Mt Majura Vineyard One Peak and Two Peaks this Saturday
1. How to get there
Please download the event information at http://www.coolrunning.com.au/calendar/public_html/2014/2014e031.pdf
You will see instructions and a map showing how to access the vineyard by turning on to Mt Majura Road from Majura Road then turning left at the Mt Majura vineyard sign and following the access road to the vineyard. Once you arrive at the vineyard, drive straight ahead and park in the paddock between the vineyard building and the pine forest.
2. Start times
7.30am 20km run and bush walk plus 12km bush walk. 8am 12km run. There is a compulsory briefing 5 minutes before each start. Please arrive 30 minutes before your start to allow enough time to park, collect your race number, warm up and visit the portaloo.
3. Course maps
See maps of the 12km and 20km courses in the event information you have downloaded. Please study these. Both have a figure 8 design. Note that all runners and walkers go over Mt Majura then over the ridge between Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie. After the ridge, 20km participants turn left and descend into the valley on the eastern side of Mt Ainslie, while 12km participants turn right and go downhill towards Hackett and link back up with the 20km course after it descends from Mt Ainslie.
4. Course markings
Mostly yellow and red plastic signs with black arrows. Also larger fluoro painted wooden signs, flour arrows on the ground, and tapes (along the fence on the Mt Majura ascent). Each junction is signposted. There are many junctions so please concentrate and check for signs at each junction. Do NOT just follow the runner in front as he or she may lead you off course. A lead bike for the 20k will check that signs have not been removed or turned around (something that has happened sometimes in the past: hence it is a good idea to study the map).
5. Chest numbers
Please pin your chest number on the front of your T shirt or top so that it is clearly visible as you approach the finish line. This applies to walkers as well as runners.
In these events some walkers are actually injured runners who then jog part of the course. If this occurs, it is fine but please advise the finish line recorder so that you are changed to the run for the official results. It is not fair on those who have walked all the way to have runners included in the walk results!
There will be 1 portaloo. There are also male and female toilets adjacent to the vineyard cafe. Each year there tends to be a large queue at the loos shortly before start time. Please aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before race start so that you have plenty of time both to park and to visit the loo if needed.
For all finishers the vineyard manager will have bottles of wine and will hand a bottle to you as you finish unless you are a non-wine drinker. There will be a Toblerone chocolate option for non-wine drinkers. When you finish the Vineyard Cellar Door will be open if you would like to stock up on some quality wine.
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/act/act/canberra The forecast is for sunny weather, with 6 degrees overnight and a maximum of 27 degrees.
4 drink stations on the 20k course and 2 on the 12k course, with water, sports drink and lollies. Soft drink, breakfast bars and water at the finish.
Would appreciate a couple more helpers if you have a spouse/friend willing to help.
12. Very busy on Friday
It takes all day Friday to mark the courses then a few more hours downloading final entries and packing up equipment for the next day. Please do not send emails on Friday & expect a response.