Katoomba to Bowral bushwalk

  Katoomba to Bowral walk. April 11-17, 2017. 218km (6524m ascent; 6889m descent). Katoomba – Black Range – Whalania Heights – Uni Rover trail – Batsh Camp – Millnigang Ridge – Colong Stock route – Wollondilly – Wanganderry Pass – Bowral I had a few days free thanks to school holidays. My work is in […]

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Defining a “solo” attempt

The GNW250 is something that most people will undertake as a multi-day bushwalk, with good reason. It is a long way (and don’t let the name fool you, it is actually 274km) , and that is the way to enjoy it. But some folks like to challenge themselves by speed-hiking or running the whole thing […]

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GNW250 Trip report

  Finally, I have completed the walk that gives this website its name, the GNW250! GNW250 September 2015 The Great North Walk is a bush track between Sydney and Newcastle. Officially it is 250km, but in reality is more like 275km or 260km, depending on which route you take over the Hawkwsbury River. The longer […]

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Trip Report: Blackheath to Richmond via the Grose River‏

October 2 – 5, 2013. Distance: Approx 75km Party: Saul Richardson. Summary: A long report, so the short version is that I walked from Blackheath station to Richmond station following the Grose River. It took 3 ½ days and was a tough but rewarding walk. The landscape was varied and beautiful, the sense of solitude […]

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Jamison Valley Circuit

Trip Report:  Sunday August 11, 2013. After a SUBW club walk I was going to do, exploring passes on the west side of Mt Solitary was moved at the last minute to a different day, I ended up doing this instead. My alarm went off at an ambitiously early 5am. After only one extra 9 […]

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Penrith to Epping

This was a 60km training walk on Sunday May 19, 2013. I took a train to Penrith, a major suburb on the far western outskirts of Sydney. I then walked back to Epping station 60km away. The walk took me down Castlereagh Rd, Andrews Rd and then The Northern Rd to the village of Windsor. […]

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Saul Richardson

Coburg 24-Hour race

The Coburg 24-hour walk championships were held at Harold Stevens reserve, hosted and put on by the Coburg Harriers club from 10 am Saturday April 13 to  10 am Sunday 14. I competed in the men’s walk race. The field was smaller than previous year because the event is no longer the official Australian Centurions qualifying event due to […]

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Coburg finishers presentation

Coburg 6 hour race 2013

On Sunday March 10 I competed in the Coburg 6-Hour Walk race. It was my first 6-hour event, so my time 0f 43.266km was a PB. It was also good enough for third place behind Victorian walkers Terry O’Neill (50.5km) and Steve Jordan (46.1km). I was delighted with my result and achieved all my aims for the race. The […]

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