Trailrunning has become one of the fasting growing sports among adults in recent times with many starting to realise that they have amazing trail runs only minutes from Sydney CBD. One group making the most of the runs around Sydney is the Sydney Trail Series (STS), a series of great Trail Running Events in the Sydney Metropolitan Area and the perfect way to meet people from the trailrunning community.
Sydney Trail Series events aim to be on trails that have not hosted an event before. There aim is to give you the best adventure and experience possible. The series follows the seasons and moves venue for each season. Runners are able to run in a single event or in the entire series. You don't have to hold a membership for a club or association, you don’t need to be a professional runner or even a great runner - everyone is welcome to participate.
When possible STS events will be hosted on trails that have not had an event before - treating participants to a great, fresh and challenging race, no matter what trail running ability you have.
Each event is broken down into 3x races. Allowing for all levels of ability.
There is a 7k loop, a 10.2k, and a 20.4k (so close to that half-marathon distance!), so it allows for everyone of all capabilities regardless of your training schedule.
You will meet people from all aspects of the sport, from "The North Face 100" winners, to running newbies.
And the best thing about trail running? That the sport is still small enough that everyone is happy to chat, and that there are very few ego's because very few people do this as a full-time gig!
The STS Courses vary a little, but on the Manly Dam course runners will pass by splendid scenery, passing two waterfalls, and in parts running along the waters edge. There is water at the 6km mark, and an aid station at the finish line, along with coke, Heed (hammer nutrition) and a selection of fruit.
And there is nothing better than taking a dip in the dam after running a hard race!
So whether or not your a seasoned trailrunning vet or just starting to venture off road we would love to hear about your experiences or help talk you into signing up for your next event.
And if you wanted to check out our trail-running range, take a peek HERE!
We would also like to mention that the STS wouldn't exist without the other sponsors, Salomon, Inov8, Pablo & Rustys, Mens Fitness & Hammer Nutrition - So Thankyou!!