With only 5 days to go to the 2013 ‘Wombat 100’ event in Woodend, race organisers Maximum Adventure got in touch with Enduro to fill us in on some details on the highly anticipated race. Entries are on their way to making this one of the most successful Wombats since its inception, and with the weather looking good and the tracks in mint condition, we can’t wait to get the treads dirty on the trails in Woodend.
If you haven’t entered yet, you better get cracking as entries close in the next 24 hours. Head to the Wombat Online Entry page to sign up for the 100, 50 or 18km category quick smart!
From the Team @ Maximum Adventure:
“Unquestionably one of Australia’s premier marathon races, the Wombat 100 will kick off this weekend from the beautiful surrounds of the Cammeray Waters resort in Woodend, just 90 minutes outside Melbourne. Always a chilly start, the action will heat up quickly on a course that has, over the last five years, garnered a deserving reputation as being, simply, world class.
With over 50% flowing, groomed single track, fast fire trail, pine forest singletrack, isolated 4WD trails and a disused airstrip, competitors will tackle the full range of trails and terrain in the Wombat State Forest and surrounding pine plantation. On either end of the main event is the laid-on hospitality of Cammeray Waters: with on-site accommodation, camping, food, kids races, jumping castles and the nearby towns of the Macedon Ranges in full autumn colour this race is a destination event for the whole family.”
“And at the pointy end? When the northerners venture south on to his territory, Adrian Jackson is always twitching for a win. Last year Shaun Lewis pipped him at the line and AJ is keen to go one better but will be battling two pairs of legs this time around with Lewis and Blair – two of the strongest mountain bike racers in the country – now riding for the same Swell-Specialized team. Throw in to this mix Tasmanian hard man Ben Mather who has made the trip across Bass Strait, world 24hr Champion Jason English and always threatening Andrew Hall and Andy Fellows and the pace in the men’s field will be frightening.
The women’s field is stacked. With a start line to rival a national championship, Australia’s best female marathon racers will be thrashing it out over the epic Wombat course. In their first marathon meeting since the Highland Fling last year, defending champion and marathon specialist Jenny Fay will be going head to head with national XCO and XCM champion Peta Mullens. Nipping at theirheels and more than capable of taking a win will be Rowena Fry, ’10 winner Jenni King, ’09 winner Tory Thomas, Jo Bennett and 100 mile specialist, Naomi Hansen. For fans of top flight mountain bike racing, this is a heart starting field.”
When: Sunday the 14th April
Woodend: Woodend VIC
What: 100km, 50km, 18km Course Options
How Much: $30 – $140
For more information about the event, head to the website:http://www.wombat100.com.au