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Ben Lomond Descent

Sunday August 4th will see a bunch of hardy multisporters tackle the annual Ben Lomond Descent.
The vent combines 3 stages of a MTB, Paddle and a Run with each leg settingoff as a mass start.

Mountain Bike - 16 km
Start Time 10.00am briefing 9.40am at start
Starting on the Ben Lomond road at the tip site (just outside the National Park boundary), competitors traverse a rough narrow 4WD track, including fallen trees, creek crossings, rocks and mud puddles, before joining the Ragged Jack road. Various 4WD and single track is followed down through a quarry, from where another 4WD track is taken through private property to the Blessington road, finishing at the North Esk Memorial Hall, Blessington.

Estimated time 45 to 60 mins.

Kayak - 11 km
Start Time 12.00pm briefing 11.40am at start
Canoeists enter the North Esk river at the Burns Creek Rd bridge and exit at the Musselboro Rd bridge. The river is mainly flat water with a few small rapids and pebble races at lower water levels. At higher levels the rapids disappear, but the water becomes fast-flowing and turbulent. There are a few tree-bound sections that may require portaging.

Estimated time 50 to 90 mins.

Run - 9 km
Download Run map Start Time 2.00pm briefing 1.50pm at start
Runners start at the Musselboro Rd bridge and follow this road for 2.5 km, then follow private roads across varied terrain including plantations and paddocks, to finish at the North Esk Memorial Hall, Blessington.

Estimated time 40 to 60 mins.

The event will finish with the presentation of trophies and prizes: 1st Female individual; 1st Male individual; 1st Team overall ; 1st Female team; 1st Corporate Challenge team; plus other spot prizes. This will be followed by a BBQ at the North Esk Memorial Hall, Blessington. The BBQ will be free for entrants, others will be charged a small fee. Camping will be available at the North Esk Memorial Hall, Blessington on the Saturday night prior to the event.

For more details go to http://www.tamar.canoe.org.au

Event details

Entry

tba

Plus mtba license

Categories

Solo Male/Female, Female team, corporate team, mixed team

For more info and Entries call Claye Mace on 0408 566 598 (M).