Have you got what it takes to
"Challenge The Mountain" in 2016?
Program - Join us!
Do as little or as much as you like - as long as you Challenge The Mountain!
Friday 26th August
Bib Pickup & Forum at Frenchville Sports Club
Saturday 27th August
Morning - Skills Session at Velodrome - Berserker St
Afternoon - CTM Race
Sunday 28th August
Morning Brunch with Social Run/ Ride (optional) - meet at the Velodrome, Berserker St
* These sessions are strictly limited to 15 people per session. Book when registering for CTM. $20 per person/ session.
Limited to one session per person.
** This is a 100km ride - 28km/h average speed. Open to Challengers only, cost is $15 which includes breakfast at the Velodrome
*** Open to Challengers only, cost is $15 which includes breakfast at the Velodrome
Friday evening at the Frenchville Sports Club will be a great opportunity to meet and mingle with our Ambassadors;
Robbie McEwen – international road cyclist and triple winner of the Tour de France green sprinters’ classification and now commentator, coach and cycling promoter.
Chris Gayle – Local CQ distance runner and now coach extraordinaire based in Brisbane owing Galeforce training.
This event is open to all! You do NOT have to be a challenger to attend. For non-challengers to purchase tickets, please email: email@example.com or click button below.
You can collect your kit, mingle with other participants over drinks and finger food followed by a forum with Robbie and Chris. It’s a great chance to hear their stories, ask questions, find out training and racing tips and engage with them before the challenge! Drinks will be available from the bar during the evening, though too many might take the edge of your Saturday performance.
Born 24 June 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland, is an Australian former professional road bicycle racer. He last rode for Orica-GreenEDGE on the UCI World Tour. As a triple winner of the Tour de France's green jersey sprinters' classification, at his peak he was considered one of the fastest sprinters in the world.
McEwen has participated in the Tour de France 12 times, in 1997 (117th), 1998 (89th), 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
He has had 12 stage wins.
In 2002 he won stage 3: Metz – Reims and stage 20: Melun – Paris.
In 2004 he won stages 3 and 9.
In 2005 he won stage 5 to Montargis, stage 7 to Karlsruhe in Germany and stage 13 to Montpellier.
In 2006 he won stages 2, 4 and 6 to Esch-sur-Alzette, St Quentin and Vitré.
In 2012, he announced that the Tour of California would be the last professional race of his career.
Chris Gale - Galeforce Running
Born Sydney 1971. Started running in 1984 when living in Dysart, before moving to Rockhampton in December 1986.
Personal Best Times:
· Marathon – 2:48.48
· Half Marathon – 1:09.23
· 10km – 30:47
· 5km – 15:06
· 3km – 9:00
· 1500m – 4:02
· 1000m – 2:38
· 800m – 2:02
President of the Rockhampton Road Runners from 1993-2001. Life Member of the Rockhampton Road Runners. Head Coach / Director – GaleForce Running Squad since December 2007. Has coached a number of Queensland & Australian champions at junior, school and open level.
Head Cross Country & middle / long distance track coach @ Stuartholme School since 2011. Race Director – Ipswich Park2Park since 2005.
Work in progress - please check before race for latest updates!
General - Applies to All
Waiver - Civil Liberties Act 2003
Challenge the Mountain requires a good level of fitness, you must be physically fit and have trained sufficiently to participate in and complete the Event.
You agree to participate in this event at your own risk and to indemnify and keep indemnified Challenge the Mountain committee and the Rockhampton Regional Council against all claims, suits, actions or demands which may be brought in respect of any injury or other loss sustained by me/us or anyone participating in Challenge the Mountain and agree to exonerate Challenge the Mountain committee and the Rockhampton Regional Council from all responsibility and from all loss or injury to any person due to alleged liability or otherwise.
Riders registered with Cycling Australia please note:
Cycling Queensland has waived Rule 1106 (Illegal Events) for Challenge the Mountain and you may participate in Challenge the Mountain. You are not covered under the CA licence insurance for Challenge the Mountain and participate at your own risk. Challenge the Mountain is not a sanctioned Cycling Australia event.
Either at the Forum Friday night (Frenchville Sports Club) from 5:30 - 6:00pm
Activity Hall, Frenchville School between 12:00 - 2:00pm.
Please bring race confirmation email, if unable, some ID is needed.
Elite Race Start 3:45pm, briefing 3:40pm
Accomplished - Race Start 3:10pm, briefing 3:05pm
Aspiring - Race Start 2:40pm, briefing 2:30pm
Juniors (under 11 & 14) - Race start 2:40pm, briefing at start, 2:30pm
Teams - Race Start 2:35pm, briefing 2:30pm
Note to Challenge the Mountain Cyclists Bus Transport:
A bus and trailer service is available to transport you and you bike back to Frenchville School after the Challenge the Mountain on Mt Archer. It is provided to ensure you have safe passage back down the mountain in the dark after presentations and festivities. The road is in very bad condition, this along with buses, cars, fatigue, cold and wildlife late afternoon, makes it quite dangerous.
The Challenge the Mountain Committee encourages to use this service if you need to transport your bike down the mountain. Your bike will be available for collection from the Frenchville School Car Park. All bikes must be collected before 8:00pm.
The road will be open from 10:00am Saturday to allow car access to the top of the mountain. Drive up with your bike, warm clothes etc, safely ride down the mountain in readiness for your race. There will be no vehicle traffic after 2:00pm, please have your car parked at the Summit or bottom of the mountain by this time.
Any accidents and we will have difficulty staging this event again.
Consider staying for presentations and to enjoy the live music and food!
Timeline for Race Day!
Friday 26 August
5:30pm Early registration and race kit collection - Frenchville Sports Club
6:00pm Q&A Forum with Robbie McEwan and Chris Gale - Frenchville Sports Club
8:30pm Q&A Finish
Saturday 27 August
8:00am Beginner Cycle Skills Training with Robbie McEwan -Kenrick Tucker Velodrome
9:00am Intermediate Cycle Skills Training with Robbie McEwan
Running Skills Training Chris Gale - Kenrick Tucker Velodrome
10:00am Advanced Cycle Skills Training with Robbie McEwan - Kenrick Tucker Velodrome
Road open from 10:00am to enable Challengers & supporters to park their car near top of Mt Archer.
12:00pm – 2:00pm Registration and race kit collection - Frenchville State School Activity Hall
12:15 Buses to Mt Archer begin operating - Frenchville State School Carpark
Please note - After the race we would love to see everyone stay up the top of the mountain for the presentations, enjoy the live music and consume tasty food. However if you do need to leave, the road will reopen to traffic around 4:30pm (or when the last participate arrives at the top of the mountain). To ensure you have a timely departure off the mountain if you need to depart as soon as the road reopens, we would encourage you to arrange your own transport back to the bottom as the buses will not be leaving until they are full (there may also be a wait if the demand for buses is high). Whilst there is ample parking at the top of the mountain we do encourage car pooling to ensure everyone is able to be accommodated.
The Challenge Begins
14:30 Road closure Pilbeam Drive
14:40 Kids Race (1&3km)
15:00 Kids Presentation (x12)
15:10 Accomplished participants
15:45 Elite participants
16:20 Finish Challenge
16:30 Live entertainment, food and coffee! - Mt Archer Summit
16:30 Road Open and Buses available Mt Archer Summit – Frenchville State School
17:00 PRESENTATION Mt Archer Summit
Sunday 28 August
Robbie McEwan Social Ride to Mt Morgan (Gates open) Kenrick Tucker Velodrome Berserker St
5:45am Riders pre ride briefing
6:00am Ride departs
6:45am Bouldercombe Group Stop -Bouldercombe
7:30am Arrive Mt Morgan – coffee and historical tour - Mt Morgan Main Street
8:15am Depart Mt Morgan Via Bouldercombe
9:30 – 10am Return Velodrome - Kenrick Tucker Velodrome Berserker St
5:30am Chris Gale Social Run with Rockhmapton Road Runners Long Run 20+km - Kenrick Tucker Velodrome Berserker St
6:50am Runners briefing (3 & 11km runners)
7:00am Runners depart - shorter runs 3 & 11km.
< 9:30am Runners return
Brunch at Velodrome
10am Brunch at Velodrome Kenrick Tucker Velodrome Berserker St
END OF A "CHALLENGING WEEKEND"!
Race Day Tips!
***IMPORTANT NOTICE IN REGARDS TO SUNDAY MORNING***
Please note that SUNDAY morning opening times of Mount Archer is 7am – 9am sharp.
Further important information is a follows:
1. We request that you park your car at Frenchville Sate School car parks and proceed to walk to Mount Archer to minimise vehicular noise and congestion at the base of the mountain. This is approximately a 2km walk. Consider this as your warm up.
2. Please minimise noise levels on your commute and whilst in residential areas when using the mountain.
3. All athletes MUST BE OFF THE MOUNTAIN BY 9AM. Do not leave it to the last minute to participate in training, arrive early and on time.
4. All athletes MUST obey all road signs, road rules and speed restrictions.
5. All athletes MUST obey the direction of all and any Challenge the Mountain volunteers.
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We look forward to seeing you Sunday mornings.
Cycling Jersey and Running Singlet- available for purchase when registering. Free for early bird challengers (17th July cutoff) in accomplished and elite categories.
Please note: Not final design - not all sponsors are displayed. Small changes may occur.
Here you will find information from last years event, and progress reports on developments this year.
Water tank & Fountains
Finally, we have reached agreement with RRC and a water tank has been purchased for installation at the saddle! We are very hopeful it will be in full use by CTM 2016! The students of North Rockhampton High School have the task of painting the tank utilizing CTM branding.
Also two water fountains are in the process of being installed - one near the seating at Pilbeam Drive turnoff ( this will be of benefit to all those walking Frenchville Rd) and a second one at the turnoff to the residents.
Water tank & Fountains
Now installed - one at base of Pilbeam Drive and one at the corner of Pilbeam Drive and Elida St. Thanks to Challengers 2015!
Please support our sponsors
Rockhampton regional council
The Rockhampton Regional Council are again CTM's paramount sponsor in 2016. In addition to generous funding, the RRC with the tireless efforts of Councillor Neil Fisher have worked closely with the CTM committee to ensure the event is a resounding success. Our key objective of improving the recreational appeal of Mt Archer would not be possible without the active support of Neil and the council.
Qld Government's Sport and recreation department aim to ensure that Queenslanders lead active and healthy lifestyles through participation in physical activity. They do this by:
The CTM committee appreciate the support the Queensland government have provided in 2016.
Asset Training Australia
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Proprietor: Penny Kelly
Capricorn Investment Partners
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Funzone and Laser Tag Centre
Nearby Musgrave Street on 47 Charles Street, Funzone is the longest running Laser Tag Centre in Central Queensland (starting from 1994). With a wide variety of services such as hosting birthday parties, social club break-ups, exclusive hire outs and more. Aside from Laser Tag we also have Arcade machines. We cater to ages 4 and up. For more information visit our website.
Links to results & photos from 2015