Long Sleeve Thermal Top (polypropylene, wool) Cotton, Coolmax and lycra garments are NOT suitable. Compression garments and thermal compression garments are NOT suitable. Compression garments may still be used in the race but they are in addition to your mandatory thermal top and do not replace it.
Long Leg Thermal Pants (polypropylene, wool) Cotton, Coolmax and lycra garments are NOT suitable. Compression garments and thermal compression garments are NOT suitable. Compression garments may still be used in the race but they are in addition to your mandatory thermal pants and do not replace it.
Waterproof and Breathable Jacket with Fully Taped Waterproof Seams and Hood The breathability must be provided by the material itself and not exclusively by mesh panels. Minimal underarm vents are allowed if the jacket material itself is technical and breathable. Large mesh panels, even if covered by flaps are NOT permitted. A premium jacket would have a waterproof rating of over 15,000mm hydrostatic head and a breathability MVTR rating of 20,000g/m²/25hrs however much lower ratings are completely acceptable. Any non-membrane jacket must still be in very good condition with waterproof coating intact. The jacket must fit you. Plastic rain ponchos, wind jackets, water resistant jackets are NOT suitable.
Beanie, Balaclava or Buff Styled Headwear x 2
Full-Fingered Lightweight Thermal Gloves (Polypropylene, Wool)
Headlamp A high quality headlamp is recommended for GSER100. Test your headlamp on bush tracks at night prior to the event to make sure it provides enough light to both see the track and the course markings. Make sure batteries are new or fully charged and you have enough battery capacity / spare batteries.
Backup Light This can be a small torch or something like the Petzl E-lite.
Mobile Phone in Working Order with Fully Charged Battery Mobile phone coverage over the course varies from excellent to average. We strongly recommend you have a Telstra phone. Along the most isolated section from Mt Speculation to Buckland Gap – you will have around 2-3 bars if you are with Telstra.
Compass While we recommend a good quality compass such as the Silva Field 7, you can bring any compass as long as the magnetic needle will settle quickly and will point to magnetic North. A waterproof watch compass is allowed as long as you can calibrate it and know how to use it. An iPhone compass is not acceptable as it is not waterproof and the batteries may be needed for making emergency calls.
Emergency Space Blanket (or Light Bivvy Sack Equivalent)
Compression Bandage (Minimum Dimensions 7.5cm Wide x 2.3m Long Unstretched) The wrapping should list ‘heavy weight cotton crepe bandage’ or ‘heavy cotton elastic bandage’ or ‘heavy weight elastic support bandage’. This item is used for the treatment of sprains or snake bite. Generally the pink coloured bandages are suitable and the white bandages not.
Lightweight Dry Sack This is to keep the compulsory clothing dry (multiple NEW Ziplock plastic bags work well for compressing your clothing and being able to see the item through the plastic; useful for random gear checks).
Water Bottles or Bladders 2 Litre Capacity Water Bottles or Bladders with a capacity to carry a minimum of 2 Litres of water. We strongly suggest you carry 2L in a bladder and another 500ml plus in handhelds or soft flasks.
Food Bars / Portions: You need to start each leg with 2 food portions so they can sustain you during the following leg.
Ziplock Bag For Personal Rubbish
Waterproof Matches 1 box.
Waterproof Map Case Or any other way to keep map and course descriptions protected such as map contact
Long Leg Waterproof Pants Must be waterproof but does NOT require the same specs as the waterproof jacket, i.e. does not need taped seams, does not need to be breathable, may be plastic.
100-Weight (Minimum) Long Sleeve Synthetic Fleece Top 100-weight fleece is equivalent to 214gsm Polartec Fleece. Must not be made of wool as you will mostly need this item if it is wet and just above zero. If it were guaranteed to be dry weather for the race, a woollen fleece would actually be preferable. The fibres of a synthetic fleece will not absorb water whereas the fibres of a woollen fleece will hold water and make you feel colder and clammier. Also once a woollen fleece is wet, it will never dry out for the rest of the race.
Course Map & Course Descriptions You will be provided with the files for printing these.
Race Bib This will be fitted with your timing tag.
External Mobile phone charger
GPS Trackers For the purposes of live tracking of runners – all runners will be fitted with GPS Trackers from Upper Howqua Campground. These will be provided by the Event.
More substantial first aid kit (sterile dressings, roll of strapping tape, blister care such as blister block patches or Compeed, antiseptic wipes, painkillers, and any relevant personal medications (asthma etc)).