Narrowneck By Night
For a complete change of pace, Tempus recently timed a night trail run deep in the heart of the Blue Mountains – at Narrowneck, below Echo Point where the 3 Sisters hang out.
The event was staged by our good friends at Running Wild trail running club, and such is the allure of their events these days, the race was sold out well ahead of time.
With limited time and a fragile ecosystem, runners were bussed into the start line – an exercise which was not with out its own set of logistical problems – and taken out again later the same way. While they waited to start, or after they had finished, the competitors were able to enjoy hot soup and coffee as they swapped running tales or calmed their nerves.
The coffee and soup were welcome, as the temperature dropped right on dark, and a fine mist and drizzle set in. This only served to add to the atmosphere, and indeed seemed to aid the quicker runners as not one, but two course records were set on the night, both in the 20km event. In fact, the male first- and second-placegetters came in under the record time.
We have mentioned before how pleasant an event is when all goes well, and Running Wild’s registration and event team are certainly on the ball and well-drilled, as the race – and timing – went off without a hitch. Such a pleasure to work with a well-oiled team.
With all of RW’s events being sold out or close to capacity this season, the remaining races are headed the same way, and we can’t wait.
Full results of the 20km and 14km Narrowneck Night Runs can be found here.
More information about Running Wild trail running club can be found on their website.