Now in it’s third year, the Saucony Surf Coast Trail Marathon dished up another cold, but clear race morning. But as always, running in the cold weather was no problems for those who donned their ioMerino. More than 600 runners lined up for the full and half marathon course, many of whom stayed warm and comfortable in their ioMerino thermals along the way, making it one of the state’s biggest and most popular trail events.

It was our second year as an event sponsor, although this year both our men’s and women’s trail runners were out injured so we had no one on course to fly the ioMerino Trail Running flag. There was, however, some very fast runners out there on the day with both the men’s and women’s marathon course records tumbling. (Full results are available here).

With trail running season in full swing here during Australia’s winter, there’s no shortage of events to run, so if you’ll be running in the cold weather, be sure to check out our cold weather trail running gear recommendations. We’ve got an awesome range of trail running thermals that make it much easier to get out and about when Mother Nature isn’t playing nice.

As for the Surf Coast Trail Marathon, that event was created to throw a spotlight on the Surf Coast Walk while also raising funds for the local Anglesea Primary School and has developed a reputation for attracting both dedicated trail runners and those crossing over from road and multi sport. In particular, it has become a favourite target for those tackling their first half or full marathon, lured by the welcoming community that congregates around the Surf Coast event annually.

Wherever you’re running, make sure you stay warm and comfortable out there!

The Saucony Surf Coast Trail Marathon is supported by Saucony, the Surf Coast Shire, ioMerino, Bomboras Kiosk, Surf Coast Trail Runners, Trail Run Mag, The Happy Runner, The Running Company Geelong, Tailwind Nutrition, Pro Feet Podiatry, Torquay Sports Medicine Centre, Aireys Pub, Rogue Wave Brewing, and Kongo Industries.

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