Wharncliffe Mill Half and 10km Trail Run

Sat May 14th 2016 2pm

Wharncliffe Mill - Margaret River

Many thanks to the competitors, voluteers and Wharncliffe mill who made this event a big success. The club is keen to run this event next year. Results on our Webscorer page

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21km trail, 10km trail and 3km obstacle trail run for U13's. These runs are picturesque and seemingly made for trail running. The trails have been carefully selected by MRTR to introduce runners to some of the best trails in the area, and stand in stark contrast to the Fifth Leg in style. The run features firm surfaces, are not too technical and are all very runnable - even for the novice trail runner. However there is just enough spice in the runs to make it interesting for the more experienced trail runner.

The course will be marked, marshalled and drinks (water and gel) will be available. You will be timed, and prizes will be awarded. Wharncliffe Mill has a large undercover area for presentations.

The 10km is the first 9km of the half and the last 1km. Trails are a mixture of old 4WD racks and single track. There are quite a few short hills - the largest fortuitously right at the end. You will run through Marri, Jarrah and Karri Forests, with some Pine on the edges. While you will be running through the single track heaven of MTB riding in WA you will not in general be using the groomed downhill trails - mostly the trails around the edge and the cross country trails. There is no repeat trail, and no boring bits.

We are STRONGLY encouraging all participants to stay at Wharncliffe. You will need to stay (or pay) for 2 nights, but Wharncliffe are offing 3 nights for the price of 2. We hardly need remind you of the many delights of visiting Margaret River, but we suggest once you spy the single tracks all around the course you will want to try them out. So bring your MTB or hire one from Wharncliffe. Be warned - some of the down-hills are very challenging.

Stay at Wharncliffe

You will need to contact them directly and say you are in the Wharncliffe Run, as they are keeping all bookings for competitors. Therefore the Wharncliffe website says they have sold out, but they are in fact waiting for your call. Wharncliffe Web Page.

Don't forget to bring your kids for the Obstacle trail race, and they will want their bikes for after- this is bike riding heaven.

Half Details

2pm start, bib hand out at Wharncliffe on Friday evening at 6pm for those that are staying, or from 12pm on Saturday. Course below - click on title header for more information.

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10km Details

2:15pm start, bib hand out at Wharncliffe on Friday evening at 6pm or from 12pm on Saturday. Course as above to 9km and then join up with half course at about 20km mark for final push home.

U13 3km Trail run, 1pm start

1pm, and $10 fee - prizes on offer - a tough trail run, made tougher with a couple of obstacles. Register if you dare!


  • Stay at Wharncliffe Mill.
  • Long - 21km - $45 entry
  • Short - 10km - $35 entry
  • U13 3km - starts at 1pm - $10 entry
  • No parking at Wharncliffe unless you are staying there. Otherwise park as per this Facebook post
  • Food (pizza or bring a BBQ), coffee and undercover area at finish!
  • Online registration.
  • After event entertainment


  • No ipods or similar. We need you to to listen out for bike riders - seriously.
  • Keep on track - even if there are puddles.
  • Obey marshals, and help fallen competitors.
  • Allow runners past if they call out.
  • Have fun!
  • Personal blog post on the event.

Useful links

Questions, expressions of interest, or sponsorship enquiries are welcome. Please email the , or make an enquiry by phoning Rod on 0417 971 471

Event is sponsored by Wharncliffe Bush Retreat and Eco Tours. Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2.