The Blue Mountains once again welcomed thousands of runners, spectators and support crew to Ultra-Trail Australia (UTA) over the weekend. The event included 11km, 22km, 50km and a 100km runs, all finishing with a 951 inclined staircase hall at the Furber steps. A daring group of Singletonians made the trip to the three day running celebration and all came home happy with their results.
"It is a wonderful experience as tough as it is," said Singleton runner Carol Burgmann who completed the 50km run. Carol in previous years has completed the eleven kilometres and the twenty two kilomtres, but this year challenged herself the whopping fifty. "I have never ran 50 kilometers in my life so this was definitely a big challenge for me," Carol added.
Carol set off on the mixed terrain track for the 50km Saturday event at 7am and completed it before 5pm. "I didn't think I would finish it, I thought I might have got to the 28km mark and finished but I pushed through and managed to finish the whole fifty before it got dark."