Course outline & highlights:
- 1.6 km Run – A fast & furious starting run to split the field before the road bike. Don’t go easy here, you want to be in a good bike group (seeding yourself into a faster riding group) which will make a massive difference to the speed you can sustain in the following cycle leg.
- Road bike 85 km – Early in the race get used to the road riding elements in a race setting after your run. Initially fast and undulating the ride begins to flatten out before some more gradual bends and undulations at the back end. Not overly tough, just enough to keep you honest and take a little punch out of your legs ahead of the next run.
- Trail run 22 km – This run will pump up your heart rate and test your running skills over varied terrain. Minimal elevation over the course but that doesn’t mean you will cruise through. This run could be a real tester after your ride. The finish of this run marks the end of day one for those doing the two day version of the event. One day maniacs will continue directly into the paddle leg provided they commence their paddle ahead of the time cut off.
- Paddle 31 km – The paddle down the Burdekin River will introduce you to many natural formations at BIG ROCKS, challenging flat pool sections, braided river channels & simple rapids (river level dependent of course). This section of river is under development threat (up to 5 weirs are planned along this paddle course) so 2022 may be the last opportunity to see sections of this natural landscape in its relatively undisturbed beauty
We have a terrific location alongside the Burdekin River so plenty of opportunity to swim and cool down after the event. This is also a great camping place so why not join the Saturday crew and practice ahead of the race, or just chill if that is your best preparation technique. Camping overnight also provides a great opportunity to catch up with others around a campfire and plan your strategies for the morning; or just have a quiet drink in the peaceful surroundings.