Under a hot Canberra sun last weekend the AMB 100 took place at Mount Stromlo Forest Park. Things got underway with the 31 ‘100 milers’ leaving the gate at an early 5am. A few hours later after a lovely sunrise the rest of the pack got to hit the trail as well in their chosen length of 100kms, 66kms or 33kms.
The day warmed quickly with temperatures up into the high 30’s (for some reason it always feels a good 5C hotter at Mt Stromlo). Red faces on some of the competitors showed that the heat was taking its toll on some, others however just seemed to shrug it off.
Gil took his camera and headed out to the back of the track, an area that is not often used for races (at least with Rocky Trail’s series). I stayed on the front-side and covered a new section of downhill with twists and turns with a few little drops thrown in for good measure.
It was a long day on the mountain but as so often is the case with the Rocky Trail series it was a great day on the mountain.
All the race images can be found in their galleries here