Beerburrum State School, Beerburrum
Saturday-Sunday September 12th-13th from 6:00 am (100 Mile)
The 2020 Glasshouse 100 returns to its 'routes' - that is, we'll be taking on the 'old course' for the first time since 2013 and utilising the 'Eastern Section' to it's full (the WH@N course)
The Glasshouse Trails Series has been running since 1989 with the first 100 mile event having been run in 1995. It's the oldest trail series in Australia and the 'Miler' was the first and remains the longest running in the country. The Glasshouse 100 has taken place on the second weekend of September almost ever since.
For some of the finest runners that this country has produced, this is where they first tested their mettle and put foot to dirt. Martin Fryer, Kelvin Marshall, David Waugh (who sort of owns the miler), Mike Le Roux (still the fastest trail miler in Australia by virtue of his 15:39 win over Waugh in 2011) and so many more.
From Graham Medill through to Walter Brumniach and, during what might say it's best years, the 'Miler' drew the best - Deb Nicholl, Marita Eisler, Lisa Spink and Brendan Mason among many. Though it wasn't just about the fastest - Bill Thompson remains the only runner (correct us if we're wrong) to have 12 finishes under his belt with Stuey Grills creeping up!
The 100 mile and 100 km courses will run out to Woodford from Beerburrum, passing by Mt Tunbubudla, 'The Twins', and on through the Powerlines before hitting the loops at Bracalba by way of the 4077th (Checkpoint 8).
Heading toward Woodford before turning back for Beerburrum, participants will run through Dungeon at Mt Beerwah, so named by one Glen Hendry during the GH100 of 2007 when he wasn't having such a good day!
Once at Beerburrum, the 100 km runners can call it a day while the milers head out to Wild Horse Mountain from where they'll complete the Wild Horse @ Night course before returning to Beerburrum State School and the finish.
The map opposite is a draft of the the full 100 mile course which incorporates the 100 km course. We are working on the 50 km (which will be a new course for the event) while the 30 km and 12 km routes will remain as they have been.
Note: All events start and finish at Beerburrum State School (30 km TBA)
12 km run/walk
30 km run/walk
50 km run/walk
100 Mile Pacer
Date Start Early Start
13/09/2020 7:30 AM not applicable
13/09/2020 6:00 AM 3:00 AM
13/09/2020 3:00 AM 12:00 AM
12/09/2020 7:00 AM not applicable
12/09/2020 6:00 AM not applicable
12/09/2020 ad hoc not applicable
Early starts are for those who have designated to walk only.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you need any further information.
Please familiarise yourself with the course map and course directions, both of which can be found on this page. (maybe print off the map and carry a copy if you’re unsure of directions)
Headlamp (for runs commencing before sunrise)
Access to a map of the course - either by mobile device or printed map (available from this page)
Mobile phone (most areas or the course have coverage and having a phone means you can relocate to an area that has coverage if that’s not the case)
Race directors contact added to phone, Hopefully you won't need it, but if you do, you'll be glad of it:
Alun Davies - 0407 836 775
Bite and sting treatment
Compression bandage (cheaply available at most chemists)
On the Day
Course marking will consist of flagging tape, arrows on trees, signage where necessary and red, flashing LED lights mounted on posts at key points. NB – the LED lights are not directional. They are designed to ensure that you see and draw your attention to the arrow that accompanies them. Do not assume that the light indicates the way to go.
It is essential, with no exceptions, that each participant carries a water bottle at the very minimum. There will be water at the start/finish area and at checkpoint 1, along with some snacks/lollies.
Any rubbish can be taken from you each time you visit a checkpoint. Anything that leaves the checkpoint with you must stay with you until you can dispose of it properly and not on the course. We’d like to set and maintain an example to those less conscientious.
Toilet facilities are available at the start/finish area. Please do not remove paper from the toilets at the start/finish area.
During the Event
If you pull out or have to leave the course for any reason, please advise the checkpoint staff or those at the start finish area.
Regardless of ability, please be mindful of other runners: If you’re a faster runner wanting to pass, advise the runner in front by all means, but be patient and don’t pressurise anyone. It can be unnerving and easily lead to a trip. Conversely, if you are aware of a faster runner behind you, take the utmost of care and allow them to pass when it’s safe. Many a runner/walker’s day can be blighted by the smallest of incidents and we want everyone to leave on Saturday night being a little better for their experience. Look after each other out there.
Health and injury
This isn’t the nanny state by any means but we are out on the trail. As per the waiver agreed to on entry, should you become injured or should event staff consider that you need medical attention or examination, do not continue until authorised to do so. If it’s deemed that it’s not in your interests to continue, you will be withdrawn from the event. We’d rather make the mistake of scratching someone who could continue than letting someone who shouldn’t.
Remember where you are
We don’t like to talk about it, but we are in Queensland and many of the locals aren’t so friendly if they’re frightened or disturbed. Watch where you’re putting your feet and keep a close eye on the ground as well as ahead.
We recommend that you carry a compression bandage and understand how to apply it. Take a look here: Compression Bandage Application
The event crew are running the show
Cooperate with event crew/officials/volunteers all the times - they're there not only because they enjoy giving something back or participating in a different way, but because they have event experience. They know what they're doing and they'll be under instruction from the race directors. Under whatever circumstances, the event directors decisions are final ... and they're usually the same as the crew! :)
Finally, have Fun!
It is a compulsory requirement of all participants at AAA Racing events to have fun. Failure to have any fun will be frowned upon by the event management team!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further information or if you need to make other arrangements to enter.