Trust me folks it may look downhill..... but I will let you make up your own mind!
Lets just say, lots of little hills can make quite a big hill by the end of each day
Oh and by the way, there will be a couple more hills chucked in just to keep you honest and get the best of all the views :)
Once again there will be some slight changes to this map over the next few months, just to make it more interesting
Please note below is an estimation on distance and may change at any time
Day1: Stage 1 and 2 approximately 55.6k - 14hr cut off
Day2: Stage 3 approximately 50.6k - 13hr cut off
Day3&4: Stage 4 approximately 89k - 34hr cut off
Day5: Stage 5 approximately 44.8k - 12hr cut off
Day6: Stage 6 approximately 53k - 13hr cut off
Day7: Stage 7 approximately 29k - 8hr cut off
Total for 7 stages 322 K's
You will not get bored with this trail. As you move from the alps towards the ocean, you will come across many different types of terrain and the views are continuously changing. You will pass by historic sites and visit amazing landmarks as well as have the pleasure of running beside our beautiful lakes. There will be plenty of livestock to see along the way - all perfectly harmless, well most of them harmless. The campsites will be something special where you will be able to rest up and get ready for the next exciting day.
Word of caution:
Don't underestimate this run. It is a long way and it may look down hill, but there are lots of undulating parts with the odd bigger climb. The weather can change a lot at this time of the year, from being very hot to very cold in a matter of minutes, one moment it can be blues sky's the next it can be raining. At this time of the year, the nor-west winds can dry you out very quickly. Chuck in not much sleep, limited food and the odd blister and you are in for the best week of your life.