Hume & Hovell Ultra
October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
When: Next event is 13-14 October 2018. Last event was 14-15 October 2017.
Where: Hume & Hovell Walking Track. The walking track follows as closely as possible the historic route taken by Explorers Hume & Hovell on their 1824 expedition to Port Phillip Bay. The track is managed by the Dept of Primary Industries, Lands, from the Newcastle office.
100 mile, 6 am start at Henry Angel, south towards Mannus Campsite, turnaround and go back through Henry Angel, on north towards and through Junction Campsite CP, Coffee Pot CP,The Pines CP, on through Buddong Falls CP with a turnaround, 6.5 km at the stile on the edge of the farm land. Return through Buddong Falls CP to The Pines CP where we have added an extra 18 km loop out to Granite Mountain and back to The Pines before going back through the Check Points to Henry Angel finish. The track is a mixture of constructed walking track and fire trails with the highest point over 1400 metres in elevation, passes the beautiful renewed Mannus Lake, old gold mine relics, beautiful Buddong Falls, wild brumbies, wombat homes and fantastic bird life.
100 km 6 am start at Henry Angel, south through Mt Garland CP, on through Mannus Lake CP, to turnaround and go back through Mannus Lake CP, then on to Mt Garland CP before going back through Henry Angel, then on north through Junction Campsite CP, Coffee Pot CP, onto the The Pines CP turnaround. Return through the CP’s to finish at Henry Angel.
50 km 9 am start at Henry Angel, going north to Junction Campsite CP turnaround and return through Henry Angel CP, on out through Mt Garland CP, through to turnaround before coming back to the Mannus Lake CP to then go back to Mt Garland CP on to the finish at Henry Angel.
22 km runners will be bussed from Henry Angel to Mannus Campsite.
10.30 am start from Mannus Campsite, going through Mannus Lake CP, Mt Garland CP, on to Henry Angel finish.
Status: Inaugural event in 2012. Approximately 102 mile, 100km, 50km and 22km as measured by GPS.
Accommodation: Contact Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre 02 6948 3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tumbarumba Motel 02 69482 494. Camping, toilets, hot water, gas and electric BBQs, fireplace are available at Henry Angel Trackhead.
Checkpoints: will not be numbered to avoid confusion when going back through them. We are going to use the point names (The Pines CP, Henry Angel CP, etc.)
Runner support: Crews will be permitted at Henry Angel CP, Mannus Lake CP, and The Pines CP. Travel to The Pines will be via dirt forestry roads which may become impassable in wet weather. A strict speed limit exists on all forestry roads of 60 km per hour. Maps will be provided to all Support Crews.
Drop bags will be catered for and runners will be encouraged to compete without private support crews and, where possible, to share support crews.
No. of finishers: 2017 – 161; 2016 -100; 2015 – 45; 2014 – 53; 2013 – 55; 2012 – 44;
Winners in recent years:
|2017||Stephen Redfern||18:42:07||Melissa Robertson||26:06:22|
|2016||Mark Solari||21:48:48||Roylene Stanley||31:58:02|
|2017||Mark Solari||11:21:53||Katherine Costello||15:39:52|
|2016||Glen Williams||11:04:22||Anne Bennett||15:31:14|
|2015||Andrew Donaldson||10:38:23||Roylene Stanley||14:05:53|
|2014||Dave Graham & Andrew Donaldson||10:45:01||Jess Baker||11:03:40|
|2013||Rob Mason||10:26:15||Elouise Peach||14:36:42|
|2012||Edward Donaldson||11:45:43||Sarah Richardson||12:25:27|
|2017||Rob Mason||05:22:41||Michelle Beattie||06:26:15|
|2015||Luke Preston||04:06:21||Virginia Hewitt||05:15:11|
|2014||Ian Lochrin||4:11:27||Lucy Barney||4:51:07|
|2013||Mark Lee||4:18:04||Colleen Middleton||5:00:30|
|2012||Paul Cuthbert||5:02:20||Jessica Avalon||5:49:18|