(Update: deferred due to weather warnings, new date to be advised) After several discussions and some solid interest shown, it’s time to strap on the head torches and head to the Environmental Park on Tuesday 12th February at 7:00pm for a night trail run. We will be meeting at the Phelps Road entrance (off Caboolture River Rd) to minimise the disturbance to local residents. It should be a fun event.
Here’s a New Zealander’s site which profiles some classic mountain routes (ie not races). Typical comment: “It is legal to run the Milford track at anytime, in any direction, and without asking anyone for permission (i.e. it is a public track in a national park, booking applies only to the huts), however you may wish to talk to DOC (Te Anau) first; also be sure you’re fit enough to do this trip as you will be unpopular if you get into trouble on the track. Make sure the forecast is good and that Dore Pass is clear of snow before you start!”
Another heroic performance; in cool conditions he set out to smash his own current world record, running 45 seconds under at 10km in 28.39! See commentary at http://www.iaaf.org
Report from Saturday:
Well Coomera stream looked very different to last year’s idylic picture below, after the recent flooding. We learnt on our return that Illinbah Track was officially closed but with no sign at the trail entrance we blissfully headed down the valley at 6am.