Event Preparation 101
Train, Train and some more Training
100km is a long way. Add to that over 5600m of climbing and you have an epic event. This being the case train for the event your competing in. make sure you are committed to a plan and your team is on the whole page. Where possible train together, when you can’t keep a training diary. We have provided some basic training plans for you but you will need to take some precautions and exercise your own due diligence when it comes to your won safety. Oscars100 Hut 2 Hut takes no responsibility for your safety, or the risk associated with training. We ask that you research and plan your training with consideration with the community and environment your training will impact.
Do you have private health or injury insurance? Is you ambulance cover up to date? We recommend your review the status of your policies prior to undertaking training for this event to ensure you cover is up to date.
Try and Stay Upright
At times this is not as easy as it seems. Pay attention to where you are placing your feet and where you are going. More often that not you’ll take a tumble when you least expect it. Oscars100 Hut 2 Hut covers some remote and isolated parts of the Victorian Alpine region so staying upright is very important.
Are you comfortable Walking or Running in the Dark?
Pretty much everyone is going to spend at least a few hours travelling the trails at night so make sure you do some training under similar conditions. We recommend you perform this training using both a headlamp and torch, as you’ll be required to carry both.
While you can be well looked after at each major check point you’ll need to carry a first aid kit with you at all times. This kit, shown in the mandatory gear section, will cover you off self-treatment for the basics such as blisters, strain, sprains, cuts and grazes. It will also have gear in it to manage snakebites and other emergency requirements. If your not familiar with a lot of the mandatory kit we suggest you take a basic first aid course to bring you up to date.
This is a chance of flash flooding in some sections of the course. Should this occur checkpoints will advise you off the course conditions. If it is deemed safe to continue then competitors, when crossing water, should exercise all caution. Water levels can shift rapidly in these areas
Certain sections of the trail may be subject to flash flooding.
As this event is in summer and in the Alpine region bushfires are a risk.
To avoid this risk competitors, spectators and support crews are required to adhere bushfire regulations. If bushfire affects the trail during the event, participants will be notified either at the nearest checkpoint, via mobile phone or by trail safety crews. When planning your training walks always check the latest bushfire safety information and advice from the relevant state authorities before you head out.
Not the kind that excessive protein consumption can generate by real gusty to gale force winds. As we are the Alpine national Parks you will for the most part of the event be surrounded by trees or exposed to the elements. As a result thee is a trees dropping limbs or strong winds over ridgelines are a real chance to occur. Please be extremely cautious while on the course and pay close attention to your environment and the elements.
Watch your step and watch ahead of you., both during the event and training. As this event is in summer snakes and spiders will be quite active so you want to avoid coming in contact with them. With the warmer weather snakes may be quite aggressive during the day so DO NOT attempt to catch or handle any snakes. Please stay away where possible and use extreme caution when they are nearby.
Spiders will be out in force as well so whenever your stop for a rest give your gear a once over before resuming. You never know when you’ll pick up one of these passengers while on the trails. Make sure you know the most up-to-date first aid techniques for handling snake and spider bites and always carry appropriate first aid supplies.