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robertcant
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TANES FOREST TRAINING RUN

Hi Folks,

Given I didn't know where a lot of the Tane's Forest run went, I did a bit of an explore over the weekend.

I have to say it was quite exciting finding trails I'd never run before, even though I'd been in Nelson a while. Just lovely country and a special run for me and a couple of friends. Highly recommended.

I've attached a few pix. Pic 1, is four corners, go left. Pic 2 is the Fringed Hill lookout, take the track to the left of the seats. Pic 3 is the view at the lookout - you've earned it so enjoy it. Pic 4 is a cross roads, go straight on. Pick 5 is another point where you could go wrong take the left hand track, follow the track markers. Pic 6 is the signpost where you hit the Dun w/way, and pic 7 is the Dun w/way.

Brief instructions are to take the Dun W/W up to the "four corners" and take the left track up to the Fringed Hill lookout. At the top, take the track to the left of the wooden seats. That links through to the Dun W/W just above 3rd house. You're running along a ridgeline (well I walked a lot of it) so make sure you don't lose altitude. There are a few tracks off to the right which could lure you off course. Keep on the ridgeline and in general terms the tracks which go straight ahead are the right ones. Back to the Dun Walkway above 3rd House and back to "four corners". I didn't bother trying to find the track in the Sanctuary, which will be a surprise on the day.

I loved the country. Challenging but still very do-able. Hope some of this helps your training for the event, and if you're wondering "will I, won't I?" in terms of entering, choose the first option.

Cheers, Rob

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Can I just confirm a couple of things about the course?
When we go along Black Daimond Ridge, we go all the way to Junction Saddle, then come back past Third House. When I ran it the other night I took the old storm damaged 3rd house route. It was a bit of a scramble, but quite fun! I presume we are long way around though.

Then when you come back to 4 corners, its down the 30min road to Brook St, but hook a sharp left at that skid site and drop to the sanctuary from there. Right? (I was sort of hoping we would take the old goat track from 4 corners into the sanctuary!)

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Hi JohnnyO - will get Greg to confirm Fringed Hill to Third House section tonight.

In terms of course from 4 corners to Sanctuary, you take the 'fifth' track - the one that doesn't actually look like a track to start with, it drops into the bush and takes you into the Sancutary itself. This is not the road that goes to the skid site (assume this is what you mean by the Goat Track)?
The track to the sanctuary section is quite sort, but is very single track and definitely more technical.

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Cheers, no, that 5th track is what I meant by the goat track. I know it well. Much more interesting (and probably marginally easier on your thighs) than coming down the road.
Looking forward to the event.

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Hi Johnny,
Just had this wording from Greg (will confirm exact names of tracks etc with Graeme upon his return next week - he set this section of the course so need to double check with him first).

At intersection where turned right (to take the direct route to third house) instead of going right take the track that goes straight ahead. It is a lot clearer track and takes you out onto the Dun Mountain / Third House track about 5-10 minutes from 3rd house.

Will confirm next weekend and advise ....

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Great pics, the sanctuary track looks like a beauty

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Fantastic pics Rob - thanks!
Greg and Amanda headed into the sanctuary on the weekend too - will upload some of their pics now to add to the visuals.

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You will get wet feet :)

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Went for another run in the Sanctuary circuit today - bit of rain lately, so rivers were up. Great fun! Came home with wet knickers though!!! :)

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