Mt Glorious Race postponed to 7th March 2015

Hi everyone

I am sorry to inform you that we have to postpone the Mt Glorious Trails Race because of the heavy rainfall and possible winds that are expected over the next few days.

It is a difficult decision as you might appreciate but we wanted to explain the factors in our decision.

First of all your safety and the safety of the volunteers is most important to TRAQ. The likelihood of injury becomes higher in these conditions and access to injured competitors becomes a lot harder. Of course we consider that an unacceptable risk as we want all our competitors to be safe or have immediate access to emergency attention if necessary. Additionally, any fallen trees would pose problems for course access and supply of check points.

Second your enjoyment of the event is paramount to TRAQ. While some might relish running in the rain, the dangers posed by flash flooding, cold and windy conditions might be too much for many others.

Finally Parks and Wildlife have just informed us that all campsites are closed and the whole park is likely to be closed from later today for the next few days.

We have rescheduled the event with Parks and Wildlife for 7 March 2015, which is a postponement of 2 weeks. The program will be the same. We will transfer your entries to that date, so you don’t need to do anything if this suits you. However, if this date does not suit you, please notify us by Sunday 22 February and we will give you a refund, which will be your entry fee minus $20. Also, if you will be changing your travel arrangements (bus/car) please let us know.

For refunds (by Sunday 22 February) or change in travel arrangements, please contact me via email: hubertien.wichers@gmail.com.

I am sorry for the inconvenience and I hope that the new date suits you!

On another matter. A number of people have missed out on entries because of the entry cut-off date. Therefore, in a few days from now, we will provide them and others the opportunity to (re) enter for the new event date until Sunday 2 March, or until booked out. Be aware that we are currently close to our entry limit.

Yours in running.

Hubertien Wichers

Race Organiser

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
Online entry now closed
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.