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!
2015 race entries open!
Mt Glorious – Race Information – Saturday 21 Feb 2015
Entry: 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.Add your comment here
Provisional Results 2014 – click here – any discrepancies please email to Steel Beveridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Add your comment here