Washpool Time to Qualify for Sixfoot Track


We have been asked if Washpool 50 could be a qualifying event for the Sixfoot Track Marathon.

Race Director Steel has chased this up and the answer is ‘yes’, as long as you complete the run in 7hrs and 35mins or less.

Keep in mind that the Washpool 50 is a bit long: more like 52km, so it is about 7km longer than the Sixfoot Track Marathon, but not as hilly.

Please see the general post for more information.

Hubertien Wichers, President, TRAQ

Lake Manchester Trails – Sunday 16 Aug 2015 – 6k, 10k & 22k – Enter now!

race photos by Dreamsport

2015 Results click here & photos are available from Dreamsport Photography – here.


The 2015 Lake Manchester race is on Sunday August 16 – 6, 10 & 22km.

2015 Entries will close Wednesday, 12 August 2015 at 11:59 PM online entries only ENTER HERE, no late or on-the-day entries.

Entrants please note:

start 8am for 22km, 8.30am for the 6k and 10km – allow time for registration, preparation & briefing – entrance and parking is 300m past the Lake Manchester Reserve entrance

entry for TRAQ members is $20 for 6km $30 for 10km and $40 for 22km, Non-members $25/6k , $35/10km and $45/22k, & $15/6k under 18/school student including… for entry links please scroll down.

real coffee will again be onsite and included in entry,  fruit, cold drinks – returning entrants collect souvenir glass for 3 or more entries – professional photos of you out on the course and/or certificates available to order (link will be emailed with results)

We recommend you carry some water on the 22km run, although there are 5 water stops spaced over course. To avoid discarded rubbish, disposable cups will only be provided at the manned first/last/far checkpoints, so we encourage runners to carry your own refillable container and/or water – good practice for your long training runs. No dogs are allowed on the course or grounds surrounding the start finish lines so please don’t bring one as I hate to have to tell you to leave.

–  Info sheet will be added soon and will also be emailed to entrants before race

2013 Race Video

Enjoy a different day out in the country and run or walk the trails beside Lake Manchester, just west of Mount Crosby.  There are three options: a 6km run or walk beside the lake, a 10km run/jog/walk or the more challenging 22km run adding upper Cabbage Tree Creek, creek crossings and hills.  All runs are on well-marked earth forestry trails.

How to Enter: Online entry by credit card – Join  here to join TRAQ first to get a discount – Enter here for the race.  Entries close  Monday 10 August 2015 at midnight Pre-entry only due to field limit of 350 Please arrive early to allow time to check in and collect your race number.

Continue reading Lake Manchester Trails – Sunday 16 Aug 2015 – 6k, 10k & 22k – Enter now!

Walkabout Creek – Race Information

Welcome to this great run around the Enoggera Reservoir. It is not the hardest on the TRAQ calendar, but you can make it a pretty hard hit-out and it is certainly a beautiful run, so close to the city.

If you are a competitor, please read the information below as part of the race briefing as we want people to have a safe and great experience.  This information has also been sent out to you, but it is posted here as some emails may not be seen.


Event date: Saturday 18 July 2015 8:00 am

Event distance: 9.3km

Start: Enoggera Dam Wall (SEQ Water), The Gap.

Getting there and Parking: The Gap is about 15 minutes drive from the CBD. Drive out to The Gap along Waterworks Road towards Mt Nebo and turn left just before the Park ‘n Ride at the end of The Gap and park inside the SEQWater gates, this is about 200m from the start line.

Bussing it: consider taking the bus (385), which stops at the bus depot of The Gap Park ‘n Ride, which is right were you want to be, with only a 300m walk to the start line.

Registrations: From 7am near the start line. Please pick up your bib at least 15min before you start and provide you emergency phone number.

Wave Start Times, Placings and Results: Wave 1 starts at 8am and is the fast wave; wave 2 is the slow wave starting at 8:05am.  The compulsory race briefing takes place five minutes before you start.

Please note that the first 3 men and women over the finish line get the placings; there are no adjustments for times run by people in the slow wave. So if you would like to be in contention for a placing you make sure you start in the first wave. Please note that you have to notify the registration desk if you want to change waves, otherwise your time will be displayed incorrectly when we publish the results.

Checkpoint: is about ½ way where your bib number will be recorded and a self-help first aid kit is available.  There are no sports drinks and there is no water provided along this course.

Hydration and Fuel: As there is no water and or sports drink provided along the course, please take enough water and supplies to last you the distance, and make sure you take any litter with you.  It is also important that you are properly hydrated and fuelled-up at the start of the race.

First Aid: Our Qualified First Aid person Judith will be at start and finish lines, unless called away on the course. There will be a self-help first aid kit at the ½ way check point, and the sweeper will carry one as well. Please be sun-safe.

Sweeper: We have a sweeper with a self help first aid kit.

Course: Because of the nature of the course, it can be a bit wet and slippery in some spots, so please keep this in mind. It should be too cold for snakes, but always look out for them. In the latter part of the course there are three sets of steps, so please take care! Please look at the maps on the Walkabout Creek event page.

Finish: 9.3km after the start at the ‘Beach’ at the Walk about Creek visitor’s centre, Head Quarters of d’Aguilar National Park, The Gap. Spectators can drive 700m up the road from the start line to the Visitors Centre car park. From there it is about 200m walk to the beach. The construction works that extend the recreation areas somewhat limits the space, so we have to be a bit more mindful of other users of the area (usually canoe-ers).

Finishers’ bags: A van is provided at the start line to carry your finishing gear to Walkabout Creek.  Make sure you pack a towel to sit on for the shuttle bus and don’t pack valuables in this bag,  we don’t take responsibility for your belongings.

Presentations: We’ll conduct the presentations at about 9:30am. Place-getters will get something nice and there are a few giveaways.

Catering: Morning tea, water and sports drink are provided to participants and volunteers (GF available).  Coffee may be purchased from the Green Frog Café (Walk about Creek Visitor’s Centre).

Coffee: there is a coffee van at the start line and at the finish line you can purchase coffee from the Green Frog Café.

Getting back to the Start Line: I have organised a Maxi Taxi to provide a shuttle service between 9:15am and 10:45am. This helps you get a safe passage back to the start line car park. Mt Nebo/Waterworks Rd, can be a dangerous road.

Contact on the day: Race Director: Hubertien Wichers: 0404 922 577

Walkabout Creek Visitors Centre: This is a great place, particularly for young visitors. There is plenty of information about the National Park, but what makes it really special is the mini zoo. So, if you have young people with you, make sure you pay a visit to the zoo. There is a small entry fee, but it is worth while to see the snakes, lizards, platypus, sugar gliders and other nocturnal animals, rain forest birds, the wombat and the wallabies.

Elevations:  The total elevation gain and loss is around 150m.  There are some nice hills particularly at the start, 1km, 3km, 4.5km and 6km.

See you on Saturday!

Walk about Creek Run- Saturday 18 July 8am – Enter Now!

Come and join us for a run around the Enoggera Reservoir at The Gap on the 18th of July.

It is one of my favourite places to run, it is not too hard, but still nice and hilly.  There are some beautiful views over the dam.  It is just a great spot to be!

The run starts at the Dam Wall near The Gap Park ‘n Ride (far end of The Gap) and finishes at the Beach of the Visitors’ Centre of the Head Quarters of d’Aguilar National Park, which is called ‘Walkabout Creek’, hence the name for the run.

We’ll have some morning tea and presentations at the beach, and it is also a nice opportunity to visit the centre, it has a wild life centre which has a platypus, wombat, snakes, lizards, turtles, many rainforest birds and wallabies.

Entry fees: TRAQ members $25, non-TRAQ-members $30

Click here for more information visit on our event page.

I hope you can make it! Please enter here

Hubertien Wichers, Race Director:  0404 922 577