TRAIL

The Dun Run

Sat, 01/09/2018 1st September 2018

THE Dun Run

24th year in 2018

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

Extended number now limited to 250 competitors

Chromite Bunch (under 2 hours) - OK Corral Finish
* Denotes Old Course via Dun Saddle

Martin Cox, 1.53.09, 2005*;
Patrick Higgins, 1.54.28, 2017
Andre Bonny, 1.55.20, 2016;
Greg Fraine, 1.55.54, 1996*;
Kim Hogarth, 1.55.58, 2008*;
Tom Patchett, 1.56.08, 2016;
Dave Keen, 1.56.45; 2017
Stu Cottam, 1.57.01, 1997*;
Colin Rolfe, 1.57.12, 1998*;
Tom Booth, 1.57.22, 2016;
Andre Bonny, 1.57.31, 2017
Greg Fraine, 1.58.26, 1995*,
Billy Hebberd, 1.59.22, 2017
Trevor Voyce, 1.59.33, 2009*
Callum Wilkie, 1.59.52, 2017

Copper Bunch (under 2:20 hrs) - OK Corral Finish
Paula Canning, 2.05.28, 2016;
Paula Canning, 2.06.49, 2017
Josie Wilcox, 2.12.14, 2009*
Caitlin Fielder, 2.13.57, 2016;
Fleur Lattimore, 2.16.36, 2009;*
Florence Van Dyke, 2.17.18, 2016;
Carline MacDonald, 2.19.57, 2002;*

Course Race records - (finish at OK Corrall)
(*old course)

Under 40 Martin Cox 1.53.09 2005* Josie Wilcox 2.12.14 2009*
40-49 Dave Keen 1.56.45 2017 Paula Canning 2.05.28 2016
50-59 Stu Cottam 2.09.01 2016 Robyn Daly 2.48.34 2010
60+ Norman Carrington 2.31.00 2004* Pat Boland 3.34.58 2002*

 

The Course
(Rugged but runnable. Approximately 25km)
From the Maitai Dam, the route ascends to 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, through Third House and finishing at 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: $50

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 $25.00 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 2018 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
 

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.

 

2017 Provisional Reults - Overall Order

 

Previous Results

2016     2016 Overall RESULTS AGE GROUP ORDER  RESULTS  
2015 2015 overall order 2015 age group order Taking in Black Diamond Ridge, Fringed Hill, descent via Fringed Hill Road then zig zag
2014 2014 Overall Order 2014 Age Group Order  
2013 2013 Overall Order 2013 Age Group Order  
2012 2012 Results - Overall Order 2012 Age Group Order Out and Back course from Brook Waimarama Sanctuary
2011 2011 Results - Overall Order 2011 Age Group Order  
2010 2010 Results 2010 Age Group Order  
2009 2009 Results    
2008 To be uploaded    
2007 2007 Results    
2006 2006 Results    
2005 2005 Results    
2004 2004 Results    
2003 2003 Results    
2002 2002 Results    
2001 2001 Results    
2000 2000 Results    
1999 1999 Results    
1998 1998 Results    
1997 1997 Results    
1996 1996 Results    
1995 1995 Results    

 


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