Today saw an innovative new approach to trial running with the first Enduro Trail Run held in a private forest north of Parakai. The race organisation was headed by Thomas Reynolds and aimed to raise funds for some of Auckland’s fastest young orienteers and trail runners to head to training camps and to take on the 2015 Orienteering World Cup in Tasmania.
The Enduro Trail Run concept added timing for specific hill climb, trail master and descender sections to a more traditional style trail race. These timed sections offered specific prizes of their own to whoever could post the fastest time on that section. This encourages more aggression on the course and allows for some tactics not regularly seen trail running. To boot, check out this stunning forest setting!
The concept was a big hit and we have a number of good improvements from today’s experience. We will definitely be organising another such event in the not too distant future so keep a look out and don’t miss the next ETR!
GKO is also excited about partnering with ETR as the concept grows.