Successful SW trail event will be back

Shannon BochenekManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Brett Tucker placed second on the 16km Gloucesterades trail, crossing the line three minutes after the winner at 1 hour and 18 minutes.
Camera IconBrett Tucker placed second on the 16km Gloucesterades trail, crossing the line three minutes after the winner at 1 hour and 18 minutes. Credit: Brady Johnston

The inaugural Pemby Trail Fest saw more than 350 runners take to the tracks of Pemberton at the weekend with event organisers saying they will “definitely” be back for more in 2019.

With the youngest participant just three years old and the eldest in their 70s, organiser Melina Mellino said the weekend was “absolutely brilliant”.

“Fantastic turnout, amazing weather and incredible trails,” Ms Mellino said.

Michael Snart finished first on three of the weekend's trails. He tackled the 7km Act Belong Commit Huddo's Hill night race in just 30 minutes, the 21km Dam Dash in 1.5 hours and the 16km Glousterades trail in 1 hour and 13 minutes.
Camera IconMichael Snart finished first on three of the weekend's trails. He tackled the 7km Act Belong Commit Huddo's Hill night race in just 30 minutes, the 21km Dam Dash in 1.5 hours and the 16km Glousterades trail in 1 hour and 13 minutes. Credit: Brady Johnston.

Confirming the event would be back again next year, she said she wanted to ensure the community had every opportunity to get involved.

“We are definitely turning this into an annual event and looking at ways to make it bigger and better for next year,” she said.

“We’re definitely looking for the local community to get involved in whatever way they want to – even spectators, marshals or aid station people.”

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