On Friday 13th, 150 runners tackled takayna’s wilderness, running 65km or 22km through beautiful grasslands and magical coastline. The Ultra runners kicked off in the dark at 6am and were met at midday by wild weather, while our takayna 22 runners enjoyed the company of the gale force wind and rain for their entire run!
Despite the wild weather, the event was a resounding success, raising over $170,000 (and counting!) We also had the pleasure of being joined by Paddy Pallin staff and Patagonia ambassador Majell Backhausen.
Approximately 360 volunteer hours were contributed towards making the event a resounding success, and we are so thankful to those who made their way to Marrawah to assist in the kitchen, on the field, and at aid stations.
We are so grateful to everyone who joined us – runners, sponsors, volunteers and donors – and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Mens takayna Ultra 65km
First Place - Jack Brownlee Qld - 5 hours 55 minutes
Second Place - Shervin Tosif Vic - 6 hours 3 minutes
Third Place - Nick Montgomery Vic - 6 hours 6 minutes
Women’s takayna Ultra 65km
First place - Laura Prescott -Tas - 6 hours 20 minutes
Second place - Jacqueline Fetchet NSW - 7 hours 14 minutes
Third place (two winners) - Jess Christiansen VIC and Bonnie Perris NSW - 7 hours 17 minutes
Men’s takayna 22 - 22km
First place - Nicholas Damen NSW - 1 hour 29 minutes
Second place - Sam Burke WA - 1 hour 30 minutes
Third place - David Lennon TAS - 1 hour 38 minutes
Women’s takayna 22 - 22km
First place - Pip Penrose NSW - 1 hour 39 minutes
Second place- Aimee Bliss TAS - 1 hour 54 minutes
Third place - Katie Ogler-Glover TAS - 2 hours