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Spring Series - St Ives

9th September 2018

14th October 2018

4th November 2018 

Course Descriptions

Getting There

The event is on the reserve near the Solander Monument in the Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell at the end of Captain Cook Drive. There is parking at a fee of $8 available in the national park, or for free on the streets surrounding.

Short Course - 8km - The Dolphin     

Starting on Commemoration Flat on the shores of Botany Bay, you run down to the bay past the Solander Monument, and along the foreshore path before turning up a hill and running cross country towards the Vistors Centre.

You then run out of the main Commemoration Flat area, and cross the road into the Yena Track fire trails. After a short distance of fire trails you veer right into single trails which take you down towards the coastal cliffs near the Cape Solander whale watching lookout.

You will then follow the cliffs and coast until you get to Tabbigai Gap where you turn around at the aid station and head back on the Inland Track, back along single trails and onto the Yena Track fire trail , and towards the end taking a diversion thorough some nice single trail on the Banks Solander Track. This single trail leads and back onto the Yena Track, and then you cross Cape Solander Drive and finish back on Commemoration Flat where you started.

Whilst there are some ups and down , overall the course is not particularly hilly.

Medium Course - 11km - The Stingray

This starts out the same as the short course but instead of turning around at Tabbigai Gap, you keep running down the coast to a turnaround point just past Cape Bailey Lighthouse. You then return to Tabbigai Gap, and follow the short course to the finish. More spectacular coastal views await on the way down and back to the Lighthouse turnaround point. You will also encounter a couple of sand dunes to run up and down as you make your way to the Lighthouse.

Long Course - 20km - The Shark

This is the same as the medium course, except at the start you will do an out and back beach run along Silver Beach, and when you run down the coastal section, when you get to Cape Bailey Lighthouse (where the medium course turns around) you will continue to run down the coast, past Potter Point cross a small beach and along the coast to the turnaround point overlooking the picturesque boat harbour. You will get nice coastal views down to Cronulla on this course.

After the turn around just before Boat Harbour you will follow your path back to the start, and like the shorter races take the inland track after Tabbagai Gap, and the single trail Banks Solander track just before crossing the road back to the finish area at Commemoration Flat. This is a great course with a good variety of spectacular scenery.

Cut off Info:

The 20km long course will have a 2hr cut off in place at AS2 at 13km. If you have not made cut off at this point, you will be driven back to the start / finish area. 

Extra Long Course - 30km - The Whale

This is the same as the long course , except at the finish you get to go back out and complete the 11km course, bringing your total distance to just over 30km. You are sure to get a great cheer from those at the event hub as you pass by to go back out and take on your final 10km.

Cut off Info:

The 30km extra long course will have a 3 hour cut off in place at the 20km mark which is at the start/finish area. If you have not made cut off at this point, you will be able to cross the finish line and have a result recorded for the 20km course. 


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Spring 2018

 9 September 2018
St Ives
 14 October 2018
St Ives
 4 November2018
St Ives

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