Deep Space Marathon Festival, ACT, 2 December 2018

Deep Space Mountain Marathon Festival 2018 enewsletter
Race day – Sunday 2 December


1. Venue: Orroral Space Tracking Station picnic area, Namadgi National Park

The start/finish is at the Orroral Space Tracking Station at the end of the Orroral Road in Namadgi National Park.

2. Weather forecast and gear requirements

See http://www.bom.gov.au/act/forecasts/canberra.shtml and http://www.weatherzone.com.au/act/act/canberra
Sunday 2 December:
6am: 16 degrees, fine
9am: 24 degrees, fine and sunny.
12 noon: 25 degrees, fine and windy.

Sun protection recommended. UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

Make sure you have running shoes for the race which have very good grip as the running surface is steep in places. 

Fun run cups take 50 years to decompose in landfill. So we are doing what many other trail runs have done elsewhere in Australia and overseas and cutting out use of these. So if you are doing the half marathon or marathon, please wear a hydration vest, or Camelback, or carry a 500ml water mug, and top up at the drink stations which will have water and sports drink containers with taps. If you are doing the 8km or 5km run or walk, then carrying a mug should be fine if you will need a drink along the way.

3. Race bibs and race check in

On race morning you will need to report in on arriving and collect your race bib. Your race number is listed in the start list at the end of this bulletin.

Please arrive in plenty of time for this (at least 40 minutes before your start time) and to visit the loo (please use the portaloo in the carpark as using the picnic area toilets will overload them). There is a compulsory pre-start briefing 10 minutes before each event covering safety and other issues. Please be at the start line 10 minutes before your start for this briefing. 

4. Detailed event information

Please download and read the detailed event information, including a map of the course and race time limits and cut off times, at
http://www.coolrunning.com.au/calendar/public_html/2018/2018e005.pdf

Start times are:

6.30am           42.2 km marathon, 1290m of ascent

8am                21.1 km half marathon run & power walk, 645m of ascent

9am                8 km run and walk; 5 km run and walk

 

Course descriptions.:
Start/finish at Orroral Deep Space sign in the Orroral Tracking Station carpark. 
Half marathon course: From Orroral Tracking Station to Honeysuckle Tracking Station campground and return on well maintained 4WD road. See map in the event information.
Marathon: 2 laps of Half Marathon course. 
8 km course: an out and back undulating course which avoids the half marathon course steep hill. The course turns around at the 4km mark. It is then 4 km to the finish. 
5 km course: out and back on the half marathon course. The 2.5 km turnaround point is 80 metres past the Orroral River bridge.

5. Car pooling, getting there and parking when you arrive

Be careful driving: there are lots of kangaroos on the roads early morning and late afternoon/evening. Allow at least 65 minutes driving from the centre of Canberra.

From Central Canberra, travel to Tharwa. After crossing the historic bridge over the Murrumbidgee River at Tharwa, stay to the left and drive south, on the Boboyan Road passing the Namadgi National Park Visitors Centre. Continue on this road until you get to the Orroral Road turnoff sign. Turn right on to this road and follow it to the end of the bitumen. CAUTION: On entering Namadgi National Park please drive at 40 kph only as there are many kangaroos and most have no road sense. 

PARKING: When arriving, do NOT park in the small public carpark. Follow the FUN RUN PARKING signs to the left then right to park in a large concrete base area. Registration will be at the large picnic area shelter.

6. CAMPING:

Avoid driving early morning. Camp overnight at the Orroral campground, a 10 minute drive from the race venue. Pay at the Namadgi Visitors Centre on the way out on Saturday afternoon( $10), or book online. 

Features: A covered shelter with seating, fireplace and gas BBQ.; Composting toilets. No showers; Shared wood BBQs (bring your own firewood); Sealed road access. In camping, please bring your own supply of water and food, plus a rubbish bag to take all garbage home with you.

7. DRINK STATIONS & TOILETS ON THE COURSE: There are drink stations at the start/finish; after 2.5kms, after 7kms and at the 10.55km turnaround point near the Honeysuckle Tracking Station camp ground.

There will be water, sports drink and lollies at each drink station, plus muesli bars and bananas for marathon runners at the half marathon turnaround at Orroral picnic ground. Marathon runners can also set up their own halfway refreshments.

Please note that the run/walk is wholly within Namadgi National Park; do not drop cups or gel wrappers or any other rubbish along the course, leave them only at drink stations.

There is a portaloo close to the start/finish area and another toilet only 150 metres from the half marathon turnaround point at Honeysuckle. Please use these and not the bush in the national park. If you do go into the bush, Namadgi rangers have asked that you only do so at least 100m from a water course, that you did a 15 cm hole and cover it up afterwards.

TOILETS ON THE WAY TO THE RACE: In past years there was a long queue for the toilets pre-start and some people missed the pre-start briefing. Please consider stopping on the way to the race at the toilet block in Tharwa on your left immediately after crossing the bridge over the Murrumbidgee River, or at the Orroral camp ground toilet block.  

8. TIME LIMITS

Time limits are necessary for personal safety and for consideration to drink station attendants who volunteer many hours to help on the day.

The following time limits shall apply and persons not achieving the time limits will be disqualified.

Marathon: must reach the halfway point in 2 hrs 45 mins to continue, then the finish in 5 hrs 30 mins to not be disqualified. Any marathon runner who withdraws at the 21.1k point (at the start/finish) will be included in the half marathon results but will not be eligible for half marathon place getter awards.

Half marathon run and power walk: 4 hours 20 mins.

8 km run and walk: 2 and half hours.

9. AWARDS
The planned awards were as follows:

Large engraved medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd males and females in the marathon, half marathon, 8k and 5k runs.
For all other finishers: Deep Space 2018 finisher medals.

Because of a rush of late entries, there are insufficient medals for all finishers. Alternate awards include wine, Toblerone bars and stainless steel water bottles, plus a limited number of souvenir Deep Soace Marathon mugs.

 10. SNAKES:

One reason for the time limit is the danger of dehydration and heat stress. Another is that Namadgi National Park has both dangerous brown snakes and red bellied black snakes and they come out onto the tracks from mid to late morning onwards on warm days. Please be aware of this potential danger.

Please read the section on first aid for snake bite in the following: http://www.anaes.med.usyd.edu.au/venom/snakebite.html In summary, if bitten, stop still, firmly bandage the affected area (use your running singlet) and get the next runner on the course to seek urgent assistance for you.

11. MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE: There is none at Orroral.

12. DO NOT RUN IF INJURED OR SICK

In the Bush Capital Bush Marathon and Ultra in July 2010 several runners who were carrying significant injuries ran anyway. Some even carried pain killers and took them on the run. This is highly dangerous. In the Deep Space marathon it is even more dangerous if sections of the course end up being closed to vehicles and the only way you can be rescued from the course is using the Canberra hospital rescue helicopter (which will be very expensive for you).
So if you are carrying an injury, or suffering from an illness, do NOT run.

13. PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS DEEP SPACE EVENTS

Please see

https://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/10-Dec-17-Deep-Space-start-finish/

https://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/10-Dec-17-Deep-Space-J-Kennedy-photos

https://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/10-Dec-17-Deep-Space-L-Doyle-photos/

https://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/11-Dec-2016-Deep-Space/

https://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/11-Dec-16-Deep-Space-Di-Arthur/

https://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/8-Nov-15-Deep-Space-Marathon/

https://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/8Nov15-Deep-Space-marathon-D/

https://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/Deep-Space-Marathon-ACT-2-Nov/

http://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/2013-Deep-Space-Marathon/

http://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/Deep-Space-Marathon-2012/ 

http://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/2011-Deep-Space-Marathon/

http://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/Deep-Space-Marathon-7Nov2010/

14. GOPRO VIDEO

GoPro video by Peter Komidar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_RyoPsEon4 

15. RACE RECORDS

Marathon: John Winsbury 3.09.34; Angela Bateup (44km) 3.50.34.
Half marathon: Matt Crane 1.26.33; Lizzie Ingham 1.48.17.
10 km (not being held in 2018): Matthew Zeitlhofer 42.53; Melissa Clarke 48.55.
8 km: Matthew Zeitlhofer 34.57; Jen Bright 39.11
5 km: Greg Hosking 21.55; Leanne Laajoki 21.20.
16. CALENDAR
see www.mountainrunning.cooolrunning.com.au

17.TOUR DE RIDGES, Sunday 16 DECEMBER: 10.6k; 15.3k; 21.2 k

Download the event information and enter online at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=32068

Helpers are needed for this: register online to help at http://www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au/index.php?module=Home&action=volunteer
Helpers receive wine or chocolate.

18. NO DOGS!! It is a national park!

19. QUERIES

Please read the event information and this newsletter. Your question should be answered! Do not email or message any queries after Friday as there is no mobile or internet contact in the Orroral Valley.

 

John Harding
Event organiser
Australian Mountain Running Association

Entry list
Note: there have been some withdrawals since this list was prepared.

Chosen Event

Bib no.

FirstName

LastName

Age

Gender

Marathon

2

Grant

Czartowski

32

Male

Marathon

3

Brendan

Codrington

37

Male

Marathon

5

Matt

Griggs

39

Male

Marathon

7

Damien

Stewart

39

Male

Marathon

8

Brad

Malone

42

Male

Marathon

10

Damian

Smith

47

Male

Marathon

12

Peter

Watson

50

Male

Marathon

13

David

Von Senden

62

Male

Marathon

14

Alena

Scurrah

42

Female

Marathon

15

Kelly

Bennett

49

Female

Marathon

17

Debbie

Maher

49

Female

Marathon

18

Pam

Muston

58

Female

Half Marathon

19

Darcy

Mcleod

18

Male

Half Marathon

22

Matt

Doyle

22

Male

Half Marathon

23

Jack

Brand

24

Male

Half Marathon

24

Fergus

Symon

25

Male

Half Marathon

26

Thomas

Banks

26

Male

Half Marathon

28

Alex

Mesher

26

Male

Half Marathon

29

Lachlan

Pearce

28

Male

Half Marathon

30

Mark

Alexander

29

Male

Half Marathon

32

Callum

Moggach

29

Male

Half Marathon

33

Glen

Sturesteps

29

Male

Half Marathon

34

Luke

Garrett

31

Male

Half Marathon

35

Chris

Allison

32

Male

Half Marathon

36

Giancarlo

Del Miglio

34

Male

Half Marathon

38

Paul

Mcgeachie

35

Male

Half Marathon

39

Steven

Rowe

35

Male

Half Marathon

40

Elliot

Woods

35

Male

Half Marathon

41

Cameron

Curry

36

Male

Half Marathon

42

David

Rowe

37

Male

Half Marathon

43

Shane

Kelly

38

Male

Half Marathon

44

Richard

Nethersole

38

Male

Half Marathon

45

Lee

Rice

38

Male

Half Marathon

46

Tom

Wilson

38

Male

Half Marathon

47

Mark

Gregson

39

Male

Half Marathon

48

Stephen

Watt

39

Male

Half Marathon

49

Shaun

Mccabe

40

Male

Half Marathon

50

Peter

Wilson

40

Male

Half Marathon

51

Daniel

Boettcher

41

Male

Half Marathon

52

Denis

French

43

Male

Half Marathon

54

Geoff

Mether

43

Male

Half Marathon

55

Ben

Crabb

44

Male

Half Marathon

56

Jason

Lewis

44

Male

Half Marathon

60

Sandeep

CHANDRA

45

Male

Half Marathon

61

Giles

Lamb

45

Male

Half Marathon

62

Andrew

Walker

45

Male

Half Marathon

63

Duc

Do

46

Male

Half Marathon

64

Ken

Mansell

46

Male

Half Marathon

65

Benjamin

Mudaliar

46

Male

Half Marathon

66

David

Sitsky

46

Male

Half Marathon

68

Jamie

Storrie

48

Male

Half Marathon

70

Paul

Tilse

48

Male

Half Marathon

71

Justin

Lee

49

Male

Half Marathon

72

Andrew

Watson

49

Male

Half Marathon

73

John

Young

49

Male

Half Marathon

74

James

O'neill

51

Male

Half Marathon

75

Vince

Kelly

52

Male

Half Marathon

76

Craig

Stocks

52

Male

Half Marathon

77

Stephen

Graham

54

Male

Half Marathon

78

David

Mcbride

54

Male

Half Marathon

79

Russell

Crane

55

Male

Half Marathon

80

Clive

Brotchie

56

Male

Half Marathon

81

Chris

Gammon

58

Male

Half Marathon

82

Nick

Mesher

58

Male

Half Marathon

84

David

Mcculloch

59

Male

Half Marathon

85

Hugh

Moore

60

Male

Half Marathon

86

Kevin

Rowe

64

Male

Half Marathon

87

Treor

Jacobs

66

Male

Half Marathon

88

Peter

Badowski

68

Male

Half Marathon

90

Peter

Clarke

68

Male

Half Marathon

91

Hugh

Moore

70

Male

Half Marathon

92

Cassie

Cohen

23

Female

Half Marathon

93

Bethany

Oshaughnessy

25

Female

Half Marathon

95

Miriam

Strmecki

25

Female

Half Marathon

96

Isabella

Basaglia

26

Female

Half Marathon

97

Rachel

Stone

26

Female

Half Marathon

98

Lauren

Falconer

29

Female

Half Marathon

99

Cassandra

Peisley

32

Female

Half Marathon

100

Janet

Street

33

Female

Half Marathon

101

Mellita

Bingley

36

Female

Half Marathon

102

Mary

Russell

36

Female

Half Marathon

103

Rebecca

Minty

37

Female

Half Marathon

104

Danielle

Donegan

38

Female

Half Marathon

106

Jane

Quodling

38

Female

Half Marathon

107

Shannon

Schuster

38

Female

Half Marathon

108

Lesley

Steel

38

Female

Half Marathon

109

Jacqui

Adams

39

Female

Half Marathon

110

Rebecca

Hunter

39

Female

Half Marathon

111

Melissa

Crowther

42

Female

Half Marathon

112

Shay

Simpson

42

Female

Half Marathon

113

Bron

Sparkes

42

Female

Half Marathon

114

Ann-Maree

Catanzariti

44

Female

Half Marathon

116

Cath

Haffner

44

Female

Half Marathon

117

Michele

Lamb

44

Female

Half Marathon

118

Leah

Bowman

45

Female

Half Marathon

119

Henriette

Macri-Etienne

45

Female

Half Marathon

120

Jackie

Luethi

46

Female

Half Marathon

122

Beth

Bowen

47

Female

Half Marathon

123

Grace

Owen

48

Female

Half Marathon

125

Annie

Schofield

49

Female

Half Marathon

126

Kerron

Clare

51

Female

Half Marathon

127

Hilary

Caldwell

52

Female

Half Marathon

128

Kim

Greaves

52

Female

Half Marathon

129

Sue

Bowden

62

Female

Bush walk - Half Marathon

130

Ben

Alexander

33

Male

Bush walk - 8km

131

Shannan

Carey

25

Female

Bush walk - 8km

132

Emma

Biggs

27

Female

Bush walk - 5km

133

Linda

Watson

53

Female

8km run

134

Isaac

Muscat

14

Male

8km run

135

Matthew

Zeitlhofer

24

Male

8km run

136

Jackson

Page

29

Male

8km run

137

Will

Brady

30

Male

8km run

138

Terry

Baxendale

31

Male

8km run

139

Adam

Tibballs

37

Male

8km run

141

Aston

Duncan

46

Male

8km run

142

Luke

Buckmaster

49

Male

8km run

143

Terry

Strong

49

Male

8km run

144

Matthew

Thomas

51

Male

8km run

145

David

Radzanowski

53

Male

8km run

146

John

Spooner

53

Male

8km run

147

Craig

Dixon

56

Male

8km run

148

Jonathan

Miller

59

Male

8km run

149

Michael

Dunning

80

Male

8km run

150

Emily

Buchanan

23

Female

8km run

151

Cath

Pilley

23

Female

8km run

152

Annelies

Grogan

27

Female

8km run

153

Rebecca

Higgins

29

Female

8km run

154

Natasha

Beck

30

Female

8km run

155

Leana

Bartsch

34

Female

8km run

156

Broole

Morey

36

Female

8km run

157

Sally

Bulkeley

37

Female

8km run

158

Katie

Shields

37

Female

8km run

159

Christine

May

38

Female

8km run

160

Belinda

Harding

39

Female

8km run

161

Samantha

Rampant

39

Female

8km run

162

Adele

Moncur

40

Female

8km run

163

Natalie

Borland

41

Female

8km run

164

Jaime

Shields

42

Female

8km run

165

Jennifer

Kron

45

Female

8km run

166

Henriette

Macri-Etienne

45

Female

8km run

167

Margot

Tredoux

49

Female

8km run

168

Nicola

Watson

49

Female

8km run

169

Anna

Welfare

54

Female

8km run

170

Genna

Ward

55

Female

8km run

171

Mira

Dumancic

56

Female

8km run

172

Tanya

Kiermaier

58

Female

5km run

173

Caleb

Quispes

10

Male

5km run

174

Xavier

Quispes

13

Male

5km run

175

Jose

Quispes Garay

50

Male

5km run

176

Jim

White

69

Male

5km run

177

Heidi

Young

5

Female

5km run

178

Alexandra

Young

6

Female

5km run

179

Hannah

Quispes

12

Female

5km run

180

Zhaolian

Zhou

25

Female

5km run

181

Diana

Ramirez

32

Female

5km run

182

Judi

Barton

38

Female

5km run

183

Stephanie

Quispes Garay

51

Female

 

 

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