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TRAQ News 13/12/2014

Dear TRAQ members

TRAQ president Ian Javes has decided to take a well-earned holiday and he will no longer be involved in the TRAQ organisation after the AGM on February 28. It is Ian’s decision for the 3 Glasshouse events (Flinders Tour, Cooks Tour and GH100) to be organised through the Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network (GMAN) who will be responsible for the marketing and organisation of these events.

TRAQ continues to be an organisation that is committed to its objectives:
· To promote trail running, support trail runners and trail events
· To promote active use of Queensland’s trails and natural environment
· To pursue improved arrangements for approving access to quality trails for events
· To arrange overall trail running sponsorship and support sponsorship for individual events
· To create and maintain a website which supports the association’s objectives above

We will provide more information in the near future as to the 2015 list of TRAQ events, membership prices and benefits and other important information for members. The TRAQ committee and race directors are resolved to work together to continue to bring low cost well managed trail running events to Queensland.
As recognition of Ian Javes over 25 years of trail running development in the Glasshouse Region, the TRAQ committee earlier this year created a Trail Development Fund containing $25,000 that is already being put to use to develop trails. Current developments include the new bridge on the track at Beerburrum and signage and trail development in the Bracalba Basin (known as the loops at Checkpoint 8). Further trail investment is being investigated.
We look forward to serving you as the ongoing committee of TRAQ – see you on the trails!

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Mt Glorious Sat 21st Feb 2015

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2015 race entries open! 

Mt Glorious – Race Information – Saturday 21 Feb 2015

Entry: click here

course map: click here
course profile: click here
finish: click here
directions: click here
2015 entrant information: click here

Entry fee: $40.00 TRAQ Member $55.00 non-TRAQ member

TRAQ Membership details here

What you need to know:

Course
It is a tough 22km with 1200m of climb and 650m of descent. Make sure you carry 1 litre of water.

It is a beautiful run that leads from Cedar Flats via the top of Northbrook Mountain and England Creek to the rainforest at the top of Mount Glorious, finishing at the clearing opposite the Maiala picnic area. Description: from Cedar Flats valley climb east up the ridgeline firebreak, it is initially steep, but then runnable. Turn left at the first junction, then right at Northbrook Mountain junction and go down to England Creek (midpoint and manned check point) then there is a continuous 600m climb up to the top of Mount Glorious. When you are about to reach the top, turn left onto the historic stone-lined western ridge single trail through the rainforest. There are a few stone stairs you will climb to reach the Western Window from which it is a flat run to the finish at the clearing opposite Maiala Park. Also, see map and profile.

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Glasshouse Mnts – Hares And Hounds – 11 January 2015

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Glasshouse Mnts – Hares And Hounds –  January 11, 2015
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Distance: 5k, 10k 55k ultra solo and 55k relay teams of 2-4 runners.
Hares (50+ km) start at 3.30am and relays at 4.30am. 5/10 km start at 7am.
Competitor instructions – INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPETITORS 2015
Relay runners information RELAY TEAMS Info 2015
2014 55k course map will be similar for 2015 55km course
5k course same as lat year
5km Course (5.2 km)
Location : Woodford Pool, Peterson Rd, Woodford (Peterson Rd is off D’Aguilar Hwy)
If coming from Caboolture – take the D’Aguilar Hwy, past Wamuran and D’Aguilar to Woodford.
Turn right into Peterson Rd (at Woodford School). Follow Peterson Rd less than 1km to pool.
The 10km & 5km courses are on trails close to the pool and the relay/ultra goes from Woodford to Beerburrum and return – approx 55km. Both courses will be clearly marked with dolomite arrows, with white flagging tape as back up.
Bruce Cook will be the Race Director on the day with Bob Kennedy (pool manager) getting his fellow members of the Wamuran Branch of the Men’s Shed to organise the BBQ. The Run Inn Runners will mark and demark the course and manage checkpoints. The course should be very similar to 2014.
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Catch up with TRAQ on Facebook

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Washpool World Heritage Trails 50/25/9k – Provisional Results 2014

Provisional Results 2014 – click here – any discrepancies please email to Steel Beveridge at steellyn@gmail.com.

We had a lovely weekend in the Washpool and Gibraltar Range National Parks. For such a remote area we had good fields in all three courses and the usual beauty of the area. We did run earlier in October this year though, to avoid a clash, and you had to look very hard to find the characteristic Warratah flowers – next year we will move the date to the end of October.

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