Saturday, December 21, 2013
The inaugural running of the Gippsland Trail event in memory of local runner Duncan Orr was a huge success. Duncan was an influential member of the Traralgon Harriers. It was his dream to enjoy the company of the friendly ultra- marathon running community by holding a locally run ultra-trail event in Gippsland.
The event was organised by his wife Anna who along with family and friends of Duncan were able to put together a challenging and exciting event. The event was well supported by runners from the ultra-marathon running community whose friendly attitude made it a great day to remember Duncan.
The 2013 race was won by David Overhand with a time of 11hrs 48min, with Cameron Gillies coming in second with a time of 12hrs 22min, and Robert Zwerlein in 3rd place over the 100km leg with a time of 12hrs 25mins.
The fastest female competitor was Katherine MacMillan in a time of 12hrs 26min, the second fastest being Joanna Kruk 12hrs 47min, and Donna Urghuart as third fastest email in 13hrs 46min.