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!
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.
Photo courtesy CWD
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
You first travel on fire trails with some wonderful
views to enjoy, and then on bush
This is our tenth year and the entry numbers are still climbing. Last year we had 650 starters,
Great Volcanic is rightly called a 'Challenge' and requires a serious effort to complete. Getting
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
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