Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival update

Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival

Campbell High School oval, cnr Treloar Cres & Limestone Ave, Campbell, ACT

7.30am 42k & 60k early start; 8.30am 42k& 60k runs, 25km bush walk, 9am 25k run; 9.30am 16km run & bush walk, 12pm 5k run & walk, 12.40pm 2km run, 1pm10km run and walk.

Enter online if possible until tonight (Thursday). Late entries accepted on the day until 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Chest numbers for registrants up to 11.30am Thursday have been posted. If they do not arrive in the post in time, replacements will be issued by the registration tent staff.

Detailed event information is on the race website http://www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au/events/bmarathon and in the earlier news bulletin on this website.

Updated weather forecast (as as Friday morning): http://www.bom.gov.au/act/forecasts/canberra.shtml

Saturday     Possible shower. Windy.           Min 6    Max 14
Please come prepared for wet weather. Please do not track muddy shoes into the school change rooms and toilets.

Because there are so many events, a separate race clock will not be started for each event. It will speed up processing of preliminary results if finishers who have used their own timing devices report their actual finish times to the finish recorders. These will be cross-checked later against official times.

Breakfast bars and fruit cake and soft drinks and water will be available for finishers. It will help if many competitors also bring their own water bottles to reduce the chances of the supply of water at the finish running out.

Marathon record holder Alex Matthews will not be running as he has not been able to get in enough training since completing his final medical exams recently. This leaves race favouritism wide open.