The fourth and penultimate race in the Trail Running South Australia Trail Race Series was held at Mt Crawford this past weekend, just north of Adelaide and not far from the Barossa Valley – one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. But there were no vines to be seen on race day, in fact, there was not much of anything to be seen at the start of the race with heavy fog shrouding the forest making it perfect ioMerino wearing weather!

The 25km course was a two lapper, and kicked off in the fog at 8am, while the 12.5km runners set off a little later as the fog finally began to lift. After what had been some very heavy rains during the week, the streams were flowing and the course was very wet underfoot, but thankfully most of the rain stayed away on the day.

With 800+ runners out there, the usually quiet little forest was inundated with the sound of runners making their way around the trails and over the numerous boardwalks and we spotted more than a few of them out there staying warm in their natural, high performance ioMerino layers.

For our friends Down Under, there’s plenty more cold weather still to come, so if you’re still out there freezing, be sure to check out our gear recommendations here. And if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, Fall is just around the corner so it might be just about time to start thinking about what you’ll be wearing when the temperature drops. Because there’s no need to be uncomfortable just because the weather isn’t playing nice.

The next race is at Mt Hayfield on Sept 4 and we look forward to seeing everyone out there.

Images courtesy of Sputnik. For a full gallery of images from the 25km race, check out the gallery here.

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