JUNGLE ULTRA | Stage Three Round-Up

Stage Three of the Jungle Ultra started with a bang! Ziplining across a raging river onto a small island, our runners were then set off in waves to take on their fiercest challenge yet.

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Stage Three of the Jungle Ultra started with a bang!

Ziplining across a raging river onto a small island, our runners were then set off in waves to take on their fiercest challenge yet.

Hours of sweltering jungle followed. As the temperature rose, so too did the runners as they climbed hundreds of meters of mud-slick trails and ladder-like roots along machete-cut trails.

Slippery rocks made river crossings treacherous and various jungle creatures showed themselves. Runners encountered monkeys, snakes and ants along the trail, giving them a wide berth and leaving with cautious respect for their surroundings.

After leaving the Jungle the runners dropped down through the valley and into Huacaria, an indigenous village where the runners will spend their night. Village children joined the runners for the last hundred metres, their laughter and smiles provided a much needed uplift in the gruelling heat.

The first Woman across the line was Jemma Harding, who really came into her own on the rough stuff today. Jemma bounded over the line in 4hrs 59mins. Jemma was followed by the ever-consistent Kate Smyth (5hrs 42mins), and Ioana Barbu (6hrs 26mins). Lynsie Miller finished a minute behind Ioana in 6hrs 27mins, in touching distance of yet another podium place. Can Lynsie make it back to the front tomorrow?

In the Men’s race, Ben Harrison pushed himself into an overall lead with a 4hrs 4mins finish, taking to the trails like a bearded mountain goat, although an unfortunate mistake may cause some dietary troubles… (watch our instagram update video to find out why). Mark Reilly (4hrs 19mins) followed in fine form, with Augustus Royds just behind in 4hrs 42mins.

View the full race results down below, and if you want to learn more about the Jungle Ultra make sure to download the Race Pack by clicking here.

NameGenderRace NumberTimePositionGender PositionLocal Race
Ben HarrisonMale184:04:0011
Mark ReillyMale374:19:0022
Augustus RoydsMale394:32:0033
Scott MacDonaldMale264:48:0044
St├ęphane PaganiMale334:49:0055
Ed HortonMale204:58:0066
Jemma HardingFemale174:59:0071
Eleonoora HintsaFemale194:59:0087
Matthew MayersMale295:14:0098
Marshall MaineMale275:24:00109
Inia RaumatiMale365:24:001110
Cedric DelavyMale95:34:001211
Ross GrangeMale165:37:001312
Harry EdmondsMale115:41:001413
Peter MellonMale305:42:001514
Kate SmythFemale415:42:00162
Emanuel BrunnerMale85:44:001715
Guisepe De RosaMale145:47:001816
Swen LosinskyMale256:07:001917
Mohamed Ali El HachaniMale126:13:002018
Ioana BarbuFemale46:26:00213
Lynsie MillerFemale316:27:00224
Marc RhodesMale386:32:002319
Robbie HughesMale216:36:002420
Hugo LeefeMale236:36:002521
Bruce WrightMale456:36:002622
Robert DuncombeMale106:41:002723
Kevin WaltonMale436:42:002824
James AllanMale27:00:002925
Charlotte ThompsonFemale427:05:00305
Patrick OmalleyMale327:32:003126
Lukasz AdamczykMale157:41:003227
Rachel BelmontFemale57:47:00336
Gage SmithMale407:49:003428
Monique ParkerGrantzFemale358:31:00357
James LodgeMale24DNF3629
ReubenMale463:30:001
NicassioMale445:17:002

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