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The Old Great North Road 43km Fat Ass Run - 23 July


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#1 Dave Byrnes

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 10:18 PM

A number of Terrigal Trotters will be running along a 43km section of the Old Great North Road on 23 July 2006 and following it with a club BBQ at the Mogo Creek Camping Area.

Any Fat Ass runner interested in joining the Trotters for the run along the course will be welcome, but they will have to organize their own transport for the run (point to point) and bring their own food and drink for the BBQ.

The run will start at 8:00am at the base of Devine's Hill, a few hundred metres west of the Wisemans Ferry on the northern side of the Hawkesbury, and finish approximately 43km later at the Mogo Creek Camping Area in Yengo NP near Bucketty.  The Finish is about 50km by gravel road via St Albans from the Start.

I will measure the course using a GPS nearer the date.  Some more details and a map are available  here.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 04:10 AM

Dave,

If this course is anywhere near as beautiful as the GNW100 mile you can count me in.

A few convivial drinks at the end would cap it off nicely.  

I'm sure some of the FatAss regulars will pick up on this.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:57 AM

**bump**

Any other CRs doing this?

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 09:06 AM

I'm interested in this, was wondering if I could bum a ride back to the start though?
Anyone driving back?

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 05:50 PM

Bump!

Took the family out to Wiseman's Ferry today and took a quick look at the start of the run. This whole area is beautiful, steeped in history, I'd love to run it. Considering running out and back if no one is driving back to the start?

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 06:17 PM

Sounds a great run Dave.  Just curious about the clash of dates with the Hunter Valley Marathon?  Now, if the GNR was on the Saturday, you could do both!  Well, I would :blink:

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:22 PM

You're a sick boy Paul. I'll see you there.  :blink:

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:57 PM

Dave Brynes is just itching to post here but there is some technical issue preventing him. so stay tuned. If it continues much longer I will get him to email me what he wants to post.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:26 PM

Thrax

That 100 miler you covet could be soooo easy at Glasshouse this year.If you are considering coming then let me know so I can fix up all that hard stuff so you can focus on the run.

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 06:00 PM

View PostKevinTiller, on Jul 21 2006, 07:57 AM, said:

Dave Brynes is just itching to post here but there is some technical issue preventing him. so stay tuned. If it continues much longer I will get him to email me what he wants to post.

... been waiting almost a day now, can you tell us what the news is?

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 11:21 AM

Jan's Photos Looks like a wonderful run.


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Posted 24 July 2006 - 11:53 AM

It was Plu, a true gem of a run, hopefully it will become an annual event.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 01:06 PM

How would the geographically challenged and people at the back cope.  I thought about this event but  was worried about wandering around by myself in the bush lost.

Cheers  Plu

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 01:30 PM

View Postplu, on Jul 24 2006, 01:06 PM, said:

How would the geographically challenged and people at the back cope.  I thought about this event but  was worried about wandering around by myself in the bush lost.

Cheers  Plu

Plu, it's very well marked, the trail is quite historic and as such signposted at the few track diversions along the course. It's a good mixture of running surfaces with some degeneration in parts (reminiscent of the Black Stump run near Calabash Castle) but for the most part soft underfoot.

We should hook up sometime for a training run.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 07:05 PM

On a scale of lostability, for a trail run it's as close to Kelvin-proof as you could hope for.

I'd be interested in heading out that way again as well.  It would not be a good run to do in Summer as there are no creeks or other sources of water on the 43 km and some of it is quite exposed.  I like the idea of running the full 86km.   Let me know if you are planning a trip out, I'd be keen.

Thanks to Dave Byrnes and Terrigal Trotters for a pleasurable day.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:24 PM

Hi Fatass CRs,
Have finally uploaded all the pickies here

What a fantastic run....and some great company. Hopefully it will become an annual fixture in the Terrigal Trotters/Fatass calendar.

Plu and Kevin, you'd both love it.

If any of you are thinking of running it sometime soon, I am keen and so is the other half who was very grumpy on having to miss this one.  

Cheers,
Miss G.

Edited by Miss Gazelle, 28 July 2006 - 12:27 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

I gather this FA hasn't been ran since 2006 ?

Edited by Mick377, 24 October 2008 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2008 - 02:02 PM

View PostMick377, on Oct 24 2008, 02:55 PM, said:

I gather this FA hasn't been ran since 2006 ?


Mick377,

A similar out and back fatass run has been held the last 2 years.
See this page for details.
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