Fifth Vučko Trail was held on Saturday, June 19 2021 on Bjelašnica with 642 competitors from 23 countries that competed on three courses, different in lengths and difficulty.
Winners of the toughest and most challenging, Red Course, 61 kilometers long, in the men’s and women’s competition were Eldin Hodzic from Croatia and Milusa Boskovic from Montenegro. It took them 7 hours 55 minutes and 9 hours 43 minutes, for this length and the 3,700 m altitude difference that had to be overcome. Milusa Bosković has held the Red Course record for women from before, and this year, on a significantly harder course than the previous editions of the race, she improved her result for almost half an hour.
Bravest 73 competitors opted to compete on Red Course, which led them across Bjelasnica, to the village of Lukomir, deep into the Rakitnica canyon, up to the ridge of Visocica mountain and across Umoljani, back to Bjelasnica. Leading over two mountains and through two municipalities, Trnovo in Bosnia and Konjic in Herzegovina, the Red Course symbolically connected these two regions, and in addition to a top adrenaline experience, it also provided runners with a view of the incredible landscapes of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Attractive Blue Course, 37 kilometers long, with a height difference of 1,800 m, gathered 186 competitors, and led them from Babino dol, through Dugo polje to Lukomir and back through Studeni potok and the villages of Umoljani, Elezovici and Lukavac to the finish line. The fastest on Blue Course were Jasmin Pajevic and Alma Alijagic.
Shortest, Green Course, 13 kilometers long with a height difference of 610 meters, had most competitors, a little more than 380. Fit for both recreational athletes and experienced runners, it gave the opportunity for begginers to have treir first trail experience and for serious competitors who prefer shorter and faster disciplines to give their best. Victory was taken by Zana Ibric and famous Bosnian runner Dzemo Jasarevic, who also set the track record with a time of 1:06:43.
List of winners:
13 km race – Green Course – women’s competition
1. Zana Ibric, Alfa Energy, BIH
2. Emina Begic, BIH
3. Jasmina Sinanovic, Skakavac Trail/BURT, BIH
13 km race – Green Course – men’s competition
1. Dzemal Jasarevic, BIH
2. Sanel Uzunovic, Infobip, BIH
3. Adis Smajilovic, BBI Run Team, BIH
35 km race – Blue Course – women’s competition
1. Alma Alijagic, BIH
2. Zoe Hamel, Sanus Motus Mostar, BIH
3. Amila Staljo, Skakavac Trail, BIH
35 km race – Blue Course – men’s competition
1. Jasmin Pajevic, Kilpi – Bracom, BIH
2. Marin Koceic, CRO
3. Mirnes Delic, BIH
61 km race – Red Course – women’s competition
1. Milusa Boskovic, TK Kotor, MNE
2. Naida Avdic, Skakavac Trail, BIH
3. Zrinka Deur Saric, HPD Mosor – Sikire, CRO
61 km race – Red Course – men’s competition
1. Eldin Hodzic, SRK Alba/SportBox, CRO
2. Ivan Lezenic, HPD Prenj 1933, BIH
3. Daniel Krstulovic Opara, HPD Mosor – Sikire, CRO
ALL RESULTS RED: https://www.stotinka.hr/hrv/utrka/3885/ukupni_poredak
ALL RESULTS BLUE: https://www.stotinka.hr/hrv/utrka/3884/ukupni_poredak
ALL RESULTS GREEN: https://www.stotinka.hr/hrv/utrka/3883/ukupni_poredak