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.
A fantastic day for 2014, our best ever.
Photos taken around the course by Orange Camera Club photographers
are now available at Web Albums - over 700 photos in 8 albums (2014 A to H)
Winners of the Mens Open and the Womens Open, two great performances.
Thomas do Canto, of inner Sydney, set a new record of 46:20, being 1:20
under Matthew Cox's record time of last year.
Audrey Amiya-Hall, of Cronulla, always a strong finisher, took 1st this year
in 58:43, a huge 5:52 off her 2013 time.
Winners of the Mens and Womens Junior Open are equally impressive.
Hamish Wallace with a time of 51:43 came very close to 2012 winner
Ruairidh MacDonald's record Junior time of 51:09
Zoe Peters, at 11yo, put in the stunning time of 1:15:02 to becomePhoto courtesy of Central Western Daily
the youngest ever winner of the Young Woman Canobolas trophy.
Great Volcanic event is managed by Rotary Club of Orange