This is a fundraiser to assist club member Martin Fryer to race in
the Unix 6 day race in Hungary from May 9th-May 15th where he will
be attempting to top the world rankings for the event.
To raise funds to assist Martin Fryer to compete in the
href="http://www.unixsport.hu/48h6dayrace/therace">Unix 6 day
race. All the profit from the event will assist Martin with
competition costs. If you can’t compete you can make a donation
online and go into the guessing competition to estimate the distance
Martin will cover in 6 days. All competitors are also entitled to
enter the guessing competition. The prize is a trophy constructed
from gear that Martin uses in the race.
An off-road, night time, trail marathon consisting of fire trails
and single track at the iconic Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra on a
lapped course and A relay race for teams of 2 to 7 people on the
above course. A unique experience!
Saturday the 28th of April 2012
Cut off time: Midnight (strictly enforced)
Stromlo Forest Park
The event is being hosted by Weston Creek Athletics club – the same
crew that run the Weston Creek Half Marathon.
Online entries have opened.
Full Marathon $35, Relay Teams of 2 to 7 runners $49
The marathon event is only suitable for experienced runners who have
appropriate experience and training to complete the distance
(42.2km) on a challenging course at night with minimal support. If
you are unsure whether you are suitably fit to attempt the marathon
we encourage you to enter as part of a relay team, alternatively you
could contact Vince Craig on 0432 832 431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss your preparedness for the event.
The course is entirely contained within
href="http://stromloforestpark.com.au">Stromlo Forest Park
Canberra and is off road in that the majority of the course is
on fire trails and a significant section of the course is on
mountain bike single track trails (not steep). We think this is a
great and enjoyable course. The course consists of a loop of ~6km.
Relay runners must complete a full lap and can then change over. For
example a relay team of two could change over at the end of every
6km lap. A map of the course will be posted a few days before the
We will be enforcing a strict cut off time. You MUST finish by
midnight. We will be stopping runners heading out on another lap
well before midnight if we believe you will not be able to finish
before midnight. Please understand that this is necessary for the
organisation of the event.
The event will only provide minimum support (think fata$s style + a
bit more help). We think this is part of the attraction of the
To spell it out:
There may not be any marshals out on the course
The course will be well marked, but you need to be confident in your
ability to follow the course markings at night.
You should make sure you have appropriate clothing considering that
it could be very cold and may be wet.
You need to be confident in running over trails at night.
Refreshments will be provided at the start/finish area – every 6km.
You MUST carry a torch or a headtorch and we advise that you carry
spare batteries. No torch, no start!
Prior to the race all entrants will be notified of arrangements to
follow should you become ill or injured out on the course.
Please send this email on to all your running friends!
0432 832 431