Route: Central Coast Century Run (NSW, Australia)

Submitted by GeoffArnold. on Sun, 06/28/2020 - 03:21am
Location
New South Wales, AU
Distance
100 km
Vertical Gain
2,564 m
Description

There are two variations to this route, a 100KM and a 100Mile. Both GPX files are below, read the descriptions for each, download and plot the GPX files to view each route.

Distance: 100km / 100mi

Vertical Gain : 2564m / 4416m

 

100KM (Route created by Geoff Arnold)

Central Coast Century (not to be confused with the bicycle ride of the same name) traverses the best trails on the central coast, starting and finishing at the SS Maitland bell at Maitland Bay car park in Bouddi National Park, this loop courses takes you through, Brisbane water national park, Strickland state forest, Katandra, Kincumber mountain and finally along the Bouddi coastal track finishing at the SS Maitland bell. 

100Mile (Route created by Troy Brock - 2021)

Central Coast Miler provides an ultramarathoner an opportunity to test their endurance while experiencing the beauty and variation in topography the Central Coast of NSW is renowned for. The course begins and ends in the picturesque Bouddi National Park, which is nestled alongside the beach and provides a stunning backdrop to the challenges of the trail. The journey takes you through the nature corridors of Kincumba Mountain, Katandra Reserve, Strickland and Ourimbah State Forests, observing a variety of sub-tropical flora and fauna and most likely picking up a leech or two when it’s wet underfoot! Yarramalong is the highest elevation on the course and at 350m you are rewarded with panoramic views of the Watagan Range in the distance and the tranquillity of the semi-rural properties in the valley below. Joining the Great North Walk you make your way down to Mooney Mooney and it’s in this section that you experience more challenging terrain as your cross many creeks and with technical climbs and descents you are rewarded with some spectacular waterfalls along the way. Warrah Trigg is the most southerly vantage point on the Central Coast and you are rewarded with vast ocean views all the way to Palm Beach. After a short road section it’s back on the trails where you are again treated to some of natures finest including the Flannel Flower in spring and the towering red gum trees. A short beach run and you’re back on the Bouddi Coastal Walk to finish this 160km run, which is approximately 75% trail.

Comments

A new variation to the 'Century' run - as the 100Mile route encompasses much of the existing 100K route.