The Real Insurance XCM Series is not letting up, with Round 3 right on the back of Round 2 last weekend. Many of Australia’s Elite MTB races headed to Cammeray Waters, where the Wombat 100 is based. The race takes its name from Wombat State Forest, which is about 700 square kilometres size, about an hour north of Melbourne. The place is riddled with trails and dirt roads, including the Wombat track as build by the local club.
The week preceding the race was wet, and on Friday, sideways rain doused the area with much needed precipitation. Great for the forests, farmlands and peoples water tanks – but not so good for a National Marathon race! Thankfully, Maximum Adventure were able to amend the course a little, and the sun and wind on Saturday helped dry out the terrain. More at MarathonMTB.com