BTBS Training Run

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Brief notes

A warm-up for fans of Beyond The Black Stump. We got both types..."fun" and "technical".

It's different to, and a month or so prior to, the Otford to Bundeena event.

Note that this is NOT a prequalifier for Six Foot Track 2009

See the link to the usual Beyond The Black Stump New Year's Day event for more complete details:

Date/Time of run

  • 7am, Sunday 9th November 2008. (nb. NOT the 2nd!)

Start Location

  • As per 1 Jan 2008

Finish Location

  • Same as start.

Start Facilities

  • Car park (free), toilets, water tap.


Approx 16km - Party Pooper's Option. Not sure if this will be an option for this date.

Approx 33km - Full Monty Option

Entry Details

Time Limit

None - take as long as you like.

Entry Fee


Course Summary

You should follow the link to the usual Beyond The Black Stump New Year's Day event and print the course maps out.

While the intention is for a number of runners to stick together, there is no guarantee we won't split up and/or get lost.

Here is a mapmyrun course link:

Detailed Course Description and Maps

The Full Course Description might or might not be handed out on the day. Better still, follow the link and print your own:

Aid Summary

As there will be no aid supplied, you should carry at least one water bottle. Luckily there are reasonably frequent water taps and even a few opportunities to buy coke/ juice/ food making it very feasible to run unsupported by crew (Shops at Berowra Waters Marinas - either side of the Berowra Waters Ferry).

It's really handy filling up with water on the road to/from the Castle so the intention will be for water to be placed there prior to the start, but don't count on it!

From memory, mobile phone reception is "intermittently OK" only on the Eastern ('start') side of Berowra Waters.

Route Marking Summary

There will be no track markings specifically put up for this run. The Great North Walk sections have track markers. If you come off the route, look at your map and work out the best way to get back on route. You should also bring along a plastic envelope or something to keep the map dry if it rains or if you sweat heavily.

Further Information

CoolRunning thread for this event:

Group limit of 20 without requiring NPWS approval (see p57):