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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:44 PM

View PostWida, on Mar 23 2010, 09:26 PM, said:

I've got a quick question about the Pioneer Women's Trail...is it pretty well marked and easy to follow?

Yep, the only wrong turn I took was following Zac and DavidC, otherwise the trail is marked with the little pwt markers, sometimes though not in the most obvious position. We used the map too on the brochure you linked to above.

Are you running it there and back, and starting from which end ?

The map only runs to the bottom of Silvers road at Verdun, we ran from the Arms at Hahndorf up Ambleside then down Heysen Rd to Verdun.

Have fun, it is a great run.


ED: Wida, last years PWT thread is here.

Edited by chilliman, 23 March 2010 - 08:48 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:57 PM

[quote name='Wida' date='Mar 23 2010, 07:56 PM' post='555211']
I've got a quick question about the Pioneer Women's Trail...is it pretty well marked and easy to follow?

It is pretty well marked - I did the last half weekend before and the first half weekend just passed - very pretty. The only bits it isnt marked is from Hahndorf central to Verdun  - but I just followed the handbook emailed to us last year.   - see attached

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:58 PM

View PostWida, on Mar 23 2010, 08:56 PM, said:

I've got a quick question about the Pioneer Women's Trail...is it pretty well marked and easy to follow? Other than a few brief sections I haven't done the whole trail and was thinking about giving it a go some weekend. I've come across this map and I know there is some detailed info on the SARRC page so it couldn't be that hard could it??

Wida, I cannot imagine you getting lost on the Pioneer Women's Trail. It is not that hard. You couldn't go wrong with the trail notes we had last year. If you can't find them online, let me know. I still have a copy (somewhat used) but I could scan it and email it if you need the info.

I'm thinking of giving the SA trail running state champs track a go, tomorrow. Test run. Got map. Will try!

Edited by sunny1, 23 March 2010 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:51 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Chilliman, yeah I was thinking of an out and back probably starting from the bottom. Although if the trail finishes at Hahndorf then the full out and back might have to wait until a bit later on in my training program.

Let's us know what the Trail Championship course is like Sunny!

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:33 PM

View PostWida, on Mar 23 2010, 10:51 PM, said:

Although if the trail finishes at Hahndorf then the full out and back might have to wait until a bit later on in my training program.

At the moment the PWT officially starts at the bottom of Silver Rd Verdun, as there is no foot path across the Onkaparinga river at Hahndorf, hopefully that will change one day (would have made a great election issue :D). There is a monument to the Pioneer Women though in the Park opposite the German Arms in Hahndorf where the PWT should officially start from if they ever build the pedestrian bridge.

The section from Bridgewater to Verdun we covered on the night run we ran with TerryC, so even if you ran from town to Bridgewater and return it would be a great run.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:45 AM

View PostWida, on Mar 23 2010, 10:21 PM, said:

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Chilliman, yeah I was thinking of an out and back probably starting from the bottom. Although if the trail finishes at Hahndorf then the full out and back might have to wait until a bit later on in my training program.

Let's us know what the Trail Championship course is like Sunny!

When are you running it Wida? Want some company? How far do you think you'll be running?

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:08 PM

View PostWida, on Mar 23 2010, 10:21 PM, said:

Let's us know what the Trail Championship course is like Sunny!

The trail was real dry
The sun was way high
So my skin did fry
Got kissed by a fly
But I didn't cry
Just hope that it's cooler
When we get close to July!

Survived it.

(Edit: fuller report on the correct thread).

Edited by sunny1, 24 March 2010 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:55 PM

View PostRunDave, on Mar 24 2010, 12:15 PM, said:

When are you running it Wida? Want some company? How far do you think you'll be running?
I might give it a go on Good Friday. Sure, come along if you like but it'll be a rather leisurely pace and remember I'm lazy when it come to running up hills :D . How far...well I may run Beaumont - Verdun return but it'll depend on how my legs feel after running to and from work on the Thursday. It won't be fast  :D

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:49 PM

View PostWida, on Mar 24 2010, 05:25 PM, said:

I might give it a go on Good Friday. Sure, come along if you like but it'll be a rather leisurely pace and remember I'm lazy when it come to running up hills :D . How far...well I may run Beaumont - Verdun return but it'll depend on how my legs feel after running to and from work on the Thursday. It won't be fast  :D
I'll be running around Falls Creek that weekend :D Maybe some other time.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:27 PM

View PostWida, on Mar 24 2010, 05:25 PM, said:

I might give it a go on Good Friday. Sure, come along if you like but it'll be a rather leisurely pace and remember I'm lazy when it come to running up hills :D . How far...well I may run Beaumont - Verdun return but it'll depend on how my legs feel after running to and from work on the Thursday. It won't be fast  :D

There is an Easter Bun Run on Good Friday - only 10km though, Wida. Starts Athlestone Primary School, 8am (I think). Goes up to Foxs Dam and loops back.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:49 PM

View Postsunny1, on Mar 24 2010, 10:27 PM, said:

There is an Easter Bun Run on Good Friday - only 10km though, Wida. Starts Athlestone Primary School, 8am (I think). Goes up to Foxs Dam and loops back.

Ran that last year and had a ball, especially on the back half. :D
Won't be around this Easter, although I will actually be in SA.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:50 PM

I'll keep that in mind Sunny.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:38 PM

View PostWida, on Mar 24 2010, 10:20 PM, said:

I'll keep that in mind Sunny.

You could always do a warm-up lap before everyone else starts, then do a cool-down lap after the buns ...

I think it has been done before.  :D

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:25 AM

View Postsunny1, on Mar 23 2010, 09:28 PM, said:

Wida, I cannot imagine you getting lost on the Pioneer Women's Trail. It is not that ha You couldn't go wrong with the trail notes we had last year. rd.If you can't find them online, let me know. I still have a copy (somewhat used) but I could scan it and email it if you need the info.

I'm thinking of giving the SA trail running state champs track a go, tomorrow. Test run. Got map. Will try!



Obviously you've forgotten what happened last year. Mumma Treason's group turned this run into a 36km run and Poppa Treason's group did 32km!!!!
:D

Edited by MummaTreason, 25 March 2010 - 05:25 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:11 AM

View PostMummaTreason, on Mar 25 2010, 06:25 AM, said:

Obviously you've forgotten what happened last year. Mumma Treason's group turned this run into a 36km run ....

But you did tell me you had a lovely coffee and lunch along the way though. :D

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:26 AM

View PostMummaTreason, on Mar 25 2010, 05:55 AM, said:

Obviously you've forgotten what happened last year. Mumma Treason's group turned this run into a 36km run and Poppa Treason's group did 32km!!!!
:D

Hmmm, yes, and I do remember asking someone if they really thought they were going the right way - maybe 'this' way might be shorter!

But - I was talking about Wida 'man of the trail'!!

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:09 AM

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Obviously you've forgotten what happened last year. Mumma Treason's group turned this run into a 36km run and Poppa Treason's group did 32km!!!!
Ran up the hill this morning with Treason, MammaT and told him I was pleased to read your post last night and that you were still on the planet... Couldn't stay with him and the other guns on the downhill - just got to work at it... We have missed you and PappaT on the monthly trail runs... you missed a gem last week!

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:39 PM

Mylor

Dopey and  SuperDoug,  Jenny (on cue),
Jonathon, Terry and me,
Sarah and Sue and Olivia too,
Were gathered with Lynn for her tea.

We sat on the pine and started to dine,
And shortly our sense of decorum
Began to decline with the onset of wine,
But the sober maintained a small quorum.

At dinner’s end, Lynn did extend,
(To those still  sufficiently able
To at least comprehend), an invite to spend
Ten minutes with her on her table

Some came quickly out of the blocks
For treatment  by young Madam Lash
The multiple  shocks of terry in jocks
Destroyed any sense of panache.

A massage was right up his street
And we all had a bit of a laugh -
Once Kym was complete from his head to his feet,
She extended the table by half.

Then it got just a little obscene,
As some others soon followed suit.
I wasn’t so keen from what I had seen
Of the rest – the extremely hirsute.

Midnight already and somewhat dismayed,
We didn’t stay up any more.
I was afraid that the early brigade,
Would wake us before half past four.

Breakfast – another fine repast
With everything to like.
The numbers  vast were unsurpassed
Then Stan rolled up on his bike.

The bitumen roads we were shunning,
(Though some should have taken more care)
Soon we were running on trails that were stunning
And few people knew they were there.

Accommodation was far from monastic
And many will line up next year.
The food was fantastic, the massage gymnastic -
A standard so far from austere.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:50 PM

Just remembered that I hadn't posted information on this Saturday's trail run (though others have done so on other threads - thanks guys).

This Saturday 24 April (7.30 am start - be there 7.15 for important trail briefing) is being held in the Para Wirra Recreation Park.

You can get all the details on the run from the SARRC Website.

We had intended to run this trail in November last year but cancelled it due to the heat. The forecast on Saturday is looking good as long as the showers hold off - should be perfect trail running country. With the recent rains the country should be in great condition.

We often get into discussions about which of the trail runs we have done to date are the best. And we never get very far because each run has been so unique and so beautiful. We have yet to organise a dud because the country through ther Adelaide Hills is so stunning. I guarantee though, that if we don't lose too many poeople, this will be remembered as one of the best trails - it has a bit of everything including meandering through the historic Barossa Goldfields.

Unfortunately time is not going to permit me to mark any of the course and so people are going to have to use their map sense to find their way around the park... I'm hoping my photographs are useful. And I hope we don't lose too many runners and walkers... Also don't forget to bring good supply of water.

See you up there!

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:14 PM

The Parra Wirra Expedition

Nobody seemed to agree
On the notes that were written by Terry.
Paul hit a tree, George skun a knee
And Doug Smart wasn’t very.

Some of the hills were too steep
Some of the hills were much flatter.
Most followed like sheep,  unable to heap
Any scorn that might reach Oodnadatta.

Away from the course did they roam,
And afterwards, found to their cost,
That bewildered Ramone is no Garmin gnome,
And enrolled in his League of the Lost.

Now on my Garmin the arrow was jerking -
Head leftish to visit a rock.
If my Garmin was working, Terry’d been lurking
Around every lavatory block.

Many stayed on a road and cut back.
Those on the goat tracks were fewer -
They had a crack at each obscure track
Which lead to one much more obscure.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:34 PM

July's monthly trail runs are the first and second Yurrebilla Training runs...

TRAINING RUN #1 on Saturday 3 July 2010
Belair RS to Kavel’s Lookout (near Eagle on the Hill) - 16.5km/33km

TRAINING RUN #2 on Saturday 31 July 2010
Kavel’s lookout (near Eagle on the Hill) to Norton Summit - 17.5km/35km

More details at SARRC Website or the Yurrebilla Thread.

Any questions email TerryC.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:28 PM

Mt Beevor Lavender Federation Trail Loops
Saturday 30 October, 2010
27.6kms/ 17.7kms/11kms loop options
Start Time: 7.30am (briefing 7.20am)
Start: Diggers Rest Trailhead, 4km north of Harrogate.

Last year in late October, post Yurrebilla, a relatively small group of runners ran the Lavender Federation Trail Tungkillo Loop. It was a sublime day with near perfect conditions and those who made the journey to the eastern foothills we treated to a stunning run. We ran on a trail that was unlike any of our previous trail runs – through wide open treeless moss rock country with the views eastwards to the Murray River and beyond. We promised that we would return to the area in 2010!

So here we are! Originally we proposed that we would run south from Tungkillo along the Lavender Federation Trail to Mt Beevor summit but to enable us to offer several loop options we have decided to start from the Diggers Rest car park, 4 km north of Harrogate, and only three kilometres from the Mt Beevor Summit.

There are three loop options to choose from – 11kms, 17.7km or 27.6kms. Runners choosing the 27.6km option will run part of trail on the Kidman Trail. To create a loop part of the trail is along quiet dirt roads past and through farms.

Forecast: The weather forecast for Saturday morning (as at Tuesday evening) is coolish with showers – perfect trail running conditions. Please make sure you have adequate clothing for running in wide open areas. Parts of the trail could be quite wet underfoot too.

Support: Two water drops will be made for those runners doing the 17.7 and 27.6km runs. See the trail note guides for their location.

Toilets: I have not been able to check out the toilets situation but the National Public Toilet Map says there is a 24 hour toilet at Harrogate Recreation Reserve. See Harrogate Toilet Map

All welcome: As with all SARRC monthly trail runs there is no cost, no need to say you are coming – just turn up! All welcome – walkers and runners.

Check out the  SARRC Trail Group Webpage. for more general information on the monthly trail run series:

Questions? Email TerryC

See you Saturday morning for 7.20 pre-run briefing…

TerryC

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:22 PM

Thanks Terry,

I should be there.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:24 AM

Hmmm ... just looked at the maps.  :)

Quite close to Adelaide, really.

It is not an 'event' as such, is it?  :D

Looking very very tempting!

(Just 17km?!?)   :D

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 01:34 PM

We all get lost somewhere on the trail.  Today it was more a problem of finding the start.  I really should try printing those directions Terry kindly prepares and actually following them.

With a 20 minute late start it was wet, it was windy, it was muddy, a perfect day for trail running really.  I met a new runner (Anna if you're reading) and had a great morning.  We eventually caught up with Terry, Doug, Dave, John and Michael and plodded our way around the 27km loop.

As Terry said, it's a really nice piece of countryside and very different to our usual trail runs around the national parks.  I've posted some photo's to facebook which I hope you can see at the following link.

Thanks to Terry for organising and sharing another great trail.

http://www.facebook....100001685925782

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:10 PM

It seems as though a hardy group
Managed to take part
The Rocker journey’d in a loop.
Trying to find the start!

He came upon a junction T
But backed when should have veered,
But some were just as late as he.
He should have persevered

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:22 PM

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It seems as though a hardy group
Managed to take part
The Rocker journey’d in a loop.
Trying to find the start!

He came upon a junction T
But backed when should have veered,
But some were just as late as he.
He should have persevered

Alas! Some people managed to follow my instructions without too much difficulty... We waited until after 7.35 as people still turning up, but couldn't standaround in thecold anymore..

Nice to see so many new faces out there this morning. Hope everyone survived what is one ofour coldest and weteest runs...

Nice photos, Lachlan!

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 07:53 PM

The directions were great Terry.

One of my fingers went completely white and lost all sense of feeling before we started. Rosied up quite nicely in the first 20 minutes of 'running'.

Didn't pack adequately. Assumed that my waterproof was in my running bag and it wasn't. Assumed that my thermal was in the bag and it wasn't. Thanks Dougie for the poncho ... it kept me warm (but not dry!).

Mel and Lee and I had a great 17.7km run. Not one moment of lostness. Plenty of moments of 'why the hell are we here ... did I really think that one day I would like to climb Mt Everest in wind and snow ... why?? ... Where is my wet suit? If I had a wet suit on now I would pee in it!'

Loved it!!

Edited by sunny1, 30 October 2010 - 07:55 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:53 PM

The next trail run on the calender is Lynn's Loop. Starting at the Mylor Youth Hostel off Whitehead Rd, Mylor. Starting 8:00 Saturday 19th March. Pre-run briefing will be at 7:45am Distance options are 7km, 12km, 20km or 26km walk or run. The run is a bit of everything. Bitumen roads and dirt roads linking together the gorgeous conservation parks of Mylor, Engelbrook and Arbury Park and all just 30min from the Adelaide CBD or 20min from the tollgate. Be prepared for a lot of up and down. Make a morning of it and stay around after the run/walk at the lovely Mylor Hostel for a chat. Coffee and tea will be provided. Please bring along a small plate of food/morning tea to share. A donation is appreciated to go towards the cost of the venue hire.

An optional overnight stay is available on the Friday night before the run. Friday 18th March. from 7pm. Accomadation is basic dormitory style. Pillows, quilts and blankets are provided. Please bring own linen and a plate of food suitable for a shared dinner at 7:30pm. Last year the friday night option was a most enjoyable night and one I can highly recommend. The hostel is a lovely venue and a great excuse to hang out with our trail loving friends. The cost will be no more than $20. Anyone interested in staying on the friday night can PM me or e-mail me at lynnsmythe@hotmail.com

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:46 PM

Ooh yes, this was lots of fun last year! Not sure yet if I am up for the sleepover but am definitely looking forward to the run (possibly the only one of the regular trail runs I'll make it to this year because of clashes with orienteering).

Backpacker, let me know if you'd like any help with tea/coffee etc?

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:13 PM

I am so looking forward to this run (after working Saturdays for the last 2 years I am finally going to be free)!!!

Heard how great this was last year and cant wait to be a part of it this time round. See you all there in the morning.

P.S. Is it the same route as last year or will maps be avail for download prior to run?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:44 PM

View PostTonkaGirl, on 08 March 2011 - 09:13 PM, said:

I am so looking forward to this run (after working Saturdays for the last 2 years I am finally going to be free)!!!

Heard how great this was last year and cant wait to be a part of it this time round. See you all there in the morning.

P.S. Is it the same route as last year or will maps be avail for download prior to run?

Yes it will be the same route as last year. And yes there will be maps out to download prior to the run. Hopefully soon.
Jenny. Thanks for your offer. If you could just bring a small plate to share. Hopefully if enough people contribute something small then it will make a nice morning tea to share. Looking forward to it. It was lovely weather last year. Goodness knows what we will find this year!!!!!

Even if you do not wish to stay on the Friday night anyone can feel free to join in the shared dinner. It really was a lovely evening. Food, wine, bush environment and talking about running!!!!!!! How can that go wrong?

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:09 AM

Yes it was a great night and a good run the next day. Alas, I will be in sunny Rotorua NZ on that day tackling a 100km trail race. I would encourage anyone thinking of staying overnight to do it. The hostel is very comfortable and you are right there for the morning run! Backpacker, I'm sure it will be the success it was last year.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:17 PM

Oh no Ramone. I will miss you. I was going to do that lime cheesecake just for you. I hope that your run goes well  though. I know how much you have been looking forward to it.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:05 PM

Thanks BP, still the best cheesecake ever!
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:52 PM

Kym would  have been there with bells on,
But he’s giving the Kiwis  a shake.
We won’t hear the patter of tiny feet,
And his bells won’t keep us awake.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:56 PM

Does anybody have a Garmin Route from last year's run? I didn't manage to finish.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:51 PM

Well done to those hardy souls who defied the rain for yesterday's Bridgewater-Mt Lofty run, and thanks to David C for organising.