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)

SATURDAY RUN – 19 October

Meet: 7.30am – Black Mountain Peninsula, car park on Garry Owen Drive, Acton

Run: Black Mountain Peninsula to Scrivener Dam (10.15km)

Breakfast: Xchange on London, 7 London Circuit, Acton

Details:

  • Flat run along bike path to Scrivener Dam and back via the peninsula (10.15 km); for a longer run continue to do an anticlockwise loop of the West Basin (15.2km).
  • Starting at Garry Owen drive car park cross the road to the east side of the peninsula and follow bike path south, west, then north around the peninsula.
  • At t-intersection, turn left and continue on bike path past rowing car park, toilet block, Lindsay Prior Arboretum/ National Rock Garden car park, cork plantation and up a hill and down the other side to Scrivener Dam.
  • Turn after crossing the dam and retrace your steps. At the t-intersection go straight ahead and re-join Garry Owen Drive and the starting point.

SATURDAY RUN – 12 October

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

RUN: Out and back along the base of Red Hill (11.2km)

BREAKFAST: EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

RUN DETAILS:

  • Cross Kent St and head south on Kent St.
  • At footpath on left (200m or so from start), turn left and enter bush area through gap in fence on your right.
  • Follow dirt track which becomes more distinct as a fire trail and head up hill.
  • Follow the trail, crossing Gowrie Drive, along the north-east side of Red Hill to Hindmarsh Drive for an out and back run

SATURDAY RUN – 5 October

MEET: 7.30am Debacle, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon (best parking off Girrahween Street near Mandalay bus)

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

BREAKFAST: Debacle, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Run details:

  • Head north to Haig Park and follow footpath to cross Northbourne Ave at lights (look out for trams!).
  • Cross Northborne Avenue and pick up dirt path through Haig Park to meet the bike path. Turn right onto 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