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One week away... May is here - UTA has come.

A week away from the UTA... who knows what the weather caused on the weekend.. so the courses are up in the air. So wait for the updated by Tuesday :)

Congratulations to Caleb, Brooklyn and Noah on their proformances at Regional Cross Country.. onto the next stages with a 1st,2nd,3rd in there races !!

Do nothing silly this week :) keep it easy and relaxed.. ask yourself would you advise somebody else to do something and if it's a no? then don't do it :0 Focus on freshening up, fueling, relaxing and gearing up to put it all down on race day! The training is done, no gains this week... Get excited to enjoy the day out there and all the hard stuff that you have put yourself through. All the sacrifices you have made, the time given to preparing yourself. Be you best on the day, prepared for everything and stick to plan. Trust yourself and be patience with the day :)

In the episode we will cover off the events in more detail....

  • Intro Song -  Tool - The Pot 

  • Welcome to Beve with Benn Episode 61

  • Beer of choice?  -  Hop Nation - Jedi Juice NEIPA / Footscray Victoria

  • What happened last week and what's up this week


  • Training Talks - 

  • Weekly training review - Strava - Training Peaks

  • Upcoming Sessions

  • Athlete Interview - UTA Athletes

  • Upcoming Races - UTA + Hoka Half Marathon, Noosa Half Marathon

  • Running Experiences

  • Socials - Sundays Long Run

  • Coaches Corner & COMPLAINTS - Inconsistency with Service

  • Athletes Questions - UTA 50 + 100 Courses

  • QF’s with Benn - UTA Training Blocks

  • Outro Song - Wolfmother - Love Train


  • Craig Storey


  • Last week's training sessions (Strava)

  • Strava Leaderboard

  • Training Peaks - SNL Group 


  • Next week's Sessions

  • Refer Training Peaks

  • Sunday Long Run - Heaton Loop 



  • 16-18/5 - UltraTrail Australia

  • 25/05 - Runaway Noosa Half Marathon

  • 28/06 - Brisbane Trail Ultra

  • 6/07 - Gold Coast Marathon

  • 12/07 - Elephant Trail Race

  • 20/07 - The Guzzler Ultra

  • 15/09 - Sydney Marathon

  • 5/10 - Lonely Mountain Ultra

ATHLETE INTERVIEW - Adina Wheeler / Hoka Half

What shoes did you wear? 

Saucony Triumph 20

What went well? 

The first 10ish kms. Good steady pace. Tried to really not go to hard too fast.

What didn't work or went bad?  

The back end of the race after i stopped to help a runner, i went to hard to try and catch back up to my time and then died in the arse. I think i also got in my head abit.

How did you overcome the challenge? 

Given I wasnt going to make the time i was hoping for i just stopped putting such an expectation on myself and just made sure I got it done. And I did 1 min faster than last year so I will take that. 

What was the best part of the event? 

Catching up with other runners from interstate and around. you know the ones you literally only see at running events. And spending time around sydney with the husband and son.

Did you celebrate? 

OMG the post race sushi was AMAZING!  Followed by some donuts and a nap. Doesnt get much better than that. 

What’s next? 

The main event! 50km Guzzler. Being my first ultra its all about the finish line not the finish time.


  • Sunday - Social Runs

  • Lonely Mountain Ultra 5th October (Week before Nicole and Benn's Wedding) celebrate and race in Orange



  • Sunday Runs - All welcome (Heaton Loop)

  • SNL - UTA Tales & Ales 26th May



The UTA50 course traces the second half of the UTA100 course, and does not lack for the beauty or stunning landscapes of its longer counterpart.

You’ll start at Scenic World in Katoomba and be heading along the cliff tops, checking out the breath-taking views of Mt Solitary and the escarpments before you know it.

The spectacular Wentworth Falls is the next highlight after around 25km, before cruising down the epic Kedumba Pass.

The only way is up from there, culminating with those infamous 951 steps and the finish line back at Scenic World!

COURSE SPLITS Please note there is ONE split point between the UTA100 and UTA50 routes in 2024 COURSE SAFETY Please note these points on course are of particular concern for runner safety. Due to the recent flooding event, there are many sections of track that will look and run differently to what you have run in previous years or when out training. Tracks may be very wet and slippery and rougher than expected. Use caution and be sure of your footing while out on course. LOCATION DISTANCE UTA100 UTA50 Glenraphael Drive 2.8km Continue straight along Glenraphael Drive Turn around and head back along Glenraphael Drive towards Cliff Drive


Narrow Neck, Ironpot Ridge, Leura Forest, Wentworth Falls, Kedumba Pass, Furber Steps – names that have that become trail running legend as part of the iconic UTA100 course.

It’s the race that every trail runner in Australia aspires to do at least once … but all too often, once is never enough.

You start at the famous Scenic World in the idyllic town of Katoomba and experience a mix of terrain - mostly single track and wide trails - and a mix of emotions as you run through the very special World Heritage listed national park of the Blue Mountains.

After some lush bushland, beautiful escarpments, epic ridgelines, 7 checkpoints and about 99kms you’ll stand at the bottom of the most famous set of steps in trail running... just 951 of them are between you and the finish line back at Scenic World.

Thanks for joining me @ Beve with Benn. Stay tuned for updates. Post your questions and updates on racing

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