SATURDAY RUN – 24 November

MEET: 7.30am, Debacle, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

RUN: O’Connor Ridge to Belconnen- Out and back along the bike path through O’Connor to Hayden Drive

BREAKFAST: Debacle, Braddon

RUN DETAILS:

  • 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.

SATURDAY RUN – 17 November

Meet: 7.30am, Chifley Shops, Eggleston Crescent, Chifley

Run: Mount Taylor Loop (8 to 10km)

Breakfast: EQ, 70 Kent Street, Deakin **Followed by FIT AGM**

  • Follow footpath under Eggleston Cres and take bike path on right, along Waldock
  • At the top of hill, turn left and pick fire trail heading south around Mt Taylor in clockwise direction (approx. 8km)
  • For a longer run, head down to Athlon Drive and back, then do the return loop around Mt Taylor.
  • Alternatively, on return to outbound trail, re-trace run back to start (10.3km incl Athlon Drive extension, hilly – slightly less (10km) if do an out and back to Athlon Drive but less hilly).

SATURDAY RUN – 10 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 – 3 November

Meet: 7.30am, Dryandra St, heading north just after roundabout on Fairfax St/Belconnen Way. The start point is reached on the bike path heading south

Run: Bruce Ridge – 9.4km (6.2km option)

Breakfast: Two before Ten, 68 Bandjalong Cres, Aranda

Details:

  • Start on Kunzea St (road off Dryandra to the caravan park).
  • Follow west towards the caravan park. Take the first trail to the right before the caravan park and run up the trail to the T- junction.
  • Turn left onto the Bruce pipeline track and follow the trail almost to Belconnen Way.
  • Turn right up a short step track (Bruce two) and then right again onto the Bruce Ridge track. Keep going on this track until it almost reaches Gungahlin Drive and then turn right and follow the North Bruce track until it crosses the bike path.
  • Take the left track and continue left around a small dam. Before Ginninderra Drive, veer right and take the second track on the right back to the bike path.
  • At the bike path turn left to get back to the start (6.2km, hilly, mostly on fire trails).
  • For a longer run cross Belconnen Way/Fairfax St at roundabout on Dryandra St and pick up the Centenary trail running parallel to Dryandra St.
  • Either run back along Dryandra St or go under the underpass on Firth Road and up the dirt track on the right towards Black Mountain.
  • Follow the path up to the Powerline Track. Turn right and follow this track back to Belconnen Way/Fairfax St. Cross Belconnen Way/Fairfax St and turn right towards the caravan park (approx. 3.2kms).
  • Note – map is for the longer run (9.4km)

SATURDAY RUN – 27 October

Meet: 7.30am at Scout Hall off Gawler Street.  More parking at La Trobe Park off Bedford Street, Deakin

Run: Centenary Trail Southside 2 (13.2 km, hilly, dirt and path)

Breakfast: EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

  • Centenary Trail Southside 2: Red Hill to Mugga Mugga
  • From bottom of Red Hill follow dirt fire trail in southerly direction for 2km, exit left and cross Mugga Way and run along La Perouse St.
  • Turn right on Dalrymple, cross Hindmarsh Drive and pick up track on west side of Mugga Lane going behind the Juvenile Detention Centre. Continue past animal hospital.
  • After 300m pass through gate onto bitumen road.
  • After 600m climb turn left off-road to pick up trail heading south west.
  • Stop here turn, and retrace the run