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September’s recap – The UTWT moves into this year’s last quarter

September's recap - The UTWT moves into this year's last quarter

This month’s first weeks have seen races of the 2021 UTWT circuit take place all around the world: from Austria and Canada, to Croatia and the United Kingdom.

mozart 100®

The incredibly fast alpine mozart 100® in Austria was the first event to start this month. Of the 194 runners who came to the start line of the 108km distance, 162 made it to the finish. With clear blue skies and breathtaking panoramas throughout the race, it was a huge success for this year’s mozart 100® edition. Italian Philipp Ausserhofer and Margaret Lane from the USA won the race as first man and woman with 10:28 and 13:19 respectively.

Men’s podium

1 – Philipp Ausserhofer – 10:28:29
2 – Sam Mccutcheon – 10:38:24
3 – Hekmatullah Darwishi – 11:08:17

 

Women’s podium

1 – Margaret Lane – 13:19:21
2 – Katarzyna Orzechowska – 14:49:02
3 – Sarah Völkel – 15:05:05

100 miles of Istria

The following weekend of 10-11th of September saw three different ultras take place, including a 100-miler which took place in the heart of the Istria peninsula. The runners had to cross this breathtaking region from east to west while crossing medieval towns, seasides, old train routes, thick forests and amazing mountain ranges. Finishing with 21:17 and 26:31, Tomáš Štverák and Eva Urbanc were proclaimed winners of this year’s 100 miles of Istria

Men’s podium

1 – Tomáš Štverák – 21:17:42
2 – Gniewomir Skrzysinski – 21:35:11
3 – Fabio Di Giacomo – 22:25:01

 

Women’s podium

1 – Eva Urbanc – 26:31:04
2 – Małgorzata Moczulska – 26:53:47
3 – Ivana Vrvilo – 28:48:09

Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada

In Quebec it was Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada that captivated the hearts of its 2500 participants – a record for this incredible event that is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The race started for the first time during daytime, giving the opportunity to runners to enjoy more the beautiful landscapes of the province. While David Hedges (USA) was the one to cross the finish line of the 125km race first, it was Jenny Quilty (USA) who stole the spotlight – first woman and 2nd overall, arriving 3 minutes before the 2nd man.

Men’s podium

1 – David Hedges – 14:40:44
2 – Jacob Baril-Arnason-16:18:39 (3rd overall)
3 – Frederick Jouin-16:24:53

 

Women’s podium

1 – Jenny Quilty-16:15:38 (2nd overall)
2 – Marianne Hogan-16:53:51
3 – Katie Asmuth-17:57:09

Ultra-Trail® Snowdonia

Meanwhile on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Ultra-Trail® Snowdonia was taking place. The event, reffered to as “beautiful beyond belief, savage beyond reason”, is famous for its scenery and very tricky terrain. Mark Darbyshire (UK) and Sarah Staveley (UK) were the ones to obtain the dragon trophies with incredible times of 14:25 and 21:41 respectively.

Men’s podium

1 – Tomáš Štverák – 21:17:42
2 – Gniewomir Skrzysinski – 21:35:11
3 – Fabio Di Giacomo – 22:25:01

 

Women’s podium

1 – Eva Urbanc – 26:31:04
2 – Małgorzata Moczulska – 26:53:47
3 – Ivana Vrvilo – 28:48:09

Next stop of the 2021 UTWT circuit: Penyagolosa Trails® HG® (110 km & 5600 M+), in Spain, and Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail (119km & 3730 M+), in Croatia. Both races will take place on October 16th. The Ultra-Trail® Ninghai, which was set to take place at the same date, has been cancelled.

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