have a quick glance at the view.

 Never give up!

Never give up!

 Runners pass over a cliff top bridge below the milky way.

Runners pass over a cliff top bridge below the milky way.

Check out this short timelapse I created of runners passing through Leura forrest between 1am and 3am!


I hope these images either inspire you to get out there and try something like this or bring back good memories of your day, it takes a lot of training and commitment to even get to the start line so i congratulate everyone that did. I hope to be able to experience this event and its amazing atmosphere again in years to come.  


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