SATURDAY RUN – 10 August

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 – 3 August

MEET: 7.30am – Athlon Drive heading south. Just past the last houses in Farrer, turn left at dirt road to small car park (Image).

RUN: Farrer to Isaacs Ridge (12.5km) – Out and back hilly run along the back of the houses in Farrer to Isaacs Pine Forest

Breakfast: A Bite to Eat, Shop 8 Chifley Place, Chifley (please park at rear of YMCA – MacLaurin Street Chifley – and rug up as we will be outside – you might want an extra layer top and bottom)

RUN DETAILS:

  • Head over animal barrier and follow dirt trail behind the houses.
  • Head up hill to water reservoir and keep to main trail.
  • Once leaving bush and near Yamba Drive take a sharp right and go under Yamba Drive and veer left.
  • Stay on the fire trail through the Isaacs pine plantation; the plantation finishes and houses of Isaacs are on your left.
  • Turn and retrace steps once you reach the end of the houses of Isaacs

SATURDAY RUN – 27 July

MEET: 7.30am at Lake Ginninderra, Evelyn Parker Place, off Beissel Street, Belconnen Town Centre.

RUN: Loop of Lake Ginninderra (7.3km)

BREAKFAST: Black Pepper, 63/1 Beissel Street, Belconnen

  • Head south on bike path parallel through the park on Beissel St then east along Emu Bank for short distance then left onto the lake shore.
  • There will be restaurants on your right. Cross the bridge and turn left, following the bike path and keeping the lake on your left.
  • At the large road bridge, run under the bridge and turn right, looping around to the top of the bridge and cross. Veer right on the other side of the bridge and right again to loop under the bridge.
  • The lake will still be on your left. After BBQ/picnic area on left cross the second road bridge and veer left after the bridge.
  • Bike path will lead you back to the starting point.

One circuit of the lake is 7.3 km. For a longer run do two loops

SATURDAY RUN – 20 July

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 – 13 July

Meet: 7.30am, Acton Ferry Terminal car park, Barrine Drive, Acton

Run: Acton Ferry to Molonglo Reach – 12.6km

Breakfast: Xchange on London, 7 London Circuit, Acton

Run details:

  • Head south on the bike path along the lake, turn east and cross under Commonwealth Ave Bridge
  • Head east along the north shore of the lake and follow the bike path out to Molonglo Reach
  • Turn when the path heads up onto old Dairy Flat Bridge to cross the river
  • On return, run under King’s Avenue Bridge and turn right to loop around and over the bridge
  • Take care with roadworks crossing Wentworth Avenue
  • Continue along the south edge of the lake veering left and going under Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and up path on far side.
  • Take first turn left after crossing the bridge, re-join the outbound path and back to Ferry Terminal