Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats are an informal group of recreational runners and some fast hikers who started weekly training runs for the annual Hill Challenge in 2017.

With the Hill Challenge normally scheduled for 1 May, training runs start in mid January, gradually building up distance and elevation.

Some trail running experience is required. The training runs start at 7-8km distance (minimum 1 hour) in mid January peaking at 18-20km (2-3 hours or longer) in mid/late April.

Participants in these training runs should be at a fitness that level that would allow them to run for at least

- one hour continually, if starting in January/February

- two hours continually, if starting in March/April

Participation in these runs is entirely at your own risk and you agree to not hold the organizers liable in any way for any injury or losses you may incur on these runs.

2024 Hill Challenge Training Runs on Saturday mornings started on 6 January 2024 - contact for details

Hill Challenge Pace Chart (updated 5 April 2023)

2022 Mountain Goats Hill Challenge Results

HC2022 Training

HC2021 Training

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Elevation chart by J. Gunn