Overland Track Run

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Overland Track Run

Postby Overlandman » Sat 24 Jan, 2015 11:23 am

From todays Advocate

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/283 ... her/?cs=88

Competitors from every corner of the globe will descend on the North-West Coast for Australia's oldest endurance mountain running event next month.

The Cradle Mountain Run is a single day's traverse of the iconic Overland Track, uninterrupted for 82 kilometres through Tasmania's famous world heritage wilderness area.

The run, to celebrate its 35th anniversary on February 7, is not only autonomous, but competitors have to carry strict mandatory equipment such as waterproof clothing, emergency food and equipment.

Due to the physical challenges it presents there is strict entry requirements, however, this year's run still sold out in around 20 minutes.

Sixty starters are confirmed, including runners from the UK, USA, Japan and New Zealand, as well as many from interstate. Endurance machine and two-time winner Stuart Gibson, of Hobart, said the brutal terrain set it apart it from similar events on the mainland and made it one of the best mountain runs on the planet.

"The underfoot conditions are just so different to anywhere else," Gibson, 37, said.

"There's tree roots, there's mud, there's rocks — it's not these nice groomed fire trails that you tend to get in most other mountain runs throughout the country.

"It's pure mountain trail running in the purist sense."

Gibson won last year in a time of seven hours and 59 minutes but it pales in comparison to the race record set by trail running legend Andy Kromar in 1996.

The Victorian's effort of 7h25mins is widely regarded as the best in the sport over the distance, with a number of his other records still standing today.

"No one has really touched that time. The closest is still 20 minutes off," Gibson said.

"It would have to be the run of your life to be able to get close but someone might if the weather conditions are right and the right preparation is done."

The Cradle Mountain Run, from Waldheim Huts through to Lake St Claire visitor centre near Derwent Bridge, will be held on February 7.
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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby DaveNoble » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 10:36 pm

I have wondered whether the runners have to pay the Overland Track fee in addition to the race fees (or perhaps it is included)?

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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby philm » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 7:17 am

I'm glad they are following the rules and travelling North to South!
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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby tastrekker » Wed 25 Mar, 2015 6:49 pm

http://www.cradlemtnrun.asn.au/index.php/about-the-run
"The entry fee includes ... a $50 park usage fee payable to the National Parks and Wildlife Service."
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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby GPSGuided » Wed 25 Mar, 2015 11:47 pm

So how did the race go this year?
Just move it!
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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby Overlandman » Fri 27 Mar, 2015 8:42 pm

Stu Gibson 8 hours, 6 minutes, 57.5 seconds

7 hours 25 minutes is the record, by Andrew Kromar in 1996

Information from tastrekkers link under results
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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby Overlandman » Fri 03 Feb, 2017 11:13 am

It's that time again.
I will keep an eye out for the results.
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http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/444 ... nts/?cs=88

One of the original trail and ultra-marathons will return on Saturday when 60 runners take on the 36th Cradle Mountain Run.
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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby Overlandman » Wed 08 Feb, 2017 5:30 pm

From the Cradle Mountain Run website

http://www.cradlemtnrun.asn.au/

1st male Damian Smith 9hrs 12 minutes
3 hrs 33 min to Pelion
5:54 to Windy Ridge (Bert Nicholls)
7:05 to Narcissus
9:12 to Cynthia Bay.

1st female Emma Fittner 9 hrs 37 minutes
Emma was 7th overall.

The event wasn't run in 2016 due to the bushfires.
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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby Overlandman » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 5:37 pm

From the Cradle Mountain run website
2018 results

http://www.cradlemtnrun.asn.au/
1st male
Scott Bennett 8.01.37
1st female
Emma Flittner 9.09.25
Emma was 4th.

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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 8:31 am

Wow! Amazing times.
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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby weeds » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 2:25 pm

Under 6min k’s......amazing


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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby GPSGuided » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 3:26 pm

Emma cut her time by almost 30mins! How did she do it?
Just move it!
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Re: Overland Track Run

Postby weeds » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 4:04 pm

GPSGuided wrote:Emma cut her time by almost 30mins! How did she do it?


Ran faster? [WINKING FACE]


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