MEET: 7am, Debacle, Mode 3, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon (*start time will revert to 7.30 from 7 April)

RUN: O’Connor Ridge to Belconnen – out and back along the bike path through O’Connor to Hayden Drive (13.2km)

BREAKFAST: Debacle, Braddon


  • Head north to Haig Park and pick up dirt track heading west.
  • Cross Northborne Avenue and turn right on joining a bike path. Continue on this path.
  • At Macarthur Street, where there is a white bridge over the drain, turn left and pass a school and church on the left.
  • Cross Hovea St and pass scout hall on left, cross Miller St and cross Dryandra Street, turning left along the bike path.
  • Continue up the hill and veer left before tunnel.
  • Gunghalin Drive is on your right.
  • Go under tunnel and follow path to Hayden Drive turning to retrace steps (13.2km).
  • For a longer run continue across Hayden Drive and follow the bike path down to Eastern Valley Way.


Meet: 7am, Garran Shops, Garran Place, Garran.

Run:  Federal Golf Course Garran (6.1 km, hilly)

Breakfast: Little Garran, 2/28 Garran Place

  • From shops head west along Gilmore Crescent, turn right into Kitchener Street.
  • Turn right at the nature park, towards the scout hall.
  • Follow the path around the golf course in an anti-clockwise direction, passing the clubhouse, joining the car access road, turning left and skirting the north side of the golf course.
  • Head over the hill and re-join the path to the scout hall and back to the shops.


MEET: 7am, 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)

BREAKFAST: Xchange on London, 7 London Circuit


  • 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.


Meet:  7am, Antill Street, Hackett (at the bus stop at the top, near the last houses)

Run: Majura to Ainslie, (12km with a 14.6km option)

Breakfast: Knox Made in Watson, 1/13-15 Watson Place, Watson

  • Undulating run along the base of Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie to the War Memorial.
  • Head up the hill towards Mt Majura, turn right and continue past water reservoir.
  • Do a dog leg left then right on reaching a car park and gravel road.
  • At T-intersection turn right downhill and go past metal gate on right and large telecom tower on left.
  • At fork in the road take the left uphill fork and continue past a water reservoir and ACTEW building.
  • At the War Memorial turn around and retrace your steps, taking the middle fork of three just before the ACTEW building (12 km).
  • For a longer run do a loop of Mt Ainslie (14.6km)

SATURDAY RUN – 24 February

MEET: 7am, at the end of Kathner Street, Chapman

RUN:  Cooleman Ridge loop (10km)

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


  • From Kathner Street take the right hand side fire trail and continue on the trail in a southerly direction (following the Bicentennial Horse Trail signs).
  • Continue south easterly veering left at about 2km and avoiding the horse trial on right.
  • Take right turns at next two intersections keeping Mt Arawang on your left, turn north, and then west to return along the northern side of the ridge – the houses of Chapman will be on your right (hilly, on fire trail).