My short history of recent events & achievements is easy to keep brief.
- Recent events are limited.
- The achievement is always to finish and still be vertical.
2003-2006 Completed a few marathons. Best time 4hrs 12mins.
2010 Completed Northface 100. Time 23hrs 56mins.
The Northface 100 showed me I can keep moving for 24 hrs. Hence the challenge of 48hrs.
Regard me as a participant rather than a candidate for line honours, as my only competition is against myself.
I’ve done a total of 25 24h races, best performance in the World Champs, Steenbergen 2013 with 220.777km
I’ve done 4 48h races, best performance in Skövde, Sweden 2011 with 312,7 km
A few 12h races, best performance 2010, in Norway with 123,1 km
A total of 63 various Ultras since the first in 2004
I do mostly time ultras and don’t mind shorter tracks
Looking forward to push my pb a bit further this year
This year I’ve done:
- The Atacama Crossing (F3, 42:06, 250km)
- North Face Thailand (F3, 12:22)
- North Face Australia (17:05)
- Wildhorse Criterium 70km (F3, 9:14)
- Coburg 24 hrs (177.543 km, F5)
- Stromlo 12 hours (107.984, F3)
- Narrabeen all-nighter (108.362km)
That’s just this year. I’ll be doing the Big Red Run just ahead of Caboolture – I’m exploiting the masochism of this in my fundraising for Big Red Run.
I do have a day job and my husband does an awful lot of looking after our 7yo when I do these events. Rarely, very rarely, they show up to watch me suffer.
Done Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset in 2012 and 2011. Was my first 100km, and still probably my favourite. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to go all the way there, it’s still the only race I’ve done where there is a real threat of an ugly yak encounter.
Name: Chris Kelly
Currently living in (suburb, state): Warragul, Victoria
Number of years running: 10
Number of years running ultras: 3
Favourite running terrain (and distance): Any terrain, any conditions any where! 40km-300km, 6hr-48hr I’m good to go.
Hours and/or distance spent running each week: 60-80km, road and trail. I spend around 24 hours a week training which involves swimming, cycling, running and kayaking as I still compete in multi sport events.
Some ultras completed:
- Yurrebilla Trail (got lost for 3 hours but still finished)
- Moe 6 hour & 50km
- Six Foot track
- Gold Coast 100
- Coburg 24 hour
- Caboolture 48 hour
I aim to finish top ten in every event I go in and out of 170 races I have only missed out 14 times. I race in many different events but the ultras are becoming my favourite. My best ever result is 4th place at a world championship and my worst is last place when I got lost. I was lost for 3 hours after the race had started, but I made my way back to the check point and finished with time to spare. I was annoyed with myself but at the same time happy I completed the race. Winning isn’t everything!
Running related injuries: Blisters and blood clots.
Hobbies outside of running: Swimming, kayaking, cycling, surf life saving and eating.
Matthew Eckford is 32 years old and this is his first 48 hour event. He’s using it as preparation for Ks 4 Kids Australia – his charity run in July 2014. He doesn’t love running so much and is not really good at it, but it’s a means and tool that he uses to help and serve people. That’s his true purpose for running. Recent events include:
- Nerang State Forest 50km – 05:48:29.77
- The Wild Horse Criterium 70km – 8:33:57
- Mt Mee Classic – Mt Mee to Dayboro Marathon – 4:00:32
- The North Face 100 – 15:05:50
- Gold Coast 100km Supermarathon – 9:57:48
I only started running Ultras last year. I have run 21 Ultras in the last 16 months.
My PBs are:
- 100k 8:32 at Gold Coast 100 09 Jun 2013
- 24hr 228.5km at Coburg 14-15 Apr 2013
- 29:38 in Coast to Kosci in Dec 2012
I’m not sure what to expect at 48hr but hope to do more than 300km.
Event: 2010 Caboolture 48H Championship
Event: 2012 Jingu-Gaien 24H Challenge
Event: 2012 Sakura-Michi International Nature Run
Record: 34H 32M
Event: 61st Tsuru-Numa Ultra Marathon
Record: 10H 15M
Tamyka usually sticks to trail ultras and has completed five 100 mile races. She has a long history of running track ultras at Caboolture, first completing the 12 hour Dusk to Dawn race in 2006.
In 2012 she ran 272.8 km in the 48 hourr race, a personal record she intends to break this year.
Here are some photos of her in action last year, and a video as well.
The 2013 Caboolture Historical Village National 48 Hour Championship & State 24hr Event will be held on 19th –21st July 2013. The location is at the Caboolture Historical Village Beerburrum Rd Caboolture. Entry is through Gate 4 which will be secured after the event starts. All vehicles are to be removed from the course prior to this. No vehicles allowed onto the track during the event unless authorised.
Registration is now open and closes Thursday 18th July at midnight.
Thank you for supporting this event. Your entry fees go to the Historical Village Society which helps keeping the premises in a fit safe condition for all visiting and competing.
Pricing and Events
|Event||Min Age||Entry Fee|
|48hr Run||18||$ 315.00|
|48hr Walk||18||$ 315.00|
|24hr Run||18||$ 200.00|
|24hr Walk||18||$ 200.00|
|12hr Run||18||$ 145.00|
|12hr Walk||18||$ 145.00|
|6hr Run||18||$ 95.00|
|6hr Walk||18||$ 95.00|
|3hr Run||15||$ 60.00|
|3hr Walk||15||$ 60.00|
|1.5hr Run||15||$ 30.00|
|1.5hr Walk||15||$ 30.00|
|Team Description||Team Size||Min Age||Entry Fee|
|48hr Run Relay||6||18||$ 600.00|
|24hr Run Relay||6||18||$ 300.00|
|12hr Run Relay||6||16||$ 180.00|
|6hr Run Relay||6||16||$ 120.00|
|3hr Run Relay||6||16||$ 90.00|
48hr Solo/Relays – 8am Fri 19th July
24hr Solo/Relays – 8am Sat 20th July
12hr Solo/Relays – 8am Sat 20th July
6hr Solo/Relays – Noon Sat 20th July
3hr Solo/Relays – 3pm Sat 20th July
1.5hr Solo/Relays – 4.30pm Sat 20th July
Both 48hr & 24hr events finish 8am Sun 21st July
We have been supplied with some discounted photography packages that can be pre-purchased with your registration. The discount is only available when pre-purchasing.
- All your photos from the event for $59 – regular price $69
- Printed Race Certificate with your favourite image – containing the event you entered and results. Regular price $32.50. Special price $30.
Timing Plus will be doing the Electronic Timing for this event.
A chip will be given to each solo competitor & 2 chips per relay team for your next competitor. It is to be secured flat to either shoe to record each crossing of the mat. Each relay member after completing their time crosses the mat, tags their companion who returns in the opposite direction. Live updates will be available through links provided later. A large TV showing each competitor’s distance after crossing the timing mat will be available for viewing by all present at the venue.
Return your chip once your event is completed Or you will receive a $50.00 bill in the mail.
Other Course Information
The course is measured & certified to IAU standards carrying a Bronze certificate. It is 500mtrs around travelling the shortest distance which does not include overtaking. It is the same distance no matter which way your travel.
Everyone will change direction on the hour around an official at the timing mats on the back straight where all relay competitors will change too. You will continue circulating crossing both sets of mats each lap.
The track is a road based deco, 500m oval within the village grounds. The track has a slight fall North to South.
Other Entrant Information
Tents, caravans & motorhomes are welcome. Tents may be placed anywhere around the track but caravans & motorhomes are to go into a designated parking area with power boxes at the southern end.
Competitors & crew are permitted over night camping one day before & one after their event at $12.00/night. No cost for camping during the event itself. Another option is your choice of any motel about 5k from the venue. This option is yours to make & arrange what dates of use.
No public transport is available from the village.
Toilets are adjacent to the track. There are great showers at the southern end a short walk from the track.
Competitors are to provide their own meals. Endura, water, soft drinks, fruit, lollies & Jatz biscuits will be available at a set spot trackside. Some ice blocks will be handed out during the heat of the day.
Music will be broadcasted from both sides of the track.
Ice will be available on request.
A First Aid Officer will be in attendance for the whole duration of the event.
The official event photographers Dreamsport Photography will be present at various times.
The 48hr & 24hr competitors will receive a nice polo necked shirt.
All competitors will receive an event memento.
In consideration of my entry into the 2013 Caboolture Historical Village National Event, I hereby agree with all conditions & rules of entry. I understand that participation into the Caboolture Historical Village National Event involves running & walking in public areas used by traffic. After inspecting all areas prior to the event, I am aware hazards exist. In my judgement I/my child/family has/have sufficient competence to participate in this event.I hereby release and exempt and indemnify the organisers, sponsors and any other persons and organisations involved in the Caboolture Historical Village National Event from all actions, proceedings, demands and costs, expenses and claims wherever made or taken by any person arising out of my/my child’s/ my family’s participation in the Caboolture Historical Village National Event. I consent to receiving any medical treatment including ambulance transportation during or after the event accepting full responsibility thereof, including any cost/s. I will attach to my entry form a list of medical or physical conditions suffered prior to my entering this event, as well any medication presently taking.
CABOOLTURE DUSK TO DAWN – February 9th, 10th
By Robert Lofthouse
Since its humble beginnings back in 1994 the Caboolture Dusk to Dawn has grown to the stage where the event now has the recognition and sanctioning of the International Association of Ultra Runners (IAU).
The event is held annually at the Caboolture Historical Village and is conducted on a 500 metre circuit with the course itself made up of decomposed Granite which is easy underfoot and on the body as compared to the usual bike path, road surfaces.
This year’s event included a 12 hour and 6 hour race, 100km, 50km, Marathon and Half Marathon distances for the individual as well as Team Relays which were conducted over 12 and 6 hours. The person and Team logging up the highest mileage over the allocated 12 or 6 hours are declared the winners.
This year’s team events proved more popular than ever with 11 teams participating in the 12 hour event and 27 teams in the 6 hour event. The 12 hour event allows teams of up to 18 runners whilst the 6 hour event allows a maximum of three runners per team.
Race Director Geoff Williams and his crew were again at the helm and with an excellent timing system in place, times were continually being flashed up on the Television screen making it easy for spectators and officials to keep up with the number of laps completed by everyone. Gone are the days when lap scoring had to be done by hand and of course counting errors made as individuals struggled to stay awake in the early hours of the morning! Three cheers for modern technology and the effect it has had on this great sport of Distance Running.
12 hour Individual event and Team Relay:
With all events starting at 6.00pm on the Saturday evening it was quite crowded at the start as
individual and lead off Team runners started together.
A lot of interest in the 12 hour race centred around Australian representative John Pearson and whether or not he could make it five wins in a row on the Caboolture circuit. As well, it was going to be interesting to see if John could break the Race Record held by former New Zealand runner Deb Nicholl who was also competing on the night but in the 6 hour race.
There was plenty of atmosphere around the circuit with spectators and Relay runners everywhere yelling their encouragement and support in every way they could. There was plenty of tents as well around the course so there was no chance of any runner getting lost.
As the 12 hour race entered the last couple of hours it was obvious that it would be a matter of how close John Pearson would go to breaking Deb’s 2010 record. A good performance was also being put in by the ever improving Laurie Laine who has emerged as a contender after top 10 placings at the Glasshouse and Gold Coast 100km races in the last two years.
As the sun rose on a clear Sunday morning the clock ticked around to 6.00 am and it was over with 47 weary runners having survived the 12 hour journey and of course the mind battles which no doubt many had at various stages of the night.
In the final wash up, John Pearson won after logging a distance of 131.55km. He missed the course record by just .191km (191 metres)! However, his time still broke the Male course record. Laurie Laine finished less than 6km behind in second place with Gavin Bendall third.
Raelene Bendall capped off a great weekend for the Bendall family (who made the trip down from Rockhampton) by taking the honours in the ladies event clocking up a distance of 102.118km. It was close at the end with Mullumbimby’s Marina Brun-Smits less than 300 metres behind in second place as the 6.00am finish brought everyone to a stand still. Cheryl Symons was third.
Special mention to BRRC members Katrina Crook and Cassie Smith who battled it out to the finish with Cassie having to walk for much of the event. They ended up in 5th and 6th place respectively in the ladies section.
Team Relay – 11 teams took part in the 12 hour Team Relay with special mention to Ipswich Grammar School who fielded 5 teams including a team of Ipswich Grammar coaches and teachers.
The Coaches team proved to be front runners all night and ended up winning with an overall distance of 138.5kms covered in the 12 hours.
The second placed team (and first mixed team) consisted of 10 runners from BRRC and The Run Inn clubs. BRRC members in the team contributed strongly throughout the night with Lucy Carvalho, Michael Schultz, Joanne Taylor, Rob Lofthouse and the Tomlins sisters Katie and Belinda
, managing a total distance of 131.5kms.
6 hour Individual event and Team Relay:
The 6 hour event proved hugely popular with 62 individuals finishing the event and 27 teams doing battle until the midnight finish.
The course record for this event had been held by Toowoomba’s Graham Medill since the year 2000
but with 12 hour course record holder Deb Nicholl electing to run this event the possibility of her claiming another Course Record was on the cards.
As the race wore on, Deb continued to surge past runners continually on the 500 metre circuit and in the process managed to keep up a km average of under 5min/km for the entire six hours. At the finish Deb Nicholl logged up an amazing 74.793km to break Graham’s 13 year record by two and a half kms. Second and third respectively in the ladies event were well known Ultra Runners Mallani Moloney and Kerrie Williamson.
The men’s 6 hour race proved to be the closest of the night with Greg Ponych (62.884 km) just edging out Nic Phipps (62.004) and Wayne Spies (61.54).
Team Relay – Teams involved in the Six Hour Relay were allowed a maximum of three runners and with 27 teams entered in this event it was quite crowded in the change over area near the Timing Mat at various stages of the night.
The winning team consisted of Ben Geldart, Andrew Douglas and Matt Cooper from the Brisbane Run Squad (BRS) who clocked up the outstanding result of 86km in the six hours. That’s an hourly average of over 14km/hour! Well done guys!
Conditions on the night were as perfect as you could hope for given that it was February which is usually the most humid month of the year in Queensland. The lack of the usual summer storms or any hint of rain made the surface ideal to run on and the atmosphere generated by the spectators was much appreciated by everyone.
Congratulations once again to Geoff Williams and his crew for putting on such a great event year after year. It must be so gratifying for Geoff to see how this event has grown since its beginning 19 years ago. With so many different distances and Team Events on offer the opportunity for everyone to take part is the reason why this has grown into the event it is today.
*Don’t forget next year is the 20th Anniversary of this unique event held in a very interesting part of the world – Caboolture Historical Village*.
12 Hour Men/Women Results
12 Hour Individual
1– John Pearson 131.55km NEW MEN’S RECORD
1 – Raelene Bendall 102.118km
2 – Laurie Laine 125.723km
2 – Marina-Brun-Smits 101.831km
3 – Gavin Bendall 116.455km
3 – Cheryl Symons 98.927km
12 Hour Teams Relay
1– Ipswich Grammar Coaching 138.50km 1st Open Team
1– Four Guys & Four Angels 131.50km 1st Mixed Team
6 Hour Men/Women Results
6 Hour Individual
1– Greg Ponych 62.884km
1 – Deb Nicholl 74.793km COURSE RECORD
2 – Nic Phipps 62.004km
2 – Mallani Moloney 62.078km
3 – Wayne Spies 61.54km
3 – Kerrie Williamson 56.813km
6 Hour Teams Relay
1– Brisbane Run Squad (3 person team) 86km
1– Brad Kruger 4: 07.33
1 – Caroline Brousseau 6:15.21
1– Stephen Courtney 3: 06.59
1 – Carol Wingreen 3:54.15
Marathon Team Relay
1 – Brisbane Run Squad (4 person team) 3:21.77
1– Aodhan Griffin 1:45.50
1 – Irma Dulnuan 1:59.54
For all the individual results and lap timing check the Timing Plus website.