Tour De Mountain 2005
I don't think you want to see the course profile, because the first climb is to the top of Isaacs Ridge, the next is to the ttrig point on Wanniassa Hills, and the next id the top of Mt Taylor, up the concrete path to the trig point apex, and down the other side.
The run can be broken into three sections, the first drink station is at 6.8km, the second at 11.8km and then the final section ends at Mawson Shops.
About 30 runners were in the early start at 6:00 am, which meant getting up early in the morning, passed Alice and Maria on the way to Isaacs Ridge, and had a battle with Jane and Jenny the rest of the way. Scotty was at the first drink station at 6.8km. Stuey came past from the 6:30 am start, just near the Wanniassa Hills Trig, followed by Trevor and Adrian; to see them "motor" down from there was truly amazing, Norak didn't come past until nearer the road underpass. Then a stream of 6:30 start runners came past, and the drink station 2, manned by Paul, was a welcome sight, and there was virtually no traffic to avoid along Athllon drive crossing.
Mt Taylor climb was just as bad as previously, although a few new steps had been made on the concrete path.
Carol flew past and offered words of encouragement on the way down from Mt Taylor, which was a bit dicey, and almost took a tumble, but ended up in grass on the side of the track. Was motoring along here at less than 6 mins/km, and caught Nick just after the Water Tower. The drink station, manned by Carol and Heather, was the signal for about 2km remaining and we flew down there also at a fast pace, and then travelled along the side of the road, back to the start.
Until Next Year.