Triple Top Mountain Run
The Kentish Lions Triple Top Mountain Run is scheduled for 12th November 2017. Entries have sold out - sorry if you missed out. For those who have registered - read on.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Last year the tracks were flooded after heavy rains lashed the coast. It was cold and rainy, the ground was slippery as ...., and the ascent of VanDyke was like climbing up a waterfall. Even the rocks were slippery. But the event still went on regardless.
This is a gruelling event conducted in unknown weather conditions, so we suggest warm waterproof clothing. Also gloves, water, food and mobile phone should be part of your kit. It can take walkers up to 7 hours to complete the course and it is challenging and exhausting.
For the moment - work on your fitness and game plan. It is more a run than a race, but there is always the competitive spirit.
The Lions Club relies on many volunteer groups to put on this event, especially SES and Tas Ambulance. It takes place on land managed by Parks & Wildlife so we must adhere to their conditions. (See below) We also rely on our sponsors so please support them and please thank a volunteer today.
Thanks to all concerned for helping to make our 25th Triple Top last year such a successful event. The tough conditions made it the most challenging triple top that we have held, but the literally hundreds of participants and volunteers who went way and above the call of duty to defy the elements are to be congratulated.
We are proud of you all.
The race winner was Reuben Case of Westbury, and womens winner Nerida Warburg from Hobart - both now part of the Triple Top's annals of history.
Very well done.
Thanks from the Lions Club of Kentish and
Frank and Elizabeth Atkins.
Runners results here.
Walkers results here.
Thanks to the Green Army and SES for their assistance.
More information and details of entry forms on the Triple Top Facebook page
PHOTOS from last years event are available by clicking here.
Photos from the 2016 race here.
Note photos will be added as soon as we can. Visit us regularly to view latest.
We meet at the Claude Road Hall. Course commences at Oliver's Road end of Mount Claude, traversing peaks of Mt Claude, Van Dyke and Roland finishing with the descent of Mt Roland down the face of the mountain, finishing at Claude Road Hall.
This is a physically demanding event over mountain walking tracks, controlled by Parks and Wildlife, in an area where weather can deteriorate rapidly. Competitors must be prepared accordingly. Limited water is available on the course. Competitors need to be self sufficient. Solid shoes are essential.
Some walkers take up to eight hours to complete the course. If competitors fail to meet cut off times at checkpoints, they may be directed to abandon the course and return via side tracks. Assistance may be provided depending on availability.
Buses will transport competitors from the Claude Road Hall to the start at Olivers Road car park at the Round Mountain Lookout.
Walkers bus leaves at 8.30 am
Runners bus leaves at 9.30 am
Kentish Lions provide a free bbq lunch and T-shirt for all competitors.
Note all entries must be completed on-line for the 2017 event. Payment at the hall will no longer be accepted.
A Great Tasmanian Event!
The Kentish Lions Triple Top Mountain Run
is held on reserved land managed by
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
The Lions Club of Kentish wishes to thank our sponsors.
Please support our sponsors with your business.
Lions Club of Kentish
Appleby Enterprises Pty Ltd
Find Your Feet - Hanny Alston
The Advocate newspaper
The Hub Inc recycling
Sheffield Hotel - Great meals
Blue Peaks Adventure Supply Co Devonport- "Live life on your feet"
Sheffield Veterinary Clinic