After a lot of near misses with the stanley knife last night, I cut up all the track markers for The Icebreaker Quickie in the Forest on Saturday.
These guys will be your friends when racing. The thing about Bottle Lake Forest Park is while the tracks are quite clearly marked, there are so many of them, there is the risk of taking a wrong turn and heading into it's picturesque, yet intricate warren-ness.
I went out and ran/biked the whole course a couple days ago with Dad riding along and counting the spots we'd need track markers. Turned out I needed heaps more than originally thought, as we adopted the mentality 'if there's even a shadow of doubt, use a marker'. So it's fair to say the Icebreaker Quickie in the Forest course will be substantially sign posted! I'll repeat this at the race briefing but if you make sure you only take a turn when you see a black arrow you'll be fine. I'll have the 'This Way For A Quickie' signs indicating you're on the right track, but if there's one to your left as you run past, that doesn't mean you should duck off into the bush, just keep on going straight. Easy!
I'm not going to lecture you on how to interpret track markers, it's all pretty straight forward, I just want to make sure everybody stays on course.
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