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Convict 100 2017

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By Brian - Posted on 20 April 2017

Saturday, 6 May, 2017 (All day)
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 an ‘institution’ in Australia mountain biking! As one of the first marathon events established in Australia, it consistently inspires all entrants to push their personal boundaries. The 2017 event will be the ‘lucky’ 13th installment of the “Century of Dirt” and with 100km, 68km & 44km courses available there is a distance to suit riders of all skill & fitness levels.

Hosted from the sleepy township of St. Albans only 2 hours North of Sydney, the course follows the historic Convict Trail through the heart of the Hawkesbury Valley, taking in some of the best scenery the area has to offer. The mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, rocky descents and spectacular ridgeline views is unmatched by any other MTB event. It is rugged, remote and one epic adventure on a bike!

The race starts and finishes in the historic township of St. Albans where a community (and the third oldest pub in Australia) welcomes all competitors with open arms. Riders can choose between the full “Century of Dirt” 100km, the “Convict Half” 68km or a 44km introductory ride for beginners and juniors. This is one mountain bike weekend you do not want to miss!

Who's in?
Lach, Brian, Blades_Utd, Fatboy, beetle, Pete B, gjamartin (7 riders)
Lach Brian Blades_Utd Fatboy beetle Pete B gjamartin
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.
Lach Convict 2017 Finished 04:07:07 113 4
Brian A Return to MTB Racing Finished 04:22:31 8 100km Male Masters 2
Pete B First Convict 100 Finished 04:56:18 39 100km Male Veteran 19
Fatboy 2017 Convict 100 Finished 05:46:30 112 100km Male Masters 21

Were you there and have a story to tell?

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Brian's picture

The last time I raced this was 2013 so if the weather is looking good I might even come out of retirement next month Smiling

Fatboy's picture

Welcome back to mountain biking Brian. After your stack in the Cape Epic it's been a long way back. Hope you smash it!

Brian's picture

Thanks. I did race a few marathons after the Cape Epic but then had knee issues so that put me out for a while Sad

Pete B's picture

Does anyone know if bottle drop is available to all or just the elites? I'd really like to avoid wearing a Camelbak or having to refill bottles if possible.

Brian's picture

Just elite category riders

Horizon's picture

Good luck to everyone and tomorrow should be a great day for racing.

The weather forecast is for a low of 11C and a high of 26C, which is perfect for this time of year.

Brian's picture

Thanks. I'm looking forward to rolling around the 100 course Smiling

Lach's picture

I'm hoping that Brian and the other 100km riders will all ride a consistently good line through all the rock garden sections of the OGNR so that it's easier for us 68 km riders to see the best line. Smiling

I managed to make a few wrong choices doing a recce last weekend, so hoping to save a bit of time and energy in the race by having a good line to follow!!

Looks like it will be warm enough to enjoy the 4Pines beer at the finish.

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