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GutBuster comes to Ladysmith for third year

Shawn Nelson won the long-course title at the Ladysmith leg of the GutBuster Trail Running Series.

In the fourth race of the GutBuster Trail Running Series, Shawn Nelson ran the 16-kilometre race through the Holland Creek Trail July 7 to claim the long-course victory in a time of 1:09:52.

He was followed by Shane Ruljancich, who finished in 1:14:22. Royd Burkart was just over a minute behind in third with a time of 1:15:43. The first female finisher was Claire Morgan, who was eighth overall with a time of 1:24.

In the short course, Clay Ward ran the nine kilometres in 41:06 to finish first, followed by Damian Allen (42:50) and Andrew Henderson (42:22). The top female was Kaylee Beales, whose time of 46:11 gave her a seventh overall finish.

One hundred and 34 people took part in the long- and short-course races.

This was the third year the GutBuster series came to Ladysmith.

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