Next Event:  9am Sunday 20-Mar-16
Mount Canobolas, Orange, NSW
(not the usual last Sunday in March as that will be Easter Sunday)

2015 saw another great event, another course record - 44m 59s!

In 2013 Matthew Cox slashed a huge 2:56 off the
                            standing record with a run of 47:40.

In 2014 Thomas do Canto chipped another 1:20 off
                            by finishing in 46:20.
This year Martin Dent has taken a further 1:21 off with
                            a stunning 44:59 finish.
Martin, from ACT and with an Olympic distance running career behind him, made it look easy.  Congratulations!

Martin Dent, winner, and Matthew Cox, 2nd

Photo courtesy of Central Western Daily

Audrey Amiya-Hall did it again, only better, winning the Womens Open in 57:29, taking 1:14 of last year's time.

Jack Daintith, an Orange local aged 15 with great potential, put in an excellent performance to take the Mens Junior Open in 1:05:39.

Zoe Peters also did it again, taking the Womens Junior Open with a time of 1:19:24, a little behind last year's performance when she was the youngest ever to take that title.

Audrey Amiya-Hall
Photo courtesy CWD

Photos for 2015 now in web albums here.
There are 9 albums (2015 A thru 2015 I) of 100 pics each.

All photos are freely available to view or download.
Our thanks to Orange Camera Club for their great work.

Results for 2015 now available here - Precision Race Timing

Great Volcanic appreciates the support of:

The Great Volcanic is a 'fun run' style event where you can run or walk to the top of Mount Canobolas, near Orange.  There is only one course of 11km, with a two wave start at 9:00am and 9:10am.  While the course is naturally mostly uphill only a couple of sections are steep.  From the
Start near Towac Pinnacle Picnic Grounds (off Pinnacle Rd) you first visit Mt Towac (that's a steep section but the views make it worth the effort) and then to Young Man Canobolas before the final
climb to Mt Canobolas (also steep).  The overall climb is 520m.
Below is part of the 360 degree view from Mt Towac.

You first travel on fire trails with some wonderful views to enjoy, and then on bush tracks through
some beautiful forest areas.  We provide three drink stations (water only) along the course, and
a bus to take you back to the start area where you can buy food and drinks.

This is our tenth year and the entry numbers are still climbing.  Last year we had 650 starters,
a huge increase in numbers, across all ages ranging from 8 to 80!  The top runners can do it
in under an hour but most contestants finish in the 1.5 hrs to 2.5 hrs range.

Great Volcanic is rightly called a 'Challenge' and requires a serious effort to complete.  Getting
to the Finish line rewards contestants with a real sense of satisfaction.

If you go to our web albums you can see hundreds of pics to get an idea of what we do.

Note: This year we are replacing the usual massed start with a two wave start, the first at 9:00am
and the second at 9:10am.  It will allow faster runners safer passing on the narrow track to the
top of Mt Towac and return.  The run time for all contestants will still be from crossing the
Start mats to arrival at the Finish mats.

This event is open to everyone - runners and walkers, young and old, individuals, families, teams.
But it is a challenge, so be sure you are fit enough to complete this course within 3 hours.

Great Volcanic event is managed by Rotary Club of Orange