Date: Wed, 07 October 2020
This event is organised by Shaun Kaesler.
This event is organised by Shaun Kaesler.
The TRSA committee is stoked to announce the arrival of the TRSA V4 Series. We hope you will be as excited about this concept as we are!
The TRSA V4 (Virtual) Series is a series of 4 short courses (10km each) and 4 long courses (21km each) whereby participants work together in virtual teams (max of 10 people) with the goal of accumulating as many points as you can as a team. Courses have been created and are located in Cleland CP, Morialta CP, Black Hill CP, and Belair NP. Provided below are GPX files and maps, along with rules, point scoring and a few useful tips to help with navigating the actual courses.
Teams are VIRTUAL teams, as opposed to teams of people running together. People will run individually, or in pairs as a maximum with acceptable social distancing, and these runs will contribute to their team total. We hope the team concept will provide a chance for people to share successes, increase motivation and provide a way to give virtual high fives to each others’ hard work. We believe this will be a huge boost to us all individually and as a collective. We will also be monitoring individual points for both males and females.
This series will run from Saturday 28th March 2020 through to the end of June. We have set up a Strava Club called TRSA V4 Series and ask that you join this club individually. Start putting your team together and thinking up a creative name for your team.
We ask that that each team sends an email to Cherie (email@example.com) with:
1. Your team name
2. Your team members and their genders
3. A contact email for each team
The sooner you do this, the easier life is for the wonderful volunteers pulling this together. Remember – just one email per team, please!
Complete any short course = 2 points
Compete any long course = 5 points
You can complete them as many times as you like and get 2 or 5 points each time
Bonus points can also be gained and are designed to reward both speed and persistence.
This means runners have something to strive for regardless of pace while also still rewarding the fastest times.
Speed points awarded on a top ten basis for both female and male runners on each of the 8 courses
Persistence points are awarded for completing all 4 short or all 4 long courses
Please only run 1 lap of a given course each day. Running different courses on the same day is allowed, but only 1 of each.
Progressive results will be published online and will include
You can access the latest results here
You can find the latest Teams List here. We’ll keep this updated frequently.
The segment’s endpoints are 50 to 100 meters after the start and before the finish of the published start and finish locations, this ensures that you will register the segment.
If you go off course simply backtrack or get back on course at the nearest opportunity.
If in so doing, you have shortened the course, just keep going after the published finish until you have run an equivalent distance.
If the segment doesn’t register and you have run an approximate equivalent distance, we will award you your points.
We don’t want people running a long run and having it not count due to an honest navigation error.
(note: top ten leader board placeholders must have run the correct course)
Don’t have your GPS app (Guru maps or similar) running all the time, it will drain your phone battery.
Use it when necessary and then turn the app off.
When looking at your GPS location on the app, start moving in the direction you think you should be going and check your position as you move.
Carry a charging stick in case your phone battery dies en route
If you run both course in the same location on the same day, please make them two separate activities. Stop your watch after the first run and start a new run for the second.
Read the course notes before you start and perhaps print them and take them with you if you are not sure. The courses have all been designed as loops with no crossovers so as to make navigation easier.
Strava segments have been created for all courses and will be used to monitor completions and times.
Provision will be made for submitting runs that may be slightly off course and thereby not registered the segment.
Each course comes with a GPX file showing the route, a PDF of route, and a PDF with detailed course notes.
This event is organised by Lions and Rotary Clubs of Mt. Barker.
When: 6pm for a 6:30pm start, Wednesday 26 February
Where: Astor Hotel, Pulteney St.
We have convinced four members of the trail running community, each previous Five Peaks ultramarathon finishers, that they have plenty of wisdom to offer us all. These four runners have a range of experience, approaches to training, and finishing times and they’ll help answer your questions about preparing for and finishing Five Peaks (whatever your choice of distance).
We’ll run the evening as a relaxed Q&A session with some pre-prepared questions to cover off on some major topics, and then we’ll open things up to the friendly audience to ask any more burning questions. As you’d expect, they’re a modest bunch so we’ll keep their identities under wraps until the night but come along and join in the relaxed evening and throw your name in the hat for a free Five Peaks event entry. The Event Director, Claire will also take the opportunity to give you an overview of the event, and also answer any questions you have.
We’ll be auctioning Rebbecca Medhurst’s stunning framed Five Peaks watercolour painting with the proceeds going to the SAVEM bushfire recovery fund.
The time has come to farewell one of the TRSA Founding Fathers, Doug Smart. Come along and show your thanks to Doug and listen to his 5 minute right of reply to refute any stories and impart some wisdom.
In keeping with Trail Running SA’s updated Constitution and new financial year approved at the July 2019 AGM, the TRSA financial year is now 1 Jan – 31 Dec. We are required to hold an AGM within three months of the end of our financial year.
To fulfil this, we are holding an AGM on Wednesday 26 February to elect a committee for 2020 and present the standard chairperson and financial reports.
In accordance with the TRSA Constitution the current committee holds office until the end of the AGM. Therefore all committee positions are declared vacant and any member of the club may nominate for any position. The TRSA committee is comprised of 12 members and any TRSA member may nominate.
The committee members will have the following obligations.
This event is organised by Ultra Series Australia.