2016 Stromlo Stomp newsletter
The Stromlo Stomp is on this Sunday at 6.30am. All events (6.5km, 11km, 22km and 33km runs and 6.5km and 11 km walks) start at 6.30am close to the Stromlo Forest Park grandstand and large car park.
Please note: The entrance gate to Stromlo Forest Park off Uriarra Road does not open until 6am!! So don’t turn up earlier. But turn up as soon as possible after 6am!! There will be a compulsory briefing at 6.25am. On arrival please register as soon as possible and collect your chest number. Please wear your chest number on the front of your T shirt so it is clearly visible as you approach the finish. This will greatly assist the finish recorders.
Please download the event information and map at http://www.coolrunning.com.au/calendar/public_html/2015/2015e030.pdf
Anyone who wishes to run or walk in this event and has not entered yet should do so online as soon as possible at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=19507
A few more helpers are needed: I still need 2 more volunteers to help with registrations from 6am to 6.30am; and 2 more as marshals on the western side of the mountain to watch out for mountain bike riders. Each volunteer will receive wine, chocolate or a T shirt. Please register online as a volunteer at http://www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au/index.php?module=Home&action=volunteer
The weather forecast for Sunday morning is for 9 degrees at 6.30am warming up to 27 degrees mid afternoon. http://www.bom.gov.au/act/forecasts/canberra.shtml
There will be 1 drink station with water and Gatorade at the summit and another at the start/finish turnaround. Please stay well hydrated. Please drink the water and don’t pour it over your head as it may run out. Please leave cups at the drink stations and don’t drop them in the bush along the way and don’t drop any other rubbish such as Gel wrappers.
You must check in at the finish tables and ensure your chest number and name are recorded on the list for your event, then take off your chest number and put it in the box for the barrel prize draws. Ensure you are recorded for the correct distance.
Will be held periodically after each race is completed. At the finish there will be breakfast bars, drinks, and other things to eat.
Some sections of the course have steep downhills on rough or loose surfaces. Please take particular care on these; above all ensure you are wearing trail running shoes or other running with good grip.
- Mountain bike tracks cross many sections of the course. Please watch out for mountain bikes at all times.
- There is a 500m section of the course on Mt Stromlo Road. Please run on the edge of the road and watch out for vehicles.
There is a very slight chance of seeing a snake from mid-morning onwards as the day gets warmer. If you see one on the trail, stop and let it slither off into the grass.
Please read the section on first aid for snake bite in the following: http://www.anaes.med.usyd.edu.au/venom/snakebite.html In summary, if bitten, stop still, firmly bandage the affected area (use your running singlet) and get the next runner on the course to seek urgent assistance for you.
Have a good time.
Australian Mountain Running Association