TRAIL

The Dun Run

Sat, 09/09/2017 9th September 2017

THE Dun Run

23rd year in 2017

Rugged but runnable.

From the Maitai Dam, the route ascends the Dun Mountain Saddle (875m) following the south branch of the Maitai River.
Taking the Coppermine Saddle track and downhill along New Zealand's first railway line, returning to the ORIGINAL FINISH LINE, the OK Corral, Brook Street, Nelson.
This is a testing run - but not impossible.

Approximately 25km

Limited to 200 competitors

Chromite Bunch (under 2 hours) - pre 2010:
Martin Cox, 1.53.09, 2005; Andre Bonny, 1.55.20, 2016; Greg Fraine, 1.55.54, 1996; Kim Hogarth, 1.55.58, 2008; Tom Patchett, 1.56.08, 2016; Stu Cottam, 1.57.01, 1997; Colin Rolfe, 1.57.12, Tom Booth, 1.57.22, 2016; 1998; Greg Fraine, 1.58.26, 1995, Trevor Voyce, 1.59.33, 2009

Copper Bunch (under 2:25 hrs) - pre 2010:
Paula Canning, 2.05.28, 2016; Josie Wilcox, 2.12.14, Caitlin Fielder, 2.13.57, 2016; 2009; Fleur Lattimore, 2.16.36, 2009; Florence Van Dyke, 2.17.18, 2016; Carline MacDonald, 2.19.57, 2002; Samantha Sigle, 2.21.43, 2006; Jeanette Wright, 2.22.48, 2000; Andrea Priestley, 2.22.49, 1997; Frances Riley, 2.23.19, 2016; Tania Causer, 2.23.25, 2006.

Pre 2010 Course Race records (finish at OK Corrall)
 

Under 40 Martin Cox 1.53.09 2005 Josie Wilcox 2.12.14 2009
40-49 Colin Rolfe 2.01.18 2000 Carline Macdonald 2.25.05 2003
50-59 Bob Webster 2.19.29 2004 Loris Reed 3.02.35 2002
60+ Norman Carrington 2.31.00 2004 Pat Boland 3.34.58 2002

Race records 2010 onwards: (finish at Brook Waimarama Sanctuary)

Under 40 Vajin Armstrong 1.37.14 2011 Sophie Hart 1.52.58 2011
40-49 Graeme Taylor 1.36.42 2011 Paula Canning 1.51.29 2014
50-59 Greg Fraine 1.46.03 2014 Glenda Robinson 2.20.57 2010
60+ Norman Carrington 2.17.53 2011 Yvonne West 2.31.52 2013

 

The Course
(Rugged but runnable. Approximately 25km)
From the Maitai Dam, the route ascends the Dun Mountain Saddle (875m) following the south branch of the Maitai River.
Taking the Coppermine Saddle track and downhill along New Zealand's first railway line, along New Zealand's first railway line, finishing at the the OK Corral, Brook Street, Nelson.
This is a testing run - but not impossible.

Entry
If you can complete a half marathon in under 2.45 hours then you can enter The Dun Run
(so if you are a Trailwalker and meet the time criteria then you can enter The Dun Run in 2017)

Entry Fee: $45

Click on the Entry signpost to the right of the screen to find out how to enter this event.

Minimum Age
The minimum age of competitors is 16 years

Withdrawals
Withdrawals must be received in writing, either to PO Box 129, Nelson, 7040 or via email to admin@nelsonevents.co.nz
Withdrawals received before the 20th of August will incur a $15.00 administration fee.
Withdrawals received after this date are not eligible for a refund.

Start
Maitai Dam in wave starts, based on your honest half marathon estimate.
8.45am for 2.00hrs plus Half Marathon
9.15am for 1.40-1.59 hrs Half Marathon
9.30am for sub 1.40hrs Half Marathon

Transport
Transport will be available to the start, which is 12km from Nelson City.  Cost of $10 for this service.

Pick up for transport is from the OK Corral (the finish area, off Brook Street, Tantragee Rd).
Please park your vehicle on Brook Street itself (not within the OK Corral area as there is limited space)

The bus will depart at 7.15am.

Bookings are essential, please book upon entry.

Check In and Race Pack Collection
Check in and race pack (race number and any pre-ordered merchandise) collection is at the start line, the Matai Valley Dam, 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.

There will be a designated vehicle for you to leave any gear you want taken through to the finish line (please keep this to a minimum).  Just check in with crew as to where to place this.

Merchandise
Event T-Shirts are available to purchase - $40 (pre-order only)
Event Caps - $25
Merchandise orders must be received by August 20th.
 

Safety
All competitors must carry the following minimum equipment on them at all times to cover all possible weather conditions:
* Polypropylene, or equivalent (eg woollen), top, hat and gloves
* Windproof parka/jacket
* Survival blanket
* Whistle
* Water

Please note that your gear must include a long sleeved garment.

There are no water stations on the course (this is a trail run) so you need to carry your own water with you.

Please note that for safety reasons use of ipod, mp3 player, Walkman or similar is not permitted.
Enjoy the surroundings of the Dun Mountain Area - the sounds are worth listening to as you enjoy your event.

Didymo - Stop the Spread
Didymo is an algae made up of cells that cannot be seen with the naked eye until large colonies form. It only takes one of these cells to survive and be transported to a nearby waterway for Didymo to spread. Didymo cells thrive in freshwater and if you are cleaning with freshwater you are helping to keep them alive. Didymo is an unwatned organism under the Biosecurity Act 1993. To help keep this area beautiful and pristine, please help to ensure you do not unwittingly help in the spread of didymo to this area.
Please clean your shoes prior to arriving in the area with hot, soapy water. For more information please visit www.biosecurity.govt.nz/didymo

Passing
Faster runner to call 'passing' and slower runner to step to inside (landward side) of track.

Medical
Any medical conditions should be advised in writing at entry point, noted on your Event Registration Certificate, and also noted on the back of your race number (marker pens are available at Event Registration for this purpose)
Those who suffer adverse effects from wasp stings etc are reminded to carry appropriate medication and advise the organisers. Emergency medication to be carried by the competitor at all times. 

Training
This is a trail run, therefore it is important that you encompass training on uneven terrain to prepare appropriately and to also familiarise yourself with the process of following trail/track markers.

The Finish
The OK Corral is the finish for the 2017 Dun Run.

Post-Race Function
Prizegiving 3.00pm

Prizes
Performance and spot prizes will be awarded in all age groups.
(First only less than 7 entries, 2nd less than 10, 3rd if 10 or more).
Under 40, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
Numerous spot prizes will be awarded, however, to be eligible winners must be at the prizegiving function.

Dun Mountain Trail Map
 

The 2017 event has not yet opened for entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to register online

Training Plans based on a 30k Off Road Distance

This is a trail run, therefore it is important that you incorporate off road running into your training.

Beginner's Ten Week Training Plan - Martin Lukes

Intermediate Level Ten Week Training Plan

Advanced Level Ten Week Training Plan - Martin Lukes

 

The Dun Run starts at the Maitai Dam (about 12km from Nelson City).
Transport to the start is available and will leave the OK Corral (finish line area) at 7.15am ($10 cost). This must be pre-booked.
The finish is at the OK Corral, Brook St, Nelson.
 

Travelling from the North Island?

Coming from across the Strait?
Then check out the Interislander Group rates below
GROUP RATES QUOTED FOR
Nelson Events 2017

Booking Reference:        GM5605

The below rates are based on return travel, prices to date, inclusive of GST and subject to availability.

Fares:                        Off Peak Each Way
Adult                                     $45.00
Premium Lounge                     $45.00  18yrs plus
Child                                      $25.00
Car/Ute/4x4/Trailer up to 5.5    $124.00 each
Additional half Metre                $19.00
Campervan up to 5.5               $142.00
Additional half Metre                $37.00
Motor Bikes                             $39.00
Kayaks & Bikes                        $15.00 each
Pushbikes                               $15.00 each

Off Peak Dates:
01 March – 12 April 17
19 April – 18 December 17

Fares:                        Peak Each Way
Adult                                       $52.00
Premium Lounge                      $45.00  18yrs plus
Child                                       $25.00
Car/Ute/4x4/Trailer up to 5.5    $137.00 each
Additional half Metre                $22.00
Campervan up to 5.5                $170.00
Additional half Metre                $42.00
Motor Bikes                             $49.00
Kayaks & Bikes                        $15.00 each
Pushbikes                                $15.00 each
Peak Dates:
01-28 February 17
13-18 April 17

Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:

Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander –
    Online at http://www.interislander.co.nz/Booking/Group-Bookings.aspx
Putting GM5605 into the Discount Code box.
•    Every reservation will be given an expiry/payment date, required to be paid in full by that date.
•    Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
•    90% refundable if cancelled prior to final check in time – no refund if cancelled after.
•    Email confirmation of event entry to be shown at check in – otherwise full retail fares will be charged.

 

 

2016 PROVISIONAL RESULTS

(WITH TIME ADJUSTMENT FOR ALTERED WAVE START TIMES TO FEED INTO THE CALCULATION - this differs from what was shown at prizegiving this afternoon)

Congratulations to Andre Bonny, Tom Patchett, Tom Booth & Paula Canning, Caitlin Fielder, Florence Van Dyke and Frances Riley - all new additions to the Copper and Chromite Bunches respectively.

 

AGE GROUP ORDER PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Couple of changes to placegetters because of this - Florence Van Dyke 3rd Overall Woman and 2nd Under 40, Frances Riley 3rd Under 40 and Stu Cottan and Andy Town switch places in the 50-59 category. Apologies for the confusion. Well done to you all. Super effort.

 

Previous Results

Taking in Black Diamond Ridge, Fringed Hill, descent via Fringed Hill Road and zig zag to OK Corral finish.

2015 overall order

2015 age group order

 

2014 Overall Order

2014 Age Group Order

2013 Overall Order

2013 Age Group Order

2012 Results - Overall Order - Out and Back course from the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

2012 Results - Age Group Order

2011 Results - Overall Order

2011 Results - Age Group Order

SIMG Results

2010 Results

2010 Results by Age Group Order

2009 Results

2008 Results

2007 Results

2006 Results

2005 Results

2004 Results

2003 Results

2002 Results

2001 Results

2000 Results

1999 Results

1998 Results

1997 Results

1996 Results

1995 Results


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