2016 Yarrabilba Trail Fest 21k
After a 40 minute drive down to the new township of Yarrabilba, we found the start. A good little community area bordering onto the Bushland.
With the event starting at 7am, a good time to beat the heat – we were off. A gradual pace alongside the new estate and after about 1km – into the bushland.
A great event – not having any idea what the course was like or knowledge of the terrain. Pete and I took it relatively easy to start, but kept a reasonable pace. The terrain started off sandy, with a few mud spots and then pine trees and then the first hill – looked like a small volcano with alot of volcanic type rocks and a nice scamper / walk up the hill. Then another section, then the next hill (not too big in the scheme of things), with a nice optional lookout at the top – which we had to check out. Then a lovely set of single tracks and decline back down then a final hill up to the power lines (time for another quick selfie, and then the show decent back to the finish.
Overall a great course. Felt good throughout, took me about 5km to warm up – but from there felt good until the end. Always mentally tough seeing the finish line in the distance, but it was a small undulating decline back so was easy.
A warm welcome at the end – followed by a beer and burger at the end with the MGTR.
Would definitely do it again, or even revisit the course for something different.
Feet – Brooks GTX (need a new pair but can’t source size 15s anywhere) and Injini Socks.
Clothes – Mountain Goat T-shirt & Skins and Lululemon shorts
Recording – Strava on iphone. Garmin watches have failed me
Pack – Caribee (I really need to get something better)
Nutrition – Arbonne Phytosport (2 sachets mixed in the water).