Cool at the top today…tomorrow???

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you still have clothing available to keep you warm in tomorrows Point to Pinnacle. Although it is currently 22 degrees down here at Wrest Point, we have just been to the Pinnacle and it is 10 degrees but an aparent temperature of only 3 degrees due to 40kph winds. It is certainly not warm at the top as of 10am today. Please share this with anyone you know in the race and even though warm weather should prevail tomorrow, be prepared for cooler temps at the Pinnacle

Hot conditions for Race Day

We now know that this Sunday is forecast for a beautiful, clear 28 degrees, making it the second hottest conditions in the events 23 year history. Once above 1000m at the Chalet, no more tree cover will leave you exposed to the direct sun. Interstate competitiors, the Tassie sun bites hard when we get these conditions, so please everyone start pre hydrating, aim for 8 glasses of water / 2L and or Electrolyte drink on saturday. Make sure you apply sunscreen before you arrive at the startline, wear a hat. If you are sending a gear bag to the finish on one of the gear bag buses, pack a light weight long sleeve top to keep the sun off and pack an extra bottle of water. We will have extra water available at the start area, 6 drink stations on course and Gatorade at the last 3 plus a 600ml bottle of Hartz Water at the Finish Line. There is extensive medical coverage provided by St Johns and The SES. We hope you enjoy your day but turn up prepared for a hot race on Sunday 



Sandy Bay Road from Nelson Road to top of Byron Street – traffic disruption to north bound traffic between 7am – 7.30am and then 8am – 8.30am

Davey Street from Byron Street to the Southern Outlet – 2 right hand lanes closed until 8.45am, will cause traffic disruption for vehicles wishing to cross Davey Street and traffic exiting the Southern outlet.

Davey Street / Huon Road from Southern Outlet to Summerleas Road will be closed to all traffic until 10.00am.

Pinnacle Road and Pillanger Driver will be closed to all traffic from 7.30am – 11.40am. Local residents will be able to have access to Pillinger Drive from 10.00am.

In the event of inclement weather and the event cannot finish at the summit of Mount Wellington, all participants will remain on Huon Road and will continue through to Longley where the event will conclude at the Longley Hotel. Tasmania Police advise should this route be utilised, then the temporary closing of the following roads will occur:

Huon Road from Pillinger Drive to the Longley Hotel. – 7.30am – 11.40am

Police will be in attendance to manage traffic, and will direct traffic away from the event route.