Briefing Summary + Donuts

A lot has changed in 18 months! If you wanted to look at anything from the runners briefing tonight, please see the slides below.

Here are the Donuts for each division:

  • DIVISION 7: 14-26km
  • DIVISION 6: 15-29km
  • DIVISION 5: 21-32km
  • DIVISION 4: 19-41km
  • DIVISION 3: 3-46km
  • DIVISION 2: 37-59km
  • DIVISION 1: 30-69km
Inward Bound Gear

Scrutineering and Departure Times

Teams in each of the divisions need to be at Bruce Hall by the times listed below. It is crucial that all divs depart at the set time. As such, all teams need to arrive at scrut with ALL compulsory equipment. There will be no time to get equipment you have forgotten or left at college. Failure to arrive on time and with all compulsory gear will incur penalties for your team.

2016 Scrutineering and Departure times Friday 14th October (There are no mistakes):


Runners to

arrive at Scrut

Depart ANU

Div 1 17:30 18:30
Div 2 18:00 18:30
Div 3 20:00 21:00
Div 4 21:00 22:00
Div 5 21:30 22:30
Div 6 23:00 00:00
Div 7 22:00 23:00

We reccomend that you undertake a practice scrutineer at your college/hall prior to leaving for Bruce Hall. This will minimise the possibility of forgetting or misplacing compulsory items.

Rules for 2016 have been finalised

Please see the Race Rules page for more Information.

As with every year, the rules are tweaked to suit the event and the course. This year the rules have had a major facelift, we’ve simplified them, reducing the document by 20% and made some important changes.

Important changes are listed below:

-Female quota
-Simplification and speed of complaints (have to be made within 3 hours of last team finishing)
-Water on the course and rules surrounding
-Inclusion of the maps we’ve made to be counted as an option for compulsory maps
-Female coach requirement
-Removal of light cord and groundsheet from compulsory items.
-Categorisation of penalties for missing equipment.
-lowered some penalties (for losing ID card and other equipment)
-Pushed the cutoff time back to 7pm, cutoff to be enforced strictly unlike previous years.
-Modest changes to scoring to help to disincentivise ‘stacking’ of lower divisions.
Most of these changes were flagged and discussed at the consultation over a year ago.  

Highway Crossing in Bupa IB16

Highway crossing explainer

Our big reveal

There will be a highway crossing in Inward Bound this year. We wont say how many teams need to cross a highway but it is imperative that if your team needs to cross a highway, that they do so at the designated highway crossing which will be marked on the course information sheet (see example above). There will be volunteers stationed at the crossing on both sides (entry and exit) and if the adjoining road is offset (as above) then they will instruct where to cross and how to run on the highway for the section that must be travelled.

Important things to remember:

  • All highways are out of bounds.
  • Coursing along and crossing highways whether over or under the highway apart from at the designated crossings will disqualify your team.
  • The Course Information sheet will also show ‘dummy’ crossings fake crossing that are far outside the course area so as to not give away the location of the course.

Finer details:

  • The crossing marker (2 concentric circles) mark the location of the highway crossings.
  • The green shading shows the way the crossing is to be performed and the roads which must be used. In this example, it is clear that, if approaching from the south (Bungendore Road), that the team remain on the southern side of the Federal Highway until directly opposite the northern road (Shingle Hill Way(not labelled)).


New Course Maps