Mount Mee Classic

Sunday 10th April 2016

Conducted by The Run Inn Race Promotions

              • 9km

              • 19km
              • 44km classic marathon solo
              • Marathon relay (2 person)
 The Mount Mee Marathon is part of the

 Glasshouse Trail Series


2016 Course Information   

The Course – Marathon 44.5km

Course Records –    Male 2014 Richard Quirk 3-59.21

                                Female 2014 Marita Eisler   4-06.39

                                Relay    2014 Chicks with Kicks 4-13.21    (Trina Denner, Shilo Watts)

                                       

Start on the north side of the cattle grid, outside the Gantry Rangers Compound, Sellin Rd.

7.00am Start.

Proceed up Loveday’s Rd for 1.3km, turn left into Western Escarpment Drive to complete a 5.1k loop.

Remerge from the forest loop back onto Loveday’s Rd (7.4k), turn left and proceed to Checkpoint 1 on the corner of L Traverse track (13k).  There is an Aid Station along the way (9.0k).

At L Traverse there will be Marshals conducting traffic contra flow.  This steep descent of 1.5km, runners will need to keep to the left at all times as this road is open to normal traffic i.e. 4WD and trail bikes. Practise team running before event day so it becomes second nature to move left only on race day.  Any reported infringement will lead to disqualification from the Event.  Rangers will patrol this area to enforce Code of Conduct.

From L Traverse track you will turn left onto Neurum Creek Rd, continue for 600m before turning right through a gate, downhill over a causeway onto Centipede Rd for a kilometre.  This is the Mt Mee State forest and timber harvesting is continuing in this area.  Please note that no access is permitted prior to Event day for training in this area or the farm (km 15 to 19).

Left turn into an S bend, through a creek and up the hill to the farm.  This is a tricky section with many different tracks that intersect and confuse even the most experienced trail runners.  Clearly observe the trail markings in here.

Runners exit the forest onto lush green dairy paddocks.  Please be quiet in this area so as not to spook the cows.

Cattle will be in the area but not in this paddock.  Uphill for a kilometre to reach the farmhouse and then Checkpoint 2 on Hausmann Rd.

Checkpoint 2 to the Mt Mee Tennis court is on undulating bitumen road for 5km.

Run the full length of Hausmann Rd via left into Settlement Rd for 1.6km.  At the T intersection with Robinson Rd do a U-turn.   Relay runners change at the street sign.  Relay leg distances are 25km and 19.5km.

Runners will return to the Gantry compound on the same route as they arrived except there is no loop on the Western Escarpment Drive.  Runners will continue straight ahead to finish inside the Rangers compound under the Bunya trees.

  (Exact distance may vary depending on GPS reception in forest areas).

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Short Half Run 19km

Course Records –    Male 2014 John Tracey    1-34.34

                                Female 2014 Marita Eisler   1-49.21

 

A bus will be available to take runners to the start from 7.30am.  Competitors can drive to the start and can leave their cars in Thomas Rd, but will have to find their own way back after the finish.

9.00am Start. At the Mt Mee Tennis courts on the corner of Robinson and Settlement Rds.

The course will be the same as the 2nd half of the Marathon.

The course in a nutshell- 5k bitumen rd, 1k farmland downhill, 3k 4wd downhill, then gazetted dirt rd uphill and downhill for rest of the run.  Runners to finish inside the Rangers compound under the Bunya trees.

Aid Station and Checkpoint will have water and Endura.  This is a hard run with some steep uphills.  Cushioned footwear is recommended.


Forest Run 9km

Start on the north side of the cattle grid, outside the Gantry Rangers Compound, Sellin Rd.

10.30am Start.

Proceed up Loveday’s Rd for 1.3km, turn left into Western Escarpment Drive to complete a 5.1k loop.

Remerge from the forest loop back onto Loveday’s Rd (7.4k), right turn proceed back to Gantry.  Runners to finish inside the Rangers compound under the Bunya trees.

The course in a nutshell- a few short up and downs, a long gradual uphill, steep downhill and undulating to the finish.                                                              

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