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The Great NOSH Wrap-Up


Despite the rain the night before, 312 keen trail runners were not afraid to get their feet wet, and rocked up nice and early to Lindfield Oval to register for the NOSH, hug a warm cup of caffeinated bean juice and debate battle strategies for the race ahead.

The race started with some drizzling rain to the sound of the horn at 10am on the dot. Only five minutes later, just about when the leaders were hitting the single track, the heavens dumped a torrent of rain and winds started to whip up. While this was a freak storm, with over an inch of rain in 20 minutes, this is the weather that the NOSH has started to become synonymous with.

The rain made for a very exciting race, especially at the new creek crossing mandated by NPWS. A very big special thanks to Rodney, the marshal who was assisting at the creek crossing. We are continuing to work with NPWS to find a resolution which could involve a further course change or increased track maintenance efforts, and are working on our emergency action plan to make available enough volunteer traffic controllers on standby we can divert the course onto the streets in Killarney Heights if required and avoid having to cancel the race under such weather conditions.


A big special thanks to all our volunteers who braved the wind, rain and cold to organise the event, mark the course, set up, take registrations, marshal, operate drink stations, record finish times, write up certificates, give first aid, and physio assessment, pack up and dry out equipment. Without them this event would simply not be possible. We also have to thank the Seaforth Soccer club for the hot food and drinks at the finish and the use of their locker rooms for our time recorders and soggy competitors! 

We also have to thank the Ku-ring-gai Council and NPWS for clearing the four trees that were down on the Two Creeks and Magazine tracks. 

Race Winners
1st - Matty Abel (68:09)
2nd - Geoffrey Berkley (70:53)
3rd - Oscar McNutty (70:55)

Prizes: Special thanks to our sponsor Northside Runners who provided some great prizes including some awesome Oakley specs! Full results including placings for each category are here.

Stats!: 61% of entrants were male, 39% female. The largest age group was the 30-39 year olds with 122 runners, followed closely by the 40-49s with 110. We had four competitors in the over 70 category. All competitors who started the race made it to the finish, with the last of the walkers finishing at 1:36PM.



Social Media!

Unfortunately due to the horizontal rain we weren't able to get our usual finish line hero shots, but thanks to social media we can share with you some links from people who did get some photos and video!

ONSW's Race Photos after Roseville Bridge
Darren and Joel's NOSH video
Rob Bennett's headcam race start video
Rob Bennett's headcam highlights video
dry weather course photos

The NOSH has also been mentioned in a few blogs!

From race winner, Matty Abel
From Uringa Orienteers (6km drink station)
From Istvan Kertesz (in Hungarian)
From Nicolas Arney

We received quite a few thank you emails from competitors which we really appreciated! If you have any photos, video or a blog about the race email us here and we'll add you to this list!

NOSH Shirts

If you didn't make it in to collect your shirt, email me here to organise a pick up.

Lost Property

I still have a beach towel, a small Nike drink bottle and two pairs of shoes (one pair of New Balance and one pair of Asics) that were left in the changerooms at Seaforth Oval and around the building. Email me here if they are yours.

'til next year!


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