Leaving from the heart of Brissie trails, Mt Coot-tha, The Guzzler Ultra 100km trail run takes you on an adventure like no other. We take you on tour of some of The Trail Co.’s favourite routes; to beautiful reservoirs, up challenging hills and along single track that will have you flying fast and free, like a kid on the first day of school holidays. You’ll need good training, a dash of humour and a pair of well prepared legs for this little run. Don’t be lulled by The Guzzler’s cheeky nature. She’ll test you!
The Guzzler starts at 6:30am on Saturday 24th July 2021. You’ll have 28hrs to complete The Guzzler, for those lucky enough to see two sunrises. This cut off should ensure that most runners are able to complete the distance, if you put in adequate training. We will also have checkpoint cut offs along the way so we can ensure your safety. See Checkpoints below for more details about these.
Introducing the race you never knew you were entering… The King & Queen of the Mountain
Taking in the first 3.1km of both The Guzzler and The Glass Half Full (yep, from the start line!), The Trail Co. King & Queen of the Mountain will present competitors with a quandary like no other. Do you go out fast in a bid to become KOM or QOM, or do you hold back and chase overall Guzzler glory.
The KOM stats:
Start : The Guzzler Start line
End : Channel 9 – the yellow gate at the top of Powerful Owl track
Distance : 3.1km
Elevation gain : 220m
Check out the Strava segment and KOM below:
King & Queen Of The Mountain Rules
There will be ONE female Queen of the Mountain (QOM) and ONE male King of the Mountain (KOM) winner selected. Unless otherwise specified, KOM refers to both the male and female races.
Winners will be the fastest person of their gender to complete the timed KOM section of The Guzzler / The Glass Half Full, as determined by our electronic race timing system, or manual timing backup in accordance with the race gun time.
One winner per gender will be determined from all runners across the Guzzler AND Glass Half Full. For example the first runner across the line in The Guzzler may later be beaten by the first runner in The Glass Half Full, if their KOM segment time is shorter.
To qualify to win the KOM, the racer MUST complete the whole of their registered event, within the designated race cut-off times, as per the race rules. If the fastest KOM racer later withdraws or is disqualified for any reason, the KOM title will roll down to the next eligible competitor.
The King of the Mountain winner does not need to be the overall race winner of their registered event.
Play nicely! Any pushing, jostling, obstructing of members of the public or other anti-social behaviour may see you disqualified from the KOM or potentially the whole event.
We have thrown down one ripper challenge for you all: the ‘Hell Hole Hustle’. The fastest guy and gal to make it through Hell Hole will each win everlasting fame and fortune as well as an awesome prize pack*.
After the excitement of our K&QOM race start, the Hell Hole Hustle will present you with another quandry. Do you go all out through this section to be crowned grittiest Guzzler.. or do you pace yourself and chase overall Guzzler glory? Maybe you even have the trifecta in you?
And as though the bragging rights weren’t enough, we have put a prize pack on the line – one each for the Hustle King & Queen!
The Hustle stats:
Starts: Exit of McAfees Lookout Checkpoint
Ends: End of Hell Hole Break (exit onto South Boundary Rd).
Check out the Strava segment and KOM below.
*Fame and fortune not guaranteed.
*Please note: the Strava segment has been made slightly shorter than the event day Hustle. This was done to allow everyone to compare their times during training without worrying abut GPS inaccuracy. Event day results will be tracked via live timing mats at the start and finish of the race segment.
There will be two winners. ONE female GRITtiest girl and ONE male GRITtiest guy.
Winners will be the fastest person of their gender to complete the timed Hell Hole Hustle (HHH) section of The Guzzler / The Glass Half Full, as determined by our electronic race timing system, or manual timing backup in accordance with the race gun time. Placement of the electronic timing mats will be fixed throughout the duration of the race to create a fair and comparable HHH split time.
One winner per gender will be determined from all runners across the Guzzler AND Glass Half Full. For example the fastest runner in The Guzzler may later be beaten by a faster runner in The Glass Half Full, if their HHH split time is shorter.
To qualify to win the HHH, the racer MUST complete the whole of their registered event, within the designated race cut-off times, as per the race rules. If the fastest HHH racer later withdraws or is disqualified for any reason, the HHH title will roll down to the next eligible competitor.
The HHH winner does not need to be the overall race winner of their registered event.
Play nicely! Any pushing, jostling, obstructing of members of the public or other anti-social behaviour may see you disqualified from the HHH or potentially the whole event.
While live tracking of the HHH will be available, we reserve the right to adjust the segment times of runners if required due to calibration or any other error of the live timing system.
While we hope you have nothing but fun on The Guzzler course, sometimes things go wrong. The mandatory gear that every runner must carry will help reduce the risk of anything happening or, if it does, will improve your chances of a smooth rescue and recovery.
Please note, mandatory gear is gear you MUST carry. For you comfort, please consider the weather conditions on race day and carry whatever gear you feel you need to keep you happy through the event.
Click on each item if you’d like more details and feel free to contact us at The Trail Co. if you’d like more guidance.
This may be in the form of a reservoir, soft flasks, bottles or any combination of these.
You don’t need to have 2L of water in there at all times (after all – you should be drinking it!) but do need to be able to carry that much to ensure you can safely complete the distance between each checkpoint.
Every runner must carry a working mobile phone. Please ensure it is fully charged before starting the Event and that emergency and event phone numbers are saved and easily accessible.
For international guests, you may need to purchase an Australian SIM to use during the event or may be able to access an Australian network using roaming.
In case we need to contact you while you are out on course, please log back in to the registration platform prior to race day and ensure the number of the phone you intend to carry is up to date in the Event Contact Details section.
Compression bandages will be useful in the event of a snake bite or sprain, if applied correctly. It is advisable that you learn how to use a compression bandage, and other basic first aid, before beginning the event.
As a minimum, the compression bandage must a heavy-weight, crepe bandage that is 7.5cm wide x 2.3m long (when unstretched).
If temperatures are expected to reach less than 5 degrees overnight, runners will need to carry a Fleece. We will inform you the afternoon before Event day, via email, if these become a mandatory item.
Fleece jackets or jumpers must be 100-weight or equivalent.
Wondering about how we mapped the course? Find out more here.
Maps.me Phone App
All runners must carry the course map loaded in the Maps.Me application on you mobile device.
Maps.me allows you to find your location in relation to your current position even if no cell reception is available.
Please test this application and the map well in advance of the event weekend.
To follow the 100km course, after installing maps.me on your mobile phone, please download this .kml file and select “open with” or “share to” Maps.me application.
The following video is our guide on how to use Maps.me to navigate the course and share your location. There is also an iphone and Android guide to importing a map (bookmarks) here if you would like a written guide. Some iPhone users have found they need to restart their phone after installing the app before routes will appear.
You can download copies of all of the important documents below. Your registration for any of the events will be taken as understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions in each of the documents.