Flinder's Tour

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Flinder's Tour

21 July 2019


Location:

Beerburrum State School
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Organiser:

Flint Community Bank

Overview

The volcanic plugs of the Glass House Mountains rise abruptly from the subtropical plains 20km northwest of Caboolture. In Dreaming legend, these rocky peaks belong to a family of mountain spirits. The explorer James Cook thought the shapes resembled the industrial conical (glass-making) furnaces of his native Yorkshire. It’s worth diverting off the Bruce Hwy onto the slower Steve Irwin Way to snake your way through dense pine forests and green pastureland for a close-up view of these spectacular magma intrusions.The Glass House Mountains National Park is broken into several sections (all within cooee of Beerwah), with picnic grounds and lookouts but no camping grounds. The peaks are reached by a series of sealed and unsealed roads that head inland from Steve Irwin Way. With that being said, Flinder's Tour is the place to be.Matthew Flinders was the first European to climb one of the Glasshouse Mountains (Beerburrum) on this date in 1798.

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Course details

The volcanic plugs of the Glass House Mountains rise abruptly from the subtropical plains 20km northwest of Caboolture. In Dreaming legend, these rocky peaks belong to a family of mountain spirits. The explorer James Cook thought the shapes resembled the industrial conical (glass-making) furnaces of his native Yorkshire. It’s worth diverting off the Bruce Hwy onto the slower Steve Irwin Way to snake your way through dense pine forests and green pastureland for a close-up view of these spectacular magma intrusions.The Glass House Mountains National Park is broken into several sections (all within cooee of Beerwah), with picnic grounds and lookouts but no camping grounds. The peaks are reached by a series of sealed and unsealed roads that head inland from Steve Irwin Way. With that being said, Flinder's Tour is the place to be.Matthew Flinders was the first European to climb one of the Glasshouse Mountains (Beerburrum) on this date in 1798.

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What's included

Mt Beerburrum – 10.2km52km and 26km runners only.Entrants will follow the walking path to the right when heading out of the Beerburrum School grounds. On the completion of the walking path you will cross Beerburrum-Woodford Rd and follow to the right past the houses. There is a forestry road that goes to your left here. Follow the marked roads and trails to get to Chpt 3. Crew vehicles can go to Checkpoint 3 via Twin View Rd.Twins – 4.4km52km and 26km runners only.From Checkpoint 3 head north for a few hundred meters and turn left onto McConnells Road, and follow the course markings for another 4 kilometres until Checkpoint 2 which is in the forestry road on the southern side of Woodford-Beerburrum Road. Crew can meet you here and park on the northern side Woodford-Beerburrum Rd.Tibberoowuccum – 7.0km52km and 26km runners only.Cross over Woodford-Beerburrum Rd head north for 1km and turn right and follow markings that lead up to Woodford-Glasshouse Rd 400m below the Glasshouse Lookout. Turn right onto the bitumen for 40m and right down Lambs Track which takes you to Old Gympie Rd. Cross over Old Gympie Rd and head towards Mt Tibberoowuccum for 1km and turn right into some rough and muddy sections to reach the Trachyte Circuit. Turn right and follow forestry markings to Checkpoint 1 on Caves Rd.No crew allowed at this checkpoint.Trachyte (south) - 4.8km52km and 26k runners only.Cross over Caves Rd and follow the marked track, Trachyte Circuit initially and then a sharp right hand turn onto The Soldiers Settlers Track, pass the macadamia farm, over a wooden bridge back to the school finishing along Cemetery Rd and coming back to the school grounds through the front gate.

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This should not be a problem but car pool as much as possible and obey any directions given by parking attendants. Parking is on the western side of the school and in front.

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those entrants in the 52km may have clearly labelled drop bags taken to Checkpoints 2 and 3 if they hand them in by 6.45am.

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minimum age 18.

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Each of the checkpoints 1, 2 & 3 will have water, electrolytes and sweets. Base (for 52km only – turn around point only) and Checkpoints on the second loop for 52km runners will also have Coca Cola and potato (with salt) and fruit. Ensure your number is recorded at each checkpoint.

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21 July 2019


Location:

Beerburrum State School
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Organiser:

Flint Community Bank

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Beerburrum, Australia - Beerburrum State School
21 July 2019
Beerburrum, Australia - Beerburrum State School