Pinnacles Classic Race Entrant Information

The Pinnacles Classic is only a few sleeps away and I am really looking forward to it, and I hope you do too! I ran over the course today and it was beautiful out there in the early morning sun. I met two horses, the same ones that feature on our Facebook page right now, courtesy of Nicole and Jarrod!
There is some rain forecasted for the Saturday, so please make sure you, and possibly your supporters, are prepared (shoes with extra grip, dry clothes for afterwards, etc). Some parts of the course may be a bit more slippery than usual.
Please read the blurb below carefully, as it contains important information. If there are any further updates aside from this one, you will receive an email, but please, also keep an eye out on the website and Facebook: www.traq.org.au

Transport, Carpooling from Brookfield and Parking
• There is limited space at the start / finish area, so please make sure you don’t pass Brookfield roundabout with at least 3 people in your car.
• This means that you either take hitchhikers or you hitchhike from the area near the Brookfield roundabout, near the Brookfield shops.
• Same thing for the way back, hitch a lift back to the roundabout / shops, or if you are driving, make sure that you don’t travel by yourself!
• Make sure you have a towel to sit on in the car! If it rains, we’ll make sure that there is a gazebo under which you can put your stuff.
• Near the start / finish line there are two parking areas:
o The small car park at the start / finish line.
o A small paddock about 500 m from the start / finish line (and off the road on the left hand side near that paddock). A friend if mine very kindly opened this paddock, so make sure you leave the least impact without rubbish.
• Allow about 10 min drive from the roundabout / shops to the end of Gold Creek Road: see map below
• At the Brookfield roundabout / shops there are toilets opposite the shops at the bus stop.
• We have already sent out emails to get people from the same direction to get lifts with each other (if you have indicated to carpool).
Registration and Start Times
• Registration is at the start/finish area. You can register and pick up your bib from 5:55am
• Please register 30mins before your race. You can choose which wave you would like to start in on the day, but keep in mind that you cannot receive a placing from the slow wave that starts at 6:40am.
• The 6:40am start is for the people normally finish in the back of the field and who would like to take their time. As mentioned, no placings or winners will be declared from this early start.
• Other runners start at 7am. Placings will be taken from this start.
Coffee and Toilets
• There are toilets at the bus stop at the Brookfield shops, so consider stopping there on the way
• There is a toilet block at the start / finish line and a portable toilet. The toilet block is about 200m from the start / finish area, arrows will point you in the right direction.
• There is coffee available for purchase at the registration / start area, so get your coffee fix at the start line!
The Course
• The 18km hilly course: run clock wise this year, so you keep the reservoir on your right hand side at all times. Have a look at the course map on the website.
• The course will be well marked, but please keep your eyes open for signs.
• Follow instructions from officials.
• There are some slippery bits on the south side of the course; take care on them.
• The mid-race checkpoint will be manned by Alen and Alastair. Allen has radio communication with the start / finish line, so report to him anything that might be relevant to the race organisation or to other runners, particularly regarding safety; and if anyone needs first aid or medical attention report that to him.
• At the checkpoint there will be a self help first aid kit, water, sports/electrolyte drinks, fruit and lollies.
• Call out your bib number at the checkpoint if you are running through, and make your bib number visible.
Contacts During and outside Race Times
• Hubertien Wichers’ phone number in your phone: 0404 922 577
• If emergency services are needed, dial 000 or 112, then contact Hubertien (outside race times).
Nutrition, Hydration and First Aid, Waste, Compulsory Water and Recommended Kit
• You MUST carry water during the race.
• A first aid kit will be at the start / finish area and a First aid officer, unless he /she is called out onto the course. The checkpoint also has a self-help first aid kit.
• Checkpoint information you find under ‘The Course’ above.
• If you have favourite things to eat and drink for a hilly 18km race, carry them with you.
• However, don’t leave any waste behind, carry any waste of wrappers etc with you or leave it behind at the checkpoint.
• Recommended kit includes a mobile phone, map of the course (see website) and compression bandage.
• Please read the following snakebite information: http://stjohn.org.au/assets/uploads/fact%20sheets/english/FS_snakebite.pdf

I am looking forward to see you all on race-day!
Hubertien, TRAQ event organiser and president.
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2016 TRAQ Committee & 2015 TTROY Winners

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM.  We appreciate your time, effort and passion for TRAQ and your input on the day.

Our 2016 committee is:
Hubertien Wichers – President,
Peter Holles – Vice-president
Julie Ellet – Secretary and volunteer coordinator
Matthew Welch – Treasurer
Committee Members: Paul Vennells, Grant Cameron and Phil Moy.

The 2015 TTROY Winners were awarded their plaque on the day. Congratulations to Vivienne Buss and Jonathan Peters!

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Mt Mee Classic 10 April 2016

This the second event for the 2016 Glasshouse Trail series.  Entry and race details can be found here.

The Mt Mee Classic events offer discounted entry fees to all Trail Running Association of Queensland (TRAQ) members.

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2016 marks the 22nd Anniversary of this iconic event. Some more history  The Run Inn is the organiser, checkpoint volunteers provider and random draw sponsor. The 44km and 9km events start and finish at the Gantry Rangers compound on Sellin Road, Mt Mee. The 19km event starts at the Mt Mee Tennis Courts at the corner of Robinson and Settlement Roads, and finishes at the Rangers compound. Breakfast is provided for all competitors at the finish at 11:00 am.

The events are:

44km Solo Run – 7.00am

44km Relay Run (2 runners) – 7.00am

19km Solo Run – 9.00am

9km Run – 10.30am

9km Walk – 10.30am

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A Short History of the Mt Mee Classic Continue reading Mt Mee Classic 10 April 2016

Pinnacles Classic – Sat 16 Apr 2016 – Entries Open!

Pinnacles Classic – Sat 16 Apr 2016

Entries OPEN for 2016! Enter here, become a member here (via Qld Athletics).

Many years ago the legendary Peter Holles from the Brookfield Runners initiated this off-road race along the tough course around the Gold Creek Reservoir. The course is 18km long and leads you over 18 serious hills.

Starting life as a small scale friendly race, with a sausage and a beer at the end to refuel the legs, this run has grown into a popular hit-out to test the fitness of locals and the not so locals.

Every odd year the race is run anti-clockwise, every even year the race is run clockwise.  So, this year we’ll take off up the hills to the left of the Gold Creek Reservoir.

Date and Time: Saturday 16 April, start at 7am, slow wave starts 6:40.  Race briefings are 10mins before the starts. Be there at least 30mins before your start to pick up your bib and nominate your start time.

Car-pooling required: Options are available during the registration process.

Course: The course is 18km long over serious hills in Brisbane Forest Park (d’Aguillar National Park), at the end of Gold Creek Road Brookfield, starting from Gold Creek Reservoir.  It is a race for seriously fit runners. See the map and course profile further below.

Catering: The entry fee includes a BBQ afterwards, but there will be also fruit, water and (sports) drink to replenish what you have left out there on the trails. Thanks to the Ashgrove Rangers who organise the catering for this event! Coffees are available too, but they are for you to purchase separately.

Registration and cost: For participants 18 years and older: entries close midnight 12th April with 150 entrants allowed. Entry cost $35 for TRAQ members and $42.50 for non-members. Refunds are available up to two weeks before the race (-$20 admin cost). Enter online here.

TRAQ Membership details here. TRAQ has affiliated with Queensland Athletics (QA). 2016 Annual Membership fees are $17.50 per individual. The registration year runs from1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016.

Register now, but nominate your wave on the day when you pick up your race bib from the registration table at least 30min before your start.  Race briefing takes place 10min before the start of each wave.  Main wave (2) starts at 7am, very slow wave (1) starts at 6:40am.

Please note that the winners and placings are taken from wave 2!

Fuel and Nutrition: you need to carry at least 750mls of fluids. There is one checkpoint halfway along the course with water, electrolytes and lollies.

I hope you will have great fun running this great course, and I am looking forward sharing a laugh and something to eat/drink with you at the finish line!

Hubertien Wichers , Pinnacles Classic Race Organiser

Please email me for further race enquiries hubertien.wichers@gmail.com

Video here

Course Map

Pinnacles Map

Course Profile

Pinnacles Elevations

Strava Event

Results from 2015

Results from 2014

Results from 2013

Results from 2012

Results from 2011

Results from 2010

Pics and report from 2009 

2014 Race Video

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