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Somerset Trail
Sunday 06 April 2003
Somerset Trail

With Henzell at the helm this was always going to be a great event, but even Greg couldn't quite manage the weather and first timers on this tough track will have to take our word for it that the view at the turnaround is something special.

Runners and a host of walking partners turned up in the Mt Mee State Forest at the Gantry on Saturday 5 April. The Somerset Trail is a formed pathway of around 13 kilometres which loops from the car park up a series of steep inclines to a high ridge at about 7 ks which usually affords some splendid views across Somerset Dam. The return journey has some testing hills but is mostly down hill back to the start.

It's definitely not 5 ks as one well known running identity assured his missus beforehand. He was last seen disappearing in his car to find her out on the trail somewhere and we can only wonder at the reception he probably got.

With the scenic views obscured by mist and low cloud, runners and walkers had to be content with a challenging trip through changing bush that varies from open scrub to dense bush and rain forest.

Turn out exceeded expectations with around fifty people at the start, most of whom completed at least one lap of the course before enjoying tea, coffee and a late leisurely breakfast in the picnic grounds there. Some hardy souls kept it up twice around, a really big ask on this course.

It was especially pleasing to have visitors from Brisbane City Runners, Moreton Bay Road Runners and other clubs join us. Many of the visitors enjoyed this morning so much they plan to hold reciprocal run/walks later this year and we hope these are well supported by Caboolture Road Runners members.

If you didn't get to see that magic view, trust us it is there somewhere - give Greg a call and tag along next time this course is run, it really is worthwhile.


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