SATURDAY RUN – 23 November

MEET: 7.30am at carpark on Forest Drive (east of interchange between Tuggeranong Parkway and Lady Denman Drive – at Yarramundi Reach, near the lake shore)

RUN: Arboretum (9.7km, hilly) – a clockwise loop around the National Arboretum

BREAKFAST: Xchange on London, 7 London Circuit

RUN DETAILS:

  • Head west from the gate following Forest Drive then Boundary Road, keeping fence on your left.
  • Can also be done in reverse in anticlockwise direction – take Cork Plantation Road on left after entering the Arboretum.
  • For a longer run do part of west basin after returning to the car park start.

SATURDAY RUN – 16 November

MEET: 7.30am at EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

RUN: Deakin to Weston Park (9.55km)

BREAKFAST: EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street

RUN DETAILS:

  • From EQ head north along Kent St and take right onto track, after crossing Adelaide Avenue, at Kintore Cres.
  • Across Kintore pick up bike path through parkland and past Yarralumla Public school to lake.
  • At lake turn left and another right at Weston Park entrance gate and head into Weston Park keeping the water on your right.
  • On re-joining the main path turn left and past the Weston Park gate then retrace route

SATURDAY RUN – 9 November

MEET: 7.30am, Left off Drake Brockman Drive, just west of intersection with William Hovel Drive, Higgins, Belconnen.

RUN: The Pinnacle – A hilly loop run on dirt fire trail around the Pinnacle (8km)

BREAKFAST: Two Before Ten, The Aranda Shops, , 68 Bandjalong Cres, Aranda

DETAILS:

  • Head south keeping William Hovel Drive on left.
  • At 500m take tunnel under William Hovel and head south east following along fence line.
  • Take second major trail on right (about 1.5km) heading south. Trail heads downhill and moves around to east then north easterly direction as skirting the hill.
  • After turning north take a right turn at T intersection heading east then north easterly.
  • Turn left and head back with Springvale Rd on your right and past water tanks on left.
  • Keeping houses on your right rejoin the outbound track at about 6.5km.
  • Total 8km.

SATURDAY RUN – 2 November

Meet: 7.30am, Cooleman Court, Weston Creek – carpark behind McDonald’s

Run: Weston Creek to Governor General’s – 12.6km (bike path, flat with a couple of climbs)

Breakfast: The Meating Room, 45 Liardet St, Weston Creek

  • From car park head east to bike path.
  • Turn left and head north on bike path parallel to Streeton Drive.
  • Go under Streeton Drive and continue right/north parallel to Streeton Drive.
  • At Cotter Road intersection, cross Cotter road and take the bike path heading north.
  • Continue on bike path under Tuggeranong Parkway, over bridge and turn right at T-intersection.
  • Take underpass left and head up hill beside the Federal Golf Course until Dunrossil Drive.
  • Turnaround here and retrace the run

SATURDAY RUN – 26 October

MEET: 7.30am, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (car park at rear of War Memorial)

RUN: Undulating out and back on fire trail along the base of Mt Ainslie, in a northerly direction (6.8km, 11km and 13km options)

BREAKFAST: Pedlar, 65 Constitution Avenue, Campbell

Run details:

  • Cross Mt Ainslie Drive, pass the BBQ area and head on foot path up the hill.
  • Turn left at second fire trail and continue around Mt Ainslie in an anticlockwise direction.
  • At three-way fork take the middle fork up the hill and turn right at t-intersection.
  • Go past (or turn back at metal gate (6.8km).
  • For a longer run (11km) go to the water reservoir: take left turn as you run up the hill after the metal gate and run as far as the water reservoir and return
  • For an even longer run, a clockwise loop run around Mt Ainslie – continue up the hill rather than taking left turn, veer left after long down hill, skirt side of building and cross Mt Ainslie Drive.
  • Take left turn (not uphill) at three way intersection and arrive at the top of the foot track where you started – you will see the roof of the War Memorial and turn left (13km with reservoir extension; 9.5km without)