Last Updated: 4th Dec 2023

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The Not WILD 20 Mile Course

Arrowtown, Otago

Submitted by Rob Bathgate

Last Updated: 4th Dec 2023

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Grunt Factor: 81

Gnarl Factor: 59

35.5km

2430m

2430m

1456m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Back country - remote

Loop

Very hilly

Open ridges/tops

Volcanic

Run Makeup

2%
80%
18%

Sealed Road

Moderate Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +13.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -13.7%

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Estimated Times to Run

Not suitable

Slow

6:00

Moderate

4:00

Fast

This is the full 20 mile course other than the 3k of MTB trails after Coronet Peak Ski Area. These trails are off limits and instead you will need to run around 3k of sealed road downhill from the ski area.

Most suitable for:
Intermediate level runners who are comfortable on technical terrain. The section from Big Hill Saddle over Brow Peak to Coronet Peak Ski Area is off-track (navigation tricky if the cloud is down) and there are a couple of steep drop-offs. Do not attempt if you are not confident with heights. A high level of fitness required.

Navigation:
Easy on the tracked sections. Reasonably straightforward along the Brow Peak ridge in clear visibility but tricky if the cloud is down.

Peaks to be bagged:
Brow Peak 1456m

Trail Conditions:
Lots of easy to moderate single track and a smattering of sealed road, but the sting in the tail is the long section of rough, sketchy trail over the Brow Peak ridge.

Plenty of parking.

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Moderate.

Easy on the tracked sections. Reasonably straightforward along the Brow Peak ridge in clear visibility but tricky if the cloud is down.

Unknown.

Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Compass, Map.

There is limited drinking water on the route. We recommend setting off with at least 1 litre of fluid and topping up to at least 1.5L at the final stream crossing before Big Hill Saddle (in the beech forest) and again at Coronet Peak Ski Area.

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