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Buffalo Stampede 2016

 

One amazing event

 

 

 

(I've also put the link in my first post on this thread - this is why I love this sport!)

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I had an awesome weekend up there 2 years ago, missed last year but heading back up there for this one.

 

The one thing that's better than going for a trail run, is going for a trail run in the rain!

 

Better pack your wellies for Glow Worm Stem, it's gunna be a wet one!

 

See ya there!

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I'm officially in for 2 Bays in January for the 28kms.

 

Yep another great run. Maybe not as spectacular as the Wonderland run, but enjoyable and well run just the same.

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Thought I would hide this in here for the real trail runners.

 

Im not sure Ill be able to get to a point where I will be able to do the Coastal Classic.

 

Life has conspired against me and while I want to try and train like Im doing it, I dont think I will do it justice and may not even get near to the distances I want to do to make it a decent run.

 

Pretty sure entries are transferrable so if anyone is keen let me know and Ill keep you posted.

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sorry GE

the buffalo stampede is more a fast hike than a "run" for 95% of the field

just too steep to call it a run , even for my likeing

cheers

ivp

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Run Larapinta

 

Second best event I've ever done, 4 stages of different distances over 4 days on brilliant trail (river beds, gorges, mountains for sunrise!). Drink, dinner and presentation after every stage. A well run Rapid Ascent event, hard as f***, but worth every little bit:-

 

http://www.rapidascent.com.au/runlarapinta/

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sorry GE

the buffalo stampede is more a fast hike than a "run" for 95% of the field

just too steep to call it a run , even for my likeing

cheers

ivp

 

The faster guys do the 75km in under 8 hours! That's a pretty quick hike... toughen up princess! :lol:.

 

But yes, Mystic Mountain & Clear Spot are ridiculously steep and virtually impossible to run up. Who care's if it's running, hiking or stopping to smell the flowers, it's still one of my favourite events.

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Second best event I've ever done, 4 stages of different distances over 4 days on brilliant trail (river beds, gorges, mountains for sunrise!).

 

Sounds good, but now you've got me interested... What's your favourite event???

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The faster guys do the 75km in under 8 hours! That's a pretty quick hike... toughen up princess! :lol:.

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"The faster guys" are pro sky runners from around the world and know how to run like f#ck down those steep bits

 

It's lkke trying to compare. Crowie to you and me GE

Unfortunately we aren't in there league , well I'm not anyways!!!

Cheers

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The one thing that's better than going for a trail run, is going for a trail run in the rain!

 

Better pack your wellies for Glow Worm Stem, it's gunna be a wet one!

 

See ya there!

 

Sorry I missed you Go Easy. Brilliant conditions for a run on Saturday :) . I left in the afternoon, but looked like it was going to be ok Sunday morning before the rain.

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Sounds good, but now you've got me interested... What's your favourite event???

 

Thought no-one would ask :lol:

 

Goretex Transalpine Run, will likely be the greatest experience of my life.

 

http://transalpine-run.com/en/

 

My wife and I teamed up to do this in 2009. They have changed the course a bit, but the year we did it, it was an 8 day stage race along the European Alps from Southern Germany, through Austria, Switzerland and finishing in Northern Italy. Just on 270 k's with I think 16000m ascent. Generally two serious climbs a day, and the climbing was OK but the altitude was the killer, especially when you live at sea level and the best you can do is train in the Blue Mtns at about 1000m. From memory we topped out at just over 3000m on day 6. Same day we ran in snow and ice at the top and 30degrees C down below.

 

Absolutely rocking party and presentation every night at the end of each stage put on by the village we stayed in. Would love to do it again but at 54 just can't get back to that level of fitness which was at least a year in the making. Nowadays I find parkrun extreme! Liz does much harder stuff now travelling the world doing multi day expedition races.

 

I did post a race report on here when we got back in 2009 but can't seem to find now. Will keep looking.

 

BUt if you can get fit, and can turn it into a great holiday, there is no better way to see the world and meet wonderful people. (Another benefit being that we met some great friends while racing who are putting us up for a couple of weeks in the French and Italian Alps in August / September.)

 

If ever you can, do it!

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Thought I was getting the hang of descending. Nothing like a rocky fire trail to bring you back down to earth literally.

 

I thin fatigue had set in and I didn't get my left leg up over a rock. Tumble taking skin off my back and knee.

 

Was loving the run though.

 

I did Polly's in the Gold Coast Hinterland with some flatter running in the Numinbah valley as well.

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Thought I was getting the hang of descending. Nothing like a rocky fire trail to bring you back down to earth literally.

 

I thin fatigue had set in and I didn't get my left leg up over a rock...

 

Know exactly what you mean... Sounds like me a week ago at the 30km 'Gungahlin Gallop' Trail Run. I went down three (3) times and it knocked the crap out of me! Bark off my face and knee and then landed with my chest on a big rock. Not sure if I've damaged ribs or cartilage but it's bloody painful. Last week was a 'dot' week of no training and I've only had a couple of those in the past three years. There's been a few weeks where I'll only only do one or two runs, but last week I was unable to breath in deeply so couldn't do anything.

 

No regrets, the 'Gungahlin Gallop' was a great event and this is just the price you pay for pushing too hard.

 

We live to fight another day! :thumbup:.

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Looks good. Not sure that I can do it, but I reckon I'd rather do this than go back to Kona!

 

 

 

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Had a trundle on the Coastal Classic course yesterday. Heaps of changes since last year. Main changes are: after leaving the Palm Jungle that narrow trench has been replaced by an elevated track, more elevated track at many other places, the small gorge towards the end where you use to have to climb up the rocks has been replaced by sandstone steps as well other steps added on the leadup, the rough fire trail just before the last aid station has been graded smooth. It will make for a quick race, I predict PB's all round.

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Had a trundle on the Coastal Classic course yesterday.

 

Was really keen to do this one when Roxii said he might have a spare entry, but it's also on the same weekend as the 70.3 at Mooloolaba so I'm out. A couple of friends have done it previously and said it's spectacular course, so with the changes you've noted it should be a brilliant. Definitely want to do it as a Rebel Run one day, not fast but just do it as a group and enjoy it.

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Was really keen to do this one when Roxii said he might have a spare entry, but it's also on the same weekend as the 70.3 at Mooloolaba so I'm out. A couple of friends have done it previously and said it's spectacular course, so with the changes you've noted it should be a brilliant. Definitely want to do it as a Rebel Run one day, not fast but just do it as a group and enjoy it.

It's certainly spectacular. I did it with a small group and had a top day. Surprised how good I felt at the end, probably due to taking it fairly easy. Good confidence builder for CC.

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I've had a new run pop up on my face book which looks good, Oscars Hut2hut, 100km in teams of 2, looks like it will be in the High Country next Feb. Depending on whether the date will clash with another run I've booked in might be something to look at

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I've had a new run pop up on my face book which looks good, Oscars Hut2hut, 100km in teams of 2, looks like it will be in the High Country next Feb...

 

Sounds interesting. I found a 100km one to be done in pairs in the Victorian Alps in November 2017...

Please keep us posted if you hear any more.

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Put a bit of trail running into a triathlon - part of the Celtman run course at about the 19k point and once you've climbed the first munroe. Course goes all the way to the right along the ridge line and up another peak before coming back to the saddle where you descend via a scree slope.

 

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