2018 Oscars 100 Hut2Hut
Oscars Hut2Hut was a relatively spontaneous decision to do it back in late 2017, with a bunch of other Mountain Goat Train Runners. Also being a team event, Pete was quick to accept to do this - again not really knowing what he was in for (either did I really). The lead up to this was the usual adhoc training. With some new focus on getting up and down hills with Poles and trying to run with a sleeping bag as part of my pack. Probably didn't help that I was also in Germany the week before this event, but I actually got some decent sleep leading into the actual start. We arrived in the start location, Mt Buller the day before the event, thinking this was plenty of time, but we had enough to do including the race gear check and the race briefing. The race gear check was pretty standard, and thorough which in hindsight was a blessing! Turns out to be one of the only events I have used all of my mandatory gear! Following the gear check was the race briefing, starting at 7.30pm and ran quite late - a little annoying as we all wanted to get an early night sleep! If you want a quick overview of the course terrain, check out the Relive Course: https://www.relive.cc/view/r9797193645 Course Elevation: Bit More Details and Photos
Things to note for future Try to stay on the mountain near Start / Finish. As much as I loved the massive house we had, it would had saved alot of time (and the 4 trips back up the mountain) if we stayed up there.