Beautiful bush run (about: 2010)|
J. L. from Sydney, Australia (1/15/12)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail Marathon
The FFFT Marathon is a wonderful, small race in a beautiful part of the country. It's a fairly easy drive down from Sydney which some people did the morning of the race, but I made a weekend of it with some friends - there are shorter distances on offer (5km and 10km) if not all your friends are up for the long one.
The course is a lovely bush run with some spectacular scenery and as expected, lots and lots of hills. Consensus is that you should expect to run about 20 minutes slower than you would on a road marathon. The majority of the course is on packed dirt fire trails with a couple of fairly rocky sections - no technical trails though. It felt like there were loads of aid stations and watermelon was a definite winner.
The last climb up to the finish line is brutal. Overall, a fantastic run in the bush. Helps if the weather is nice and cool like it was in 2010