The Northface 100 – Team Salomon review
Recently I ran in the Northface 100 in the Blue Mountains National Park. It was an awesome event, one which I’ll definitely be doing again next year. In essence it’s a 100km marathon on single track and trails with a total climb of about 4000m.
The event has only been running for 4 years and the last couple of years have all been won but Australians. This year team Salomon decided to get an all-star crew together to drop down under and dominate the field … and dominate they did. The Salomon International Trail Running Team took out the top three men’s places.
Spanish trail runner Kilian Jornet came in first in 9 hours, 19 minutes and 6 seconds. Jornet has smashed the previous record of 9 hours 53 minutes set in 2010 by Australians Andrew Lee and Stuart Gibson. Francois D’Haene (France) finished second in 9 hours,24 minutes and South Africa’s Ryan Sandes taking third in a time of 9 hours 54 minutes.
The female Salomon team also put in a great effort with Nerea Martinez finishing 2nd (11 hours 39 minutes) and Jen Segger 3rd (12 hours 1 minute). Julie Quinn from Australia manage to keep the international Salomon team at bay finishing first in 11 hours and 39 minutes.
The guys from Team Salomon have put together a review of their experiences. Over all it seems very positive. It was good to have them there this year to help raise the profile of the sport.