Brisbane based, Kevin Muller is an extraordinary ultra distance athlete. Voted by the governing body, Australian Ultra Runners Association, as the ultra runner of the year for 2016, he is proficient at all forms of ultra running and reigns supreme whether it be road, track or trail. He won the Nerang 100 miler last year, in it's inaugural year, in a time of 25:24:41.
He went on to win Australia's toughest road race, the 246 kms Coast to Kosciusko in December 2016, the Canberra 24 hour track race in March 2017, the inaugural Down Under 135 mile trail race (Victoria) in April and the Bunbury 24 track race in August. Just two weeks before Nerang he won a 6 hour rack race in Brisbane at the inaugural Brisbane Track Ultra. He is a former 48 hour track world age group record holder.
On his return to Nerang last weekend for the second edition, he took almost 1.5 hours off his previous time with an incredible 23:51:51.
The women's section was won by Brisbane's pocket rocket, Seivland Poh who was the only female starter and finisher in this most grueling event.
Seivland is well experienced in long distance trail events, having ran and finished UTA 100k three times (2011 - first ultra ever, 2012, 2015), Buffalo Stampede 75k (2015), GNW miler (2015), Northburn 100 miler (2016), Hong Kong 100 (2016), Lavaredo Ultra Trail 120k (2016), and Tarawera 100k (2017).
Starting and finishing at the Nerang velodrome, the course is 6 laps of a 25 kms loop virtually in the suburbs of the Gold Coast and is just 40 minutes from the Gold Coast International airport.
The Nerang course rates with the Alpine Challenge (alpine Victoria) and Great North Walk (Central Coast of NSW), both established 2006-7, in terms of elevation gain (all around 6,000 metres). It is recognised by the International Trail Running Association and carries 6 ranking points for purposes of qualifying for the famous Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) and other major international trail races.
More information on the event is at www.nerang100miler.com