2019 BTU Day 1 – Friday

WOW! What an amazing inaugural Brisbane Trail Ultra. We promised a beautiful and brutal course and we delivered! The word on everyone’s lips that describes the BTU course as they crossed the finish line was “Tough”.

photo credit: Kenn Santos

We had 5 events all rolled into 1, so much to report!!! Stay tuned for individual race reports to follow!

Tim hard at work on registrations. Thank you Tim!! photo credit: Kenn Santos

Friday was all business at the Queensland Maritime Museum. Registration, race pack pick up, bag drop, mandatory gear checks were all in order before the safety briefing, where Shona impressed its importance.

Shona talking all things safety. photo credit: Kenn Santos

Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation spokesperson Meg gave us an insight into their motivation to run and the necessity of increasing awareness for this syndrome in hope of a cure.

Meg and Michelle, Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation photo credit: Kenn Santos
Aaron Knight, ITRA representative. photo credit: Kenn Santos

International Trail Running Association Australia representative Aaron Knight added in some trail running words of wisdom before the elite athletes were introduced to us.

What an amazing lineup here!! photo credit: Kenn Santos

A Friday wrap up and an early night was in order, ready for an early start on the trails.

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