for the tussock trekkers
Saturday 19th January 2019
The Homestead Half is a 20km high country fun run based on the Alpine Adventure/Mountainman run stage, with a bit extra added around the St James homestead paddocks and stock yards to bring the distance up to 20km.
General Entry Now Closed – Grovel nicely and you can get an “I know I’m an idiot for not entering on time, please sir may I have an entry? ” entry – You will get a Dog Tucker number plate and there won’t be any goodies in your bag! Entry may be limited depending on Multisport numbers.
Wed 20th Dec is the cutoff for entries if you want one of our engraved competitors dog whistles, as well as personalised number plate and other goodies in your registration bag. Whistles in particular need to be ordered now due to christmas holiday closures, so get in now or you will miss out.
The run will be open to anyone 13 years and over however anyone under 16 MUST BE accompanied by an adult who shall be responsible for ensuring they are able to safely accomplish the two crossings of the Clarence River.
Race start 11am start with briefing at 10:50am – the start and briefing will be on the Peters Valley track, at the end of the trees just past the foot bridge.
- Womens: 2:49:50
- Mens: 2:28:53
- Overall: 2:40:36
- Average expected finish time: 1:10pm
- Earliest expected finish time: 12:15pm
Starting off the Peters Valley track the course heads across country to the first hill climb and then around the paddocks and through the stock yards before joining the multisport course and heading over to cross the Clarence River, from here runners will head up the river valley following the old transmission tower access tracks up toward the Edwards gate. Here runners will re-cross the Clarence River and enter the Edwards Valley. They will follow the 4×4 track over into the head of Peter’s Valley where they will follow the stock track back to the finish at the St James Homestead.
While there will not be any compulsory gear to carry, it is very strongly recommended that runner’s carry some form of hydration of 2l capacity or more! There will be a mini aid station at Bull Gully (at approximately the 14.5km mark).
Competitors can expect very hot conditions – be prepared and stay adequately hydrated. There will be an aid point in Bull Gully (approximately 14.5k mark) with EM’s goodies, R-Line, water, banana’s, sunscreen & crampstop) but this is remote country so all competitors will need to be self-sufficient – all rivers & creeks should be ok to drink from directly.
All Competitors must attend the race briefing – Race briefing will be at 10:50am with the race start at 11am.
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Confirmed Entries & Results
Michelle Watt 2:04:27 (2015)
Mike Morrissey 1:51:34 (2015)