2004 Report & Run Times

Report Held 20th June 2004 My first introduction to the Bellarine Rail Trail (BRT) was last year when I rode the BRT and thought “What a Great place for an Ultra”. Subsequently the BRT Fat Ass 32/64km was conceived and today saw the inaugural running of this hopefully New Annual Event on the Victorian and […]

2005 Report & Run Times

Report What a day for the 2nd running of the Bellarine Rail Trail Fat Ass run! With showers and local hail forecast, it seemed that a wetsuit might have been more appropriate than running shorts to traverse the 34kms from Geelong Showgrounds to Queenscliff or back (68kms). However, the 8am start brought us brilliant sunshine […]

2006 Report & Run Times

Report I am not a Fat Ass historian, but I’m not sure that too many Fat Ass events have had council approval, public liability insurance, marshals, road signs or medical cover! Having said that, many would argue that this was not a Fat Ass run at all given that there were drink stations every 8kms […]

2007 Report & Run Times

Report The 4th annual Bellarine Rail Trail 34km FatAss Run was held in splendid conditions once again on Sunday August 19, 2007, from the Geelong Showgrounds to the Queenscliff Railway Station. 80 keen runners took part which was slightly down on the 88 that participated in 2006. I suspect this was due largely to a […]

2008 Report & Run Times

Report Weekend warrior versus olympian, runner versus minibus, labrador versus snake. 4am start, head torch, SKINS prizes, 126 runners and bacon and eggs on sourdough. That is the day that was for the 5th running of the Bellarine Rail Trail Run, held on Sunday August 3. For those not familiar with the run, in brief […]

2009 Report & Run Times

Report The Bellarine Rail Trail run is a unique 34km training run along the Bellarine Rail Trail between Geelong and the seaside town of Queenscliff. The course is tremendously scenic and mostly along unsealed paths, although the bitumen monster is rapidly swallowing up much of the Geelong half of the trail as the years progress! […]

2010 Report & Run Times

Report The 2010 Bellarine Rail Trail (BRT) 17/34km Run was held on Sunday Aug 22 with perfect weather after a month of drought breaking rain! The 6 prior years of this run had been held on a 1 way course from Geelong to Queenscliff but with 150 participants in 2009, logistics necessitated a change in […]

2011 Report

The 2011 Bellarine Rail Trail Run (17/34km) was held on Sunday Aug 21 with glorious running conditions! The trail is tremendously scenic and the vast majority of it is on soft trail that is perfect for running. The run continues to grow and this year 292 runners took part. As many now know, the run […]

2013 Report

The 10th annual Bellarine Rail Trail run, organised by Geelong Athletics in conjunction with the Bellarine Railway, was held on Sunday August 18 and attracted almost 300 runners.  This is a unique free non-competitive training run usually attracting runners planning to compete in the Melbourne half or full marathons in October. On offer was a […]

2014 Report

The 11th annual Bellarine Rail Trail run, organised by Geelong Athletics in conjunction with the Bellarine Railway, was held on Sunday August 17 and attracted 330 runners.  This is a unique free non-competitive training run usually attracting runners planning to compete in the Melbourne half or full marathons in October. On offer was a 34km […]