Last points scoring club run for 2018

David Lonsdale

This week is the last BUAC club run for aggregate points for 2018 on a new course the “Rocky Rises”. After this week there are still 2 more club events – the Half Marathon Festival in a fortnight and the Mystery Run the week after.

The very easy to find start/finish location is at the end of Rocky Rises Road which is a bitumen road heading south off Olympic Parade Maiden Gully (about 500m toward Kangaroo Flat from the Calder Highway intersection.
Travel about 1.5km along Rocky Rises Road to get to the start/finish line.

Distances are 10km, 3km & 1km. Don’t be put off by the name it is good out & back course run on an easily driveable track albeit with a mild hill in the middle.. Weather is going to be awesome. 10k another nice tune-up for the spring running season. You can check out the course maps Darren Rowe has put on FB.

All the usual start times etc apply. 2pm for the Long Course, about 3pm for the 1km and shortly after for the 3km. BYO leg tag, arvo tea, thermos.
Thanks to course markers Chris & Janelle Giffin.
Confirming the toilet is booked and will definitely be there this week.

Last week

After some early confusion with the President wondering why no-one was setting up at the Landry Lope start-line and where we actually were, wet and wild conditions set in toward the end of the Long Course with some muddy tumbles in the 1k held shortly after.
Thanks to Nigel Preston & sons for driving out and marshalling at the 6km mark turnoff and providing an extra highlight bringing the little Hyundai back along the greasy, rocky 4wd trail in the rain.

Also this week

All eyes turn to Maleny QLD Saturday at 12.30 to see if Andy Buchanan can go back to back for the National Cross Country Title. The BUAC Update’s Justine Rowe will be on the spot posting updates and may even do a livestream. Run well.
Good luck to Tullie ‘the Rowe-show’ Rowe also running later in the day.

Grampians Trail Run

Big BUAC turnout at the Grampians Wonderland Trail Run with the following names known:
Lisa & Rebecca Wilkinson, Matt Schepisi, David Cripps – 36k
Andrea Smith, Lou Bray, Mel Wilkie, Trinity, Alistair Stewart, Deanne Marshall – 20k
Leah Cripps, Aida – 8km

Next week

No club run.
Run for Dad on Sunday at the Bendigo Racecourse and also the AV Burnley Half Marathon


Sunday 2 Sep Run for Dad – Bendigo Racecourse
Saturday 8 Sep BUAC Half Mara Festival Online Entry now open – 1k 3k 7k 14k & 21k.
Sunday 7 October Run the Maine 5.5k 11k & 14k Early bird entry $30 adults.
Sunday 14 October Melbourne Marathon
Sunday 21 October Strathfieldsaye Fun Run (BUAC organised), 4k & 2k.