Georgie Rutherford and Susie Stephen were in action last weekend, at the Trail World Championship in Hawaii. This open event offers races from 5km to 21km.
The trails at Kualoa Ranch are normally closed to the public, so it offers a rare opportunity for runners to experience the unique setting. The 4,000-acre working cattle ranch reaches from the steep mountain cliffs to the sparkling sea, and the terrain varies from dense rainforest to broad open valleys, with close-up views of beautiful white sand beaches and awesome verdant cliff faces.
The epic nature of Kualoa Ranch has served as a scenic backdrop for numerous television shows and Hollywood films such as Jurassic Park, Windtalkers, Pearl Harbor, Godzilla, Tears of the Sun, 50 First Dates, and LOST.
In the 21km event Georgie finished 89th in 2:05:55, 11th V30 with Susie 4th in the 10km event in 43:00 and 1st V35.
Superb effort by both of you in tough conditions.