Lark Hill


Lark-Hill-Logo270Welcome to the home of the Runningworks Lark Hill Dusk to Dawn 50 & 100km Ultra

Held annually on the W.A. Labour Day weekend in March, the 50km and 100km events start at dusk (7pm) on Saturday, with a childrens event (45min) at 6pm.  For both events, entrants will be given an official cut-off so long as they start their last lap by no later than 8am on Sunday morning (13h).

Where: Adjacent to the Lark Hill Sportsplex (east of the Lark Hill playing fields), Port Kennedy, WA

Course information:

  • 25km (8 laps), 50km (17 laps) and 100km (34 laps) GPS measured trail races on a ~3k limestone loop course.
  • The course consists of mostly compact-limestone, with ~200m of soft sand on each loop. There are some minor undulations, with a short climb into the start/finish point.
  • Click here to see the course. The race director will lead the first lap, so there’s no change of getting lost.
  • The children’s event will be help be over an ~800m loop for 45 minutes.

Next Race: 3-4 March 2018.

No. of finishers: 2017 – 61 ; 2016 – 52 ; 2015 – 71; 2014 – 47; 2013 – 39; 2012 – 35;

How long in existence: Inaugural race was 3 March 2012

Registrations:

  • Entries open late 2017.

On the day:

  • Bibs are to be collected at the event. Please arrive by 6pm.
  • Park near the cricket nets here. Limited parking also available here (100km runners only).

Further information:

  • Walkers are welcome in the 50km event, as it has the same 13 hour cut-off.
  • Headlamps are optional but recommended
  • Pacers are welcome for 100km runners after the 50km point.
  • Runners can leave their own supplies at the start/finish line to resupply each loop; bananas, Coca-Cola, water, and lollies will be provided at this point.
  • There are toilets on site at the start/finish line.

 

Previous winners:

50KM
YEAR MALE TIME FEMALE TIME
2017 Rick Cooke 4:16:55 Barbara Fieberg 4:49:12
2016 Chris Lark 4:08:45 Barbara Fieberg 4:53:48
2015 James Roberts 3:34:25 Barbara Fieberg 4:28:51*
2014 Thomas Bakowski 3:33:03* Kate Bodill 4:31:07
2013 Thomas Bakowski 3:36:10 Claire Broadway 4:32:32
2012 Chris O’Neill 3:39:42 Jodie Oborne 4:38:39
100KM
YEAR MALE TIME FEMALE TIME
2017 Adam Crawley 11:48:23 Hayley Newman* 10:44:53
2016 Peter Duff 9:27:27 Cheryl Tatterton 12:37:12
2015 Josh Garrett 7:57:26*
2014 Brett Tucker 8:42:28 Emma Black 12:42:57
2013 Tim Eva 10:50:06 Fee Salmons 12:33:54
2012 Tim Eva 10:50:26 Hunna Watson 13:15:31

Race records: 50km Thomas Bakowski 3:33:03 (2014); Barbara Fieberg 4:28:51 (2015) 100km Josh Garrett 7:57:26 (2015); Hayley Newman 10:44:53 (2017)

Race Director: Dave Kennedy