Eureka – rediscovering Springdallah

On Sunday the Eureka Winter Bush series continued to give the opportunity to run on a map that has not been used in around 30 years. This time around it was Springdallah, located just off the Glenelg Hwy between Smythdale and Linton.

There was a good turnout to run on Warwick William’s courses, including the Victorian Schools team getting their last bush practice in before the Australian Schools Champs.
The contours were not as gentle as last week, and the courses took us climbing uphill into the pine forest with lots of cuttings underfoot that were very reminiscent of NZ pine forests. Then we headed across into a section of eucalypt, before arching back around to finish in the pines. A comment was made that this terrain is very similar to what we should expect at the Australian Long Champs – it will be interesting to see if this is so.

The series has been very enjoyable and it is great to be able to run on what most of us can consider new maps. Thank you to Eureka for establishing this series and we hope we see it return next season.

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