My very first post for DomNuts, Sydney’s best doughnuts… and then some was about doughnuts at the famous The Cook & Baker at Bondi Junction, which I dropped into after doing the City2Surf last year.

Fun runs and doughnuts are not things you immediately associate with each other, but as luck would have it, this year, there at the City2Surf finishing area, were doughnuts. And to make it even better, they were free!

What the…? Free doughnuts at the City2Surf?

Sydney's best doughnuts
Free doughnuts! Good on ya Nova

One of the big sponsors of the City2Surf is radio station Nova 96.9. They are always there along the course, motivating the runners. The course entertainment is one of those things that makes the City2Surf such an outstanding fun run. I say that unbiased even though one of my friends is in a samba drumming band that plays on the course every year.

And Nova is also always around the finishing area with free stuff to give to runners.

Sydney's best doughnuts
Can only take one, must choose carefully

I love free stuff. Who doesn’t?

I don’t fall into the Nova demographic, but I do fall into the free stuff demographic.

So I got a free doughnut.

Admittedly, my expectations were pretty low. I mean, they were free. How good can a free doughnut be?

When you’ve flogged yourself for 14 kilometres you’ll eat a chip from the beak of a seagull, so a free doughnut is going to taste good no matter what.

Sydney's best doughnuts
Hmmm, doesn’t match any of those ones

I tried to eat it slowly to appreciate its finer qualities but ended up scoffing it down.

It was okay. It was cake-like and had a hard vanilla icing.

That’s about all I can tell you. I have no idea where they got them from. I’ve not had a similar doughnut before. But if they were aiming to feed all the runners, they must have had thousands of them. And believe me, those free doughnuts were going like hot cakes.

Sydney's best doughnuts
If it’s free, it’s good

I thank Nova for my free doughnut. It was an unexpected piece of joy at the end of the run.

Nova 96.9