We hope you have all been training up a storm! Hitting the trails is essential for preparing for the event and some of you may even be looking to make a trip out to St Albans for some training on the course before the event weekend.
If this is the case, please keep in mind that several parts of the course cross private property, access through which is only permitted on race day. The Convict 100 has long enjoyed the support of the local St Albans community and the owners of the private land, who are kind enough to allow access to all of you on race day, and race day only. Please respect this and avoid all private property areas – anyone crossing private land during outside of race day is putting the long-term future of the Convict 100 in jeopardy.
Some of the private property areas are quite obvious: the tracks to and from the river crossing North of St Albans, the farming paddocks on either side of the kayak bridge. But some are not so clear, particularly the tracks at the bottom of Blue Hill on the 100km course, and at the bottom of the 8 Mile on the 68km course.
The private property areas are marked on the course maps available on the website, and we ask you to consider these carefully when planning a ride. This means most training rides on the East side of the McDonald River need to be planned as an out and back unless you use Sullivans Arm to access Browns Trail before heading back into St Albans from the North. Alternatively drop us an email and we will happily help you plot an epic training ride that avoids these areas. If you are out riding the trails before race day and come across any signage indicating that you are entering private property you need to turn back immediately. Please do not ignore those signs and continue on.
We thank you for your continued support – your assistance means we can keep running the event year after year.