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Convict 100 2014

Tristania's picture

By Tristania - Posted on 29 November 2013

Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 07:00
10 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Great Northern Road
Ride Database Entry: 
Womerah Range
Meeting Point: 

St Albans, NSW

Bulga St and Wharf st, st albans, nsw

The Convict 100 is regarded as one of Australia's most challenging mountain bike endurance races, consistently inspiring all entrants to push their personal boundaries.

Now in its tenth year, the course follows the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, rocky descents and spectacular ridgeline views is any other MTB event. The Convict 100 starts and finishes in the historic township of St. Albans and competitors can choose between the full "Century of Dirt" or the Convict half.

Who's in?
Volker, philberesford, Slowpup, Blades_Utd, obmal, Fatboy, hathill, Tristania, danielschipper, Jonny, ahein, Jubas, sikllama, SingleSpeedDan (14 riders)
Volker philberesford Slowpup Blades_Utd obmal Fatboy hathill Tristania danielschipper Jonny ahein Jubas sikllama SingleSpeedDan
What Happened?

Blog entries about this meeting (as this is a race standings and times are shown, click on the title for more and to comment)...

Who Title Status Time Pos.Gen. Category Pos.Cat.
jp Learning to Race Finished 01:59:40 27 50km Male Veteran 8
ben510 Convict 50 on a CX Bike Finished 02:07:47 60 1
Jubas Not bad Finished 02:20:33 112 50km Male Sub Veteran 32
sikllama Ahh...much better Finished 02:40:42 281 50km Male Sub Veteran 76
Slowpup Things are better in pairs Finished 03:06:54 458 50km Male Veteran 167
Tristania Cycologically Challenged! Finished 04:14:03 16 100km Male Senior 1
Blades_Utd Good day at the Convict Finished 04:20:36 24 100km Male Sub Veteran 4
stephen Another Single Speed Convict 100 completed Finished 04:31:06 23 100km Male Single Speed 2
German Dan Dan's Convict 100 2014 Finished 04:39:30 37 100km Male Sub Veteran 10
Jonny Convict 100 - the training keeps paying dividends! Finished 04:57:52 77 100km Male Sub Veteran 22
Fatboy My 10th Convict! Finished 05:08:32 111 55
obmal Not as fast as I expected Finished 05:21:56 100km Male Veteran
hathill An Average Day Out Finished 05:48:16 244 100km Male Veteran 114
ahein First Convict 100 and first race Finished 06:34:29 364 100km Male Sub Veteran 86
gusgusset 1st Convict loved it Finished 06:45:40 401 100km Male Sub Veteran 94
danielschipper 1st Convict 100 won't be the last Finished 07:04:16 433 100km Male Sub Veteran 106
Chitts Convict 100km - My first Ever DNF :-( Did not finish 100km Male Masters

Were you there and have a story to tell?

Ride Gallery
Tristania's picture

Well I looked on the site and in the FAQ there was a question regarding the course direction and it specifically said that the course would be in the same direction as all previous years.


Volker's picture

Can anybody give me a lift from Lidcombe?

Lach's picture

... replacing the abandoned Mogo round.

skipper_nz's picture

I have a mate who is coming up with a group of us on friday and needs to get home for sunday AM. We are camping up there until sunday and can not give him a lift home. Anyone heading to the Mosman/city area after the race and have space for a man and his bike?

Tristania's picture

As one of the premiere races in Australia, it's worth putting that little extra effort into your training, planning or even resting. My training is going well - did a good portion of the first half of the course last weekend and am heading to the Womerah side tomorrow.
What are other people doing to prepare?

ahein's picture

It's my first race and I crazily decided to tackle the 100km race. I am hoping I have done enough training but am starting to get worried that I haven't. My only saving grace is given it's my first race I have no expectations other than to finish in less than 8 hours and learn from the experience if I decide to do another one Eye-wink

Tristania's picture

Two years ago, I was about to compete in that as my first race just hoping to finish. If you have reasonable fitness, you should be able to get over the line. Remember to save some energy for the last 30km after the canoe bridge; you'll need it. Stay hydrated and keep eating. If you've ridden 50 or 60km before, you can complete 100!
Best wishes, see you at the end!

Jonny's picture

I did the convict 100 as my first race. I think it took me around 7 hours, but stopped at every feed station! The last 30km is pretty tough - just keep going!!

Take your time and enjoy - it's a great race.

This will be my 3rd time at this race. Wasn't going to do it this year due to family commitments, but made a last minute decision to do it. Having a 6 week old baby and a 2.5 year old at home means training hasn't been very intense, we will see how I go!!

See you all there! I'll be 'camping' in the back of a '96 white pathfinder on Friday night - if anyone sees me feel free to come and say hi!!

ahein's picture

Hopefully see you there, my mate and I will be heading up on Friday and camping, we will be camped next to a white golf gti and would look forward to meeting plent of other nobmobbers

obmal's picture

Rather annoyed with myself..

Having put in a fair amount of training (actually I think more than ever really) for this race, last Sunday afternoon I somehow managed to stab myself with a knife deeply and right into the palm of my left hand, right on the part that contact the bars.. oh crap! off to the medical center for some stitches.. I blame the rain as if it was sunny I would have been out on a bike instead of cutting myself up at home.. doh! doH dOH DOH!

The extra pain and blood (Im not sure it wont open up again?) should add the the excitement of 5 fun filled hours through the hills around St Albans..

pancakes's picture

Yeah blame the rain, obmal. It really went down something like this, didn't it. Laughing out loud

Tristania's picture

Maybe that's motivation to reduce it to 4h 30 of pain instead? Hope the healing goes well!

obmal's picture

Yes that was it, darn knife games while drinking with stuffed animals on a rainy Sunday afternoon.. I always knew there would be a price to pay.

Black Flash's picture

I think this was what obmal might have been up to...

Sorry no offence intended to anyone. But it still makes me chuckle.

obmal's picture

unfortunately it wasn't that spectacular, laziness rather than stupidness was the cause as I couldn't be bothered going to the shed (in the rain) to use the right tool for the job at hand. Live and learn they say?

Jubas's picture

Jumped on to the 50km option. Having missed the race out at St James Estate last weekend (damn you flu), I wanted to get a competitive ride in before I go on holidays in a few weeks time. I'm aware that the 50kms is nothing to write home about, but having not done the race before, I figured why not!

Will shoot for a time around 2:20. Came up with ~2:40 in the willo 50km a few weeks back which I was fairly happy with - hopefully i've still got some form (and fitness!) after being stuck with the flu

Brian's picture

@jubas, a race is a race regardless of the distance, track etc. Have fun and just be aware that when the trail starts to go down it does in a big way.

I hope everyone has a good race. I'm having to sit this one out Sad

Jubas's picture

Absolutely Brian - it's why I've entered.. I need to get a racing fix in before my holiday! Smiling

Also hoping the weather holds off!

gusgusset's picture

I'm looking forward to ( hopefully) finishing around 7 hours and skulling some beer in the tent Sat night! Is the water crossing that hardcore?

Tristania's picture

Yes it's well worth staying around and enjoying the atmosphere.
I was freaked out with the bridge at first but it's all about confidence. Basically, if you can stay focussed on the other side and keep confident you should be fine. But there's a bride for walking only for those still freaked out!

obmal's picture

turned out a nice day, headwind adding to the challenge.

hathill's picture

Anyone know when the results are usually put up?

Brian's picture
doc's picture

Nice work on the microphone from @antsonline.

Sorry you couldnt race - but are we going to get a blog entry with some insight from the event centre Eye-wink

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