Australian and Queensland Mountain Running Championships – Sunday 31 May 2015
Camp Mountain (The Gap) will once again be the venue for the Australian and Queensland Mountain Running Championships.
Distances are: Junior Women (16 – 19y/o): 4.8km; Junior Men (16 – 19y/o) and Open Women: 8.3km; Open Men: 13km. These distances may not seem very long to some, but the races will be fast, furious and really test what you are made of!
Winners and place getters of the Australian Championships receive Athletics Australia Medals and these championships are the primary selection races for the Australian Mountain Running Team that will compete in September in Wales (GB) in the World Mountain Running Championships.
Age group placings will be awarded by the Australian Mountain Running Association (AMRA) and Queensland Champions and place getters will be awarded by Queensland Athletics.
You don’t have to be a member of an athletics club to compete, but to be eligible to represent Australia via the Australian Mountain Running Team you need to be an Aussie and a registered athlete.
This year the Championships also incorporate an open (non championship) race of 8.3km and children’s (Xtreme) races of 1, 2, and 3km.
The Australian and Queensland Mountain Running Champs are hosted by the Ashgrove Rangers Athletic Club on behalf of AMRA, with the support of Queensland Athletics.
You will find more information about the championships, entries and the courses here
Due to the inclement weather Forestry has closed all state forests for the weekend.
We will endeavour to find a date that suits the events calendar, Forestry and our medical & support teams.
Please keep a eye on Facebook and our website for updates.
Phil Hungerford & Bruce Cook.
The Run Inn
Walkabout Creek – Enoggera Reservoir – Sat 18 July 2015
This new and exciting TRAQ Race will starts at the Enoggera Dam Wall and finish at the Walkabout Creek ‘Beach’ and Visitors Centre. Distance of 9.5k. A Great run for the very fit and also the people who would like to run with friends and enjoy the scenery. Field limit of 150.
Keep the date open! More race details and online entry to come.
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:
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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