Cook's Tour Runner's Information

Course Maps - UPDATED 2 May, 2018

Southern Section 50mile/50km/30km

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UPDATED 2 May, 2018:

This Checkpoint Chart indicates the course sections that you will be covering. This document describes all sections you will need to navigate your route from them. Write the order of your event checkpoints on your arm or race bib.

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NB Where there is a sharp left or right turn off the main track we will attempt to have a white line across the track. Do not cross these lines.

12 km

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Course Descriptions - UPDATE 2 May, 2018

  • Black Lagoon - 6.6km

All runners.

All events start outside the Woodford pool on Peterson Rd. Head down Petersen Rd to its end and continue straight ahead into a narrow rough bush track. Turn left at its end onto a well formed 4WD road and up the hill to the fence line, right turn, and follow this track for 1.3km. Arriving at a Y intersection, turn left and in 200m over the hill and take a sneaky narrow track on the other side of the hill to the left and follow for 1.0km. There is a creek crossing and further along is the picturesque Black Lagoon (photo opportunity) on the left. 200m later the track will veer to the right and intersect with a gravel road, turn right for 200m and then right again at the next T intersection and follow without any turnoffs for 2.6km to arrive at Checkpoint 1 which is 400m south of the “Mango Tree” on Beerburrum - Woodford Rd.

Crew vehicles to park on northern side of checkpoint, on the eastern side of the road only. Keep road clear at all times as runners and officials vehicles will be traversing this road. This is also the crew access road to Checkpoint 4.

  • Blackrock – 7.7km

80km and 50km runners only.

This is a flat and fast section mainly on well-formed tracks. Head north for 1.4km and turn left, to run this loop in an anti-clockwise direction. This loop is nearly 6km and you will re-join the major road at where you turned off earlier, turn right to retrace your steps back to Checkpoint 1.

  • Woodford East – 6.4km

80km, 50km and 30km runners only.

Head south keeping to the left-hand side of the road (this is the official crew travelling road to checkpoint 4 and can be busy), at 1.6km turn left and follow for nearly 2km. Exit road and turn right, be aware of crew traffic on this road and at 600m turn left and run this sandy track under the telegraph lines to the intersection of Raaens and McConnell Rds. Turn right onto McConnell Rd for 1km to nearly crest the hill at Checkpoint 4 under the Transmission lines.

Ultra runners will have their Weight check on arriving.

  • CREW vehicles cannot drive all the way to Chpt 4 but must park about 500m short of it and walk the rest of the way if they wish to see their runner.
  • Bracalba West Loop – 12.8km

80km and 50km runners only.

From this point you will firstly do a loop (Forestry markings are in white number 3) of about 12.8km to return to Checkpoint 4 at the top of the hill, to the west (clockwise this year). This section is natural vegetation and quite scenic. There are some hilly sections and part is along the old railway track that used to run from Caboolture to Kilcoy through Woodford. This year runners will not use the walking track that leaves the railway line (around the 11km mark) to Checkpoint 4 but return the same way as they left checkpoint 4 via the road beginning at the stand of mango trees.

  • Bracalba East Loop (medium edition) – 8.0km

80km, 50km and 30km runners only.

(Anti-clockwise this year). Leave Checkpoint 4 heading the same way as previous loop, but at about 3.4km turn left and follow the track (Forestry markings are in yellow number 2) eventually emerging under the major transmission lines at a fence line. Follow the track markings left to eventually bring you to the intersection of loops 1(“Cook’s Climb”) to the left and the continuation of loop 2 to the right. Ignore both and continue straight ahead to take a short cut to re-join loop 2 at the gate on McConnell Rd. Through the gate turn left up the road and eventually onto the walking track near the top of “Cook’s Climb”, turn left onto this track and follow to bring you out just below Checkpoint 4. Turn right for 200m to checkpoint.

Ultra runners will have their last Weight check on departing.

Both these loops have been resurveyed by NPWS and colour coded for Bushwalkers. We thank them for this. TRAQ and GMAN associations have both contributed to their development. Eventually we may see more of this throughout this Region.

  • Chambers/ Black Lagoon – 9.1km

80km, 50km and 30km runners only.

After completing the loops at 4 returns to the north along McConnell Rd to the intersection with Raaens Rd (just over a kilometre) and turn left across road onto a sandy track that follows underneath telegraph lines for 1km. Continue straight ahead onto Chambers Rd (dirt) for 4.2km. Before reaching bitumen turn right into a graceful Pine tree avenue and follow this road (1km) at the T intersection, turn right and in 200m turn left into a narrow grassy track. At the next Y intersection turn left and retrace steps back to the Pool.

  • Woodford – 5.4km

All runners.

Head south keeping to the left-hand side of the road (this is the official crew travelling road to checkpoint 4 and can be busy), at 400m turn right and follow the recently cleared pine planation and creek boundary. This track meanders around and can be muddy and rough in some areas. Exit this track and turn left up the hill passing the track on the right that led you past the Black Lagoon earlier. Over the hill and in 200m take the right track at the Y intersection and retrace steps back to the Pool.

The Checkpoint Chart will indicate the course sections that you will be covering. This document describes all sections you will need to navigate your route from them. Write the order of your event checkpoints on your arm or race bib.

50mile - (Pool – 1 – 4 – west loop – 4 – east loop – 4 – Pool – 1 – 4 – east loop – 4 – Pool).

50km. - (Pool – 1 – loop – 1 – 4 – west loop – 4 – east loop – 4 – Pool).

30km. – (Pool – 1 – 4 – east loop – 4 – Pool).

12km. – (Pool – 1 – Pool).

NB Where there is a sharp left or right turn off the main track we will attempt to have a white line across the track. Do not cross these lines.