9 WEEKS TO ULTRA TRAIL AUSTRALIA FROM THIS TRAINING RUN
If you are going to be in the mid to back of the pack of the UTA50 or running the UTA100 in over 11-12 hours you will be doing some or all of this section of the course in the dark! Get some quality NIGHT training on the ULTRA TRAIL AUSTRALIA course with the experience run trainers at Blue Mountains Fitness.
THE COURSE: This training run will start at Queen Victoria Hospital and finish at Scenic World.
Total Distance from 22-28km.
This year the experienced trainers from BLUE MOUNTAINS FITNESS have teamed up with THE BODY MECHANIC. We will align our BMF UTA Training Runs with THE LOCKER ROOM UTA Base Training Plans (Beginner/Intermediate/Advance) and the Event Specific UTA22, UTA50 and UTA100 Training Plans. This run aligns with The Locker Room UTA50 and UTA100 Programs
For more info on The Locker Room Plans check out -
BLUE MOUNTAINS FITNESS is one of only a few companies with a National Parks and Wildlife ECO PASS licence to carry out run training on the Ultra Trail Australia course. We have been training runners to complete the arduous UTA course for the last 11 years. We have highly experienced trainers who know the trails better than most. In 2019 we trained over 500 runners over the various distances of UTA with hugely successful completion rate. We are locals. We know the course back to front! We have trainers that have been on the podium, won age groups, done all the UTA different distance events and even a trainer that has done every single UTA100 event!
WHY? This is a perfect training run to get used to running the QV Hospital to Scenic World leg of the course in the dark.
THE COURSE. This training run will start at Queen Victoria Hospital and finish at Scenic World.
Total Distance 22km. This is also the 2nd leg of the UTA50 course and the last leg of the UTA100 course which many runners complete in the dark.
Remember we are fully licensed and fully insured and arrange transport back to your cars after the training..
DESCRIPTION. We will descend into the Kedumba Valley and follow the Sublime Point Ridge fire trail to Jamison Creek and Leura Falls Creek. We will pass through the location of the race day Emergency Aid Station and climb up to the site of the old Katoomba Sewer Plant. We will then join Federal Pass to Leura Forest, under the 3 Sisters and cross Katoomba Creek. We will then take on the 950+ stairs of Furbers Steps and finish at Scenic World.
CAR SHUTTLES. We will organize car shuttles for the day. We will send out information on this closer to race day.
If COVID Restrictions are still in place not allowing us to organize the car shuttles we will do the following Out/Back Runs from QVH:
QVH to Jamison Creek Return - 17km
QVH to Leura Creek return - 25km
QVH to Helipad Return - 28km
We will be using this as a race day prep run and ask you to bring the UTA Mandatory gear.
TIME. The time taken to do this run will depend on which group you start with. We expect the slower group, the self named group "The Turtles" to take around 4 hours. This group will start at 6.30pm.
The faster group "The Hares" will take around 3.5 hours and start at 7pm.
EXTRA K's. We usually have trainers and runners doing extra time on feet or distance prior to the official start times. We will send out info on this closer to the training date. There is no charge for the additional K's.
NUTRITION. Please bring enough fluid and fuel for about 4 hours. We'll have a water drop point in the last section of the run for those low on water. There will be no aid stations on this run.
INFO SHEET. A full information sheet will be sent to all participants prior to the training day.
This will include meeting points, training course map, PDF Map link, instructions etc.
FEES. The fees for this event are:
$65 STANDARD - plus a small booking fee if you book through Register Now.
PROMO CODE. If you have run with us before you are welcome to use a promotional code that we will email you.
If you have any questions contact Tony on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0402925608