Runs Under Development
Subtitle : "Crazy ideas yet to be pinned down"
Southern Blue Mountains Traverse 70km, 135km, 160+km
Tour D'Ass Stage Race 3 National Parks in 3 Days. Friday night - Manly to Opera House via Sydney Harbour National Park 28km. Saturday - Royal National Park loop approx 60 km. Sunday - Kuring-Gai National Park loop approx 40km. Run one or two stages, or run all three and compete for General Classification honours.
Death Valley - 90km Starting and finishing at Bungleboori (15km north of Lithgow). North to Glow Worm Tunnel, then to Newnes, Pipeline Track to Glen Davis, then climb Baal Bone Gap and return via Blackfellow's Hand. Long and dry. Lots of tumbleweed. Beware rattlesnakes.
Iron Ass Ultra-distance offroad triathlon Starting near Penrith, finishing at Katoomba. 4km swim, 180km mountain bike, 42km trail run. Form a relay team or take the ultimate challenge.
MultiSport Fat Ass It is planned to stage a multisport fatass event, likely to contain off-road running, off-road biking and open water swimming. Course and distances still being finalised.
Broken Nose 45km, 60km This trail run is in the Illawarra & Bulli area and goes by one of the most scenic lookouts in the area called "Broker's Nose" and includes climbing the escarpment, running along the top along firetrails, back down, 3/4 of the way up Bulli Pass, running along firetrails, down to the beach and 6k of beach running to finish. The course includes 3 of the best lookout points and starts and finishes at an easy to find beach park with all facilities (water, toilet etc).
Blue Mountains 100 miler A route is being found that will enable a low key 100 mile event (with Pikers 50 miler) to be held in the Blue Mountains and allow self-support. This will NOT be a point-to-point route but will finish at the start.
TrailRunner A solo version of the currently staged Trailwalker, which goes along the extremely technical & difficult Great North Walk from Hunter's Hill to Brooklyn. Trailwalker is for teams of 4, and there is a 48 hour cutoff. TrailRunner is for the trail nazis who want to do it all by themself, and without having to get any sponsorship. Will start at 6am so will get about 6 hours extra daylight than Trailwalker
TrailRunner - Stage Race As before, a solo version of the currently staged Trailwalker, but across 3 stages. One on Fri night, One on Saturday, finishing in Brooklyn on sunday for a group lunch!
Marra Marra Marra-thon 14km, 28km, 42km, 56km A 14km loop of bush track and firetrail - no road ! One downhill and uphill per loop - go past your own car / aid station. Starts and Finishes in the Marramarra National Park (near Arcadia & Galston).
Wild Dog Mountains 120km A one way route from Katoomba, across the Wild Dog Mountains to Mittagong via Kanangra Walls (or the other way !). It appears to be one of the toughest, meanest routes you can get. [note].
Bogong Boomerang 120km An out'n'back along the famed Bogong to Hotham route. Drop out at Hotham or Langford Gap so allows a 30km, 60km, 90km and 120km options. For the seriously hard-core. You could die out there!.
Fat Ass 6hr, 12hr, 24hr A route is being found that will likely not be on an oval and maybe anywhere from 500m to 4km looped, maybe past a shop etc. Currently thinking of near Iron Cove Bay or Brighton Le Sands.
Grose Point Blank 27km, 54km A run in the Grose Valley centred on Blue Gum Forest. Lots of Ups & Downs & Bush-wacking