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The Beast of Beetham, Otago

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The Beast of BeethamBeginner

Submitted by Rob Bathgate

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Urban fringe


Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands


2:00 (Slow)
1:30 (Moderate)
0:50 (Fast)



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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.

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Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 40%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 20%

Gravel Road: 10%

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Overlapping Runs

The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each

Miners Trail

Miners Trail

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Beat Beetham

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Length: 7.20km

Fast and Flat in Arrowtown

Fast and Flat in Arrowtown

Length: 24.00km


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  • Access

    The Fork and Tap pub.

    Plenty of parking.

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


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