Convicts and Wenches
Where: Narawntapu National Park, north eastern Tasmania. An out & back coastal trail run starting from Greens Beach, at the mouth of the Tamar River (western side), through the National Park on a coastal track of pine needles, sand and unspoilt sandy beaches. Heading west, passing West Head, Badger Beach, Badger Head, Copper Cove Beach to the western end of Bakers Beach and then return.
Race options: 50km events start at 0800hrs (tide dependent). There are also team and relay options for the 50km, as well as 25km solo and 10km solo events, with later start times.
When: The next event is 5 March 2017. The last event was 3 April 2016.
Status: Trail race carrying a bronze label of the International Association of Ultrarunners.
No. of finishers (50k solo): 2016 – 35; 2015 – 42; 2014 – 42; 2013 – 32; 2012 – 23; 2011 – 28; 2010 – 24;
How long in existence: Since 2010
Winners in recent years:
|2016||David Bailey||4:05:00||Kay Hodgins||4:38:14|
|2015||David Bailey||3:46:59||Amy Lamprecht||4:10:15|
|2014||David Bailey||3:51:55||Amy Lamprecht||4:16:35|
|2013||Aub Henricks||3:56:19||Amy Lamprecht||4:33:00|
|2012||Darryn Ling||4:16:19||Amy Hinds||4:39:28|
|2011||Aub Henricks||4:06:17||Amy Hinds||4:49:37|
|2010||Charles Gunn||4:08:18||Holly Ranson||4:44:30|
Race records: male David Bailey 3:46:59 (2015); female Amy Lamprecht 4:10:15 (2015).
This race is conducted in one of the most pristine of Australia’s many beautiful coastlines. Travel and accommodation is inexpensive and easy…….so come on down and enjoy some Tassie hospitality.
Air travel: Direct flights are available from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with Jetstar. The prices are $218, $138 and $98 return light (carry on only) at time of writing.
Ground transport: Rental Cars are available from the usual operators, Avis, Budget, Europcar etc. If 3 – 4 runners pool together this keeps the cost at a reasonable level. Or why not get a larger group together and hire a minibus. 12 seater min vans are available from Budget for approx $130/day.
Greens Beach Caravan & Holiday Park,
1774 Greens Beach Road
Tel 03 6383 9222
Launceston: With a population of approximately 100,000 people, Launceston is Australia’s third oldest city behind only Sydney and Hobart. As such it is rich in colonial history and has many attractions on offer. Don’t miss the famous Cataract gorge or Australia’s longest continuous cable ride at Hollybank.
Race Director Ian Cornelius email Tel: 0408 527 391