Last Updated: 16th Nov 2023

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The Beast of Beetham

Arrowtown, Otago

Submitted by Rob Bathgate

Last Updated: 16th Nov 2023

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Grunt Factor: 17

Gnarl Factor: 35

9.8km

660m

660m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Open tussock/grasslands

Run Makeup

10%
20%
40%
10%
20%

Gravel Road

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +13.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -13.5%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

2:00

Slow

1:30

Moderate

0:50

Fast

This is pretty much the same route as we will use for the Beast of Beetham Time Trial on Sunday afternoon. Feel free to check it out ahead of time if you want to see what you’re in for. It is truly a beast!

Most suitable for:
Anyone who loves a good short, sharp heart-thumping hill climb and steep, technical descent. A good level of fitness and strong ankles are required.

Peaks to be bagged:
Mt Beetham 929m

Trail Conditions:
A mix of easy single track, 4WD track, steep technical terrain, a wee bit of gravel road, and some cruisy riverside trail to finish.

Plenty of parking.

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Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

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Casey Hemingway

Casey Hemingway

has completed The Beast of Beetham once in the last year.

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