Thank you for entering the Glass House 100 Trail event. Please note the following points. This document is targeted at the 100mile and 100km competitors. All competitors should read this as there are sections that are relevant to the shorter events as well. Full event schedule is available as a separate document.
a) Registration – Will be at Beerburrum State School on Saturday 9th September at 11:00am in an upstairs classroom.
Please bring your E-ticket (copy of confirmation e-mail) and photo ID with you.
b) Supplies – The Run Inn will have a mobile shop presence at the school. If you need gels, bottles, lights or something I haven’t mentioned contact us at 3356 3646 and we will endeavour to have it on site for registration. There are various townships crew will travel through on their journey to keep up with their runner. I list some, but not all:
Beerburrum Indian Restaurant - across the road from the school.
Black Squirrel Coffee Bar - across the road from the school.
Glasshouse 24 hr Service Station - Fuel and take-away.
Glasshouse Township - Everything you need: supermarket, chemist, etc. A small detour on the way to Checkpoint 6.
Woodford Township - Hotel, many eating places and supermarket open till 7 pm. Detour to Woodford from Checkpoints 7 and 8.
D'Aguilar Township - Pub, fuel and ice.
c) FOOD at BASE - Tickets for these will be issued on Registration (two per entrant – 1 for Friday dinner and 1 for Sunday brunch) and one for those family or friends paid for on entry. Others can pay at Registration, but it is recommended to pre-pay as extra meals, especially vegetarian, run out quickly.
There will be an overnight canteen facility with hot drinks and some recovery foods for finishers.
d) Camping – An area on the School oval is available for Friday and Saturday camping for runners and crew. Please register first before setting up to pick up your designated spot. This year we will have spacing between rows to allow your vehicle access. Access will be from a back gate which is located at the rear of the Park next door to the School. Please park in the bitumen carparks until you have a numbered spot.
e) Crew of ultra competitors will only be able to travel on gazetted roads to checkpoints. This should only be done if you are familiar with the area. It is not the task of officials to direct crew. Any runner who is going to have crew should notify the Race Director of Name and Vehicle Registration by September 4. Only official vehicles are allowed on forestry roads. Crew can only give aid at checkpoints after the runner has left the official enclosure. No pets at checkpoints and children must be kept under strict control. Entrants are reminded that only one vehicle is allowed per runner.
The person/s driving this vehicle must fill in the details on the Registration Form for Crew at Beerburrum School on Friday evening ( 4-7pm ) or Saturday morning: Runner/s Number & name; Driver/s Name; Vehicle Registration Number and Mobile Phone Number/s. One vehicle can crew for a number of runners. The driver of that vehicle will then be given a copy of the event permit signed by the Race Director- a map and directions should be downloaded from the website prior to the day.
Drivers of crew vehicles should drive with extreme care on gravel surfaces (less than 40km/hr) as some of these roads are pot holed and runners may use some of them and do not want copious amounts of dust.
Crew are not being catered for re food and fluid at checkpoints so carry your own.
CREW MEETING: Any crew/official vehicles should park in the bays in front of or to the west of the school. Thus these should be empty once the runners leave for Chpt 3 etc. There will be a compulsory meeting of crew persons at the school after the 100ml/km runners leave at 6.00am and 7.30am. With the number of entrants this year Crew must obey all directions given. Failure to do so could lead to the disqualification of their runner.
f) MEDICAL -
The medical aspects will be coordinated by Peter Boardman 0411 151 291, a Sports Trainer, Massage Therapist and Kinesiologist, who has worked in the medical aspects of Glasshouse Trail Runs since 1996.
Medical Form: All entrants have completed a Medical Form as part of their entry procedure.
Weight will be checked before the start when you are in your Running gear and it will be written on your Race Number. Your weight will be checked at Checkpoints 4, 7, 8 & 9. This is mainly a self-check for you but you will be advised to rest and rehydrate if you have lost over 3kg. Please ensure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start on Saturday morning as we have 70 runners to undergo a Weight Check, mandatory Gear check and DROP BAGS have to be placed under the building.
Runners would be advised to carry a compression bandage in case of snake bite; blister and chaffing preventatives; salt tablets and a whistle. (Use long blasts on the whistle for being lost and three short ones for medical or other emergency). If you intend carrying a mobile phone with you please ensure the number is recorded when you pick up your Race Number. The Race Directors mobile no is 0481 134 054.
Course Coordinators Course Coordinators Bruce 0481 134 054 and Charlie Hall 0419 798 778.
g) Mandatory Gear –
h) DROP BAGS -
Drop bags are permitted at all checkpoints except 1 and 2. Entrants are advised to make use of drop bags for non-perishable food and fluid, running gear etc. Checkpoints will have Lemon/Lime Endura as the electrolyte. If you prefer another brand, it can be in your drop bag. Checkpoints cannot cater for all food needs. Some may have a better range than others. Soup/ hot drinks will be available for the night checkpoints 3, 4, 8 and 9. Lights and warm gear should be placed in a Drop bag one stop earlier than you think you need them in case you have a bad day and running behind schedule.
Please try to limit the size of your drop bags.
Western States suggests the size of a shoe box. Make sure your drop bags are clearly labelled with Surname (top line), Race Number (second line) and the checkpoint number (third line) as illustrated below:
They will be placed under the school at the designated spots in Race Number order. If entrants in the 100ml/km are not REGISTERING on Friday evening (4-8pm) then they should arrive at least an hour prior to the start time if they have drop bags to organise. A person will supervise this and a permanent marking pen will be available. Drop bags will be lined up in Race Number order at the checkpoints. The drop bags will eventually be returned to the same spots under the school beneath the Registration Room. Make sure you collect yours before 1pm on Sunday, 10th Sept.
There should be hot water available at checkpoints 3, 4, 8 and 9 for those who may wish to have packet soup or noodles in their drop bags.
i) All competitors must carry a water bottle or wear a hydration pack. In the past some competitors have taken the wrong course and travelled greater distances and no cups of water will be available at checkpoints (to minimise litter). Water bottles can be refilled at checkpoints but no plastic cups of water will be available. Failure to start and finish with a water bottle may result in disqualification.
j) Waste Disposal – Each checkpoint will have a rubbish bin. Anything taken from a checkpoint and not ingested must be placed in the bin at the next checkpoint. There may be camping toilets for emergency use by entrants and officials at some checkpoints. There are Public toilets at the Mt Beerburrum Picnic grounds, Mt Beerwah picnic area and the Glasshouse Mts Lookout. Runners would be advised to carry biodegradable toilet paper in case of an emergency stop and depart the track and bury the waste. Do not litter the course.
k) THE COURSE IS MARKED WITH WHITE FLAGGING TAPE IN TREES, RED ARROWS TAPED TO TREES and WHITE ARROWS ON THE GROUND. The red arrows will indicate the checkpoint you are heading for. A white line across a track indicates you should not cross it, there is a right or left turn just before it. BE ALERT for MARKINGS at ALL TIMES. There will be crossover of some events out on course, so don’t assume all markings are for your event. Write the order of the checkpoints you are visiting on your race bib or arm.
l) In a few areas competitors may have to cross gazetted roads or follow them for a short distance. Care should be taken even though most are roads that have very minimal traffic. Illegal trail bikes are sometimes in the area so if you hear them coming move off the track.
m) Weight CHECKS will be made at designated Checkpoints for the ultra competitors on arrival and final departure.
n) Aid Station – If we encounter hot weather conditions on race day it may require an extra water station and this would be set up at an intersection along the dirt road that borders the Moreton Bay MTB cycle area on the Hudson Creek section.
o) PACERS –
There are no pacers for the 100 mile Relay.
p) CUT OFF TIMES:
Checkpoint 5 2.00 pm Saturday
Checkpoint 7 5.20 pm Saturday
Checkpoint 6 6.45 pm Saturday
Checkpoint 4 9.15 pm Saturday
Checkpoint 8 2.45 am Sunday
Checkpoint 9 6.00 am Sunday
Checkpoint 3 10.00am Sunday
There will also be a cut off of 9.15pm for completion of the Swains section at Checkpoint 4. Any 100 mile entrant who has not completed by this time will either drop down to a 100 km event distance or withdraw. This will allow the runner to count as a 100km finisher but not receive a placing.
The revised running checkpoint order after the Swains section would be (4 – 3 – B).
q) CUT OFF FOR ALL EVENTS is Sunday 12.00pm.
Any competitor who it is deemed cannot make the cut off at any checkpoint may be withdrawn and returned to base.
All events finish through the School main front entrance at the end of the finishing chute.
r) POST RACE -
Some runners who don’t have accommodation nearby may need to rest at the school when they have finished, particularly if distressed. Thus ensure you have a mat or stretcher and sleeping bag or blanket at base. Crew should carry old towels and blankets/jackets in case their runner becomes distressed. There will be a shower available at the base, Beerburrum School but for 100 mile/km entrants who have no accommodation nearby only.
Note that the kitchen and Medical tent behind on the oval are for a Recovery zone only for 100ml/km entrants. You will be asked to leave if you spend too much time there.
s) Presentation ceremony. There will be 2 official ceremonies. An earlier edition for shorter events and runners who have to leave early to catch planes etc. and 12.30pm for the 100mile and 100km (This may come forward if all runners have finished before cut off time).
Mugs will be collected at the finish after competitors have had their finishing time recorded. Random Draws will be drawn and displayed on a board at the finish. Major Prize: Saucony Trail shoes to the value of $220 for both male and female competitors.
More comprehensive information on trail running in general and the Glass House Trail Events, plus results and some photos may be found
on the Glasshouse website on www.glasshousetrailseries.com or www.theruninn.com.au
Race Organiser/Race Director – Bruce Cook – 07 3356 3646 – 0481 134 054