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.
Thanks everyone for making the Pinnacles Classic a great event on Saturday. It was a beautiful morning with the sun shining after the rain overnight. All looked nice, bright and clean.
The course is hilly, varied and interesting. The northern side has the dryer bigger hills and the southern side has the shorter sharper hills with patches of red soil. That is also where the mist hangs around, as it did on Saturday. I just managed to wipe my glasses before throwing myself down the slopes of the Double Whammy.
That’s a nice thing about the course; many of the hills have names: The Randle, Mini Mum, Mum, the Double Whammy, Bastard 1, 2, 3 and the Brute. The Brute is the hill that most people walk.
Jonny Peters had a great run and put down a new course record of 1:13:24. His speedy run took some people at the finish line by surprise. Clint Sloan was 9 minutes behind and Darryl Taylor came in 2 minutes behind Clint. Don’t think that these two guys were ambling along, their times are respectable winning times in themselves!
I was the fortunate first woman to come home in 1:34:15, which looks a bit pedestrian compared to the boys, but it is a reasonably fast time. Symeko Jochinke finished second in 1:39 and Nicole van Gurp came third in 1:47.
The usual sausage sizzle was conducted by the local Moggill Scouts Group and Rachid supplied us with nice coffees from the Coffee Box trailer in the early morning and after the race.
I hope you all had a good time and leave us some feedback if you would like to do so. Here are the results pinnacles 2015 confirmed results 1 and the photos: http://www.geosnapshot.com.au/e/pinnacles-classic#album_3238