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Horse LatitudesBeginner

Submitted by Matt Doherty

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Trail Information

5.10km

180m

180m

197m

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Open farmlands

Beginner

0.45 (Novice)
0.30 (Intermediate)
0.25 (Elite)

-12.0%

+12.6%

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Description

Route described in an anti-clockwise direction
Great beginners run to practice a few technical skills, can also be done in reverse (clock-wise) if you prefer a steeper climb or want to practice runnng fast downhill.
Head over the bridge and up Captain Thomas track making sure that you bear right and take the mtb track at the juncion after approx 2kms. When you hit the summit rd turn left through the crossroads. Immediately look to your left, next to the big boulder take the trail into the bush. After a couple of hundred meters turn right down a few steps, follow this track till you head over a stile & out of the bush. Follow this single track as it decends back to Sumner & ignore any trails to your right. After a small rocky section cross Evans Pass road at the stile and follow the trail back to the junction with the start.


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Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 30%

Easy Single Track: 60%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 10%


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  • Access

    Captain Thomas Track in Sumner. From LOWER Sumnervale Drive. Warm up jog from the dead end of the road round the side of the horse field and up the steps to the start of Captain Thomas on the right hand side of the roundabout.

    Lower Sumnervale drive, only houses on one side of the street so plenty of parking
    Bus. Purple bus route terminates 100m from Lower Sumnervale Drive

    14 km

    25 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Patchy.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    If required, at a building in the hoses field at the end.

    Slippery clay on Captain Thomas after heavy rain

    Dog friendly but there are normally lots of sheep
    Mountain bikes on Captain Thomas

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