Big Foot Sprints - December 17th - Crimson Hill

Billy Whizz

Big Foot Sprints XIX

Crimson Hill, Lindfield

Saturday 17th December 2016

Big Foot Productions are pleased to bring you the 19th edition of Australia's longest-running Sprint-O event (possibly the longest in the Southern Hemisphere).


Crimson Hill – Map - 1:2500, updated in early 2016 by Andrew Brown, and later by Eoin Rothery and Cath Chalmers.  Mainly bush with new apartment and old UTS campus buildings. Grippy footwear recommended, most running shoes should be OK, metal studs will be too hard for the roads and paving. 75% is bush with boulders and cliffs.  Mostly runnable, some thicker bits.  Lots of branches and leaf litter on the ground - GAITERS recommended.  Bus 565 from Lindfield Station at 8:42, 9:42.  Bus 565 from Chatswood Station at 9:02am.  Both go to UTS (Eton Road Bus bay).


Enter online via Eventor - Entries don't close - if you can't do it online just turn up: YOU WILL GET A MAP AND A RUN!  


The Big Foot Sprints Main Event is run over two courses, approximately 1.2 km each with winning times (M21) of 11-15 minutes each.

The second course is where the fun starts and is run as a chasing start. You can expect some closely fought finishes.

On the Main Event we have classes Open Men and Open Women.

A single short course (“The Entrée”) for juniors, newcomers and people who don’t feel like sprinting of about 1.5km is also on offer.


  • Sprint 1 – start any time between 9 am and 10 am
  • Sprint 2 – chasing start commences at 10:30 am + first sprint time (i.e. if you took 15 min on sprint 1, your start time would be 10.45am)

Anyone requiring a split start on course 2 can start late using a punching start, the chasing starters will start with no punch (technology permitting)

Entrée - start any time between 9 am and 11 am

How much





Big Foot Sprints




Junior (< 21 at 31/12/2016)



Late/ Enter on the day




All ages



Normal entries close midnight Monday 12 December.  Entry after this time will be charged as noted above.

SportIdent stick hire $4. Lost rental sticks will be charged at $40.


Adjacent to the changerooms at Charles Bean Oval, Crimson Hill Lindfield (Old UTS).


Available on “Shout Ridge” next to the Oval, or on Eton Road (the approach).  Please don’t park in Dunstan Grove or in the UTS car parks.


Eoin Rothery - 0487 380 049  or

Past Winners

The Time

The Place

The boy

The girl

1997 Darks Common Mike Billinghurst (BF) Catherine Annabel Liggins (BF)
1998 Billenbenbong Creek Jock Davis (BF) Catherine Annabel Liggins (BF)
1999 Riverview Alan Garde (NC) Julie Calder (BF)
2001 The Big Show Neil Prosser (BF) Catherine Annabel Liggins (BF)
2002 Darks Common Robbie Preston (NC) Catherine Annabel Liggins (BF)
2003 The Big Show Jock Davis (BF) Grace Elson (WR)
2004 Beecroft Park Andrew Hill (WHO) Jo Parr (BF)
2005 The Big Show Andrew Hill (WHO) Carol Osborne (BF)
2006 Darks Common Dave Meyer (SH) Yelena Fairfax (MF)
2007 The Big Show

Jock Davis (BF)

Jo Parr (BF)

2008 UTS Lindfield and Lane Cove NP

Dave Shepherd (RR)

Jo Allison (RR)

2009 Nurragingy Jock Davis (BF) Tracy Marsh (BF)
2010 Olympic Park Lachlan Dow (BS) Tracy Marsh (BF), Lisa Grant (GO)
2011 The Big Show Josh Blatchford (NC) Cath Chalmers (BF)
2012 Darks Common Patrik Gunnarsson (BF) Tracy Marsh (BF)
2013 Sydney University Andrew Brown (BF) Rachel Effeney (UG)
2014 The Big Show Christian Tingström (Göteborg Majorna OK) Viktoria Ernstsson (Göteborg Majorna OK)
2015 Bicentennial Park Toby Wilson (GO) Marina Iskhakova (BN)
2016 Crimson Hill Julian Dent (CC) Shannon Jones (AO)

Race not held in 2000, by special request of Juan, to avoid reducing quality of competition at the Olympics.