For 2014 we have introduced 20km of unique trail on the Grand Strzlecki Track that was not included in last years course. The 28km Mack's Creek Loop will be the 2nd Loop of the Hundred KM course (50-77km), 2nd leg of the teams relay, and also a solo race beginning at 9am.
The course starts with another loop of the Suspension Bridge track to bring consistency to course markings. After crossing Bulga Park Rd (still on huge same route at the 50km course), the course continues on Old Yarram Balook Rd. This section is very fast, predominately downhill, and includes some great views to the farmland and coastline to the south including Wilson's Promontory.
After almost 10km of descending there is a hard turn to the left onto Roberts Rd and a tiny section of sealed road before starting the long climb back up to Balook. There are some brand new sections of stairs through rough forest and quite a few slippery creek crossing to keep it interesting and a big contrast to the first half. The crux of the course comes after 20km with a very steep section- 1km @20% gradient on very soft surface. But it's not over yet, another 6km of climbing (easier gradient) until you reach the back of Balook township before a short run downhill to the start/finish area. Nice views, a variety of running surfaces and plenty of physical challenges, what more could you want from a run! And only another 25km to go to finish Duncan's Run Hundred.